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ZA6618: The Year 2015 in Review

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2016): The Year 2015 in Review. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6618 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6618
TitleThe Year 2015 in Review
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-6-30,
Date of Collection09.12.2015 - 15.12.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractThe year 2015 in review. Topics: satisfaction with the political developments in Germany in selected policy areas (labor market policy, economic policy, foreign policy, health policy, education policy, internal security, pensions policy, family policy, fiscal policy, environmental policy, energy policy and refugee policy); satisfaction with the work of the Federal Government in 2015; satisfaction with the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015; confidence and fears for the coming year in terms of the political developments in Germany. Demography: sex; age; highest educational degree; employment status; household size; number of persons in the household younger than 14 years; party preference; eligibility to vote; household income; survey conducted by mobile phone or landline phone. Also encoded was: the serial number; weighting factor; date of interview; city size (BIK-regions); federal state; survey area west / east.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged 14 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Two-Stage Stratified Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Emnid, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 09.12.2015 - 15.12.2015

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-6-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1012
Number of Variables: 34
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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  • 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.