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ZA6920: Opinion Poll Voting Intentions Federal Election 2017

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  • ZA6920_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 111 KBytes

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Geißler, Holger (2017): Opinion Poll Voting Intentions Federal Election 2017. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6920 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6920
TitleOpinion Poll Voting Intentions Federal Election 2017
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-12-8,
Date of Collection29.04.2017 - 19.09.2017
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Geißler, Holger - YouGov Deutschland, Köln


AbstractOpionion poll voting intentions and party preference for the federal election in 2017 The following topics are included in the overall data set. Some of them were asked at every time of the survey, but some were only asked at one or more points of the survey. Topics: frequency of use of daily newspapers, Internet, magazines, radio and television; political interest; left-right self-assessment; long-term party affiliation; election behavior in the 2013 federal election; party preference (Sunday question); electoral intent of other parties; general firmness of the election decision and party preference; probability of voter participation; willingness to vote for selected parties; Chancellor´s preference for Angela Merkel or Martin Schulz in direct elections. Demography: sex; age (year and month of birth); education; vocational education; federal state; household income; personal income; household size; marital status; children under 18; migration background; employment status; working status; occupation group; religion. Additionally coded was: West/East; weight.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons eligible to vote
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Non-probability Sample: Quota Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorYouGov Deutschland, Köln
Date of Collection
  • 29.04.2017 - 02.05.2017 (Wave 1)
  • 15.05.2017 - 17.05.2017 (Wave 2)
  • 29.05.2017 - 31.05.2017 (Wave 3)
  • 09.06.2017 - 14.06.2017 (Wave 4)
  • 19.06.2017 - 22.06.2017 (Wave 5)
  • 26.06.2017 - 28.06.2017 (Wave 6)
  • 10.07.2017 - 12.07.2017 (Wave 7)
  • 21.07.2017 - 25.07.2017 (Wave 8)
  • 28.07.2017 - 01.08.2017 (Wave 9)
  • 04.08.2017 - 08.08.2017 (Wave 10)
  • 11.08.2017 - 15.08.2017 (Wave 11)
  • 18.08.2017 - 22.08.2017 (Wave 12)
  • 25.08.2017 - 29.08.2017 (Wave 13)
  • 04.09.2017 - 06.09.2017 (Wave 14)
  • 08.09.2017 - 12.09.2017 (Wave 15)
  • 15.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Wave 16)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-12-8 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 32230
Number of Variables: 50
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).