Forsa-Bus 2018

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 Olaf Scholz, for Angela Merkel or Martin Schulz respectively for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer or Olaf Scholz; 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; living together with a partner; employment status; group membership if not employed; education; occupational status and characteristics; household size; number of children under 18 in household; net household income; religious denomination; union member in the household. Additionally coded: federal state; administrative district; district code; political municipality size class; survey area west/east; date of interview (year, month, day); day of the week of the interview; survey period (week); sample: sampling frame (landline, mobile); weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-01-02 / 2018-12-21
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
  • DualFrame sample (landline, mobile phone)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 39
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6706 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2020-02-05