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ZA5357: Long-term Online Tracking, Cumulation 2009-2011 (GLES)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Weßels, Bernhard (2012): Long-term Online Tracking, Cumulation 2009-2011 (GLES). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5357 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5357
TitleLong-term Online Tracking, Cumulation 2009-2011 (GLES)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version1.0.0, 2012-7-10,
Date of Collection18.09.2009 - 18.12.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Issues
  • Political Parties, Organizations
Topics Topics
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population comprises all German citizens who were at least 18 years old and participated at the Online-Access-Panel by Respondi AG. This panel comprised in 2009 nearly 65000 active members and in 2011 nearly 100000 active members. Recruitment primary works online but also by phone.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Sampling of respondents 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
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorBamberg Center for Empirical Studies (BACES)
Date of Collection
  • 18.09.2009 - 27.09.2009
  • 10.12.2009 - 20.12.2009
  • 15.04.2010 - 23.04.2010
  • 24.06.2010 - 05.07.2010
  • 16.09.2010 - 26.09.2010
  • 09.12.2010 - 19.12.2010
  • 09.03.2011 - 19.03.2011
  • 23.05.2011 - 03.06.2011
  • 24.08.2011 - 03.09.2011
  • 08.12.2011 - 18.12.2011

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2012-7-10
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 11409
Number of Variables: 1440
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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  •  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.