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ZA5321: Long-term Panel 2005-2009-2013 (GLES)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard; Kühnel, Steffen; Niedermayer, Oskar; Westle, Bettina; Rudi, Tatjana; Blumenstiel, Jan Eric (2016): Long-term Panel 2005-2009-2013 (GLES). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5321 Data file Version 2.1.0,
Study No.ZA5321
TitleLong-term Panel 2005-2009-2013 (GLES)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version2.1.0, 2016-9-9,
Date of Collection23.09.2005 - 09.12.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Kühnel, Steffen - Universität Göttingen
  • Niedermayer, Oskar - Freie Universität Berlin
  • Westle, Bettina - Universität Marburg
  • Rudi, Tatjana - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Blumenstiel, Jan Eric - Universität Mannheim


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.4 Political ideology
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population comprises all persons who were eligible to vote in 2005, who had a minimum age of 18 years and who lived in a German private household.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Disproportional
Sampling was based on a multi-level random sampling which was based on ADM Design. It was stratified via Federal States, Administrative Regions, Community Types. Via random route target household was identified and via a systematic selection key target person was identified.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
2005, 2009, 2013: Vocal Survey with standardized questionnaires (CAPI); 2007: Survey by phone with standardized questionnaires (CATI); 2011: postal or computer based telephone interviews (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorWave 2005, 2009, Panel caring 2011: Infratest dimap, Berlin MidTerm-Panel 2007: Center of Methods in Social Science, Göttingen
Date of Collection
  • 23.09.2005 - 13.10.2005 (Wave 2005)
  • 2007 - 2008 (Mid-term panel (Autumn 2007 – Spring 2008))
  • 02.10.2009 - 13.12.2009 (Wave 2009)
  • 04.01.2011 - 13.03.2011 (Panel maintenance (phone))
  • 10.05.2011 - 21.10.2011 (Panel maintenance (letter))
  • 30.09.2013 - 09.12.2013 (Wave 2013)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.1.0 (current version)2016-9-9 Release2-1-0
2.0.02015-1-28 Release2-0-0
1.0.02012-2-7 Pre-Release1-0-0
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-9-22Correction of variable labels or variable namesVariable labels or variable names were corrected regarding the variables: i20la, j172d, j172f, j200e, j200g, j201eb, j201gb, j284e, j284g, j443d, j443f, j560d, j560f.2016-9-22

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2540
Number of Variables: 1627
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  •  German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)
    The German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) is a DFG-funded project which made its debut just prior to the 2009 federal election. GLES is the largest and most ambitious election study held so far in Germany. Although the initial mandate is to examine and analyse the electorate for three consecutive elections, the aspired goal is to integrate the project within GESIS as an institutionalized election study after the federal election of 2017, and hence to make it a permanent study.