Opinions and Attitudes of German Youth

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to occupation and open institutions. Goal in life, leisure wishes, societal, social and political fundamental philosophies of young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years in the Federal Republic. Topics: Attitude to politics; authoritative or democratic attitudes; judgement on the effectiveness of personal possibilities to influence politics; satisfaction with the party system; party preference; image of the political parties; evaluation of Helmut Kohl; expected changes given a change of government; readiness for political ties; tie to a certain party; reason for rejection of joining a party; vocational training; free or restricted choice of occupation; times of unemployment; contacts with the employment office; occupation exercised currently; occupational satisfaction; attitude to work; attitude to the achievement principle and moral orientation; readiness for action for the occupational goal; familiarity and degree of sympathy of personalities; idols; ideas about the goals in life achieved at 40 years of age; use of a large gift of money and of additional leisure time; judgement on institutions; detailed determination of membership in youth organizations and participation in their events; preferred type of youth group; monthly sum of money at one´s disposal; estimated money necessary for free disposal; estimated gross income of parents; self-assessment of most effective socialization authorities; form of housing. Demography: age; sex; marital status; family composition; number of siblings; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; household income; size of household; party preference (Sunday question); social origins; city size; state; memberships. Also encoded were: number of residents and administrative district.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-05 / 1976-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years (young people living in communal housing were not considered).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 849
    Number of Variables: 344
The preferred type of youth group as well as the degree of familiarity of personalities were determine through sample pictures.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0969 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Meinungen und Einstellungen der Deutschen Jugend 1976. Bielefeld: Forschungsbericht 1976.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22