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ZA6632: Government Monitor (March/April 2017)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2017): Government Monitor (March/April 2017). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6632 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6632
TitleGovernment Monitor (March/April 2017)
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-9-29,
Date of Collection28.03.2017 - 03.04.2017
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractGeneral political attitudes and opinions on current political issues. Political tasks. Topics: main problem in Germany; party sympathy; interest in politics; addressing the long-term problems in Germany: assessment of the intensity of the activities of the federal government related on long-term problems; design of the social system: preference for high taxes and extensive social benefits vs. low taxes and low social benefits; preference for the expansion or reduction of social benefits in Germany by the Federal Government. Political tasks: Importance of improvements in selected policy areas (including integration of long-term unemployed and foreigners, reconciliation of family and occupation, climate protection, etc.) and assessment of the progress made by the Federal Government in these areas. Refugees: accommodation of refugees or asylum seekers in the residential area; rather positive or rather negative experiences with refugees or asylum seekers in the residential area and in Germany; attitude towards refugees in Germany (increase in criminality by refugees, the demand for skilled workers is better to cover, cultural enrichment, expected return of most refugees to their home country, Germany cannot afford the refugees financially, good accommodation and care, help against the aging of the population). Demography: age; sex; marital status; living together with a partner; school leaving certificate or aspired school leaving certificate; graduate degree; graduation; employment; safety of job; occupational position; household size; number of persons aged 18 and over; union member in the household; denomination; church attendance; number of telephone numbers in the household. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; state of electoral authority; district of Berlin formerly west / east; city size; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 14 Social welfare policy and systems
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 2.2 Migration


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePopulation aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorIPOS, Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 28.03.2017 - 03.04.2017

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-9-29 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: 1027
Number of Variables: 75
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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Research Data Centre
  • 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.