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The GLES provides high-quality data for the analysis of elections. The GLES Data Catalogue includes surveys of voters and candidates as well as media content analyses (overview of the GLES Design).

Information on Data Access
The GLES datasets can be found by searching the GESIS data archive. There you will also find the questionnaires and detailed descriptions of the studies. A one-time registration is required before using the data.





Information and data on the German election surveys before the start of the GLES-project can be obtained via the Research Data Center (RDC) Elections at GESIS.
RDC Elections


Despite the most thorough examination of the data, errors may occur. When errors are noticed, they are documented and corrected as soon as possible. In addition, all registered users are informed about the update via our newsletter.

The errata list for every individual dataset can be accessed via the Data Catalogue (DBK). There you will also find information about previous updates of the dataset. This allows all users to see how the datasets have changed between the individual versions.

In order to provide error-free datasets, we would appreciate your assistance. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know by sending us a short e-mail.