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ZA4216: German CSES Study for the National Election Study 2002 - Post-Election telephone survey

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Weßels, Bernhard; Schmitt, Hermann (2005): German CSES Study for the National Election Study 2002 - Post-Election telephone survey. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4216 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4216
TitleGerman CSES Study for the National Election Study 2002 - Post-Election telephone survey
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2005)
Date of Collection10.2002 - 11.2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Berlin
  • Schmitt, Hermann - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, Mannheim


AbstractAttitude towards parties and politicians after the parliamentary elections; voting behaviour and political knowledge. Topics: Own opinion leadership in political questions: effort to convince others of a candidate or a party; campaign aid; attempts to become convinced by a party or by a candidate during the election campaign; participation in the election; party preference: first vote and second vote; most important political issues of the last four years and judgement of the goverment´s preformance to handle these issues; judgement of the performance of the Federal Government in general; satisfaction with democracy; significance of the party which forms the government for the respondent and for his personal vote; democracy as the best form of government; recall voting in 1998; judgement of the political work of the preferred party during the last four years; judgement of the representation of the voter by the representatives; perceived representation by a party and a candidate; party affiliation (ranking); party identification; sympathy scale for the parties; left-right classification of parties; political participation by writing letters, participation in a demonstration and in an initiative; judgement of the individual liberty and human rights in Germany; assessment of corruption in Germany; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; knowledge test: acting Interior Minister, number of the federal states and the member states of the European Union; constituency number of the respondent; date of the voting decision; remembrance of the direct candidate in the constituency, his name and his party membership; interest in politics; frequency of use of information sources redarding the elections; referring selected political issues to the parties; relevance of issues; competence of the possible government coalitions to solve problems; trustworthiness and assertiveness of Gerhard Schröder and Edmund Stoiber. Demography: Age (year of birth); sex; education degree; marital status; living together with a partner; labour union membership and labour union members in household; further memberships; temporal size of the gainful employment; profession (ISCO88) and required education; professional position; area of business; employment of the partner; profession of the partner and required education; professional position of the partner; area of business of the partner; monthly household net income; size of household; persons under 18 years living in the household; frequency of church attendance; religiousness; denomination; spoken language in the household. Additionally coded was: Federal state; municipality size.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population entitled to vote living in private households
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone survey with standardised questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorInfratest dimap, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 10.2002 - 11.2002

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2000
Number of Variables: 145
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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Research Data Centre
  • 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).