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ZA5718: European Candidate Study 2014 – Comparative Dataset (GLES)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard; Wolf, Christof; Elmelund-Præstekær, Christian; Giebler, Heiko; Melcher, Reinhold; Öhberg, Patrik; Wagner, Aiko; Freire, André; Rüdig, Wolfgang (2017): European Candidate Study 2014 – Comparative Dataset (GLES). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5718 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5718
TitleEuropean Candidate Study 2014 – Comparative Dataset (GLES)
Current Version2.0.0, 2017-1-11,
Date of Collection04.06.2014 - 15.06.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Wolf, Christof - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Elmelund-Præstekær, Christian - Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark
  • Giebler, Heiko - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Melcher, Reinhold - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Öhberg, Patrik - Swedish National Data Service, University of Gothenburg
  • Wagner, Aiko - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Freire, André - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, Lisbon University Institute
  • Rüdig, Wolfgang - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseDenmark: The universe comprises all parliamentary candidates for the 2014 European Parliament Election from the following eight Danish parties: Danish People’s Party, Social Democratic Party, Liberals, Socialist People’s Party, Conservative People’s Party, People’s Movement against the EU, Radical Party, and the New Alliance/Liberal Alliance. Germany: The universe comprises all parliamentary candidates for the 2014 European Parliament Election from the following eight German parties: Christian Democratic Union, Social Democratic Party of Germany, Alliance‘90/ Greens, The Left, Alternative for Germany, Christian Social Union, Free Democratic Party, and the Pirate Party. Schweden: The universe comprises all parliamentary candidates for the 2014 European Parliament Election from the following ten Swedish parties: Social Democratic Labour Party, Green Ecology Party, Moderate Coalition Party, Liberal People’s Party, Sweden Democrats, Centre Party, Left Party, Christian Democrats, Feminist initiative, and the Pirate Party.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Total universe/Complete enumeration
Full survey
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Webbased survey. Partly ammended by postal questionaires.
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorDenmark: Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark Germany: WZB Berlin Social Science Center Schweden: Schwedish National Data Service, University of Gothenburg
Date of Collection
  • 04.06.2014 - 08.07.2014 (Denmark)
  • 16.06.2014 - 20.09.2014 (Sweden)
  • 18.03.2015 - 15.06.2015 (Germany)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2017-1-11 Release 2.0
1.0.02016-2-2 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 525
Number of Variables: 184
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.