Long-term funding for the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)

The DFG (German Research Foundation) has granted long-term funding for the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) until 2017.

Over three subsequent periods of funding, the GLES examines the German federal elections 2009, 2013, and 2017 and therefore will be able to track the German electoral process over an extended period of time and at an unprecedented level of detail.

The GLES comprises a major long-term effort in social science data collection in Germany. In its basic approach, scope and ambition it is inspired by the best programmes of national election studies of the world, such as the American National Election Study (ANES), the British Election Study (BES), or the National Annenberg Election Study (NAES). It produces a wealth of data that is shared with the entire community of electoral researchers in Germany and other countries as well as all other interested social scientists.

(February 24, 2015)