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ZA5324: Long-term-Online-Tracking of State Election North Rhine-Westphalia 2010 (GLES 2009)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard; Bieber, Ina; Bytzek, Evelyn; Scherer, Philipp (2013): Long-term-Online-Tracking of State Election North Rhine-Westphalia 2010 (GLES 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5324 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5324
TitleLong-term-Online-Tracking of State Election North Rhine-Westphalia 2010 (GLES 2009)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version2.0.0, 2013-1-9,
Date of Collection15.04.2010 - 26.04.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Bieber, Ina - Universität Frankfurt
  • Bytzek, Evelyn - Universität Frankfurt
  • Scherer, Philipp - Universität Frankfurt


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
UniverseThe population comprises all persons with German citizenship resident in the Federal Republic of Germany who are at least 18 years old, primary live in North Rhine-Westphalia and who are participants of the Online-Access-Panel from Respondi AG or their partners. This group comprised nearly 21000 active Panel members in North Rhine-Westphalia. Recruitment was primary done online but also by phone.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Sampling was based on a primary defined ratio schedule (sex, age, education).
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Online Survey with standardized questionnaires
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorBamberg Center for Empirical Studies (BACES)
Date of Collection
  • 15.04.2010 - 26.04.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2013-1-9 Final Release
1.0.02010-10-27 Pre-Release1.0
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-1-9The coding of the federal states has been exchanged from an alphabetic to the officially used key.--
2013-1-9The coding of parties has been adjusted to the current coding scheme of GLES. The scheme is available under
2013-1-9The open statements on reasons for electoral decision are now added to the data set.--
2013-1-9Special characters from the German language (Umlaute) have been removed from all labels.--
2013-1-9The values for respondents who did not answer questions with multiple answer categories including “none of the above” (or equivalent) have been ex post set to “no answer” (“keine Angabe”). --

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 572
Number of Variables: 789
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)
    The German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) is a DFG-funded project which made its debut just prior to the 2009 federal election. GLES is the largest and most ambitious election study held so far in Germany. Although the initial mandate is to examine and analyse the electorate for three consecutive elections, the aspired goal is to integrate the project within GESIS as an institutionalized election study after the federal election of 2017, and hence to make it a permanent study.
  • State Elections in North Rhine-Westphalia