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ZA6960: German Internet Panel, MOCK 2014

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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, MOCK 2014. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6960 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6960
TitleGerman Internet Panel, MOCK 2014
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-8-15,
Date of Collection07.07.2014 - 31.07.2014
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


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. In the present case, this is a recruitment survey. The questionnaire contains numerous experimental variations in the survey instruments. Further information can be found in the study documentation. Topics: Desirable qualities of children (tolerance and respect, feeling of responsibility, independence, determination and perseverance, hard work, imagination, thrift, unselfishness, obedience, religious faith); important qualities of politicians (responsible, humorous, faithful/loyal, empathetic, attractive, authentic, intelligent, hardworking, altruistic and honest); most important qualities of a spouse (items as before); government should be more vs. spend less money on pensions and annuities, on supporting the unemployed and immigrants; requirements for legal abortion (serious damage to the baby, no more children wanted, health risk to the wife, low family income, rape, unmarried, no reason). (Scale) Experiment Slider: personal importance of social activities and environmental protection; assessment of the importance of social activities and environmental protection for others; preferred extent of the Federal Government´s commitment to environmental protection. Feedback questions (respondents should receive feedback on how their answers relate to the answers of others): Time spent on a working day for television in general, for political news on television, listening to the radio, reading newspapers, reading articles about politics and current political events, and using the Internet for private purposes. Demography (imported variables): sex; year of birth (categorised); highest school leaving certificate; highest occupational qualification; marital status; number of household members (household size); employment status; federal state; GIP sample (2014). Additionally coded was: Unique ID; household identifier and person identifier within the household; questionnaire evaluation (interesting, varied, relevant, long, difficult, too personal); overall assessment of the survey; allocation to experimental groups; questions on the slider experiment answered; no further comments.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking resident population aged 16-75 with and without Internet connection
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München
Date of Collection
  • 07.07.2014 - 31.07.2014

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-8-15 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Felderer, B., & Blom, A. G. (2019). Acceptance of the automated online collection of geographical information. Sociological Methods & Research, 1-21.
Relevant full texts
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  • 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.