Updated data: Pre- and Post-election Cross Section (cumulation) GLES 2013

Version 4.0.0 of the Pre- and Post-election Cross section (cumulation) of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) 2013 (ZA5702) is available. The variable survey1 “Survey/wave (dummy)” has been added to the dataset. It provides information on whether the respondent took part in the Pre-election or Post-election Cross Section.
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:10.4232/1.13168).

New Data: Long-term Panel (2013-2017) (GLES)

Version 1.0.0 of the Long-term Panel (2013-2017) (GLES) (ZA5770) is available.
The Long-term Panel consists of five waves in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The main body of the dataset is the Pre- and Post-election Cross Section in 2013 (ZA5702). The cross-sectional survey is based on an ADM sample design and was conducted as a personal interview. The repeated surveys in the following years were carried out both as an online survey and as a written survey as well as in the years 2014 and 2015 as a telephone survey. Also, a supplementary sample of the 2005 and 2009 recruited long-term panelists is included in this dataset. It is possible to link these respondents to their answers in previous surveys in 2005 and 2009 (Long-term Panel 2005-2009-2013 (GLES), ZA5321 & Long-term Panel 2009-2013-2017 (GLES), ZA5322).
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:10.4232/1.13018).

Updated Data: Short-term Campaign Panel Lower Saxony election

The updated dataset Short-term Campaign Panel – Lower Saxony election wave 2017 (GLES) (ZA6822) contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • Codings of open answers on the most important have been added. The codebooks are also published online in the data catalogue.
  • Post-stratification weights have been recalculated based on the marginal distributions from the (N)Onliner-Atlas 2016 (weiN_on) and the German microcensus 2016 (weiN_mz).
  • Variable names have been adjusted according to the Short-Term Campaign-Panel 2013 (ZA5704).
  • Update of the Do-File to link the wave of the Lower Saxony election 2017 (version 2.0.0) and the campaign panel 2017 (version 6.0.0).

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:10.4232/1.13151).

Updated Data: Short-term Campaign Panel GLES 2017

Version 6.0.0 of the Short-term Campaign Panel (ZA6804) is available.The updated dataset contains the following changes to the previous version:

  • Codings of open answers on the most important problem and the reason to vote have been added for all waves. The codebooks are also published online in the data catalogue.
  • Post-stratification weights have been recalculated based on the marginal distributions from the (N)Onliner-Atlas 2016 (wei_on – wei5_on).
  • Variable names have been adjusted according to the Short-Term Campaign-Panel 2013 (ZA5704). An overview of the changes can be found in the study description.
  • The missing categories of the constituency coding has been updated (elecdist, elecdist1-elecdist4).
  • The variable kpx_info and w1a– w9a have been corrected.

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:10.4232/1.13150)

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

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)