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ZA6594: AUTNES Online Panel Study

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Kritzinger, Sylvia; Johann, David; Thomas, Kathrin; Glantschnigg, Christian; Aichholzer, Julian; Glinitzer, Konstantin; Gründl, Johann; Oberluggauer, Patricia; Wagner, Markus (2016): AUTNES Online Panel Study. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6594 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6594
TitleAUTNES Online Panel Study
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-10-4,
Date of Collection14.08.2013 - 25.11.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Kritzinger, Sylvia - Universität Wien
  • Johann, David - Universität Wien
  • Thomas, Kathrin - Universität Wien
  • Glantschnigg, Christian - Universität Wien
  • Aichholzer, Julian - Universität Wien
  • Glinitzer, Konstantin - Universität Wien
  • Gründl, Johann - Universität Wien
  • Oberluggauer, Patricia - Universität Wien
  • Wagner, Markus - Universität Wien


AbstractThis dataset contains political preferences of Austrian citizens eligible to vote (age 16 and older). It is based on the TV debates panel for the national parliamentary election on 29.9.2013. It adds two panel waves to the original four waves from 2013. The fifth wave was conducted on the European Parliament elections 2014; the sixth wave represents an inter-election survey in 2015. Overall, the dataset includes six waves that were conducted through interactive online questionnaires (CAWI) in the period 16.8.2013 – 25.11.2015. In the first wave, 3084 respondents were selected from a pre-existing online panel based on a quota sample and then re-contacted in five consecutive waves. A key aspect is the European Election in 2014 which supplements emphasis on TV debates and candidate evaluation in the first four waves. Further variables are, among others, political preferences; media consumption; campaign perception; electoral behavior; attitudes towards the Freedom Party, Muslims, and immigration. Additional variables capture demographics and technical information.
Categories Categories
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Society, Culture
  • Media
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Minorities
  • Equality, inequality and social exclusion
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 13.8 Minorities
  • 13.9 Social exclusion


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
UniverseAustrian citizens eligible to vote (age 16 and older)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Non-probability Sample: Quota Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Opinion, Brussels
Date of Collection
  • 14.08.2013 - 25.11.2015

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-10-4 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3084
Number of Variables: 1678
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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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.