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ZA7651: Trend Questions Corona (Week 12/2020)

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  • ZA7651_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 255 KBytes
  • ZA7651_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 216 KBytes


  • ZA7651_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 57 KBytes

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  • ZA7651_Tabellenband.pdf (Report) 168 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung (2020): Trend Questions Corona (Week 12/2020). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7651 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7651
TitleTrend Questions Corona (Week 12/2020)
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-9-24,
Date of Collection18.03.2020 - 20.03.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung


AbstractOn behalf of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government, the opinion research institute forsa has regularly carried out representative population surveys on the subject of the ´Corona crisis´ starting in calendar week 12/2020. The individual question areas were adjusted according to the survey period. Topics: worries about one´s own infection with the coronavirus; worries about family members or friends being infected with the coronavirus; worries about infecting other people oneself; other worries in context with the coronavirus (open question); self-assessed level of information about the following aspects of the current corona crisis: protection from infection (oneself and others), behaviour in case of infection, measures taken by the Federal Government to stem the spread of the corona virus, everyday life with the current restrictions); information behaviour: media used in the last four weeks for information on the corona crisis; evaluation of the political measures taken so far to stem the corona virus. Demography: sex; age (grouped); employment; school-leaving certificate; net household income (grouped); party preference in the next federal elections; voting behaviour in the last federal elections. Additionally coded: region; weight.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Medicine
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 7 Health
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking resident population aged 14 and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data Collectorforsa, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 18.03.2020 - 20.03.2020

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-9-24 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1501
Number of Variables: 66
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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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.