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ZA5704: Short-term Campaign Panel 2013 (GLES)

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  • ZA5704_cp_Nichtwahl.pdf (Codeplan) 130 KBytes
  • ZA5704_cp_Wahlentscheidung.pdf (Codeplan) 142 KBytes
  • ZA5704_sb.pdf (Study Description) 2 MBytes
  • ZA5704_sd.pdf (Study Description) 2 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GLES (2016): Short-term Campaign Panel 2013 (GLES). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5704 Data file Version 3.2.0,
Study No.ZA5704
TitleShort-term Campaign Panel 2013 (GLES)
Current Version3.2.0, 2016-6-13,
Date of Collection20.06.2013 - 04.10.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Weßels, Bernhard - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Wolf, Christof - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • Rattinger, Hans - Universität Mannheim - ProjectLeader
  • Wiegand, Elena - Universität Mannheim - ProjectManager
  • Plischke, Thomas - Universität Mannheim - ProjectMember
  • Förster, André - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator
  • Kaukal, Malte - GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften - DataCurator


  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Information society
  • Media
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 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 target population of the Campaign Panel comprises all German citizens who were eligible to vote in the election to the German Bundestag on September 22, 2013. Due to the decision to collect the data of the Campaign Panel online the frame population is restricted to members of the nonprobability online panel of the Respondi AG who were eligible to vote in the 2013 election to the German Bundestag. The online panel comprised about 96.445 active panelists in Germany in 2013.The members of the Access-Panel are mainly recruited online. A smaller proportion is recruited by telephone.
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
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
  • Text
Data CollectorBamberg Center for Empirical Studies (BACES), Bamberg
Date of Collection
  • 20.06.2013 - 04.10.2013

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.2.0 (current version)2016-6-13 Release3-2-0
3.1.02016-4-27 Release3-1-0
3.0.02015-1-26 Release3-0-0
2.0.02014-6-3 Release2-0-0
1.0.02014-2-13 Release1-0-0
Errata in current version
2014-2-14Filter failedAlthough one participant (lfdn 213) fit the filter conditions the question "kp1_2470" was not shown to him.
2014-2-14Filter failedDue to unexplainable reason one participant (lfdn 3356) did not see "kp1_190a-b", although she fit the filter condition.
2014-2-14Inconsistent answersIn "kp1_1931a-f" a participant (lfdn 700) gave inconsistent answers. On the one hand, this participant told to have had politcial talk with other persons two days a week. On the other hand, the participant mentioned to have had no talk. This was marked in kpx_info.
2014-2-14Filter failedAlthough one participant (lfdn 5233) did mention in "kp3_170" to vote eventually, this participant was not shown question "kp4_170". This is marked in "kpx_info".
2014-2-14Filter failedDue to a filter failure 24 participants were shown "kp4_252", although they did not fit the filter condition. Thery are marked in "kpx_info")
2014-2-14Filter failedTwo participants (lfdn 553, 1800) were shown "kp4_252", although they did not fit the filter condition. They are marked in kpx_info.
2014-2-14Filter failedTen participants were shown "kp4_252" although they did not fit the filter condtion. They are marked in "kpx_info".
2014-2-14Filter failedAlthough four participants (lfdn 590, 1099, 2883, 4713) had already given a reason why they do not intend to vote ("kp1_252") in wave one they were asked again in wave four ("kp4_252"). They are marked in "kpx_info".
2014-2-14Filter failedOne participant were shown "kp5_170" although this participant did not fit the filter condition.
2014-2-14Filter failedInstead of being shown "kp5_2770a-b" because of having already given an answer in wave four one participant (lfdn 3996) were asked again question „kp5_170“, „kp5_191a-b“, „kp5_2751a-g“, „kp5_2760“, „kp5_330“, „kp5_331“ and „kp5_395“. Furthermore those last answers are partly inconsistent to that given before.
2014-2-14Display problemsSeveral participants (lfdn in wave 3: 5216; in wave 4: 3206, 1821, 5216; in wave 5: 1432, 1436, 1821, 2790; in wave 6: 2790; in wave 7: 428, 2790, 5202) mentioned that some questions were not displayed right. No changes are done.
2014-2-14Display problemsOne participant (lfdn 5006) mentioned in wave four that the names of politicians were not displayed. It is unclear which question is meant. No changes are done.
2014-2-14Technical problemsOne participant (lfdn 5066) mentioned to have technical problem while answering wave six. No changes are done.
2014-2-14Technical problemsIn wave two one participant (lfdn 649) mentioned that those slide controls did not work. No changes are done.
2014-2-14Long loading timeSeveral participants (lfdn in wave 2: 1199, 4690; in wave 6: 1700, 4009) mentioned that it took very long to load the different pages. No changes were done.
2014-2-14Technical problemsSeveral participants (lfdn in wave 1: 153, 1752; wave 4: 2906, 3549) had problems by conducting the survey with their smartphone or tablet. No changes are done.
2014-2-14Inconsistent answersOne participant (lfdn 3717) is eventually not the original panel member because of inconsistent answers. In wave five the participant told to have seen the TV debate and in wave six the participant complained about to give answers about the tv debate because not having seen it. This is marked in "kpx_info".
2014-2-14Cut open answersDue to the transformation into a STATA File ".dta", all open answers (kpX_840s, kpX_860s, kp1_1651 kpX_4230s, kpX_4270s) were cut to 244 characters. Thus, we strongly recommend to use SPSS datasets for anlysis of open answers only.
2014-2-14Inconsistent answers15 participants named post codes which do not belong to their stated federal state. Those participants were marked in "kpx_info".
Version changes
Changes between version 3.2.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-6-14Wrong value labels kpX_421aa-kf,yIn the english version of the dataset the value labels of kpX_421aa-kf,y (Party contacts) were wrong. Instead of 0 "mentioned"/ 1 "not mentioned" it was 0 "not mentioned"/ 1 "mentioned". This has been corrected.2016-6-14
Changes between version 3.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-4-28In variable "kp7_3591" the coding was twisted and have been corrected.2016-4-28
2016-4-28In contrast to the questionnaire the wording of “kpX_1280a,b” was different in wave 5. This have been documented in the questionnaire.2016-4-28
2016-4-28Variable and value labels have been corrected.2016-4-28
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-1-27Variable “lfdn09” was added. It contains the serial number of the participants in 2009 which can be used to merge both datasets.2015-1-27
2015-1-27The coding of “kpX_260” (Reasons for voting desicions) was adjusted to the coding used in 2009.2015-1-27
2015-1-27The coding of “kp1_2480” (Religious affiliation) were adjusted to the general GLES scheme and are thus identical with the encoding in 2009. 2015-1-27
2015-1-27Due to a better comparability several variables were renamed. If the wording and the answer options differ, but have the same variable name as in 2009, the variable was given a new name. If the questions were collected totally equal but had erroneously different variablenames, they have been renamed into the version of 2009. For further details see study description.2015-1-27
2015-1-27Suffixes of "kpX_661","kpX_261" and "kpX_650" were adjusted to their use in 2009. See study description. 2015-1-27
2015-1-27The suffix “a” of the variables “kpX_1070a”, “kpX_1110a”, “kpX_1270a” and “kp7_341a” was renamed to “j”, as there were two separate question concerning the party CDU/CSU in 2009.2015-1-27
2015-1-27The data quality indicators “kpX_dev”, “kpX_itnrp”, “kpX_strl”, “kpX_mtime”, “kpX_mtimex”, “kpX_dokn” and “kpX_qual” were added to the data set.2015-1-27
2015-1-27The paradata variables “p_numinv”, “p_numcpl”, “p_numstr” and “p_numinc” were deleted from the datatset. They should have contained statistics about the panel behavior since the entry into Respondi-Panel of the particpants, but in fact they did not. They just contained information on the last 372 days and thus only differed slightly from the variables “p_numinv2” till “p_numinc2”.2015-1-27
2015-1-27The dataset, questionnaire and study description are now also available in English.2015-1-27
2015-1-27Several corrections in the variables and labels were implemented corresponding to the GLES standards.2015-1-27
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-6-3Open answers are coded yet (kpX_840_c1-5, kpX_860_c1-5, kpX_260_c1-3, kpX_4230_c1-3, kp1_1650_c1-3).--
2014-6-3System missings in „wei_w2-7“ (weights) and „kp1_2181a-l“ (Big 5) were coded with missing values.--
2014-6-3By comparing ID´s of Short-term Campaign Panel 2009 and 2013 participants have been identified who had attended in 2009 but were not marked in "wkp2009" and who had not attended but were marked in "wkp2009". Now, those cases are marked right. --
2014-6-3Variable "mut09" which identifes panel mutants from 2009 to 2013 has been added.--
2014-6-3Variables "kpX_1230" and "kpX_1781" were named "kpX_1250" and "kpX_1780" in 2009. Due to a consistent use of variable names, those variables were renamed into its 2009 version.--
2014-6-3Kp4_speederindex was calculated wrong and has been fixed.--
2014-6-3Answers in "KpX_2100" (Party identification strength) which refer to no mentioned party in "kpX_2091" were recoded into -97 "not applicable"--
2014-6-3Variables "w1a" (Wave 1 started) and "w1b" (Wave 1 finished) were added.--
2014-6-3Correction of misspellings in labels and questionaire documentation.--

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 5256
Number of Variables: 2387 (+ 2000 Zeitvariablen)
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.