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GESIS Panel - Standard Edition

Version
32.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • GESIS
Publication Date
2019-11-20
Contributor
  • GESIS Panel Team (Researcher)
  • Recruitment Interview: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich Following Waves: GESIS Panel (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
    • Work and Industry
    • Patterns of Consumption
    • Saving, Investment of Money
    • Community, Living Environment
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Leisure
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Economic Systems
    • Person, Personality, Role
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Information technology
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Economic systems and development
    • Science and technology
    • Equality and inequality
    • Psychology
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • General health
    • Family life and marriage
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Natural environment
    • Labour and employment
    • Working conditions
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Economic policy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
    • Migration
    • Economic conditions and indicators
Description
  • Abstract

    The GESIS Panel provides a probability-based mixed-mode access panel infrastructure located at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. The project offers the social science community an opportunity to collect survey data from a representative sample of the German population. Submitted study proposals are evaluated based on a scientific review process. Panel members were initially recruited in 2013 in face-to-face interviews followed by a self-administered profile survey. The mode was chosen by the participants. All participants of the profile survey are considered as members of the panel and invited to the bi-monthly regular waves. The starting cohort encompassed 4900 panelists at the beginning of 2014. In order to compensate for panel attrition, a refreshment sample was drawn in 2016, using the General Social Survey (ALLBUS) interview as vehicle. The initial cohort encompasses German speaking respondents aged between 18 and 70 years (at the time of recruitment) and permanently residing in Germany, whereas the second cohort includes respondents from the age of 18 without upper restriction. The ALLBUS Sample is based on a disproportional sampling of respondents from the western and eastern part of Germany. A design weight that enables integration of the two recruitment cohorts is included into the dataset. For more details, please see the methods reports of the recruitment processes and die GESIS Panel reference paper (Bosnjak et al., 2017). The following description of the contents begins with the most recent wave. Part of every survey for all respondents (except in the Recruitment Interview): mode of invitation; mode of participation; date of the beginning an the end of the fieldwork; break during the survey and its duration; date, on which the questionnaire was completed; estimated duration; mode of participation; place of participation (at home or somewhere else); duration of the questionnaire (online); page history; last completed page (online); time needed to complete each page (online); date of receipt; shape and version of the received questionnaire (offline); AAPOR wave code; disposition code (online); conceptual stimulus of the question (through wave bb); comprehensability of the questions; from on wave bc: difficulties in answering the questions; other people present during the interview; respondents feedback (Welcoming Interview and from on wave ba); Browser information: User Agent String (UAS); from on wave cb: experimental variable: groups; from on wave ec: recruitment cohort and weight; survey evaluation (part of every panel wave): respondents evaluation of the questionnaire. Wave db closes with study zq on survey evaluation, which is a GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study and is part of every panel wave. Respondents paradata are documented in a separate csv file (see codebook). Wave ff: Evaluation of participation in the panel survey and participation preferences (GESIS Panel Core Study Module): attitude towards surveys in general (scale); mention of the two most important reasons for participation in the GESIS Society Monitor; opinion on participation in the GESIS Society Monitor in 2018 (regular conversations with third parties about survey topics, sense of obligation to participate, participation became a habit, appropriate, identification with the GESIS Society Monitor, surveys important for society, provide important insights, waste of time, fun to fill out, invasion of privacy, interesting, too often asked to participate, exhausting); overall rating of GESIS Society Monitor surveys and school grade; GESIS Society Monitor recommendation probability to friends; online panel membership; number of online panel memberships; Internet access and use: Ownership of stationary computer/PC, laptop, tablet PC and smartphone; frequency of use of these devices; Internet access with these devices from home and on the go; panel participation preferences: Probability of participation per paper questionnaire, stationary computer / PC or laptop, tablet PC and smartphone; preferred participation mode. Demography (Update, GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module): sex; age (year of birth); German citizenship; foreign citizenship; marital status; steady partner; household with partner; highest general school leaving certificate; highest vocational training certificate; university degree; type of university degree; current educational status (vocational training or studies); household size; monthly net income (classified); net household income (classified); own children (natural or adopted). Political disagreement, listening and participation: personal handling of different situations (understanding reasons for answering a problem, life full of tricky tasks, preferring complicated tasks, thinking, clearly structured life, unpredictable situations, insecure situations, questions that can be answered in different ways, impatience without quick problem solving). Public services and political opinion-forming: assessment of political issues (good understanding of important political issues, politicians taking care of ordinary people, participation in political discussions, politicians striving for close population contact); relying on one´s own abilities in difficult situations, mastering problems on one´s own, solving strenuous and complicated tasks; frequency of personal contact with the civil office in the last two years; personal experiences with the civil office and the employees (friendly and helpful, trust in employees, equal treatment of all customers by employees, help with concerns, successful handling of concerns), frequency of personal contact in each case with the employment agency and the job centre in the last two years; personal experiences with the employment agency and the job centre (too many regulations, real help, equal treatment of all customers by employees, only demands, trust in employees, consideration of own ideas in the counselling, friendly and helpful employees, expected improvement of the situation by the counselling, getting support there); personal experiences in school time (equal treatment of all pupils by teachers, good preparation for later work, sufficient information about different career paths); personal approach to the demands of gainful employment (behaviour in case of difficulties, solving problems, relying on abilities in case of professional difficulties, ideas in case of problems, achieving set goals, meeting the demands); perception of one´s own position in society (feeling of exclusion, not finding one´s way, no recognition of one´s activity, looking down for work, attachment to one´s neighbourhood). Psychological self-characterization (disposition self-compassion): personal contact with oneself in difficult times and stress: feelings of inferiority, understanding towards rejected sides of one´s personality, gaining a balanced overview, others are happier, own mistakes as part of human nature, giving necessary attention to oneself, keeping feelings in balance, only I fail, focus on the negative, most feel inferior, condemnation of one´s own mistakes and weaknesses, intolerant of oneself); frequency in the last month of: Loss of control over important things, feeling nervous or stressed, confidence to be able to manage personal problems, things going as they should, difficulties grow beyond the head; thinking and acting in past difficult situations (persuaded that everything is not true, gave up dealing with them, didn´t want to believe that this was happening to me, tried to look at things positively, didn´t try to get the situation under control anymore, tried to find something good in the events, resigned myself to it, learned to live with it); general life satisfaction (life corresponds to one´s own ideal ideas, life satisfaction, essential things in life achieved); intensity of feelings and sensations (active, angry, hostile, stimulated, ashamed, awake, nervous, determined, attentive, anxious). Attitude towards refugees: compassion for refugees; sympathy for refugees; significance of refugees for personal values, for personal prosperity, for collective values, for collective prosperity (threat vs. enrichment); willingness to cooperate with refugees; opinion on refugees in the living environment. Wave fe: Media: media equipment with selected electronic devices or Internet facilities (e.g. television sets, Blu-ray players, hard disk recorders, etc.); frequency of use of selected media or facilities (e.g. television, DVDs, cinema, various print media and online media, radio, etc.); frequency of Internet use; importance of various Internet facilities; membership in social networks; most frequently used social network; frequency of use of social networks; frequency of various usage activities in social networks; frequency of various usage activities in social networks in contact with organizations, associations or initiatives. Work and leisure: employment situation (demography update); job satisfaction; occupation: amount of seated activity, amount of social contact; job description (work fast, high workload, many technical malfunctions while working, organisational problems, etc.).); frequency of thoughts about work in leisure time; leadership position; fixed-term employment; no agreed working hours; hours agreed and hours actual; occupation; sector of activity (NACE); activity if not employed (demography update); satisfaction with leisure time; frequency of selected leisure activities. Politics: Assessment of the parties CDU, SPD, Bündnis90/ Die Grünen, Die Linke, CSU, FDP and AfD with regard to competence, willingness to compromise, simple or complex political solutions; personal understanding of the competence of political parties (no fear of change, good economic policy, dealing with voter base, well-trained politicians, no fear of conflicts, knows feasibility, keeps election promises, converts the will of the majority into action, stand by ideological principles); party preference (Sunday question); left-right classification of the above-mentioned parties. Psychological self-characterisation (disposition self-compassion): personal dealing with difficult times and stress: feelings of inferiority, understanding of rejected sides of one´s personality, gaining a balanced overview, others are happier, making one´s own mistakes as part of human nature, giving necessary attention oneself, keeping feelings in balance, only I fail, focus on the negative, most feel inferior, condemning one´s own mistakes and weaknesses, intolerant of oneself); frequency in the last month of: Loss of control over important things, feeling nervous or stressed, confidence to be able to manage personal problems, things running the way they should, difficulties growing overhead; thinking and acting in past difficult situations (persuaded that everything is not true, gave up dealing with them, didn´t want to believe that this was happening to me, tried to look at things positively, didn´t try to get the situation under control anymore, tried to find something good in the events, resigned myself to it, learned to live with it); general life satisfaction (life corresponds to one´s own ideal ideas, life satisfaction, essential things in life achieved); intensity of feelings and sensations (active, angry, hostile, stimulated, ashamed, awake, nervous, determined, attentive, anxious). Web push experiment on strategies how to push mail mode respondents of the GESIS panel to switch to the web mode: reading the regular or premature writing before filling in the questionnaire; difficulty of decision-making (online, offline); query of future participation mode (online); indication of e-mail address for future online participation (online); experimental variable: push-to-web (Group A - regular contact / promised incentive, Group B - early contact / promised incentive, Group C - early contact / prepaid incentive). Wave fd: Psychological self-characterization (Big 5: reserved, trusting, lazy, relaxed, little artistic interest, sociable, critical, thorough, nervous, active imagination); personal value preferences (scale: Nature conservation, highlighting one´s own achievements, forming opinions, traditionalism, tolerance, wealth, a strong state, acquiring knowledge, helping people, giving new experiences, giving instructions, obeying laws, taking care of the needs of others, freedom of action, desire for recognition of one´s own achievements, justice, fathoming things). Faith and religion: current or former membership of a church or religious community; frequency of visits to church, mosque, synagogue or place of worship; frequency of prayer last month; self-assessment of religiousness. Housing and neighbourhood: difficulty in finding accommodation; open naming of wind turbines; number of wind turbines in the living environment (open); type of building of residential buildings in the neighbourhood. Scope and characteristics of mobility experiences: ever lived abroad; age of respondent living abroad for the first time (categorised). Privacy: privacy concerns; perceived invasion of privacy by banks, tax returns, research projects, computers and opinion polls. Internet: private Internet use; devices for private Internet use (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, TV, game console, e-book reader or other devices); knowledge and difficulties with regard to the Internet in general (e.g. opening downloaded files, difficulty finding search terms when searching online, etc.); knowledge of using the Internet on mobile devices (e.g. installing or uninstalling apps, etc.); technical affinity (scale). Psychological self-characterization: personal dealing with difficult times and stress: feelings of inferiority, understanding of rejected sides of one´s personality, gaining a balanced overview, others are happier, making one´s own mistakes as part of human nature, giving necessary attention to oneself, keeping feelings in balance, only I fail, focus on negatives, most feel inferior, condemning one´s own mistakes and weaknesses, intolerant of oneself); frequency in the last month of: loss of control over important things, feeling nervous or stressed, confidence to be able to manage personal problems, things running the way they should, difficulties growing overhead; thinking and acting in past difficult situations (persuaded that everything is not true, gave up dealing with them, didn´t want to believe that this was happening to me, tried to look at things positively, didn´t try to get the situation under control anymore, tried to find something good in the events, resigned myself to it, learned to live with it); general life satisfaction (life corresponds to one´s own ideal ideas, life satisfaction, essential things in life achieved); intensity of feelings and sensations (active, angry, hostile, stimulated, ashamed, awake, nervous, determined, attentive, anxious). Vignette experiment: decision-making power over total savings according to partner constellation (man, woman, both decide) with different amounts of money on a joint savings account or on additional individual savings accounts); difficulties in evaluating the various descriptions; organisation of savings in one´s own relationship (e.g. respondent has savings account, partner has access etc., has no partner, no savings accounts available); partner with more money on his savings accounts; decision-making power over savings in one´s own partnership. Wave fc: Environmental consciousness: distance between residential area and large city; attitude towards the relationship between humans and nature (NEP-scale: approaching maximum number of people, the earth can support, the right von humans to adapt environment to their needs, consequences of human intervention, human ingenuity will insure that we do not make the earth unlivable, abuse of environment by humans, enough natural resources, equal rights for plants and animals to exist, balance of nature stable enough, humans are subjected to natural laws, environmental crisis greatly exaggerated, earth is like a spaceship with limited room and resources, humans were assigned to rule over nature, balance of nature is very sensitive, humans will be able to control nature, we will soon experience a major ecological catastrophe); willingness to pay for the environment (higher prices, higher taxes, cuts in standard of living). Attitude towards energy transition (renewable energies are not sufficient, does more harm than good, move away from fossil fuels as soon as possible, renewable energies make Germany independent of other countries, large power plants are essential for a reliable electricity supply, the future lies in renewable energies, energy-saving measures are exaggerated, dangerous nuclear power plants, energy transition destroys industrial location Germany, no alternative to energy conversion); opinion towards the nuclear phase-out; opinion on the pace of climate protection policy in Germany (lead the way vs. adapt its pace to other countries); seriousness of climate change problem. Mobility and transport: property of public transport season ticket; car availability; frequency of use of different means of transportation (car, bike, regional bus or train, train on longer distances). Consciousness for sustainable consumption(ecological, social and economic dimension): purchase of organic groceries and regional food during the past week; purchase of green energy; relevant criteria of product purchase (climate friendly, workers human rights are adhered to, no discrimination against employees, fair pay for employees); consideration to borrow the product; consideration to share the product with others; consideration of the necessity and of the usefulness of the product; reasons for waiver product purchase (financial burden, future restriction); number of purchases of products with a quality label for compliance with ecological standards, with social standards, produced in the region, over budget); frequency of borrowing products from friends or acquaintances; frequency of lending products to friends; possibility of self-growing; frequency of self-growing; occupational change with less money during the last ten years; price consciousness (cheapest product for needs, search for the cheapest offer, look above all at price, price most important factor). Politics: rating of the competence an of the willingness to compromise of the following parties: CDU, SPD, Bündnis90/die Grünen, Die Linke, CSU, FDP, and AfD; party complexity (simple or complex political solutions of the aforementioned parties); understanding of party competence (no fear of change, good economic policy, dealing with voter base, well-trained politicians, no fear of conflicts, known feasibility, keeps election promises, converts the will of majority into action, stand by ideological principles); party preference (Sunday question); left-right party placement (CDU, SPD, Bündnis90/die Grünen, Die Linke, CSU, FDP, and AfD); political interest; satisfaction with democracy; national pride; reducing taxes vs. spending more on social services; political efficacy (politicians don’t care what people think, confidence to take on an active role in political issues, politics is so complicated, that one cannot understand, politicians try to represent people’s interests); social inequality (differences in income as an incentive for personal achievement, differences in status between people are acceptable, social differences are just); equal training opportunities for everybody (equal opportunities); social conflicts: rating of the conflicts between different groups (political left and right, young and old, poor and rich, foreigners and Germans, Christians and Muslims); attitude towards foreigners in Germany (should adapt their way of life to the German way of life, sent foreigners home if jobs get scare, prohibit political activity of foreigners, foreigners should marry people of their own nationality). Attitude towards Islam (the practice of Islamic faith in Germany should be constrained, Islam fits into German society, presence of Muslims leads to conflicts, Islamic communities should be surveilled by the state, No objection against a Muslim mayor, religious fanatics among Muslims). Trust in institutions (judicial system, television, newspapers, German government, political parties, European Commission). Internet use: purposes of Internet use (read news, for information, online shopping, online banking, read e-mails, book a holiday, take care of matters from authorities, self-organisation, social networks, participation in a lottery); trust in the Internet (concern about the security of credit card information, the Internet is a threat to personal privacy, too easy to find other people’s contact information, easy to assess the quality of products you can buy on the Internet, easy to assess whether messages from the Internet are correct). Wave fb: Social and political participation: political interest; political participation; intention to cast vote and choice of party (Sunday question); media use: frequency of politicial news, frequency of internet usage; frequency of internet usage for social and political purposes; participation in selected federations, associations, clubs and organizations; frequency of contacts with friends; importance in life (family, friends and acquaintances, leisure time, politics, work, and religion); political effectiveness; norms of citizenship (show solidarity, to vote in public elections, never try to evade taxes, form own opinion independently, obey laws, activity in organizations, subject own opinions to critical examination); general trust in most people; trust in public institutions (Bundestag, Federal Government, political parties, judicial authorities, police, politicians, media, European Union, United Nations, Federal Constitutional Court); satisfaction with democracy in Germany; Left-right-Self placement. Politicial candidate evaluation: Evaluation of political candidates and sexual orientation (vignette experiment): satisfaction with the election as representative in the German Bundestag and left-right classification of candidates with the following combinations of characteristics: heterosexual/homosexual, male/female and party affiliation (CDU, SPD, B90/Green). Outsourcing of domestic labour: household help in the last three months; household help lives in the household; hours of household help per month (hours); expenses per month for household help; sex of household help; German origin of household help; employed through agency; corresponding query for child care, geriatric nurse, and gardener; household: children living in the household born 2012 or later; number of children of preschool age; persons over 80 years of age in the household; person in need of care in the household; person in need of care receives benefits from a long-term care insurance; size of living space; living together with a partner; sex of partner; year of birth of partner; highest level of education of partner; employment situation and income of partner; opinion on homosexuality (less opportunities in Germany than heterosexual men and women, gays and lesbians are rarely discriminated against in Germany, anger at discrimination because of sexuality); homosexual acquaintances. Attitude towards refugees: compassion for refugees; sympathy with refugees; meaning of refugees towards personal and collective values (threat vs. enrichment); meaning of refugees towards personal wealth and collective wealth (threat vs. enrichment); willingness to collaboration with refugees; preference for refugees in the residential environment. Wave fa: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Subjective well-being: happy with the previous life; happy in the current life and expectation in one year; satisfaction with the previous life; general satisfaction with life and expectation in one year; importance of selected areas of life (family, work, leisure, friends, neighbourhood, financial situation and health); satisfaction with the aforementioned areas of life; general emotional state in the last week (depressed or depressed, strained, restless asleep, happy, lonely, enjoying life, sad, lacking motivation); comparative person in relation to the own family (work colleagues, family member, friends, neighbours); perceived importance of the family for this person and satisfaction of this person with the own family; comparative person in relation to the personal financial situation; perceived importance of the financial situation for this person and satisfaction of this person with the own financial situation. Ranking scale for life satisfaction: evaluation of the life changes overall in the last year; evaluation of the changes in the areas of family, work, leisure, friends, neighbourhood, financial situation and health. Development and consequences of narcissism: narcissism tendency (great, famous in the future, special person, annoyed when you steal the show, enjoy success, malicious joy); narcissism latency (attract attention in conversations, great personality, competitors should fail, enjoy inferiority of other people, react irritably to criticism, want to be the focus); narcissism manifestation (most people do not achieve anything, others are worth nothing, special person, the center of attention, most people are failure, dexterous in dealing with others). Ethnic and German identity of natives and immigrants: attitude towards German culture (scale: Time spent to find out more about it, sense of belonging, clear what belonging means, actively done something to better understand it, informed by others about it, attachment, negative feelings, desire to belong to other culture, aversion, pride); further culture of origin; attitude to culture of origin (scale); frequency of personal disadvantage because of culture of origin; importance of identification with a culture. Scope and characteristics of national and international mobility experiences: previously abroad; visited no country in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania; age at first visit to another country; ever lived abroad; age when respondent first lived in another country; total time spent abroad in the last ten years; reasons for travelling abroad; not particularly familiar with any country other than Germany; ever in another federal state; reasons for travelling to another federal state; not familiar with any federal state other than the place of residence; frequency of moving to another city or community. Wave ef: GESIS Panel Core Study Module – Panel survey participation evaluation and mode preferences: attitude towards surveys in general (scale); opinion on participation in the GESIS Society Monitor in 2017; overall rating of GESIS Society Monitor surveys and school grade; GESIS Society Monitor recommendation probability to friends; membership in online panels; number of memberships in online panels; Internet access and use: possession of stationary computer/PC, laptop, tablet PC and smartphone; frequency of use of these devices; Internet access with these devices from home and on the road; panel participation preferences: probability of participation per paper questionnaire, stationary computer / PC or laptop, tablet PC and smartphone; preferred participation mode. Demography (update): sex; age (year of birth); German citizenship; foreign citizenship; marital status (categories combined); steady partner; household with partner; highest general school leaving certificate; highest vocational training certificate; university degree; type of university degree; current educational status (vocational training or studies); household size; children under 16 years of age in the household; number of children under 16 years of age; monthly net income (classified); net household income (classified). ALLBUS time series in short time intervals: political interest; satisfaction with democracy; Identification: national pride; tax cuts versus more money for social services; politicians don´t care what people think; trust in playing an active role in political issues; politics so complicated that nothing is understood; politicians try to represent the interests of the population; income differences as an incentive for personal services; differences in rank between people are acceptable; social differences in the country are fair; educational opportunities according to talent and abilities for all; assessment of conflict potential between selected groups (political left and political right, young and old, rich and poor, foreigners and Germans, Christians and Muslims); attitude towards foreigners living in Germany (scale: should adapt lifestyle, send foreigners back to their home country in case of job shortage, prohibit any political activity, should choose spouses among their own compatriots); attitude to Islam (scale: exercise of the Islamic faith in Germany should be restricted, Islam fits into German society, presence of Muslims in Germany leads to conflicts, Islamic communities should be observed by the state, no reservations against Muslim mayors in one´s own community, among Muslims many religious fanatics); trust in institutions (justice, television, newspapers, federal government, political parties, European Commission). German Panel Survey: party identification and strength of party identification; agreement on Germany´s economic and financial crisis assistance for other EU member states; recall of the 2014 European elections; left-right self-assessment; left-right assessment of the parties CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, Die Linke, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen und Alternative für Deutschland (AfD); opinion on European unification; Classification of the aforementioned parties with regard to their attitude to European unification; satisfaction with the performance of the Federal Government; satisfaction with the decisions of the EU; assessment of the responsibility of the German Federal Government and the European Union for the economic situation in Germany; probability of choosing the parties CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP, Die Linke, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Attitude towards refugees: Compassion for refugees; sympathy for refugees; significance of refugees for personal values, for personal prosperity, for collective values, for collective prosperity, (threat vs. enrichment); cooperation with refugees conceivable; preference for refugees in the living environment. Wave ee: Topics: GESIS Panel Core Study Module Media Usage. GESIS Panel Core Study Module Work and Leisure: job satisfaction; occupation: amount of seated activity, amount of social contact; job description (eg. work fast, high workload, many technical malfunctions while working, organizational problems); leadership position; temporary contract; hours agreed; hours actual; occupation; sector (NACE); satisfaction with leisure time. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Demography Update: activity if not gainfully employed. Democracy Divided: People, Politicians, and the Politics of Populism in Germany in 2017: interest in politics; political effectiveness; impact of migration; German Identity; corruption among German politicians; demand for government measures to reduce income disparities; assessment of the work of the Federal Government; party represents political views; party which represents political views the most; assessment of the economic situation in Germany; participation in the parliamentary elections 2017 and 2013; election decision parliamentary elections 2017 and 2013 (first vote, second vote); assessment of political parties; assessment of politicians; left-right classification of political parties; left-right-selfplacement; satisfaction with democracy in Germany; party identification. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups (Muslims, foreigners, refugees, Sinti and Roma); overall assessment; feelings in general towards ethnic minority groups; cultural diversity; comparison of the economic situation of Germans with the economic situation of Muslims and other minority groups living in Germany; relationship to the group of Germans (proud to be German, to be German is part of personality); vote for political parties forcing assimilation or advocating for representation of Muslims and other minority groups. Wave ed: Topics: Psychological self-characterization (Big 5: reserved, trustful, lazy, relaxed, little artistic interest, sociable, critical, thorough, nervous, active imagination); personal preferences (scale): conservation of nature, highlighting one´s own achievements, forming of opinion, traditionalism, tolerance, wealth, strong state, acquisition of knowledge, helping people, giving new experiences, giving instructions for action, following laws, taking care of others´ needs, freedom of action, desire for recognition of one´s own performance, justice, fathoming things). Faith and religion: current or previous membership in a church or religious community; frequency of visits to church, mosque, synagogue or church; frequency of prayer in the last month; self-assessment of religiosity. Self-characterization willpower: willpower after exertion (pause after strong concentration, energy exhausted after mental activity, full strength after strenuous task, inexhaustible, recovery after strenuous activity, full strength for further activities); Resisting willpower to resist temptation, abandoning bad habits, laziness, saying inappropriate things, doing bad things, desire for more self-discipline, pleasure hinders work, difficult to focus, working effectively towards goals, doing wrong things, not thinking through alternatives, rejecting bad things, iron self-discipline; current state (exhausted vs. full of energy). Climate change in the polar region: knowledge about melting of polar ice; concerns about melting of polar ice; willingness to drive less. Children: own or adopted children; number of own or adopted children; stepchildren, foster children or children of the partner in the household; number of stepchildren, foster children or children of a partner in the household. Gender roles (same intimate relationship of a full-time employed mother to her toddler as a non-working mother, full-time gainful employment of both partners as best division of labour in the family, toddler suffers when mother is working, man full-time employed and woman cares about household and children, working mother well for a child, both partners part-time, full-time employed father cannot take care of his children sufficiently, responsibility for household should lie with the woman in the case of full-time employed parents, same intimate relationship of a full-time employed father to his toddler as a non-working father). Intention and decision to participate in elections (Sunday question). Wave ec: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Environmental attitudes and behavior. ALLBUS time series in short time intervals. The short version of the German Big Five Inventory 2. Improving recall of past political behaviour. Attitude towards refugees scale. Wave eb: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Political and Social Participation. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups. Stability and relevance of disintegration. Bias in web surveys of the general population, demonstrated using health status. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave ea: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Subjective Well-Being. A Ranking Measure of Life Satisfaction. Experiment on justice language. The determinants of pro-environmental behavior - attitudes, identity and the framing of sustainable consumption. Attitude towards refugees scale. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave df: GESIS Panel Core Study Module – Panel survey participation evaluation and mode preferences. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Demography Update. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Panel-Attrition within the GESIS-Panel An Empirical Test of an Extended Rational Choice Model. ALLBUS time series in short time intervals. Wave de: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – media usage. GESIS Panel Core Study - work and leisure. GESIS Panel Core Study - annual update of socio-demography. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups. Stability and relevance of disintegration. Materialism and quality of life. Wave dd: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – personality and personal values. Perception of time. The standard of living approach to the measurement of poverty. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Conceptions of democracy and preferences over democratic procedures. The determinants of pro-environmental behavior. Wave dc: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Environmental attitudes and behavior. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Social and political participation. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Threat perception and political trust. Attitudes towards alternative partnership arrangements. Party identification revised - Measuring party identification within the social identity framework. Wave db: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Political and social participation: political participation; media use for political information; use of internet for political and social purposes; participation in organizations; salience of politics; efficacy; norms of citizenship; political trust; satisfaction with democracy; left right self-placement; political attitudes. Islamophobia and the fear of terrorist attacks. Attitudes towards TTIP and their determinants. The standard of living approach to the measurement of poverty. Stability and relevance of disintegration. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres; general life satisfaction. Wave da: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module subjective well-being. A ranking measure of life satisfaction. The Role of Expectations and consumer’s behavior for the effectiveness of unconventional monetary and fiscal policies. Evaluating political reforms using surveys. Communication of simple statistics in climate policies. Infectious diseases. The development and consequences of narcissism. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave cf: GESIS Panel Core Study Module – Panel survey participation evaluation and mode preferences. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Envy in daily life. Important life outcomes and mechanisms in age-related differences in envy. Ethnic and German identity of natives and immigrants. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Demography Update. Wave ce: Media usage. Work and leisure. When do I do what others do? Social norms, factual knowledge, and their impact on pro-environmental behavior. Conceptions of democracy. Public attitudes towards market economy. Asylum and migration policy. Response behavior and rates. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Demography (update). Wave cd: Personality and personal values. Everyday meat consumption. Conceptions of democracy. Environment, environmental zones, and living conditions. Subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres; general life satisfaction. Wave cc: Environmental attitudes and behavior. Social and Political Participation. Party identification revised - measuring party identification within the social identity framework. Reforms Monitor: GIP, LISS, ELIPSS, and GESIS Panel Comparison Study. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave cb: Social and political participation: political participation; media use for political information; use of internet for political and social purposes; participation in organizations; salience of politics; efficacy; norms of citizenship; political trust; satisfaction with democracy; left right self-placement. Meat consumption: everyday meat consumption; the effect of information provision on behavior. Interaction of humans and the environment: environmental concern, shopping on a weekly market. Green energy provision in the household: choice situation question on green energy provision. Subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres. Wave ca: Subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres. Life satisfaction: ranking measure of life satisfaction. Climate justice: environmental zones; driving behaviour. Evaluating political reforms using surveys: representativeness of online panels; sample quality; question quality; preferences that change dynamically over time; preference separability. Inheritance taxes and motives of intergenerational transfers within families: policy preferences for inheritance taxes; expectation of receiving an inheritance in the nearer future. Wave bf: Panel survey participation; evaluation; mode preferences. Internet access; internet usage. Inheritance taxes and motives of intergenerational transfers within families. Memory: Metacognitive Prospective Memory Battery (MPMB). Demography (update). Wave be: Media Usage: Social network usage. Work and Leisure. Pro-environmental Behavior in High Cost Situations: financial investments. Leisure travel; Subjective well-being. Wave bd: Personality and personal values. Beauty-related actions: Social and individual predictors of doing beauty. Conceptions of democracy: Citizens conception of democracy; Political participation. Leisure travel; Subjective well-being. Wave bc: Environment and society: Environmental attitudes and behavior. Elections in the European Union. A short version of the Metacognitive Prospective Memory Battery (MPMBs). Leisure travel; Subjective well-being. Wave bb: Social and political participation. Elections in the European Union. International panel comparison: online part of the GESIS Panel, the GIP in Germany, the Dutch LISS Panel, and the ELIPSS in France. Positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) scale. Additional survey evaluation. Wave ba: Subjective well-being. Environmental spatial strategies. Question design experiments: Cross-national replication. Additional survey evaluation. Welcoming Interview: Media usage: Sources; Political interest. Place of residence: Characteristics of and personal satisfaction with the residential environment. Leisure and work: Priorities; Concepts. Recruitment Interview: Life satisfaction; Social trust; Internet usage; Work and leisure; Invitation to the panel; Demography.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-06-08 / 2013-12-01
    Recruitment Interview
  • 2013-06-26 / 2014-01-31
    Welcome Survey
  • 2013-08-21 / 2013-10-14
    wave aa
  • 2013-10-16 / 2013-12-10
    wave ab
  • 2013-12-11 / 2014-02-19
    wave ac
  • 2014-02-19 / 2014-04-15
    wave ba
  • 2014-04-16 / 2014-06-17
    wave bb
  • 2014-06-18 / 2014-08-12
    wave bc
  • 2014-08-13 / 2014-10-14
    wave bd
  • 2014-10-15 / 2014-12-16
    wave be
  • 2014-12-17 / 2015-02-17
    wave bf
  • 2015-02-18 / 2015-04-14
    wave ca
  • 2015-04-15 / 2015-06-16
    wave cb
  • 2015-06-17 / 2015-08-11
    wave cc
  • 2015-08-12 / 2015-10-14
    wave cd
  • 2015-10-14 / 2015-12-15
    wave ce
  • 2015-12-15 / 2016-02-16
    wave cf
  • 2016-02-17 / 2016-04-19
    wave da
  • 2016-04-20 / 2016-06-14
    wave db
  • 2016-06-15 / 2016-08-16
    wave dc
  • 2016-08-17 / 2016-10-18
    wave dd
  • 2016-10-19 / 2016-12-13
    wave de
  • 2016-12-14 / 2017-02-14
    wave df
  • 2017-02-15 / 2017-04-18
    wave ea
  • 2017-04-19 / 2017-06-13
    wave eb
  • 2017-06-14 / 2017-08-15
    wave ec
  • 2017-09-12 / 2017-09-23
    wave ed
  • 2017-10-18 / 2017-12-12
    wave ee
  • 2017-12-13 / 2018-02-13
    wave ef
  • 2018-02-14 / 2018-04-17
    wave fa
  • 2018-04-18 / 2018-06-12
    wave fb
  • 2018-06-13 / 2018-08-14
    wave fc
  • 2018-08-15 / 2018-10-16
    wave fd
  • 2018-10-05 / 2018-12-11
    wave fe
  • 2018-12-12 / 2019-02-12
    wave ff
  • 2019-02-13 / 2019-04-16
    wave ga
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German speaking population aged between 18 and 70 years (at the time of recruitment) and permanently residing in Germany
Sampling
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Recruitment Interview: Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Following Waves: Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interviewing) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 11602
Note
The waves aa, ab and ac are part of the recruitment process. Due to data protection rules they are only provided within the full data set (ZA5664). The first wave after the recruitment interviews is wave ba. Integration into the GESIS Panel dataset: In contrast to the dataset of the first recruitment cohort (a1), the data set of the second cohort (d1) does not include the data of the whole recruitment interview. The dataset only includes basic information from the recruitment interview for respondents that provided consent to subsequent panel participation. Furthermore, the information from the ALLBUS interview is restricted to basic demographic information that is needed. Structure of the data set: The integration of the second cohort and the increase of waves made a reorganization of the data set necessary. Initially, the GESIS Panel data were provided as one incremental increasing data set that contained all respondents and all waves. With the integration of the second cohort, the data set will be delivered separated by years and cohorts. For a comprehensive overview of the structure of the GESIS Panel data, please refer to the GESIS Panel data manual document.
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5665 (Type: ZA-No.)
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Publications
  • Bosnjak , M., Dannwolf, T., Enderle, T., Schauer, I., Struminskaya, B., Tanner, A., & Weyandt K. W. (2017). Establishing an open probability-based mixed-mode panel of the general population in Germany: The GESIS Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439317697949

Update Metadata: 2019-11-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-11-21

GESIS (2019): GESIS Panel - Standard Edition. Version: 32.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13377