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German Social Survey (ALLBUS) Cumulative File, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 (ICPSR 8453) RSS

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This data collection contains data from three multi-thematic inquiries into changes occurring within society in Germany. A variety of social and political topics were dealt with in each of the surveys. These include attitudes toward and personal importance of work, family and children, and religion. Self-described social status and sense of receiving one's "just share" from society were also investigated. Political topics treated include attitudes toward governmental priorities, desired levels of social and defense spending, and attitudes toward the political parties.

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Study Description


Zentrum fur Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA). German Social Survey (ALLBUS) Cumulative File, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 . ICPSR08453-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2005. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08453.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   children, defense spending, families, government performance, government spending, life satisfaction, political attitudes, political parties, public opinion, religious attitudes, social attitudes, social expenditures, social issues, social justice, socioeconomic status, trends

Geographic Coverage:   Germany, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1980--1986

Universe:   German citizens aged 18 or older living in private households in the Federal Republic and West Berlin.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The PDF codebook and the variable and value labels in the data definition statements are in German.

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:   Multi-stage random sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 2005-01-27 The data file and codebook have been resupplied by the principal investigator. The 1986 data have been added to the cumulative file.

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