The many faces of GESIS


Maximilian Etzel studied Political Science, Sociology and Empirical Social Research at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg. Since July 2018, he has been working as a research assistant at GESIS in the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) and is responsible for the GLES Cross-Section. His research interests include value orientations, political participation and voting behavior.


  • GLES Cross-Section
  • GLES Panel

  • Research

    • Value orientation
    • Value-based voting behavior
    • Political participation
    • Electoral integrity



    Journal article

    Etzel, Maximilian. 2023. "Value orientation and external political efficacy: Assessing the relationship between traditional values, progressive politics and political responsiveness." Comparative European Politics 2023 (21): 258-283. doi:

    Etzel, Maximilian. 2022 (Forthcoming). "Wie groß war das Vertrauen? Zur Elektoralen Integrität bei der Bundestagswahl 2021." easy_social_sciences 2022 (67): 9-18. doi: