ARD-DeutschlandTrend 2017

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:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Party preference at the next federal election (Sunday question); Satisfaction with selected top politicians (Alexander Dobrindt, Alexander Gauland, Andrea Nahles, Alice Weidel, Barbara Hendricks, Brigitte Zypries, Christian Lindner, Cem Özdemir, Christian Schmidt, Dietmar Bartsch, Frauke Petry, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Heiko Maas, Horst Seehofer, Joachim Gauck, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier, Sigmar Gabriel, Sahra Wagenknecht, Thomas de Maizière, Ursula von der Leyen, Wolfgang Schäuble, Katharina Barley, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May, Donald Trump and Wolfgang Kubicki); party competence: most competent party for solving selected political tasks (e.g. securing and creating jobs, asylum and refugee policy, social justice, combating crime, solving the most important problems in Germany, advancing the economy); opinion on social justice in Germany with regard to securing unemployment, taking care of Hartz IV recipients, wages and dealing with the weak in society; climate protection: personal willingness to pay higher prices for climate-friendly products, willingness to pay higher electricity prices for electricity from renewable energies, willingness to give up cars; opinion on the terror threat (country well protected against terrorist attacks, pay more attention to suspicious persons and objects in everyday life, avoid large crowds, video surveillance in public places should be expanded); opinion on the German government´s dealings with Turkey (German government should oppose the Turkish government more decisively, great concerns about democracy in Turkey, support for Angela Merkel´s willingness to talk to Turkey, Angela Merkel should do everything in her power to save the refugee agreement, German government should work for economic sanctions against Turkey); preference for Angela Merkel or Martin Schulz as Federal Chancellor; preference for a CDU/CSU-led vs. SPD-led federal government; advantages of the country´s EU membership; assessment of justice in Germany; approval of increased German commitment to international crises; institutional trust (federal government, Federal Constitutional Court, Federal Armed Forces, police, German secret services); opinion on a further term of office of Angela Merkel as Federal Chancellor; expected formation of a joint federal government of CDU, CSU, Greens and FDP after the change of the SPD into the opposition; expected long-term damage for the German economy by the exhaust gas scandal; satisfaction with the development in Germany since unification; opinion on the topic of immigration: rather advantages or disadvantages for Germany through immigration; preference for a minority government of CDU and CSU vs. New elections; honesty of the parties CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, the Left, Greens and AfD before the federal elections; feeling of security or insecurity in Germany in view of the danger of terrorism; concerns in connection with the refugees coming to Germany (greater competition on the housing market, increase in crime, excessive influence of Islam); preferred use of the additional tax revenues of the federal government (debt reduction, tax reductions or investments); medium- to long-term admission of Turkey into the EU vs. no EU membership for Turkey; countries as trustworthy partners of Germany (China, France, Russia, Turkey, Great Britain and USA); profile comparison Angela Merkel vs. Martin Schulz (likeable, more credible, stronger leader, more competent, closer to the problems of the citizens, stands rather to their or his convictions); perceived threat from the global political situation; assessment of the current economic situation in Germany and the personal economic situation; expected personal economic situation in one year; most important political topic; most important criterion for the personal election decision (top candidate of the party, proposals for solutions of factual questions of the party or long-term personal connection to the party); personal profit from economic growth in Germany; satisfaction with the work of the governing parties CDU, CSU and SPD; assessment of possible government coalitions for Germany (coalition of CDU/CSU and FDP, DCU/CSU and Greens, CDU/CSU and SPD, SPD, Greens and Left, SPD, Greens and FDP, CDU/CSU, Greens and FDP, SPD and FDP, SPD and FDP, SPD and Left, CDU/CSU and SPD under the leadership of the CDU and a coalition of SPD and CDU/CSU under the leadership of the SPD); satisfaction with the work of the federal government; in the future more vs. less common policy of European countries; expectations of the Lower House of German Parliament election campaign; assessment of the situation today in comparison with life 50 years ago; opinion on US President Donald Trump (concern about the weakening of the German economy through Trump´s politics, approval of the implementation of election campaign promises, EU must move closer together with Trump); approval of Turkish politicians´ election campaign appearances in Germany; German politics should allow Turkish politicians´ election campaign appearances in Germany; preferred behaviour of the German government towards Erdogan´s criticism after the cancellation of Turkish politicians´ election campaign appearances (should Turkey be more decisively opposed vs. on Turkey); assessment of German-Turkish coexistence in Germany; opinion on the war in Syria (concern about escalation between the USA and Russia by American air attacks against the Syrian government, advocacy of the USA´s increased military action against the Syrian ruler Assad, feared major war beyond the region); opinion on Chancellor Angela Merkel (ensures that we are doing well in a troubled world, her policy has ensured that we are doing well economically, has passed her best times as Chancellor); opinion on SPD party leader Martin Schulz (again visible differences in content between SPD and CDU, unclear policy, more expected of him); opinion on the Federal Armed Forces (Ursula von der Leyen is well cast as Minister of Defence, lacks sufficient leadership and control, Ursula von der Leyen openly addressing problems in the Federal Armed Forces, right-wing radical ideas more widespread in the Federal Armed Forces than in the rest of society); opinion on international cooperation (Germany should aim for less cooperation at EU level and act more independently at international level, EU should assume greater joint responsibility in the world when the USA withdraws from world politics, EU states should cooperate more closely in defence policy); approval of the German government´s adherence to the international Paris climate protection agreement after the exit of the USA; assessment of the chances of improving German-Turkish relations after the differences concerning the Incirlik military base; most important political problems in Germany; opinion on different tax concepts for low, middle and higher incomes; opinion on the G20 summit in Hamburg (helpful in solving current political problems, effort and benefit of the summit are disproportionate, not clear what the summit should achieve, lack of democratic legitimation of the G20, understanding for protests against the G20 summit even in violent conflicts); refugee policy in the election campaign: sufficient attention to the issue of immigration and refugees in the election campaigns of the CDU, CSU, FDP, Greens, AfD and the Left; exhaust gas scandal: personal loss of confidence in the German automotive industry; assessment of the way responsible politicians deal with the automotive industry; actual and preferred focus of responsible politicians in dealing with the exhaust gas scandal (interests of the automotive industry and jobs, interests of diesel owners, protection of the environment and the health of citizens); support for driving bans on older diesel cars in city centres; opinion on the future of the automotive industry (no more registration for new cars with petrol or diesel engines from 2030, too much indulgence by politicians with the German automotive industry, demand for greater compensation for car owners by the German automotive industry); opinion on the parties CDU and CSU (CSU weakens the Union as a whole, disproportionately much power of the CSU in the Union, good that CSU takes care that the Union does not move too far away from conservative positions, good that CSU in the Union repeatedly insists on limiting the number of refugees, Horst Seehofer should withdraw from his political offices after the conclusion of the coalition negotiations); preferred development direction of the CDU/CSU in the next four years (become more conservative again, move further into the middle or maintain the current course); preferred treatment of the other parties in the Lower House of German Parliament with the AfD after its entry into the Lower House of German Parliament; support of the regulation of the CDU and CSU for the maximum admission of 200.000 refugees a year; opinion on the abolition of the solidarity surcharge; assessment of the differences between West and East Germany; concerns about the long formation of a government; opinion on the SPD (should be available for a coalition with the CDU/CSU, Martin Schulz the right party leader for a renewal of the SPD, should regain a clear profile in the opposition before taking over government responsibility in the federal government again, credibility problem through their behaviour in the weeks after the election; suspended family reunion: advocacy of family reunion for civil war refugees from March 2018. Demography: sex; age; employment; occupational status; highest school leaving certificate; net household income. Additionally coded: record or pagination number; shaft code; federal state; official district key; BIK municipality type; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-01-02 / 2017-01-03
    January Sunday question: 02.01.2017 - 04.01.2017
  • 2017-01-30 / 2017-01-31
    February Sunday question: 30.01.2017 - 01.02.2017
  • 2017-03-06 / 2017-03-07
    March Sunday question: 06.03.2017 - 08.03.2017
  • 2017-04-10 / 2017-04-11
    April Sunday question: 10.04.2017 - 12.04.2017
  • 2017-05-08 / 2017-05-10
    May Sunday question: 08.05.2017 - 10.05.2017
  • 2017-06-06 / 2017-06-07
  • 2017-07-03 / 2017-07-04
    July Sunday question: 03.07.2017 - 05.07.2017
  • 2017-08-07 / 2017-08-08
    August Sunday question: 04.08.2017 - 08.08.2017
  • 2017-09-04 / 2017-09-05
    September Sunday question: 04.09.2017 - 06.09.2017
  • 2017-10-09 / 2017-10-10
    October Sunday question: 09.10.2017 - 11.10.2017
  • 2017-11-06 / 2017-11-07
    November Sunday question: 06.11.2017 - 08.11.2017
  • 2017-12-04 / 2017-12-05
    December Sunday question: 04.12.2017 - 06.12.2017
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: 226
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6987 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-05-10 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2018-07-19