Welcome to GLES

The German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) is the central survey programme in Germany for the continuous collection and provision of high-quality data for national and international election research. The GLES has been conducted in close co-operation between the German Society for Electoral Research (DGfW) and GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences since its inception.

The Longitudinal Survey Program for Election Research
The various studies of the GLES - the GLES Cross-Section, the GLES Rolling Cross-Section, the GLES Panel, the GLES Tracking, the GLES Candidate Study and the GLES Nomination Study - enable analyses from a variety of perspectives. The data from the individual studies of the GLES can be combined to provide a holistic picture.

Who is the data for?
The methodologically diverse surveys of the GLES make it possible to investigate the political attitudes and behaviour of eligible voters and candidates from all perspectives.

What are the time periods of GLES?
Since 2009, the study parts of the GLES have been surveyed during and between the Bundestag elections in Germany.

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The GLES data is available in the GESIS search.

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Online search in the GLES bibliography

Here you can search for publications that use GLES data.

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The overview provides orientation on the design of the GLES and the GLES studies.

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Data & documentation

Here you will find an overview of published GLES data and documentation.

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