Candidate Campaign Survey, Survey (GLES 2009)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • GLES
Other Title
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Rattinger, Hans (Universität Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid (Universität Frankfurt) (Researcher)
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger (Universität Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Weßels, Bernhard (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) (Researcher)
  • Gschwend, Thomas (Universität Mannheim) (Project Leader)
  • Schmitt, Hermann (Universität Manchester & Universität Mannheim) (Project Leader)
  • Wüst, Andreas (Universität Mannheim) (Project Leader)
  • Zittel, Thomas (Universität Frankfurt) (Project Leader)
  • Giebler, Heiko (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) (Project Member)
  • Vollmar, Meike (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) (Project Member)
  • Gummer, Tobias (GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Data Curator)
  • Kulick, Manuela (GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften) (Data Curator)
  • Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES) in cooperation with Berlin Social Science Center. (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    The data set contains variables on five topics: Political background and political activities (A), election campaign (B), political topics (C), Democracy and Representation (D), Demography (E).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-11-04 / 2010-05-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population comprises all candidates of political parties which were represented in the German Bundestag before and after Federal Election in 2009: SPD, CDU, CSU, Buendnis90/Die Gruenen, FDP and Die Linke. Therefore population comprises 2077 candidates.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 790
    Number of Variables: 393
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5319 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.10378

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2012-09-05