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Danger of Alcoholism (1978)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the dangers of alcohol and attitude to use of alcohol. Personal use of alcohol. Topics: general contentment with life and feeling of happiness; fear of loneliness in old age and the threat of illnesses; concern for one´s job and income; naming good intents for the future, in particular in the area of consumption; frequency of use of alcohol and assessment of personal consumption in comparison with others; attitude to use of alcohol by children; personal reasons for use of alcohol and general legalized reasons for alcohol excesses; information on type of alcohol supplies in household; detailed information on type and amount of use of alcohol in the last 8 days; assessment of the development of use of alcohol with significant increase in price of alcoholic drinks; general evaluation of use of alcohol in the FRG; knowledge of alcoholics and characterization of those addicted to alcohol; perception of warnings about alcohol abuse, feeling of happiness. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; occupation; employment; income; household size; respondent is head of household; party preference (Sunday question); voting behavior at the last federal parliament election; state; character of place of residence; judgement on length of interview and personal interest in interview. Interviewer rating: The interviewer had to carry out an extensive judgement on the respondent: social class, self-confidence, loudness in speech, body movement, facial expression, eye expression, body posture, mouth movements and form of lips; weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Adult population 16 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample according to the quota allocations city size, sex, age, occupation and according to regional units.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1902
    Number of Variables: 156
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey and part of a trend survey. A split questionnaire was used. On the question of the attitude to use of alcohol by children one part of the respondents was presented a sample picture instead of a list question. Question formulation and question technology on this question correspond exactly to the manner of action in ZA Study No. 1088. Beyond this further question formulations the same as in ZA Study No. 1088 were used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1089 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Institut für Demoskopie (Hrsg.): Die Gefahr des Alkoholismus: Haben sich Einstellung und Verhalten der Bevölkerung zum Alkohol von 1973 bis 1978 gewandelt? Allensbach: Forschungsbericht 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach (1978): Gefahr des Alkoholismus (1978). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.