German Longitudinal Election Study

The German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) is a DFG-funded project which made its debut just prior to the 2009 federal election. GLES is the largest and most ambitious election study held so far in Germany. Although the initial mandate is to examine and analyse the electorate for three consecutive elections, the aspired goal is to integrate the project within GESIS as an institutionalized election study after the federal election of 2017, and hence to make it a permanent study.

The GLES is directed by the following principal investigators
    Prof. Dr. Hans Rattinger (University of Mannheim, till 2014),
    Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher (University of Frankfurt),
    Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (University of Mannheim),
    Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen (University of Mannheim, since 2015),
    Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels (Social Science Research Center Berlin) and
    Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf (GESIS, since 2012)
in close cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wahlforschung (DGfW).

Further information of the GLES are available on the website of the GLES project.