Immigrant German Election Study II: A Local Panel Study of Immigrant-Origin Voters during the Electoral Campaign of the 2021 Bundestag Election
Goal: IMGES II focuses on effects of election campaigns among Germans with and without migration background. For the first time, we are able to analyse how immigrant-origin voters react to the election campaigns with their electoral & campaign behaviour and how they respond to group-specific actions by parties, candidates, and political organisations as well as to media content.
Date: 1 March 2021 - 29 February 2024
- Achim Goerres's Lab
- Apr 2022
- Gaps in political interest and participation still visible between native and immigrant-origin voters, but small.
- The campaign activated all groups across the board.
- The core dynamic of the electoral campaign, rising star Scholz, declining Laschet, visible across all groups.
- Overall patterns of persistent differences, but very similar dynamics across time.
- 2.37 MBGoerres_Imges2_gesis.pdf
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- Can campaigns facilitate or hinder the political integration of immigrant-origin Germans, or both for different sub-groups?
- Are Germans of immigrant origin more likely to decide their vote late because of lower levels of party identification? Are they more susceptible to campaign dynamics because of that?
- Does the higher heterogeneity of personal networks among immigrant-origin Germans increase cross-pressures, thus decreasing their turnout?
- What do the dynamics of the campaign among native and immigrant origin voters in a metropolis tell us about modern electoral democracy?