Forsa-Bus 2015

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • forsa, Berlin
Publication Date
  • forsa, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Party and Chancellor preference. Topics: Chancellor preference for Angela Merkel or Sigmar Gabriel; economic expectations for Germany; most competent party to solve the problems in the Federal Republic; voting behaviour in the last federal elections and state election; party preference at federal and state parliament level (Sunday question). Demography: sex; age (year of birth); marital status; cohabitation with a partner; highest school or university degree (school education); gainful employment; current or former occupational status and characteristics; household size; number of children in the household under 18; year of birth of children; net household income (classified); religious affiliation; trade union member in the household. Additionally coded: federal state; administrative district; district code; political municipality size class; survey area west/east; survey period (month); survey day and survey year; day of the week of the interview; survey period (week); serial number of the day in the year; survey mode (landline, mobile); weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-01-05 / 2015-12-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 14 and over
Probability: Multistage
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • 31. to 46. KW: DualFrame sample with approx. 20% mobile phone numbers per day, in the remaining weeks: landline sample
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 49
The dataset contains parts of multi-topic surveys conducted by forsa on a daily basis. Approximately 500 interviews were conducted per working day.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6280 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2019-06-07