Social Infrastructure (Panel: 1st Wave 1976)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Arbeitsgruppe Soziale Infrastruktur der Universität Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    The judgement on local infrastructure in two selected cities. Satisfaction with residential surroundings, local politics and the job of city management. Topics: 1. Residential surroundings: local residency and local ties; desire to move and preferred type of place of residence; spatial distance to relatives; detailed information on size of living space, number of rooms and heating of the residence; rent costs and costs in addition to rent; details of a profile of demands of a new residence; description of population structure of current neighborhood; desire for more neighborhood contacts; satisfaction with residential environment and housing conditions there; residential status. 2. Judgement on public services and local politics: most important problems and tasks of the municipality; most important tasks in the area of housing conditions and environmental protection; attitude to privatization of selected public services; attitude to the welfare state; judgement on financial government expenditures for the individual types of school and further education facilities; most important problems in the school area; satisfaction with local education facilities and public transportation; use of various means of transport in selected situations; priorities in local traffic policy and culture policies; satisfaction with local facilities and social facilities; frequency of utilization of and judgement on selected social facilities; criticism and reasons for non-use of such facilities. 3. Judgement on inner security: assessment of sense of security at place of residence; fear of becoming victim of a crime; particularly unsafe areas locally; personal impact from a traffic offense or a crime; point in time and type of crime; filing a report and its outcome. 4. contact with authorities and personal local political activities: judgement on contacts with authorities and selected authorities, such as e.g. the police; trust in authorities and selected occupational groups (scale); assessment of the populism and the job of city management (scale); personal political participation and rank order of effectiveness of political actions; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance in political questions; party preference and self-assessment of left-right orientation within a party. 5. Miscellaneous: type and length of leisure activities; desire for additional leisure activity; satisfaction with local leisure offerings; media usage; general contentment with life; importance of areas of life and degree of realization of more important goals in life; distance to workplace; assessment of personal job security; year of birth of children; date of birth; car possession; possession of a telephone; household help; possession of house and property; memberships; attending meetings and honorary offices; judgement on the effect of survey results on city management; attitude to a regular survey of citizens. Demography: religious denomination; school education; occupational training; occupational position; employment; household size. Interviewer rating: type of building; number of contact attempts; willingness of respondent to cooperate; reliability of respondent; length of interview; date of interview; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-11 / 1976-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Persons 16 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 809
    Number of Variables: 387
The data of the second wave are archived under ZA Study No. 1097.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1098 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Arzberger, Klaus; Murck, Manfred; Schumacher, Jürgen: Die Bürger: Bedürfnisse. Einstellungen. Verhalten. Königstein: Anton Hain Verlag 1979. (Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien zur Stadt- und Regionalpolitik, Bd. 14)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22