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ZA5325: Long-term-Online-Tracking of State Election Saxony-Anhalt 2011 (GLES 2009)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard; Bieber, Ina; Bytzek, Evelyn; Scherer, Philipp (2015): Long-term-Online-Tracking of State Election Saxony-Anhalt 2011 (GLES 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5325 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA5325
TitleLong-term-Online-Tracking of State Election Saxony-Anhalt 2011 (GLES 2009)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version3.0.0, 2015-11-25,
Date of Collection09.03.2011 - 19.03.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Bieber, Ina - Universität Frankfurt
  • Bytzek, Evelyn - Universität Frankfurt
  • Scherer, Philipp - Universität Frankfurt


Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
UniverseThe population comprises all persons with German citizenship resident in the Federal Republic of Germany who are at least 18 years old, primary live in Saxony-Anhalt and who are participants of the Online-Access-Panel from Respondi AG or their partners. This group comprised nearly 2800 active Panel members in Saxony-Anhalt. Recruitment was primary done online but also by phone. In order to achieve the claimed number of respondents in Saxony-Anhalt, Respondi cooperated with GMI, Panelbiz, SSI, Toluna, and Webfrager.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Sampling was based on a primary defined ratio schedule (sex, age, education).
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Online Survey with standardized questionnaires.
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorBamberg Center for Empirical Studies (BACES)
Date of Collection
  • 09.03.2011 - 19.03.2011

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2015-11-25 Release3-0-0
2.0.02011-9-9 Pre-Release2-0-0
1.1.02011-7-12 Pre-Release1-1-0
1.0.02011-6-14 Pre-Release1-0-0
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-11-26Answer categories „Jewish“, „Muslim“ and other answers of non-christian religion were summarized into answer category „other denomination“ at question A42 (“religious affiliation”). All other answers were recoded according the coding scheme “religious affiliation”. This causes that the variables A42a “frequency of church attendance, christian”, A42b “frequency of church attendance, jewish” and A42c “frequency of church attendance, muslim” were summarized into variable kirchg “frequency of church/mosque/synagogue attendance”.2015-11-26
2015-11-26Codings in L13a_a-c had been wrong and were corrected.2015-11-26
2015-11-26The variable doi, containing the Digitial Object Identifier (DOI), has been added.2015-11-26
2015-11-26The variable list shown in the questionaire did not refer to the survey. It have been replaced with the correct list.2015-11-26
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-9-9For the state election of 2011 in Saxony-Anhalt the panel service provider Respondi was collaborating with other panel service providers in order to conduct a sufficient amount of interviews. There was no ex ante prevention from multiple participations by persons listed with more than one provider. Multiple participations of respondents have been identified ex post by means of matches between up to nine respondent characteristics (sex, day of birth, month of birth, year of birth, education, marital status, postcode, size of household, number of persons in the household 18 years and older) and administrative characteristics. The data set contains only the first participation of respondents. In total, 21 cases have been identified as multiple participations of the same persons and have been deleted.--
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-12The value labels of the variable party identification (“Parteiidentifikation”, A36, A36c) are mixed up. Correct labels are: 6 “Die Linke”, 7 “Grüne”.--
2011-7-12The value labels of the variables L13a_a-c (“importance of level of election”, “Wichtigkeit der Wahlebene”) are mixed up. Correct labels are: 1 “überhaupt nicht wichtig” (“not at all important“, 2 “weniger wichtig” (“less important“), 3 “teils wichtig, teils unwichtig“ (“partly important, partly not important“), 4 “wichtig” (“important“), 5 “sehr wichtig” (“very important“).--

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 580
Number of Variables: 1008
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.
  • State Elections in Saxony-Anhalt