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ZA6718: Government Monitor (May 2018)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung (2018): Government Monitor (May 2018). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6718 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6718
TitleGovernment Monitor (May 2018)
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-12-28,
Date of Collection23.05.2018 - 30.05.2018
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung


AbstractGeneral political attitudes and opinions on current political issues. Political tasks. Topics: the most important problem in Germany; party sympathy; political interest; tackling long-term problems in Germany: assessing the intensity of the activities of the federal government from CDU/CSU and SPD in relation to long-term problems; preference for high taxes and comprehensive social benefits vs. low taxes and low social benefits; desired development of social benefits in Germany under the federal government (expansion or reduction of social benefits). Political tasks: importance of improvements in selected policy areas (e.g. integration of the long-term unemployed, reconciliation of family and career, climate protection, etc.) and assessment of the progress made by the Federal Government in these areas. Refugees: refugees or asylum seekers in the residential area; rather positive or rather negative experiences with refugees or asylum seekers in the residential area and in Germany; attitude towards refugees in Germany (increase in crime by refugees, need for better qualified labour, cultural enrichment, expected return of most refugees to their home country, Germany cannot afford the refugees financially, good accommodation and care, help against the ageing of the population in the country). Demography: age; sex; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; education: highest education degree; desired education degree; university degree; vocational education; occupational activity; job security; occupational status; grouping of employees or civil servants; household size; number of persons in the household aged 18 and over; trade union member in the household; denomination; frequency of church attendance; number of telephone numbers in the household. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; federal state of eligibility to vote; district Berlin formerly west/east; size of location; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Issues
  • Social Policy
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues
  • 14.2 Social welfare policy
  • 2.2 Migration


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePopulation aged 18 and over eligible to vote in private households with land-line connection
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorIPOS Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 23.05.2018 - 30.05.2018

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-12-28 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was carried out on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1021
Number of Variables: 72
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • ipos institut für praxisorientierte sozialforschung: Regierungsmonitor Mai 2018 : Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage, Tabellenband. Mannheim: 2018
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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.