Bavarian Dialect Census

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rein, Kurt L. (Universität München)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Language and linguistics
  • Abstract

    Survey about the language habits of the Bavarian population and attitude to use of the dialect. Topics: speaking dialect; earlier speaking of dialect and reasons for today´s non-use; identification of the regional origin of one´s own dialect; learning the dialect and frequency of current use; speaking dialect by family and friends; desire for better High German or dialect; self-assessment of quality of personal High German; feeling when speaking High German; situations in which dialect is primarily used; connection between school achievements and dialect of the child; judgement on the influence of dialect on social reputation of a person; assumption about the percentage of the population speaking dialect. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; company size; area of business of company; sources of income; social origins; local residency; regional origins; work at place of residence; degree of urbanization of place of residence in childhood. Interviewer rating: degree of urbanization; use of dialect by interviewer during interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Persons in private households 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1113
    Number of Variables: 237
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1064 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22