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ZA7786: Trend Questions Corona (Week 18/2021)

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  • ZA7786_v1-0-0.csv (Dataset) 4 MBytes
  • ZA7786_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 318 KBytes
  • ZA7786_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 255 KBytes


  • ZA7786_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 74 KBytes

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  • ZA7786_Tabellenband.pdf (Report) 611 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2021): Trend Questions Corona (Week 18/2021). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7786 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7786
TitleTrend Questions Corona (Week 18/2021)
Current Version1.0.0, 2021-11-10,
Date of Collection03.05.2021 - 05.05.2021
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractConcerns about infection with the Corona virus (self and family members or friends); concerns about infecting others; other concerns related to the Corona virus (open question); credibility of the information provided by the federal government on the Corona crisis; assessment of the current political measures to contain the Corona virus (appropriate, go too far or do not go far enough); Corona warning app installed and used on smartphone in the last few weeks, app installed but deleted in the meantime or never installed; reasons why the Corona warning app has not been installed so far; knowledge of the new function of the Corona warning app (anonymous check-in via QR code with later warning about infected person); evaluation of this new function; evaluation of possible future functions of the Corona warning app (displaying results of rapid tests and whether someone has already been vaccinated or not); likelihood of (also) using the Corona warning app in the future. Demography: sex; age (grouped); employment; education; net household income (grouped); party preference in the next federal election; voting behaviour in the last federal election. Additionally coded were: region; federal state; weight.
Categories Categories
  • Political Institutions
  • Medicine
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Public health
  • Information society
  • Government, political systems and organisations


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking resident population aged 14 and over
Data Collectorforsa, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 03.05.2021 - 05.05.2021

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2021-11-10 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe survey was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1503
Number of Variables: 87
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • Coronavirus – KW 18/2021 : Auswertungen zu Studie ZA7786 – Trendfragen Corona (Woche 18/2021). Herausgeber: forsa
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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.
  • Trend Questions Corona: Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    On behalf of the Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government, the opinion research institute Forsa has regularly (initially weekly, later biweekly, less frequently when the infection situation subsided) conducted representative population surveys on the topic of the ´Corona crisis´ (COVID-19) starting in calendar week 12/2020. The individual question areas were adapted according to the survey period, but often included
    - concerns about infection and other concerns
    - Evaluation of the measures taken so far
    - Credibility of the information provided by the Federal Government

    Several times they were also asked about:
    - Interest in the topic
    - Evaluation of the scope of reporting
    - Self-assessment Informedness
    - Information behaviour
    - Current place of work (home office)
    - Settings for the Corona Warning App
    - Vaccination