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ZA5859: AUTNES Pre- and Post Panel Study 2013

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Kritzinger, Sylvia; Zeglovits, Eva; Aichholzer, Julian; Glantschnigg, Christian; Glinitzer, Konstantin; Johann, David; Thomas, Kathrin; Wagner, Markus (2017): AUTNES Pre- and Post Panel Study 2013. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5859 Data file Version 2.0.1,
Study No.ZA5859
TitleAUTNES Pre- and Post Panel Study 2013
Other Titles
  • Austrian National Election Study (Project Title)
Current Version2.0.1, 2017-1-13,
Date of Collection05.11.2012 - 02.12.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Kritzinger, Sylvia - Universität Wien
  • Zeglovits, Eva - Universität Wien
  • Aichholzer, Julian - Universität Wien
  • Glantschnigg, Christian - Universität Wien
  • Glinitzer, Konstantin - Universität Wien
  • Johann, David - Universität Wien
  • Thomas, Kathrin - Universität Wien
  • Wagner, Markus - Universität Wien


AbstractThis dataset contains political preferences of Austrian citizens eligible to vote at the national parliamentary election on 29.9.2013 (age 16 and older). The pre-election survey was conducted in the period 5.11.2012 – 30.6.2013 through personal interviews (CAPI); people were then re-interviewed after the election in the period 30.9. – 2.12.2013 by telephone (CATI). 3266 respondents were selected based on a proportionally stratified probability sample, and 1504 respondents were re-interviewed after the election. Important variables are, among others, political interest; the most important political issues concerning the upcoming national electoral campaign and which party is most qualified to deal with them; party closeness; party preferences; party identification; self- and party-placements on a left-right scale; evaluation of candidates; campaign perception; media consumption; political knowledge; and preferences concerning the EU and other issues such as migration and asylum, the financial crisis, the environment, or nuclear energy. Additional variables capture demographics, weights, and interview ratings.
Categories Categories
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
UniverseAustrian citizens eligible to vote (age 16 and older)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Proportional
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorIFES Institut für empirische Sozialforschung GmbH, Vienna
Date of Collection
  • 05.11.2012 - 30.06.2013 (Pre Election)
  • 30.09.2013 - 02.12.2013 (Post Election)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.1 (current version)2017-1-13 value labels of w2_q34x* and w2_q37x* corrected (German version only), minor changes in umlauts
2.0.02016-1-4 Release2-0-0
1.0.02014-6-27 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3266
Number of Variables: 576
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kritzinger, Sylvia; Müller, Wolfgang C.; Schönbach, Klaus (Hrsg.): Die Nationalratswahl 2013: Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenwirken. Wien: Böhlau Verlag 2014
Relevant full texts
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  •  AUTNES - Austrian National Election Study
    The Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) is a National Research Network, which engages in comprehensive social science analyses of the Austrian national elections. The AUTNES network is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) from 2009 to 2015 (Grant Reference: S10903-G11). One main aspect of the project is the institutionalization of an integrative study that considers the ´demand side’ (voters) and the ´supply side’ (political parties and candidates) as well as media coverage of the electoral campaign (´media side´). Relying on this approach the AUTNES makes an important contribution towards a better understanding of the functioning of democracy in Austria.