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ZA5320: Long-term Panel 2002-2005-2009 (GLES 2009)

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  • ZA5320_Aenderungen_v1-1-0_zu_v2-0-0.pdf (Other Document) 15 KBytes
  • ZA5320_mb_v2-0-0.pdf (Method Report) 386 KBytes
  • ZA5320_sb_v2-0-0.pdf (Study Description) 267 KBytes
  • ZA5320_sd_v2-0-0.pdf (Study Description) 238 KBytes
  • ZA5320_variable-labels_v2-0-0.pdf (Other Document) 66 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GLES (2012): Long-term Panel 2002-2005-2009 (GLES 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5320 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5320
TitleLong-term Panel 2002-2005-2009 (GLES 2009)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-4-13,
Date of Collection12.08.2002 - 14.12.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Bamberg, Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Falter, Jürgen - Universität Mainz
  • Gabriel, Oscar W. - Universität Stuttgart
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim - ProjectLeader
  • Rudi, Tatjana - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - ProjectMember
  • Gummer, Tobias - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractPolitical Issues. Political Attitudes and Behavior.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.4 Political ideology
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe universe of samples was comprised of all German persons, whose residence is in the Federal Republic of Germany, completed at least 16 years of life at the time of survey and are living in private households.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Disproportional
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorWave 2002: INRA Deutschland, Mölln Wave 2005: SRU Baces, Bamberg Wave 2009: Infratest dimap, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 12.08.2002 - 21.09.2002 (Pre-election 2002 (Falter, Gabriel, Rattinger))
  • 01.10.2002 - 08.11.2002 (Post-election 2002 (Falter, Gabriel, Rattinger))
  • 04.08.2005 - 16.09.2005 (Pre-election 2005 (Rattinger))
  • 19.09.2005 - 09.11.2005 (Post-election 2005 (Rattinger))
  • 06.08.2009 - 25.09.2009 (Pre-election 2009 (Rattinger, Roßteutscher, Schmitt-Beck, Weßels))
  • 02.10.2009 - 14.12.2009 (Post-election 2009 (Rattinger, Roßteutscher, Schmitt-Beck, Weßels))

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-4-13 Pre-Release2-0-0
1.1.02011-5-23 Pre-Release1-1-0
1.0.02011-3-8 Pre-Release1.0
Errata in current version
2012-4-26Wrong labeling d171dLabeling mistake of variable d171d in the English version. Instead of the Green party’s position on nuclear energy (Parteiposition zu Atomenergie der GRÜNEN) it was labeled as the Republikaner’s position on nuclear energy (Parteiposition zu Atomenergie der REPUBLIKANER).
2012-4-26Wildcodes e81cThere are two wildcodes in the English version of variable e81c. 1011 stands for “criticism towards the income of managers” ("Kritik an Gehältern/Abfindungen von Managern") and 1012 stands for "bankers to be the cause of the financial crises" ("Banker als Verursacher der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise").
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-4-13Cross-sectional cases addedCross-sectional cases have been added to wave 2002. These cases have only participated in wave 2002.--
2012-4-13Variables addedThe following variables have been added: cteiln, cpoint, cdauer, cinternr, dtime, einternr.--
2012-4-13Weighting variables addedConstruction of weighting variables for the data set: East, West, transformation, adjustment and panel weights.--
2012-4-13New coding schemeThe variable ceinbc has been transferred into a new coding scheme.--
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-5-23Wrong labeling of FDP and Grüne occurred in the variables regarding the Sunday question (“Sonntagsfrage”, c64, c65, c66, c67), the election decision (“Wahlentscheidung”, c69, c70) and issue competence (“Problemlösungskompetenz”, c150, c160). --
2011-5-23Wrong labeling occurred in the variables c121 and c121b (“preferred coalition”, “präferierte Koalition”). Additionally, a category had been constructed erroneously due to coding mistakes. --

Further Remarks

NotesThe documented study was conducted in the context of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), 2009. See also Study No. ZA4662 ´Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voter Conduct in United Germany (Panel 1998-2005)´ and Study No. 4301 ´Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voter Conduct in United Germany (Panel 1994-2002)´.
Number of Units: 3263
Number of Variables: 816
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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  •  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.