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ZA5200: Politbarometer East 2008 (Cumulated Data Set, incl. Flash)

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  • ZA5200_v1-3-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 4 MBytes
  • ZA5200_v1-3-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 8 MBytes
  • ZA5200_v1-3-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 4 MBytes


  • ZA5200-01_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 7 MBytes


  • ZA5200_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 6 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Jung, Matthias; Schroth, Yvonne; Wolf, Andrea (2014): Politbarometer East 2008 (Cumulated Data Set, incl. Flash). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5200 Data file Version 1.3.0,
Study No.ZA5200
TitlePolitbarometer East 2008 (Cumulated Data Set, incl. Flash)
Current Version1.3.0, 2014-10-31,
Date of Collection01.2008 - 12.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Jung, Matthias - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Schroth, Yvonne - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
  • Wolf, Andrea - Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Kratz, Sophia - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator
  • Langhans, Monika - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Political Issues
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Social Policy
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE), with East Berlin
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
UniverseThe residential population eligible to vote.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random sample: sample of household addresses according to the RLD procedure and sample according to a key based on birthday
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone interview (CATI) with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 01.2008 - 12.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.3.0 (current version)2014-10-31 Var 27-38, 74-89 (Skalometer) corrected
1.1.02012-3-30 Skalometer corrected
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.2.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-10-31Var 27-38, 74-89 (Skalometer) for January2014-10-31

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 11987
Number of Variables: 328
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  Politbarometer
    The ´Politbarometer´ surveys are performed since 1977 at about monthly intervals by the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Institute for election research) for the ZDF (Second German TV network). Since 1990 it is also available for the newly formed German states. They are intended to poll the opinions and attitudes of eligible Germans with regard to current events and issues as well as to political parties and individual politicians.