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ZA4662: Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany (Panel 1998-2005)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rattinger, Hans (2012): Political Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany (Panel 1998-2005). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4662 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA4662
TitlePolitical Attitudes, Political Participation and Voting Behavior in Reunified Germany (Panel 1998-2005)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-7-26,
Date of Collection26.08.1998 - 09.11.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft II, Universität Bamberg


Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Date of Collection
  • 26.08.1998 - 26.09.1998
  • 08.10.1998 - 21.11.1998
  • 12.08.2002 - 21.09.2002
  • 01.10.2002 - 08.11.2002
  • 04.08.2005 - 16.09.2005
  • 19.09.2005 - 09.11.2005

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: 2749
Number of Variables: 894
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Gabriel, Oscar W.; Falter, Jürgen W.; Rattinger, Hans (Hrsg.): Wächst zusammen, was zusammen gehört? 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).