Politbarometer East 2003 (Cumulated Data Set, incl. Flash)

Resource Type
Dataset : Numeric; Text
  • Berger, Manfred (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Jung, Matthias (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
  • Wolf, Andrea (Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • Langhans, Monika (GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Data Curator)
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Medication and treatment
    • International politics and organisations
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Political behaviour and attitudes
    • Government, political systems and organisations
    • Social welfare policy
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    The Politbarometer has been conducted since 1977 on an almost monthly basis by the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen on behalf of the Second German Television (ZDF). Since 1990, this database has also been available for the new German states. The survey focuses on the opinions and attitudes of the voting-age population in the Federal Republic on current political issues, parties, politicians, and voting behavior. From 1990 to 1995 and from 1999 onward, the Politbarometer surveys were conducted separately both in the newly formed eastern and in the western German states (Politbarometer East and Politbarometer West). The separate monthly surveys of a year are integrated into a cumulative data set that includes all surveys of a year and all variables of the respective year. Starting in 2003, the Politbarometer short surveys, collected with varying frequency throughout the year, are integrated into the annual cumulation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-01 / 2003-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    with East Berlin
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
Sampled Universe
The residential population eligible to vote.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample: sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure and sample according to a key based on birthday
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
  • Telephone interview (CATI) with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 12565
    Number of Variables: 325
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4003 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-05-22 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22