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ZA6971: Federal Election 2013 - Post-election Online

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Citation Citation Neu, Viola; Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin (2018): Federal Election 2013 - Post-election Online. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6971 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6971
TitleFederal Election 2013 - Post-election Online
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-11-22,
Date of Collection23.09.2013 - 07.10.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Neu, Viola - Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Neu, Viola - Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - ProjectLeader


AbstractVoting behaviour. Perception of the Federal election campaign 2013. Topics: Participation in the last Federal Election in 2013; vote decision (first vote, second vote); vote for another party is conceivable; alternative vote; vote decision in the 2009 Federal election; other vote decision after the results of the 2013 Federal election become known; party preference (Sunday question); political interest; decisive vote for the distribution of seats in the Bundestag (first vote or second vote); assessment of the parties CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, Die Linke, Grüne, Piraten and AfD (Skalometer); assessment of selected top politicians (Angela Merkel, Peer Steinbrück, Rainer Brüderle, Gregor Gysi, Jürgen Trittin, Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Sahra Wagenknecht); most important problem in Germany; most suitable party to solve this problem; opinion on some general statements on politics (most people in one´s own personal environment think politically similar, always vote for the party that was voted for at home, actually always voted for the same party, many friends participated in the Federal election, interest in the Federal election campaign, outcome of the Federal election personally important, there is little interest in political parties, to follow political events is sometimes too much, no personal involvement in most of the things that politics cares about, political topics are boring, politicians who appeal to the respondent, personal agreement with the content of several parties, participation in elections as a civic duty in a democracy, unawareness about personal concern, some parties quite eligible, no interest in political talk shows on television); main source of information about parties or the Federal election campaign; frequency of Internet use for political information; Wahl-O-Mat use during the election campaign; surprising result of the Wahl-O-Mat; help of the Wahl-O-Mat in the personal election decision; change of opinion due to the result of the Wahl-O-Mat; party tendency; strength of party tendency; party tendency in principle or at the moment; always no party tendency vs. party tendency built up gradually; party affiliation (mostly satisfied, although not everything pleases, feeling close to the party, points of view of the party help in finding one´s way in politics, staying with it after having decided for the party, party or parties to which the parents have a tendency); satisfaction with the development direction of the country; attitudes towards political issues (technical innovations, genetically modified food, collection of personal data by the state, disrespectful youth, hunting of animals, child education task of the mothers, growing up of children in a same-sex marriage, husband and wife splitting, private health insurance companies, EU accession of Turkey, obedience and discipline of children, Islam belongs to Germany like Christianity, maintaining grammar school, development of renewable energies, organic food from the region, home gives a feeling of security and solidarity, 30 km/h speed in cities, Split Half: saving of state services vs. tax increases, Split Half: state support only for those who are willing to perform vs. those who do more should be much better off, Split Half: ban on factory farming vs. necessary to feed humanity); perceived age; personality characteristics (Big Five). Perception of the Federal election campaign 2013: perception of political billboard advertising; liking the respective election billboard; knowledge of the party from which the election poster originates; knowledge of the party affiliation of different politicians (Angela Merkel, Rainer Brüderle, Jürgen Trittin, Peer Steinbrück, Gregor Gysi, Sahra Wagenknecht and Katrin Göring-Eckardt); assignment of various plans to parties (increase in income tax, introduction of wealth tax, free choice of when to retire, introduction of citizen insurance, introduction of a life benefit pension, increase in maternal pension). Demography: sex; age; school leaving certificate; German citizenship; completed apprenticeship; employment status; occupational status; denomination; frequency of church attendance; identification with the Catholic faith or with the Protestant faith; union affiliation; German citizenship from birth; born in Germany; federal state of birth; country of birth; parents born in Germany; country of birth of father and mother (migration background); ethnic German repatriate or late ethnic German repatriate status; marital status. Additionally coded was: interview number, sample; weighting factors; federal state; city size, Nielsen; interview duration.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseEligible voters aged 18 years and over with Internet access
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Non-probability Sample: Quota sample The sampling was based on quotas according to age, sex and education. A disproportionate sampling approach was chosen with the aim of conducting 500 net interviews with voters of CDU/CSU and 500 net interviews with voters of B90/Grünen.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorIpsos Public Affairs, Hamburg
Date of Collection
  • 23.09.2013 - 07.10.2013

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-11-22 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe surveys Federal Election 2013 - Post-election Online and Federal Election 2013 - Post-election CATI (ZA-Study Nr. 6970) were in the field at the same time and have a largely identical questionnaire in order to enable a method comparison between online vs. telephone.
Number of Units: 2915
Number of Variables: 530
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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  • German Federal Election Studies
    The data base consists of one-off surveys, panel surveys, and cumulated surveys. It comprises representative polls for all German federal elections since 1949.
    Further studies are listed under GLES (German Longitudinal Election Study).
  • Studies Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung