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German Social Survey (ALLBUS), 1994 (ICPSR 6524) RSS

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The German Social Survey monitors social trends in Germany. The central topics of this investigation focus on economics, the job market, education and professional fulfillment, social inequality and the welfare state, attitudes toward and contacts with foreigners living in Germany, political attitudes, the united Germany, the family, and altered gender roles. Basic demographic characteristics of respondents also were collected.

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Study Description


Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung and Zentrum fuer Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA). GERMAN SOCIAL SURVEY (ALLBUS), 1994. ICPSR version. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung [producer], 1995. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1998. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06524.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   economic conditions, education, families, foreign workers, gender roles, German reunification, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, occupations, political attitudes, public opinion, social attitudes, social inequality, social issues, socioeconomic status, trends

Geographic Coverage:   Germany, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1994

Date of Collection:  

  • 1994-02--1994-05

Universe:   German-speaking persons, 18 years of age and over, living in private households in Germany.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

All documentation and data definition statements for this study are in German.

A region variable (V435, REGIERUNGSBEZIRK) is documented by the principal investigator but is not included in the data submitted to ICPSR.

The variable widths of 14 variables in the data are one column wider than specified in the documentation, but this does not affect the accuracy of the data nor of the data definition statements.


Sample:   Two-stage disproportional random sampling.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 1998-05-01 The original corrupted SPSS export file has been replaced by a corrected version.

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