Michael Sommer

Fields of knowledge: Sociology

Public opinion research is at the heart of Michael Sommer's scientific work. As project manager of the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach, he is responsible for the conception, analysis and presentation of studies based on surveys. In recent years, he has supervised studies on a wide variety of topics, including the attitudes and expectations of the younger generation, the world of older people in Germany, and the population's notions of justice.


Demoscopy helps to correct misconceptions about social reality.


Short Vita

Michael Sommer, born in 1969, studied Political Science and Middle and Modern History at the Universities of Kiel and Vienna. Since 2000, he has been working as a research assistant at the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach. From 2005 to 2009 he headed the questionnaire conference there; since 2009 he has been project manager. His work focuses on topics from the fields of social and societal research as well as political research.

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