GESIS Online Panel Pilot: Religion and values (survey 4)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaczmirek, Lars (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Bandilla, Wolfgang (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Schaurer, Ines (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Struminskaya, Bella (GESIS, Mannheim)
Other Title
  • Deutschlandstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Religion and values
    • Natural environment
  • Abstract

    Religion and values. This study number comprises the data collected during the so called main studies. The main studies represent three surveys which have partially been used for methodic experiments. The questions are identical in every survey except for the described differences. Topics: attitude towards the environment: willigness to spend part of the income on the environment; disastrous consequences of human intervention in nature; human ingenuity will ensure that the earth stays inhabitable; nature´s self-regulation compensates the influences of the modern industrialized countries; an ecological disaster is inevitable; importance of areas of life (work, family, friends and acquaintances, leisure, politics, religion, voluntary work, health); self-assessment of religiosity (scalometer); confession, frequency of church attendance; importance of religious birthday, wedding and funeral ceremonys; relationship between church and politics (church leaders should not try to influence people´s election decision; church leaders should not try to influence the government´s decisions); religious belief and sciences (too much trust in sciences); religion as a source of conflicts; pious people´s intolerance; evaluation of the power of the church and religious organizations; belief in God. Demography: born in today´s Germany; state of birthplace; if not born in today´s Germany: since when does the respondent live in Germany (year); where did the respondent mainly live during his youth; if the respondent lived in Germany during his youth: state; citizenship; willigness to move into one of the new or one of the old states; willingness to move into another EU country; local ties; previous regional mobility; in contact with foreigners living in Germany; in contact with Germans (if the respondent is not a German citizen); attitude towards immigration to Germany (immigrants of the same respectively a different ethnic group and immigrants from poorer non-European countries); immigration good for economy; immigration as an enrichment of cultural life; immigration makes Germany a better place; evaluation of the discrimination against specific groups in Germany (ethnic backgound, sex, sexual orientation (e.g. homosexuality), age, religion or confession of faith, disability); self-reported diligence in answering the questionnaire (not asked in main study 1); evaluation of the survey (interesting, rich in variety, important for sciences, long, difficult, too personal); interruption of the survey; personal remarks about the survey. Additionally encoded: amount of the respondent´s incentive.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-06-22 / 2011-11-30
  • 2011-10-19 / 2012-03-01
  • 2011-10-26 / 2012-02-22
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 18 and older using the Internet for private purposes.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Telephone sampling with online follow-up surveys: Respondents willing to participate subsequent to a prior telephone interview and who provided an e-mail address (Dual-Frame Gabler/Häder procedure, last-birthday method, mobile and landline sample)
Collection Mode
  • Online survey with standardized questionnaire
Main study 1 and main study 2 were conducted by GESIS. The respondents of main study 3 were recruited via CATI by an external fieldwork agency. Under certain conditions, the CATI was not carried out entirely but in a shortened version of the interview. In those cases the essential questions were posed in the online surveys afterwards.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5585 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2014-06-26