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SUFs of ifo Education Survey released

We have just released the datasets of the first eight waves (2014-2021) of the ifo Education Survey (ifo Bildungsbarometer) for scientific use. You can find additional detail in our data description and access the data here.

The ifo Education Survey is a representative opinion survey of the German voting-age population on education topics that has been conducted annually since 2014. It covers public preferences on a wide range of education policy issues ranging from early childhood education, schools, and apprenticeships to university education and life-long learning.

The repeated cross-sectional datasets include a total of more than 40,000 respondents. They comprise several randomized survey experiments that facilitate investigating the causal effects of information provision, framing, and question design on answering behavior. Beyond policy preferences, the datasets also include detailed background information about respondents and different survey measures of economic preferences.