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ZA6704: Forsa-Bus 2016

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Citation Citation forsa, Berlin (2020): Forsa-Bus 2016. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6704 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6704
TitleForsa-Bus 2016
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-2-5,
Date of Collection04.01.2016 - 30.12.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • forsa, Berlin


AbstractParty and Chancellor preference Topics: Chancellor preference for Angela Merkel or Sigmar Gabriel; economic expectations for Germany; most competent party to solve the problems in the Federal Republic; voting behaviour in the last federal elections and state election; party preference at federal and state parliament level (Sunday question). Demography: sex; age (year of birth); marital status; living together with a partner; employment status; group membership if not employed; education; occupational status and characteristics; household size; number of children under 18 in household; net household income; religious denomination; union member in the household. Additionally coded: federal state; administrative district; district code; political municipality size class; survey area west/east; date of interview (year, month, day); day of the week of the interview; survey period (week); sample: sampling frame (landline, mobile); weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking population aged 14 and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
18th, 19th, 27th to 52nd KW: Dual-frame sample, in the remaining weeks: landline sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data Collectorforsa, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 04.01.2016 - 30.12.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-2-5 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 127142
Number of Variables: 37
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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  • Forsa-Bus
    This program surveys public attitudes on a number of different political and social issues. Each day, about 500 voters are interviewed by telephone.