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German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), 3. funding phase

Team: Dr. Manuela Blumenberg (DBG), André Förster (DAS), Dr. Tobias Gummer (DBG), Malte Kaukal (DAS), Joss Roßmann (DAS)
Leader: Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf
Scientific unit: Monitoring Society and Social Change


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. 

You will find further information on the study design at the projects website (<link http:> To get access to data and documentation, please consult <link http: gles>



Sponsored by


  • Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen (University of Mannheim)
  • Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher (University of Frankfurt)
  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (University of Mannheim)
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels (WZB Berlin)


  • Weßels, Bernhard/ Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (Ed.), 2014: Voters on the Move or on the Run. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Weßels, Bernhard/ Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck/Christof Wolf u.a., 2014: Zwischen Fragmentierung und Konzentration: Die Bundestagswahl 2013.
  • Rattinger, Hans/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck/Bernhard Weßels u.a., 2011: Zwischen Langeweile und Extremen: Die Bundestagswahl 2009. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • An overview of publications based on GLES data can be found on our website ( and in the following GESIS Paper: GLES-Bibliographie, 5th edition, 2016|04).