German Social Survey (ALLBUS) Cumulative File, 1980-1992 (ICPSR 6523)

Principal Investigator(s):
Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung and Zentrum fuer Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA)

Version V1

This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR.

Additional information may be available in Collection Notes.

The documentation for this collection is in German.

This collection contains data from eight surveys concerning social trends within Germany. The surveys in 1991 and 1992 interviewed respondents throughout Germany, while the preceding surveys were restricted to West Germany and West Berlin. Each of the surveys covered a variety of social and political topics, which are represented by the following variables in the cumulative file: perceptions of the economic situation, political attitudes and involvement, attitudes toward the unification of Germany, social inequality and the welfare state, sources of national/ethnic pride, immigrants, family and upbringing, attitudes toward abortion, questions about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), professional and life priorities, religion and church, environmental awareness, attitudes toward authority, and fear of crime. The demographic variables include the respondent's age, education, income, marital status, citizenship, residency in Germany, children, friends and acquaintances, membership in organizations or associations, parents' education and professions, and spouse's or partner's demographic characteristics.

1980 -- 1992

The documentation for this collection is in German.

Multistage random sample.

German citizens 18 years of age or older living in private households in the Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin prior to 1991, and German-speaking persons (including German-speaking foreigners) aged 18 and over living in all of Germany since 1991.

personal interviews

survey data