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Candidate Campaign Survey, Survey and Structural Data (GLES 2009)

Resource Type
  • Rattinger, Hans (Universität Mannheim)
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid (Universität Frankfurt)
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger (Universität Mannheim)
  • Weßels, Bernhard (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Gschwend, Thomas (Universität Mannheim)
  • Schmitt, Hermann (Universität Manchester & Universität Mannheim)
  • Wüst, Andreas (Universität Mannheim)
  • Zittel, Thomas (Universität Frankfurt)
  • Giebler, Heiko (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Vollmar, Meike (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
Other Title
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES) in cooperation with Berlin Social Science Center. (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Abstract

    The data set contains variables on five topics: Political background and political activities (A), election campaign (B), political topics (C), Democracy and Representation (D), Demography (E).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-11-04 / 2010-05-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population comprises all candidates of political parties which were represented in the German Bundestag before and after Federal Election in 2009: SPD, CDU, CSU, Buendnis90/Die Gruenen, FDP and Die Linke. Therefore population comprises 2077 candidates.
Collection Mode
  • Postal Survey, optional: Online Survey with standardized questionnaires.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2077
    Number of Variables: 608
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5318 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.10377

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 234 | Registration Date: 2012-09-05

Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard; Gschwend, Thomas et. al. (2012): Kandidatenstudie, Befragung und Strukturdaten (GLES 2009). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.