Immigrant German Election Study II (IMGES II)

Immigrant German Election Study II: A Local Panel Study of Immigrant-Origin Voters during the Electoral Campaign of the 2021 Bundestag Election

In this project we include for the first time a dynamic perspective by repeatedly surveying individuals from one local context during one electoral campaign as part of the 2021 Bundestag election. In particular, we focus on two questions: how immigrant-origin voters react to the election campaigns with their electoral behaviour (turnout and vote choice) and campaign behaviour (talking about the campaign, trying to convince others, volunteering, etc.), and how they respond to group-specific actions by parties, candidates, and political organisations as well as to media content. 
We conducted a panel study in the city of Duisburg with random samples of (1) Germans with a post-Soviet background, (2) Germans with a Turkish background and (3) Germans with no migration background (as a comparison group), during the campaign for the German federal election of 2021. Respondents were surveyed in three major waves over a 6-month period. In addition, we collected additional local- and national-level contextual data and will merge these data with the survey data. 

Principal Investigators: Achim Goerres (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Sabrina Mayer, Dennis C. Spies (Universität Düsseldorf †)
Project manager: Jonas Elis (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Duration: April 2021 - April 2024

Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG)
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