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German Politbarometer East, 2001 (ICPSR 3915)

Principal Investigator(s): Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim)


The Politbarometer surveys are intended to assess the attitudes and opinions of eligible German voters on current events and problems, as well as on parties and politicians. This data collection consists of a cumulative file of the monthly East Politbarometer surveys for 2001. In these surveys, certain political questions were asked each month, while other topical questions were asked irregularly or only once. This survey focused on the evaluation of political parties and politicians before and after the election to the Bundestag. Respondents provided opinions of such parties as the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Freie Demokratische Partei or Liberal Democratic Party (FDP), the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands or Social Democratic Party (SPD), and the Green Party. Questions also related to the state of democracy in Germany, the economy, agriculture, the euro, and immigration. Respondents also were queried on the subjects of terrorism, and United States actions in Afghanistan. Demographic information on respondents includes sex, age, marital status, household size and composition, education, occupation and employment status, religious preference, and trade union membership.

Access Notes

Study Description


Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (Mannheim). German Politbarometer East, 2001. ICPSR03915-v1. Koln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social [distributors], 2004. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03915.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03915.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agriculture, attitudes, candidates, democracy, economic conditions, economic issues, elections, euro, government performance, immigration, military intervention, political interest, political parties, politicians, public confidence, public opinion, social issues, terrorism, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Germany, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2001-01--2001-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 2001-01--2001-12

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is in German only.


Sample:    Multi-level random sample.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2004-01-22