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Phase 2: Finding and Accessing Data

No social science study without data - we offer you more than 6,500 national and international studies for secondary analysis in our data archive. You can research and order all data in a user-friendly way in our GESIS data search (search box top).

Our most popular Survey Data

Looking for data from a specific survey? Here you get direct access to the data and background information of our most requested survey programs.

The General Population Survey of the Social Sciences has been collecting data on attitudes, behaviour and social structure of the population in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1980.

The General Population Survey of the Social Sciences has been collecting data on attitudes, behaviour and social structure of the population in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1980.

The Eurobarometer collects data on social and political attitudes on key EU issues on behalf of the European Commission.

The German Longitudinal Election Study collects data on the political attitudes of voters and candidates.

The Politbarometer collects data on the opinions and attitudes of the German electorate on current events, parties and politicians.

The European Values Study collects data on Europeans' attitudes, values and opinions on family, work, religion, politics and society.

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies collects data on reading competencies, everyday mathematical competencies and technology-based problem-solving competencies of adults.

The GESIS Panel offers researchers the opportunity to collect their own data within the framework of a probabilistic mixed-mode access panel.

GESIS offers digital behavioral data for social science research. The datasets cover a wide range of topics and were obtained in accordance with applicable ownership and data protection regulations.

Access to further International Data

GESIS offers you access to further selected data collections, election studies, and international surveys, such as:

Access to Protected Data

Some data cannot be accessed via the GESIS data search for data protection reasons, as they are more detailed and sensitive. We offer access to these specially protected data in our Secure Data Center in Cologne (survey data) as well as in our Safe Room in Mannheim (official data).