Municipality Study Juelich (Population)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Pappi, Franz U. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer System- und Konzeptforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Local political attitudes, moral orientations, social network and social classing in a small city. Topics: Importance of municipal institutions for well-being in the municipality; familiarity of local politicians and elites; attitude to local controversies: community school, attracting industrial businesses and constructing a town hall; political interest and political extent to which informed; personal political activity and perceived opportunity to influence local political decisions; perceived influence of trade union, industry and church in the FRG; personal sympathy in wage conflicts; tax reduction versus increase in social services of the government; importance of upward social mobility of the children; judgement on possibilities of upward social mobility and decline; self-assessment of social class; personal criteria for class assignment; general contentment with life; sociability; occupation orientation; friendships; topics of conversation with friends; social network; voting decision in the city council election and Federal Parliament election 1969; general party preference; party preference of father; party preference and religious denomination of friends; local ties; tensions between long-time and new residents; personal regional and social origins and that of spouse; media usage; membership in associations and clubs; age of children; religiousness. Scales: work satisfaction; social moral orientation; authoritarianism; traditionalism; anomy; dogmatism and traditional family ideology. Interviewer observation: detailed description of the living room of respondent; furnishing style; condition of furniture and living room; floor; type and pattern of rug, curtains and walls; cabinets and television set; books; pictures on the wall and picture motifs; other objects in the living room. While the interviewer recorded the characteristics of the living room, the respondent filled out a written part of the survey. Interviewer rating: length of interview and place of interview; presence of other persons and their interventions in interview; interruptions of survey; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; residential building type. After the end of the survey the interviewer left behind a questionnaire to measure social distance which the respondent was to return by mail. Demography: age; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; professional position; employment; head of household; interest in politics.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-05 / 1971-06
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection of German citizens.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire as well observation by the interviewer. Furthermore a mail as well as a written survey were conducted.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 820
    Number of Variables: 655
There are also data available on non-responses. The data of friends of those surveyed here can be found in ZA Study No. 0517. ZA Study Nos. 0515 and 0518 also belong to the complete project. A American parallel investigation is archived under ZA Study No. 0533.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0516 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Pappi, Franz U.: Sozialstruktur und soziale Schichtung in einer Kleinstadt mit heterogener Bevölkerung. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 25, 1973, S. 23 - 74.
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz: Differentielle Assoziation und soziale Schichtung. Hamburg, Universität, Philisophische Fakultät, Diss. 1974.
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz: Zur Existenz schichtähnlicher Gruppierungen im interpersonalen Präferenzgefüge: Ein Beitrag zur Analyse latenter subjektiver Schichtung. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 27, 1975, S. 293 - 311.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22