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Trend Questions Corona (Week 20/2020)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • forsa, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Medicine
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health
    • Information society
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    On behalf of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government, the opinion research institute forsa has regularly conducted representative population surveys on the subject of the ´Corona crisis´ from calendar week 12/2020. The individual question areas were adapted according to the survey period. Topics: Interest in information on the corona crisis; interest in information on various topics (climate protection, sustainability, digitisation, German EU Council Presidency, refugee and asylum and pension policy); assessment of the scope of the reports and information on the corona crisis; credibility of the information provided by the Federal Government on the corona crisis; reasons why the information provided by the Federal Government on the corona crisis is considered less credible or not credible at all (open question); evaluation of current political measures to contain the corona virus; extent of the perceived personal restrictions caused by the corona crisis and the measures associated with it. Demography: sex; age (grouped); employment; education; net household income (grouped); party preference in the next general election; voting behaviour in the last general election. Additionally coded: region; weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-05-11 / 2020-05-13
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking resident population aged 14 and over
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 36
The study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7664 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-11-19 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-11-19

Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2020): Trendfragen Corona (Woche 20/2020). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.