One focus of Module IV lies on distributional- and social policy. The aim is to gain insights into voters’ preferences on those policies in times of economically restrained scopes of political action. In combination with the CSES macro-level indicators, these data enable scientists to investigate the interaction between political institutions and voters’ attitudes towards distributional- and social policy. Researchers can thus gain insights into how political institutions affect voter reactions on expenditure constraints. Accounting for expenditure constraints, the module takes reference to the economic crises of the preceding years. Another focus of the module concerns questions about voters’ political mobilization through parties and candidates and the influence of personal contacts on vote choice.
Data and documentation materials can be downloaded via GESIS Data Catalogue. The online study catalogue ZACAT offers a simple and extended search within question texts, and a preview of the data via online analysis. It enables users to identify interesting studies or variables for their own research via scanning through the national and international data inventory.
The Final Release covers 45 election studies from 2011 to 2016.