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ZA6621: General Public´s Trust in Politics

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2016): General Public´s Trust in Politics. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6621 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6621
TitleGeneral Public´s Trust in Politics
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-12-30,
Date of Collection04.04.2016 - 27.04.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractOpinion on the current situation in Germany. Trust in democracy and politics. Opinion on politics, parties and politicians. Political participation. Media.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Political Institutions
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11 Politics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged 18 years and older in private households
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data Collectorpolis Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Marktforschung mbH
Date of Collection
  • 04.04.2016 - 27.04.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-12-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1510
Number of Variables: 134
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • Polis Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Marktforschung mbH: Vertrauen der Bevölkerung in die Politik: Ergebnisse einer Repräsentativuntersuchung im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung. Deidesheim: Kommentierung der Ergebnisse, 2016
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  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.

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