Long-term Panel 2002-2005-2009

Long-term Panel 2002-2005-2009

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ZA5320 Version 2.0.0Long-term Panel 2002-2005-2009
Concept and goalThe Long-term Panel 2002-2005-2009 is a population survey in which respondents were repeatedly asked about the 2002, 2005 and 2009 federal elections. The Long-term Panel can be used to examine intra-individual changes in political attitudes and behaviour between federal elections.
ContentVote intention, voting decision, political involvement, political attitudes, problem perception, evaluation of political elites, political media usage, contact with parties, coalition preferences, reception TV debate, sociodemography, personality, voting behaviour in state elections
Date of collection and number of unitsWave 1:
Pre-election: 12.08.02 – 21.09.02
Post-election: 01.10.02 – 08.11.02
N = 3,263
Wave 2:
Pre-election: 04.08.05 – 16.09.05
Post-election: 19.09.05 – 09.11.05
N = 902
Wave 3:
Pre-election: 06.08.09 – 25.09.09
Post-election: 02.10.09 – 14.12.09
N = 641
Mode of collectionComputer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
Target populationGerman citizens resident in the Federal Republic of Germany, who had a minimum age of 16 years and lived in private households
Sampling ProcedureParticipants from the 2002 Pre- and Post-election Cross-section (ADM-Master-Sample) who were willing to be interviewed again
Duration of interviewApprox. 60 minutes per wave