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ZA4301: Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany (Panel 1994-2002)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Falter, Jürgen W.; Gabriel, Oskar W.; Rattinger, Hans; Schmitt, Klaus (2012): Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany (Panel 1994-2002). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4301 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA4301
TitlePolitical Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany (Panel 1994-2002)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-7-26,
Date of Collection09.1994 - 12.2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Falter, Jürgen W. - Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Gabriel, Oskar W. - Universität Stuttgart
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Bamberg
  • Schmitt, Klaus - Universität Jena


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11.4 Political ideology
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Date of Collection
  • 09.1994 - 12.2002

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2012-7-26 new IDs (data protection)
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 8802
Number of Variables: 744
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Neller, Katja; Gabriel, Oscar W.: Politische Einstellungen, politische Partizipation und Wählerverhalten im vereinigten Deutschland: Die Deutsche Nationale Wahlstudie 1998. In: Klein, Markus; Jagodzinski, Wolfgang; Mochmann, Ekkehard; Ohr, Dieter (Hrsg.): 50 Jahre empirische Wahlforschung in Deutschland: Entwicklung, Befunde, Perspektiven, Daten. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag 2000, S. 542 - 563
  • Faas, Thorsten; Rattinger, Hans: The German Election Study 2002 - its main component. In: ICORE News - The Newsletter of the International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy, Nr. 9 (2002), S. 12-13
  • Falter, Jürgen W.; Gabriel, Oscar W.; Rattinger, Hans (Hrsg.): Wirklich ein Volk? Die politischen Orientierungen von Ost- und Westdeutschen im Vergleich. Leverkusen: Leske+Budrich 2000
  • Falter, Jürgen W.; Gabriel, Oscar W.; Weßels, Bernhard (Hrsg.): Wahlen und Wähler: Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2002. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2005
  • Gabriel, Oscar W.; Falter, Jürgen W.; Rattinger, Hans (Hrsg.): Wächst zusammen, was zusammengehört? Stabilität und Wandel politischer Einstellungen im wiedervereinigten Deutschland. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2005.
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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).