ZUMABUS 2 (1977)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Herz, Thomas A. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Wildenmann, Rudolf (Lehrstuhl für politische Wissenschaft, Universität Mannheim)
  • Zapf, Wolfgang (Lehrstuhl für Soziologie III, Universität Mannheim)
  • Bundesgesundheitsamt, Berlin
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Unemployment
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    The ZUMABUS is an omnibus survey organized several times annually by ZUMA. The major topics of this investigation are: 1. Questions on domestic nursing, 2. The change of moral orientations, 3. Political attitudes, 4. Unemployment and political participation 5. ZUMA standard demography. Topics: 1. domestic nursing: member of household in need of nursing care; duration and place of care of those in need of care; degree of familiarity or utilization of domestic nursing care services, such as e.g. an old people´s nurse or municipality nurse; need for this sort of nursing care services; preference for health care at home or in the hospital; presumed burden or relief of household through such a free service. 2. Value change: assessment of fair treatment of the public by authorities, the police and the judiciary 20 years ago and currently; judgement on the equity of distribution of assets in the FRG. 3. Political attitudes: political interest and extent to which informed; most important problems of the FRG and most important political goals; perception of privileged or underprivileged groups; issue ability of the parties; preferred and rejected federal chancellor; criticism of members of the government; sympathy scale for the parties as well as the politicians Schmidt, Kohl, Genscher and Strauss; assessment of equal opportunities and satisfaction with democracy in the FRG; preferred retirement program and judgement on one´s own retirement program; attitude on citizen initiatives, the welfare state and reduction of the tax burden; attitude to making divorce easier; judgement on the influence of the trade unions and the employer´s federations; sympathies in case of a strike; personal election participation; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1976 and the state parliament election; party preference (ballot procedure; first and second votes); party identification; interest in joining a party. 4. Unemployment and political participation: frequency and year of personal unemployment; most significant personal problems of unemployment; judgement on financial security in case of unemployment; expected difficulties in the choice of position and return to occupational life; satisfaction with working hours and job; fear of loss of job in the near future; preferred model for re-distribution of available work to reduce unemployment; membership in clubs and organizations; length of membership and intensity of involvement; forms of personal political and social involvement (scale); frequency and importance of political participation. 5. ZUMA standard demography and miscellaneous: The standard demography presents a very detailed survey of background variables including among other things: length of residence; residential status; self-assessment of social class; date of birth; information on household; detailed recording and encoding of occupation according to the ISCO code system. Interviewer rating: type of building; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; time of visit; date of interview; length of interview; number of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-06 / 1977-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German citizens 18 years old and older living in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2002
    Number of Variables: 556
The remaining ZUMABUSSE are archived under the following Nos.: ZUMABUS 1 - 1976 (ZA Study No. 0861) ZUMABUS 3 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1224) ZUMABUS 4 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1017) ZUMABUS 5 - 1980 (ZA Study No. 1225) ZUMABUS 6 - 1982 (ZA Study No. 1226) ZUMABUS 7 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1336) ZUMABUS 8 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1337) ZUMABUS 9 - 1985 (ZA Study No. 1338) Parts of the ZUMA standard demography have been summarized into a time series and archived under ZA Study No. 1233.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0814 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2014-09-10