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ZA6619: Government Monitor (April 2016)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2016): Government Monitor (April 2016). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6619 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6619
TitleGovernment Monitor (April 2016)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-9-30,
Date of Collection12.04.2016 - 18.04.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractGeneral political attitudes. Opinion on current political issues. Political tasks. Topics: The main problem in Germany; party sympathy; interest in politics; general development in the country in the right direction; average intensity of the activities of the federal government in terms of long-term problems; Refinement of the social system: preference for high taxes and extensive welfare vs. low taxes and low social benefits; preferred development of social benefits: expansion vs. cutbacks of social services by the federal government; political tasks: importance of improvements in selected policy areas and assessment of the progress of the federal government in these areas; importance of improvements in digitization and evaluation of the progress of the federal government in these area. Demography: age (categorized); sex; marital status; living together with a partner; highest educational degree or aspired degree; academic degree; graduation; employment status; job security; occupational position; household size; number of persons in the household aged 18 and over; union member in the household; confession; frequency of church attendance; number of phone numbers in the household. Also encoded was: respondent-ID; federal state; district assignment Berlin West/East; city size; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Social Policy
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 14.1 Specific social services: use and provision


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseEligible Voters aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorInstitut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 12.04.2016 - 18.04.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-9-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1014
Number of Variables: 72
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • IPOS Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung: Regierungsmonitor: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage. Tabellenband. Mannheim 2016
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Research Data Centre
  • 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.