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ZA5337: Long-term Online Tracking, T4 (GLES 2009)

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  • ZA5337_v3-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 3 MBytes
  • ZA5337_v3-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 3 MBytes


  • ZA5337_fb_v3-0-0.pdf (Questionnaire) 516 KBytes

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GLES (2011): Long-term Online Tracking, T4 (GLES 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5337 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA5337
TitleLong-term Online Tracking, T4 (GLES 2009)
Other Titles
  • German Longitudinal Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version3.0.0, 2011-2-28,
Date of Collection31.07.2009 - 11.08.2009
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
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectLeader
  • Fürnberg, Ossip - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - ProjectManager
  • Bieber, Ina - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectMember
  • Bytzek, Evelyn - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectMember
  • Roßmann, Joss - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


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
  • 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. Recruitment primary works online but also by phone.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorBamberg Center for Empirical Studies (BACES)
Date of Collection
  • 31.07.2009 - 11.08.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2011-2-28 Pre-Release1.2
2.0.02010-3-8 Pre-Release1.1
1.0.02009-11-11 Pre-Release1.0
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-2-28Variable wahlkreis (information on respondents’ electoral district) has been added to the data set.--
2011-2-28Refusals to reply (code 99) regarding variable a54c (size of household) were erroneously coded as system missings. The mistake has been corrected.--
2011-2-28Due to item randomization the time respondents spent per page was erroneously calculated for the response time variables t_K15a, t_K15b, t_K15c and t_K15d (Zeit_Seite_K15a-d Koalitionsvignetten 1-4). The mistake has been corrected with this pre-release.--
2011-2-28There were two cases with negative time values in the response time variable t_K29c (Zeit_Seite_K29c Präferenz Regierung, hypothetisch). The values for these two cases have been set to 0 (filtered) according to the recoding of the filtering procedures described below. --
2011-2-28There were two cases in variable K29c (“Präferenz Regierung, hypothetisch”, “hypothetical preference for government”) that should not have been asked the respective question due to question filtering. The flaw occurrence was based on respondents going back within the questionnaire. This also affects response time variable t_K29c. The mistake has been corrected.--
2011-2-28Two value labels of variable A18a (“Regierungserwartung”, “expectation on government”) differed from the questionnaire. The respective value labels for code 1 "SPD und CDU/CSU (Große Koalition)" and 4 "SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen und Die Linke (Rot-Rot-Grün)" have been adjusted to the questionnaire.--
2011-2-28Some values in the methods report regarding the average response duration including cases falling below (Zeitunterschreitern) were wrong. The values have been corrected.--
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-3-8Optimization of the data set (to ensure, inter alia, improved compatibility between SPSS and Stata).--

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1144
Number of Variables: 787
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.