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ZA5737: Long-term-Online-Tracking of State Election Hesse 2013 (GLES)

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  • ZA5737_v3-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 1 MByte
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  • ZA5737_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte

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  • ZA5737_sb.pdf (Study Description) 755 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GLES (2015): Long-term-Online-Tracking of State Election Hesse 2013 (GLES). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5737 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA5737
TitleLong-term-Online-Tracking of State Election Hesse 2013 (GLES)
Current Version3.0.0, 2015-12-17,
Date of Collection06.09.2013 - 21.09.2013
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
  • Roßteutscher, Sigrid - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectLeader
  • Lamers, Patrick - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectManager
  • Bieber, Ina - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectMember
  • Scherer, Philipp - Universität Frankfurt - ProjectMember
  • Kaukal, Malte - Universität Frankfurt - DataCurator


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


Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
UniverseThe population comprises all persons with German citizenship resident in the Federal Republic of Germany and being part of the LINK Internet Panel, who had a minimum age of 18 years, who lived in Hesse and used at least once a week the Internet for private reasons. This group comprised nearly 3300 active Panel members in the LINK Internet Panel in Hesse. Active Panel members are defined as persons who filled in master data survey after recruitment by phone (Double-op-in-Registration) and who participated at a minimum surveys of one in the last twelve month.
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 CollectorLINK Institute for Market and Social Science Research, Frankfurt am Main
Date of Collection
  • 06.09.2013 - 21.09.2013

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2015-12-17 Release3-0-0
2.0.02014-8-21 Release2-0-0
1.0.02013-10-14 first archive edition
Errata in current version
2013-10-30Due to the transformation into a STATA File ".dta", all open answers were cut to 244 characters. Thus, we strongly recommend to use SPSS datasets for anlysis of open answers only.
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-12-17Due to an error in data preparation several variables contain unprepared values and labels (l69 l80 l95 l303 l112 l134 l136 l137 l138 l139 l140 l141 l143 l144 l260 l261). For example, labels had been incomplete or codes hadn´t fit the GLES standard. This have been corrected.2015-12-17
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-8-22Coded open answers of l25s "Most important problem", l27 "Second most important problem". l96s "Most important problem, federal election" and l98s ""Second most important problem, federal election" have been added. The coding scheme can be downloaded from GLES Microsite at GESIS (
2014-8-22Value labels have been corrected2014-8-22

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 529
Number of Variables: 734
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


Relevant full texts
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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.
  • State Elections in Hesse