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ZA7659: Current Questions on Digital Administration

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  • ZA7659_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 189 KBytes


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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2020): Current Questions on Digital Administration. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7659 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7659
TitleCurrent Questions on Digital Administration
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-10-6,
Date of Collection17.02.2020 - 21.02.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAttitudes and behaviour towards digital governance. Topics: Willingness to use online offers to settle official matters generally for all or only for certain official matters; official matters which the respondent would rather not want to settle online (open); worries and fears when settling official matters online (hacker attacks, no control which authorities can use personal data, no sufficient help to operate the system, delayed settlement of personal matters due to technical faults); Importance of various aspects in the handling of official matters online (authorities regulate everything among themselves so that as few forms as possible have to be filled in, query the data transfer every time personal data is used, can see at any time which authority has which personal data, release of personal data can be revoked at any time, authorities actively inform about entitlement to certain services); Internet use; things that the respondent has already done online (creating an account in a social network, ordering things that have been delivered to his or her home, doing banking, booking a hotel, booking tickets for air or train travel, filing a tax return, making an appointment to visit the authorities). Demography: sex; age; employment; highest educational attainment; net household income (grouped); intention to vote in a federal election; voting behaviour in the federal election. Additionally coded: region West/east; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Institutions
Topics Topics
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons 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
Date of Collection
  • 17.02.2020 - 21.02.2020

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-10-6 first archive edition
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Further Remarks

NotesThe study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1503
Number of Variables: 51
Data Type: SPSS
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.