RAPID-COVID: Receiving and Accepting Public Information Despite Polarization: Key to Overcoming COVID-19
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas, Dr. David Schieferdecker
RAPID-COVID is designed to produce insights about the information level about COVID-19 and the willingness to accept authoritative decisions to cope with the pandemic among the public. The project is located at the intersection of political communication, political psychology, and political ...
Corona Talk with Maybrit Illner, Anne Will & Frank Plasberg: Partisan and superficial or balanced and informative?
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas
An Analysis of the quality of discussions on the Covid-19 pandemic in selected German political talk shows
Perception and Behavour Adaptation in Times of Corona
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas Prof. Dr. Gert G Wagner Dr. Nico A. Siegel Simon Richter
The current corona pandemic represents a huge exogenous shock, challenging the resilience and coping mechanisms of society, the political system, but also each individual citizen. We can make use of the quasi-experimental setting that the pandemic provides us with to study preconditions of ...
Youth Election Study 2021
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas, Jun.-Prof. Arndt Leininger, Ph.D.
The project follows the Youth Election Study 2019, which surveyed young people in Brandenburg and Saxony after the state elections, and continues this with a new survey of participants in Brandenburg and Saxony in the wake of the 2021 federal elections. In addition, another register-based survey ...
Youth Election Study 2019 Brandenburg and Saxony
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas, Arndt Leininger, Ph.D
The starting point of the project is the debate about a possible lowering of the voting age from 18 to 16, which has been controversially discussed in public as well as in academia. The aim of the research project is to analyse political attitudes and behavioural intentions of young people, using ...
Citizens, Elections, and Democracy: Unified Germany in Cross-National and Historical Perspective
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas
Based on a post-election survey conducted in the aftermath of the 2017 German Federal Election, the study focuses on political intermediation, the structuring of basic socio-political conflicts, citizens’ understanding(s) of democracy and their views on the integrity of the electoral process. ...
Voting at 16?
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas, Arndt Leininger, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher; Prof. Dr. Armin Schäfer
The decrease and growing social imbalance of voter turnout have triggered a reform debate about the electoral right to vote. One of the most prominent ideas is the proposal to lower the voters’ age at 16. In a number of Bundesländer, it has already happened at the state diet and municipal ...
The Dynamics of Voting: A Long-term Study of Change and Stability in the German Electoral Process, Teilmodul Televised Debates 2017
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maier, Prof. Dr. Michaela Maier Gesamtprojekt: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels, Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf
In cooperation with the University of Koblenz-Landau we analyzed the TV debate of the German national elections in 2017 between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her opponent Martin Schulz on September 3. Long established in the USA, TV debates have developed into significant and outstanding events ...