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German Social Survey (ALLBUS), 1986 (ICPSR 8897) RSS

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The German Social Survey (ALLBUS) monitors social trends in the Federal Republic of Germany. Education and cultural skills (Bildung und kulturelle Fertigkeiten), and social networks and social support (Soziale Beziehungen und Hilfeleistungen) were the special topics of investigation in 1986. Basic demographic and socioeconomic variables (ZUMA-Standarddemographie) were also collected.

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Study Description


Mayer, Karl Ulrich, et al. German Social Survey (ALLBUS), 1986. ICPSR08897-v1. Cologne, W. Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1989. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08897.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   cultural perceptions, education, life satisfaction, political attitudes, public opinion, social attitudes, social issues, social networks, social support, socioeconomic status, trends

Geographic Coverage:   Germany, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1986-03--1986-05

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986-03--1986-05

Universe:   West German citizens 18 years of age and over living in private households in the Federal Republic and West Berlin.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Machine-readable documentation is in German.

Beginning EDIT card must be removed from SPSS Control Cards before analysis.

The slashes must be removed from the INPUT FORMAT of the SPSS Control Cards for the LRECL data file.


Sample:   Multistage probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews, and telephone interviews


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