Population and Taxes

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Specht, Karl G. (Institut für angewandte Verbraucherforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer angewandte Verbraucherforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Public Revenue
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic policy
  • Abstract

    Judgement on government expenditure policies and one´s own tax burden. Topics: Knowledge about tax distribution between federal government, states and municipalities; preferred taxing institutions; assumed source of financing of the government besides tax revenue; judgement on the expenditure policies of the government and knowledge about use of tax monies by the government; taxation mentality as well as perceived tax burden and tax equity (scale); knowledge of personal tax deductions; preferred goals of a tax reform; relationship with tax office and help with tax return; judgement on the level of taxes in the FRG, in Switzerland and in Sweden; attitude to an increase in sales tax or income tax; attitude to extension of government activities and stricter supervision of government expenditures; judgement on current financing of road construction; attitude to an environment and education tax as well as the principle that the party responsible is liable for damages in the area of environmental pollution; satisfaction with parties regarding tax policies; preferred authority to supervise government expenditure practices; knowledge, profile of requirements and judgement on the Bund der Steuerzahler {taxpayers organization}; interest in joining; media usage. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; housing situation; city size. Interviewer rating: length of interview; date of interview; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-07 / 1971-08
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Employees 18 - 65 years old.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1006
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0542 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22