Social Infrastructure (Panel: 2nd Wave 1977)

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 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 residence; rent costs and costs in addition to rent; details of a profile of demands for a new residence; description of population structure of current neighborhood; desire for more neighborhood contacts; satisfaction with residential surroundings and housing conditions locally; residential status; living together with foreigners in the building; contacts with foreigners; attitude to limitation on proportion of foreigners in the residential area; attitude to the right of foreigners to vote in municipal elections. 2. Judgement on public services and local politics: most important problems and tasks of the municipality and assumed preferences of municipal politicians; 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; attitude to the integrated comprehensive school; satisfaction with local education facilities and public transportation; use of various means of transport in selected situations; satisfaction and priorities in local traffic policy and culture policies; satisfaction with local health facilities and social facilities; assumed consideration of group interests in traffic policy; preferred social political measures for selected groups in the city; desired measures to create jobs and satisfaction with job offerings in the city; attitude to support for selected energy sources and support for environmental protection measures given concurrent jeopardy for jobs. 3. Judgement on inner safety: assessment of the sense of security at place of residence; fear of becoming victim of a crime; particularly unsafe areas locally; personal impact from a traffic offense; personal victimization experience and attitude to selected measures to combat crime; point in time and type of crime; filing a report and its outcome; perceived threat to the state from terrorism; preferred measures to defend against terrorism. 4. Dealing with authorities and personal activities in local politics: judgement on contact with authorities; institutions and their influence; political participation and rank order of the effectiveness of political actions; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance in political questions; party preference. 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 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; 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: school education; occupational training; occupational position; 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; sex.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-11 / 1977-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
    Frankfurt am Main (Nord-Ostend, Sachsenhausen)
Sampled Universe
Persons older than 16 years
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: 2118
    Number of Variables: 355
The data of the first wave are archived under ZA Study No. 1098. Of the 809 persons interviewed there in this investigation 582 were interviewed again. In this second wave additional persons in other cities were interviewed for the first time.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1099 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Murck, Manfred: Soziologie der öffentlichen Sicherheit: Eine staatliche Aufgabe aus der Sicht der Bürger. Frankfurt: Campus 1980. (Campus Forschung Band 156)

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