Version 5.0.0 of the Pre- (ZA6800) and version 4.0.0. of the Post-election Cross section (ZA6801) of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) 2017 (ZA6802) are available. Besides, a new version of the Pre- and Post-election Cross Section (cumulation) (ZA6801) is online.
On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct links:
Version 5.0.0 of the Pre-election Cross Section (doi:10.4232/1.13137),
Version 4.0.0 of the Post-election Cross Section (doi:10.4232/1.13138),
Version 3.0.0 of the Pre- and Post-election Cross Section (cumulation) (doi:10.4232/1.13139).

Updated Data: RCS Campaign Survey GLES 2017

Version 4.0.0 of the Rolling Cross-Section Campaign Survey with Post-Election Panel Wave (ZA6803) of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) 2017 is available. The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • Technic variables “generiert” and “pre_termin” have been added.
  • The marginal distributions of the weighting variables have been adjusted to the German micro census 2017.
  • The variable “bik10” has been removed due to data protection.
  • Editorial adjustments in variables “pos004a”, “pos004b” and “elecdist”.

On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct link (doi:10.4232/1.13134)

New Data: Campaign Media Content Analysis, Print Media GLES 2017

Version 1.0.0 of the Campaign Media Content Analysis, Print Media (GLES 2017) (ZA6809) is available.
The dataset contains media data concerning the campaign of the Federal election 2017, which can be systematically combined with the survey data of the election study. Daily newspapers were chosen as the genre and the five most important superregional quality newspapers in Germany were selected as being typical for this genre: Frankfurter Rundschau (FR), Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Die Welt (Welt) and Die Tageszeitung (TAZ). Moreover, the Bildzeitung (BILD) was included into the analysis as it is the most widely read tabloid in Germany. In the observation period from 27 June to 23 September 2017 (90 days), each day was coded.
The Campaign Media Content Analysis, TV (GLES 2017) is expected to be released in the course of September.
On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct link (doi:10.4232/1.13130).

New Data: Repeatedly questioned respondents of the Short-term Campaign Panel GLES 2013 und 2017

Version 1.0.0 of the Repeatedly questioned respondents of the Short-term Campaign Panel 2013 and 2017 (GLES) (ZA6827) is available.
The short-term campaign panels of the German Longitudinal Election Study are conducted to analyze individual changes of political attitudes and behavior patterns during the election campaigns. For this purpose, a group of citizens was repeatedly questioned during the election campaigns – up to six times before and once after the general election (short-term campaign panel 2013) and up to seven times before and twice after the election (short-term campaign panel 2017). In addition, intermediate inquiries were conducted in 2014 and 2015. A special feature of the campaign panel 2017 is that a subset of the citizens who had already been interviewed in the context of the 2013 election campaign panel participated in this study. The repeated questioning of the 2013 panelists allows that individual responses can be analyzed across years. This results in a cross-campaign longitudinal study with a total of 18 panel waves.
On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct link (doi:10.4232/1.13129).

Updated Data: Candidate Campaign Survey GLES 2017

Version 3.0.0 of the Candidate Campaign Survey (GLES 2017) (ZA6814) is available. The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • The erroneous variables wk_gewinner13 and wk_gewinner17 have been deleted. These two variables incorrectly indicated which party won in each constituency and not whether or not the candidate won in that constituency. A new variable wk_gewinner “Constituency winner 2017” has been generated, which indicates whether a candidate has won the constituency.
  • 12 new variables have been added to the dataset, containing first and second vote share of the candidate on the constituency, state and country level for 2013 and 2017.

Due to the high sensitivity of the data a direct download is not possible. To gain access to the data you have to sign a contract of use with GESIS. Please consider this document for further information on the procedure.

Updated Data: Pre- and Post-election Cross Section GLES 2017

Version 2.0.0 of the Pre- and Post-election Cross section (cumulation) of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) 2017 (ZA6802) is available. Besides, new versions of the Pre- (ZA6800) and Post-election (ZA6801) Cross Section are online.
On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct links:
Version 2.0.0 of the Pre- and Post-election Cross Section (cumulation) (doi:10.4232/1.13081),
Version 3.0.0 of the Post-election Cross Section (doi:10.4232/1.13080),
Version 4.0.0 of the Pre-election Cross Section (doi:10.4232/1.13079)

Updated Data: Candidate Campaign Survey GLES 2017

Version 2.0.0 of the Candidate Campaign Survey (GLES 2017) (ZA6814) is available. The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • The erroneous post-stratification weight for mandate holders wei_mdb has been corrected.
  • Codings of open answers on the most important problem (c1as, c1bs, c1cs), local campaign topics (b10s) and job titles (e12s) have been added.
  • The values of the variable gewählt have been abdjusted.
  • Letter suffixes for variables b7, b11, b20, e1 and e12 have been assigned according to their sequence in the questionnaire. In version 1.0.0, the suffixes had yet been assigned analogous to the equivalent variables in the candidate study 2013.
  • The labels of the variables b11i (b11d in version 1.0.0), e11as and e11bs have been corrected/specified.

Due to the high sensitivity of the data a direct download is not possible. To gain access to the data you have to sign a contract of use with GESIS. Please consider this document for further information on the procedure.

Updated data: Pre-election Cross Section GLES 2017

Version 4.0.0 of the Pre-election Cross ection of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) 2017 (ZA6800) is available. The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • Codings of the open answers to the variables “Most important problem” and “Second most important problem” (q22_c1 – q22_c5, q23_c1 – q23_c5) have been added to the data set.
  • The open answers to the variables “Most important problem” and “Second most important problem” (q22s, q23s) have been deleted.
  • The serial number has been corrected.
  • The weighting variables have been updated, now using the marginal distributions of the German micro census 2016 (previously micro census 2013).
  • The variable Virtual Sample Points (vpoint) has been added to the dataset.
  • The variable bik10 has been removed due to data protection.

If you notice any problems, please inform GESIS.
On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct link (doi:10.4232/1.13079)

Updated data: RCS Campaign Survey GLES 2017

Version 3.0.1 of the Rolling Cross-Section Campaign Survey with Post-Election Panel Wave (ZA6803) of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) 2017 is available. The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version: Missing value labels were added for variables pre073, pre074, pos013a, pos013b, and pos056a and a typo in the labels of variables pre018a-pre018g has been fixed.
On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”), you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct link (doi:10.4232/1.13051)

Updated data: Short-term Campaign Panel GLES 2017

Version 5.0.0 of the Short-term Campaign Panel (ZA6804) is available.The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • The ninth wave has been added to the dataset.
  • The constituency coding has been updated and accounts for the boundaries 2017 (elecdist, elecdist1-elecdist4).
  • Post-stratification weights have been recalculated based on the marginal distributions from the German micro census 2016.
  • The variable kpx_info has been updated and gives information on inconsistencies in the reported residence of respondents. This includes not matching federal states and constituencies as well as changes of the federal state between wave 1/a1 and wave 9.
  • The variable lfdn has been inconsistent. All cases, which were already included in the first wave, were assigned a new consecutive number in each released version of the dataset. This fault has been removed and the consecutive number corresponds to the latest dataset version (v4.0.0).
  • The variable kp8_211 has been recoded because the values were incorrectly replaced by the values of the variable kp8_221 in earlier versions. The error has been corrected.
  • Correction of variable and value labels.

On the GLES homepage at GESIS (menu item “Data”) you can find a link to download the data. Alternatively you can use the direct link (doi:10.4232/1.13047)