Alexander Jedinger

Dr. Alexander Jedinger

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I am a Senior Researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Prior to joining GESIS, I was employed as a Project Manager for political polls and surveys at Ipsos, an international renowned market research company. I received my M.A. and Dr. phil. in political science from the University of Mainz, Germany. My main areas of expertise include political attitudes and voting behavior, as well as survey methodology. More specifically, my research agenda focuses on the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of attitudes about candidates, parties and complex policy issues. Current research projects involve public attitudes toward market economy and free trade.

  • Since 2015 | GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences | Senior Researcher
  • 2012 until 2015 | Ipsos | Survey Project Manager for Political and Social Research
  • 2010 until 2012 | University of Bamberg | Post-doctoral Researcher
  • 2010 | University of Landau | Research Associate
  • 2008 until 2010 | Technical University of Kaiserslautern | Research Associate
  • 2005 until 2007 | University of Mainz | Adjunct Lecturer


Jedinger, Alexander, and Alexandra Schoen. 2017. "Anti-Americanism and Public Attitudes toward Transatlantic Trade." German Politics online first. doi:

Jedinger, Alexander, and Matthias Mader. 2015. "Predispositions, Mission-Specific Beliefs, and Public Support for Military Missions: The Case of the German ISAF Mission in Afghanistan." International Journal of Public Opinion Research 27 (1): 90-110. doi:

Beitrag im Sammelwerk

Bathelt, Severin, Alexander Jedinger, and Jürgen Maier. 2016. "Politische Kenntnisse in Deutschland: Entwicklung und Determinanten, 1949–2009." In Bürgerinnen und Bürger im Wandel der Zeit, edited by Sigrid Roßteutscher, Thorsten Faas, and Ulrich Rosar, 181-207. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


Burger, Axel M., and Alexander Jedinger. 2017. "How Temporal Distance Influences the Affective and Cognitive Bases of Candidate Evaluations in Political Campaigns." General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Granada, Spain.

Jedinger, Alexander, and Oliver Watteler. 2017. "Improving the Quality of Methodological Reports in Survey Research: Practical Guidelines and a Content Analysis of Published Reports." Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Jedinger, Alexander. 2016. "Racial Prejudice, Emotions and Candidate Evaluations in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Assessing the Role of Affective-Cognitive Ambivalence." Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Warsaw, Poland.

Beitrag nicht auf Konferenz

Jedinger, Alexander. 2016. "Authoritarianism and Social Dominance as Determinants of Economic System Support." Chair of Microsociology and Social Psychology, University of Mannheim, Mannheim.