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ZA6954: German Internet Panel, Wave 34 (March 2018)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Blom, Annelies G.; Felderer, Barbara; Höhne, Jan Karem; Krieger, Ulrich; Rettig, Tobias; SFB 884 ´Political Economy of Reforms´, Universität Mannheim (2018): German Internet Panel, Wave 34 (March 2018). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6954 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13156
Study No.ZA6954
TitleGerman Internet Panel, Wave 34 (March 2018)
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-10-8, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13156
Date of Collection01.03.2018 - 02.04.2018
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Blom, Annelies G. - Universität Mannheim
  • Felderer, Barbara - Universität Mannheim
  • Höhne, Jan Karem - Universität Mannheim
  • Krieger, Ulrich - Universität Mannheim
  • Rettig, Tobias - Universität Mannheim
  • SFB 884 ´Political Economy of Reforms´, Universität Mannheim

Content

AbstractThe German Internet Panel (GIP) is an infrastructure project. The GIP serves to collect data on individual attitudes and preferences that are relevant for political and economic decision-making processes. The questionnaire contains numerous experimental variations in the survey instruments. Further information can be found in the study documentation. New technology usage: Internet and Smartphone. Opinion on the topics technology and Internet. Political attitudes. Topics: New technologies: frequency of Internet usage at home or at work; Non-users: reasons for non-use of the Internet; most important reason for non-use of the Internet; Internet users: devices for Internet usage; Internet device most frequent; Smartphone usage: phone location while using the Internet; phone display orientation and phone handling; types of Internet activities; opinion on technology: technology trying is good; technology at home stay up-to-date; opinion on Internet: Internet simplifies life; simplifies communication between people; easy navigation; personal problem-solving skills regarding the devices used; demands for anonymous opinion on the Internet; legitimate concerns about the security of credit card when paying on the Internet; Internet as a threat to privacy; difficulties in deleting self-published information; trust in the quality of products on the Internet; trust in the quality of news on the Internet; Internet destroys regional jobs; surveillance threatens privacy. Political attitudes: trust in the actions of the federal government; opinion on tax wastage; economic left right placement; party preference (Sunday question); opinion on tax competition between states; opinion on international coordination; opinion on the general tax load in Germany; main reasons for taxation (financing state tasks, redistribution of income, contributing to society - ranking); main consequences of an increase in the tax on corporate profits (higher consumer prices, lower wages of employees, dismissal of employees, lower corporate profits - ranking); satisfaction with democracy; expected role of Andrea Nahles as future party leader of the SPD; assessment of the competence of Andrea Nahles as chair of the SPD; role of Martin Schulz as former party leader of the SPD; assessment of the competence of Martin Schulz as chair of the SPD. Experiment on the taxation of corporate profits in three hypothetical countries with selected political and economic framework conditions (attributes: The level of national debt, inequality of income, size of the country, tax policy of neighbouring countries, integration into world trade and possibilities for companies to transfer profits abroad) with various questions: Level of taxation of corporate profits; proportion of profits that companies are expected to pay to the state as taxes (in percent); higher taxation of corporate profits vs. wages and salaries; use for stronger international cooperation in the taxation of corporate profits; priority level of the aforementioned attributes (level of national debt, inequality of income, size of the country, tax policy of neighbouring countries, integration into world trade and possibilities for the company to transfer profits abroad) for personal decision in the previous scenarios. Demography (variables added): sex; age (year of birth categories); highest educational degree; highest professional qualification; marital status; number of household members (household size); employment status; residence state; year of recruitment; German citizenship; private Internet usage. Additionally coded: Unique ID identifier; household identifier and person identifier within the household; interview date; current online status; questionnaire evaluation (interesting, varied, relevant, long, difficult, too personal); overall assessment of the survey; further comments.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Budget and Fiscal Policy
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development
  • 18.2 Information technology

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged between 16 and 75 living in private households at the time of recruitment
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data Collectorforsa Marktforschung, Frankfurt am Main
Date of Collection
  • 01.03.2018 - 02.04.2018

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-10-8 first archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13156
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Links
Number of Units: 2600
Number of Variables: 143
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • Steinacker, G.; Schmidt, S. (2014): German Internet Panel (GIP): Stichprobenziehung und Rekrutierung der Teilnehmer. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Feldbericht zur Erhebung 2014
  • Steinacker, G.; Schmidt, S.; Schneekloth, U. (2012): German Internet Panel (GIP): Stichprobenziehung und Rekrutierung der Teilnehmer. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Feldbericht zur Erhebung 2012
  • Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., & Krieger, U. (2015). Setting Up an Online Panel Representative of the General Population: The German Internet Panel. Field Methods, 27(4), 391–408. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X15574494
  • Blom, A. G., Bosnjak, M., Cornilleau, A., Cousteaux, A. S., Das, M., Douhou, S. & Krieger, U. (2016). A Comparison of Four Probability-Based Online and Mixed-Mode Panels in Europe. Social Science Computer Review, 34(1), 8-25. doi: 10.1177/0894439315574825
  • Blom, A. G., Herzing, J. M. E., Cornesse, C., Sakshaug, J. W., Krieger, U., & Bossert, D. (2017). Does the Recruitment of Offline Households Increase the Sample Representativeness of Probability-Based Online Panels? Evidence From the German Internet Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 35(4), 498–520. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439316651584
  • Herzing, J. M. E., & Blom, A. G. (2019). The Influence of a Person’s Digital Affinity on Unit Nonresponse and Attrition in an Online Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 37(3), 404–424. doi.org/10.1177/0894439318774758
  • Felderer, B., & Blom, A. G. (2019). Acceptance of the automated online collection of geographical information. Sociological Methods & Research, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124119882480
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Groups

Groups
  • German Internet Panel
    The German Internet Panel (GIP) is an infrastructure project. The GIP serves to collect data about individual attitudes and preferences which are relevant for political and economic decision-making processes. The data obtained this way form the empirical basis.
    A cumulative questionnaire documentation (in German) can be downloaded here.