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ZA6911: State Election in Berlin 2016

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Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus in Berlin 2016
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Citation Citation Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim (2017): State Election in Berlin 2016. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6911 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6911
TitleState Election in Berlin 2016
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-10-12,
Date of Collection12.09.2016 - 15.09.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim


AbstractAssessment of parties and politicians to the state election. Political issues. Topics: main political problems in Berlin; participation in the election to the Berlin House of Representatives; preference for postal voting; party preference (first vote, second vote); certainty of own vote decision; importance of federal policy for own election decision in the election to the Berlin House of Representatives; interest in the election to the Berlin House of Representatives; voting behavior during the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives; coalition preference; attitude towards different coalition constellations: federal state government by SPD and CDU, by SPD, The Greens and Die Linke, Split A: by SPD, the Greens, and FDP, by SPD, CDU, and FDP (end of Split A) , Split B: federal state government by SPD and the Greens, by SPD and Die Linke, as well as by SPD, CDU, and the Greens (end of Split B); sympathy scale for different parties at the federal and state level (SPD, CDU, Die Linke, The Greens, FDP, and AfD); satisfaction scale on the achievements of the federal state government of SPD and CDU, on the achievements of SPD as well as CDU in the federal state government, and on the achievements of the Greens, Die Linke, and Piratenpartei in the opposition in the Berlin House of Representatives as well as on the achievements of the federal government by CDU / CSU and SPD; knowledge of the top candidates of SPD and CDU for; sympathy scale for different top politicians at state level; party sympathy; interest in politics; preference for Michael Müller or Frank Henkel as ruling mayor; Split A: comparison of the credibility, the sympathy, the expertise, and the energy of Michael Müller and Frank Henkel; assessment of the current economic situation in Berlin as well as the own economic situation; expected own economic situation in one year; expected reflation in Berlin; Split B: the most competent party to solve economic problems in the country, and on the housing market, in school and education policy, and in transport policy as well as (Split B): in job creation; party which is most likely to express personal opinion on refugees and asylum; the most competent party in terms of social justice and combating crime; fear of crime; the future of the country and the most competent party to solve the future problems in Berlin; assessment of the work of ruling mayor Michael Müller; Split B: importance of the subject of refugees for the own election decision in the election to the Berlin House of Representatives; assessment of the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel in refugee policy; Berlin can handle a large number of refugees; refugees as a social and cultural threat; concerns on savings in other areas by spending on refugees; concerns on rising crime caused by refugees; expected election winner in Berlin (end of Split B); Split A: opinion on several topics in Berlin: consent to the AfD as the only party to name the most important problems; nothing works properly at administrative bodies and authorities in Berlin; hardly affordable apartments in Berlin; total failure of the policy in the construction of the new Berlin airport; growing differences between rich and poor; predominance of differences or similarities in the east and west of Berlin; top candidate Frank Henkel or Chancellor Angela Merkel as a reason for a possibly bad performance of the CDU in the election to the House of Representatives (end of split A); election of the party AfD (generally and personal) on the basis of its political demands or to give the other parties a wipe; better policy by the AfD in the Berlin House of Representatives; coalition parties or ruling mayor more important; expectation that the desired coalition will govern; fair share of the gross national product. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; living together with a partner; school-leaving qualification or targeted school-leaving qualification; university degree; completed vocational training; employment; safety of employment; occupational position; leading position; employment in the public sector; household size; number of persons aged 18 and over; union member in the household; denomination; party inclination; party identification; number of telephone numbers in the household; residential area after consolidation; residential area (east, west). Additionally coded was: ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
UniverseResidential population eligible to vote
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 12.09.2016 - 15.09.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-10-12 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1656
Number of Variables: 124
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. -FGW-: Wahl in Berlin : eine Analyse der Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus vom 18. September 2016. Mannheim: Berichte der Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.; 166, 2016
Relevant full texts
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Research Data Centre
  • German Federal State Election studies
    The available studies on the German ferderal state elections go back as far as 1962. These studies were conducted for the most part as representative surveys in the run-up to elections of the Landtage, the Bremer Bürgerschaft or the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus. German Federal State Election studies which were surveyed within the framework of the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) are not contained in this group.
  • State Elections in Berlin