|Universe||The population comprises all persons with German citizenship resident in the Federal Republic of Germany, who had a minimum age of 16 years, lived in private households at the time of Federal Election and who were eligible to vote - or if person has not been 18 years old then - would have been eligible to vote.|
|Selection Method||Disproportional stratified multistage random sampling based on the ADM-design. All in all, 211 sampling points were drawn in West Germany with the aim to realize 1,400 interviews. 95 sampling points were drawn in East Germany to realize 700 interviews. That means that the East German population is overrepresented in the sample. The target person in the household was determined by Sweden key.
Compared to Pre-Election Study one sampling point more was drawn in West Germany and one sampling point less was drawn in East Germany. This is due to the fact that the distribution of sampling points across Federal States varies a bit between samplings.
|Mode of Data Collection||Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) with standardized questionnairs.|
|Data Collector||MARPLAN Media- und Sozialforschungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main|
|Date of Collection||29.07.2013 - 23.12.2013|