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ZA5319: Candidate Campaign Survey, Survey (GLES 2009)

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  • ZA5318_data_access.pdf (User Contract) 77 KBytes
  • ZA5318_Datenzugang.pdf (User Contract) 78 KBytes


  • ZA5318-19_fb_Liste.pdf (Questionnaire) 357 KBytes
  • ZA5318-19_fb_Online.pdf (Questionnaire) 271 KBytes
  • ZA5318-19_fb_Wahlkreis.pdf (Questionnaire) 361 KBytes
  • ZA5318-19_fb_Wahlkreis_Liste.pdf (Questionnaire) 365 KBytes

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  • ZA5318-19_Aenderungen_v1-1-0_zu_v2-0-0.pdf (Other Document) 15 KBytes
  • ZA5318-19_sb_v2-0-0.pdf (Other Document) 161 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GLES (2012): Candidate Campaign Survey, Survey (GLES 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5319 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5319
TitleCandidate Campaign Survey, Survey (GLES 2009)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-9-4,
Date of Collection04.11.2009 - 10.05.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Gschwend, Thomas - Universität Mannheim - ProjectLeader
  • Schmitt, Hermann - Universität Manchester & Universität Mannheim - ProjectLeader
  • Wüst, Andreas - Universität Mannheim - ProjectLeader
  • Zittel, Thomas - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectLeader
  • Giebler, Heiko - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung - ProjectMember
  • Vollmar, Meike - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung - ProjectMember
  • Gummer, Tobias - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator
  • Kulick, Manuela - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


AbstractThe data set contains variables on five topics: Political background and political activities (A), election campaign (B), political topics (C), Democracy and Representation (D), Demography (E).
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • (), Germany (DE)
UniverseThe population comprises all candidates of political parties which were represented in the German Bundestag before and after Federal Election in 2009: SPD, CDU, CSU, Buendnis90/Die Gruenen, FDP and Die Linke. Therefore population comprises 2077 candidates.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Total universe/Complete enumeration
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorMannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES) in cooperation with Berlin Social Science Center.
Date of Collection
  • 04.11.2009 - 10.05.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-9-4 archive version 2-0-0
1.0.02011-4-28 Pre-Release1.0
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-9-4Four weights have been added to the data set.--

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 790
Number of Variables: 393
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.
  • German Candidate Surveys