ARD-DeutschlandTrend 2015

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • ARD-Landesrundfunkanstalten
  • Infratest dimap Gesellschaft für Trend- und Wahlforschung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Infratest dimap, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Issues
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Migration
    • Religion and values
    • Crime
    • Politics
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Party preference in the next Bundestag election (Sunday question); satisfaction with selected top politicians (Alexander Dobrindt, Anton Hofreiter, Andrea Nahles, Bernd Lucke, Christian Lindner, Cem Özdemir, Dietmar Bartsch, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Gregor Gysi, Heiko Maas, Horst Seehofer, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Angela Merkel, Manuela Schwesig, Peter Altmaier, Sigmar Gabriel, Sahra Wagenknecht, Thomas de Maizière, Ursula von der Leyen and Wolfgang Schäuble); views on the Ukraine conflict: The threat perceived by Russia is understandable, the EU should take more decisive action against Russia, Putin uses every means to enforce Russian interests, sanctions against Russia fundamentally right; views on the threat of terrorism: Germany is well protected against terrorist attacks, increased personal attention in everyday life with regard to persons or objects that look suspicious, avoidance of large crowds, increased activities necessary to close security gaps; consent to the admission of refugees in Germany on the basis of: origin from war zones, political or religious persecution, membership of certain ethnic groups, poor economic conditions, famine or natural disasters; consent to the following statements: fear of high numbers of refugees, refugees are an enrichment for Germany, refugees are needed in the German labour market; assessment of the Greek government´s ability to implement the reforms required to extend the EU aid package; concern about possible personal involvement in surveillance by foreign intelligence services; opinion on higher defence spending; benefits of the country´s EU membership; attitude to selected statements on the European economic and financial crisis with regard to Greece: must leave the euro zone in the event of non-compliance with the austerity measures; withdrawal from the euro zone more manageable for the rest of Europe than a few years ago; should keep the euro; attitude towards Greece remaining in the euro zone; concern about a repetition of the economic and financial crisis in the EU; Germany should accept more refugees in view of the growing flow of refugees to Europe; fear of terrorist attacks in Germany; understanding for the announced strike of train drivers in the collective bargaining conflict between the train drivers´ union GdL and Deutsche Bahn; attitude towards the following measures in dealing with refugees: benefits in kind instead of cash benefits, introduction of a law obliging immigrants to German basic values, introduction of a refugee ceiling, suspension of family reunification for certain refugee groups, more money for improved integration, creation of legal entry possibilities, attitude towards care money, advantageousness of immigration for Germany, opinion on NATO (important for peacekeeping in Europe, should be dissolved due to superfluousness, should assume greater responsibility in the Ukrainian conflict); party competence: most competent party for solving selected political tasks (social justice, promoting the economy); expectation of changes in the Catholic Church by Pope Francis; sympathy for protest marches of the Pegida movement; opinion on the planned introduction of a passenger car toll with financial compensation for German motorists in the motor vehicle tax; opinion on the collective bargaining unit: negotiation of collective agreements exclusively by the largest trade union or also further by small trade unions; trustworthy partner countries for Germany (France, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, USA); trust in institutions: Federal government, political parties; perceived threat from the political situation in the world; assessment of the current economic situation in the country as well as expected development in one year (economic expectations); assessment of the current personal economic situation; satisfaction with the work of CDU, CSU and SPD in the federal government; satisfaction with the performance of Pope Franziskus in office; satisfaction with the work of the federal government; attitude to selected statements on the European economic and financial crisis in relation to Greece: Federal government should advocate continuation of austerity measures by new Greek government; EU should cancel part of debt; willingness to participate in Pegida demonstration; preferred behaviour of parties and politicians towards Pegida; safety of personal living conditions in relation to Pegida: living standards, living environment, financial security in old age, job situation, children´s future; development of security in Germany in recent years; attitude towards the following statements: sufficient consideration of citizens´ interests by politics, limited influence of citizens on politics, politics is too complicated for ordinary citizens; attitude towards selected statements on the European economic and financial crisis with regard to Greece: concerns about higher than expected German financial participation in the rescue; EU should accommodate the new Greek government and cancel part of the debt; concerns about an escalation of the conflict between Russia and the West due to the Ukraine conflict; agreement to a permanent presence of NATO troops in Eastern European member states to protect against threats from Russia; support for a statutory vaccination requirement for serious infectious diseases; concerns about personal savings and pensions due to low interest rates; agreement with the Bundestag´s decision to extend the aid package for Greece by four months; increasing disregard for fundamental rights by the Russian government; confidence in the lasting observance of the ceasefire in Ukraine by the parties to the conflict; attitude towards the introduction of the rule for at least two persons to stay in the cockpit after the Germanwings crash; personal use of aircraft as means of transport; greater concern about flying since the Germanwings crash; likely future use; responsible for renewed strikes in the dispute between the trade union of train drivers GdL and Deutsche Bahn; sufficient control of the German secret services; sufficient state protection against espionage and surveillance by secret services; trust in institutions: Federal Constitutional Court, German Bundestag, police, FIFA World Football Association, Protestant Church, Catholic Church; desired future influence of the churches in Germany on politics and society; attitude towards the salary levels of educators in the public sector; sympathy with the strike of educators in municipal day-care centres; systematic bribery of the FIFA World Football Association; approval of selected statements about FIFA and President Sepp Blatter: Blatter has rendered outstanding service to football, Blatter should step down, Blatter will make a fresh start and reform FIFA, changes in FIFA will only happen without Blatter; bribery affair at FIFA will harm football in general; person responsible for the escalation of the Greek crisis (Greek government, euro countries); agreement on the following statements on the Greek crisis: Euro countries should make Greece a new offer, referendum in Greece to vote on the future behaviour in the debt dispute is right, Greece should make a move towards the other euro countries; concern about a possible Greek national bankruptcy regarding: German economy, personal savings, situation of the people in Greece, cohesion of the European Union; attitudes towards active euthanasia; attitudes towards selected family policy measures: income-dependent parental allowance of up to 1800 € per month for up to 14 months, income-independent child allowance of 188 to 219 € per month until the end of education; preferential use of the money after the overturning of the care allowance by the Federal Constitutional Court; sufficient political activity in Germany for the care and accommodation of refugees; support for an immigration law; attitude towards the following aspects with regard to refugees: politics in Germany ensures adequate care and housing, support for the commitment of private individuals, shame in the face of violent protests, reduction of benefits for refugees, more consistent deportation of rejected asylum seekers, reintroduction of border controls within the EU, distribution of refugees among all EU member states with the help of a quota; sufficient measures by the German authorities to protect foreigners and refugees from xenophobic attacks; appropriate action in the refugee policy of: Angela Merkel, Thomas de Maizière, Sigmar Gabriel; concern about the threat to prosperity posed by high numbers of refugees; agreement on the following measures: classification of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro as safe countries of origin, creation of faster access for refugees to the labour market; consent to the following measures aimed at ending the civil war in Syria: beginning of negotiations between the Federal Government and President Assad, stronger cooperation between the West and Russia, relaxation of sanctions against Russia in return for cooperation in the Syria conflict; trust in the German automotive industry after the VW exhaust scandal became known; manipulation of exhaust values exclusively problem of Volkswagen, the German car manufacturers in general or worldwide; long-term damage to the German economy as a result of the manipulation scandal; satisfaction with the work in the asylum and refugee policy of: Angela Merkel, Peter Altmaier, Horst Seehofer, Sigmar Gabriel; fear of the following developments due to the high number of refugees in Germany: stronger influence of Islam, stronger influence of foreign cultures, declining prosperity, stronger competition on the labour market, stronger competition on the housing market, escalating costs for accommodation and provision of refugees, increasing indebtedness of public budgets, increase of criminal acts, increasing danger of terror, stronger influx to right-wing parties; attitude to the following measures in dealing with refugees: establishment of transit zones at the borders, construction of a fence on the border with Austria; party competence: most competent party for solving selected political tasks (asylum and refugee policy, protection against terrorist attacks); agreement to German military involvement in the fight against the terrorist group ´Islamischer Staat´; Germany´s preferred commitment in the fight against the terrorist group IS: Support through reconnaissance flights and tankers, active participation in air raids, ground troops; expected change in the terrorist threat in Germany if the Bundeswehr becomes potentially involved in the fight against the IS in Syria; advocacy of strengthening border controls to regulate the flow of refugees; advocacy of the refugee agreement between the EU and Turkey. Demography: sex; age; employment status; occupational status; highest school leaving certificate; net household income. Additionally coded: wave identification, survey day; region (east/west); federal state; official district key; BIK community type; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-01-05 / 2015-01-06
  • 2015-02-02 / 2015-02-03
  • 2015-03-02 / 2015-03-03
  • 2015-03-30 / 2015-03-31
  • 2015-05-04 / 2015-05-05
  • 2015-06-01 / 2015-06-02
  • 2015-06-29 / 2015-06-30
  • 2015-07-27 / 2015-07-29
  • 2015-08-31 / 2015-09-02
  • 2015-09-28 / 2015-09-30
  • 2015-11-02 / 2015-11-03
  • 2015-11-30 / 2015-12-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote aged 18 years and over
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 207
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6229 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-05-10 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2016-10-13