ZUMABUS 5 (1980)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bechmann, Gotthard (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
  • Frederichs, Günther (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
  • Kaltefleiter, Werner (Universität Kiel)
  • Pappi, Franz U. (Universität Kiel)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Natural resources and energy
  • Abstract

    These omnibus surveys have two main survey focus areas: 1. Attitudes to energy and environmental questions, 2. Political attitudes and election research. Beyond this there is the ZUMA standard demography. Topics: 1. Attitudes to energy and environmental questions: sources of information about energy problems; knowledge and definition of the terms ´burning as fuel´, ´conversion into electricity´ and ´refining´; attitude to nuclear energy and energy policies (scales); type of personal commitment for or against nuclear energy; attitude to an increased use of coal; reasons for expected protests or acceptance of an increased expansion of coal-fired power plants; postmaterialism index; most important and least important political goals. 2. Political attitudes: party preference (pair comparison); personal preference for organization of the pension system according to the insurance principle or principle of need as well as assessment of the position of CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP on this topic; personal attitude and assumed position of the parties on stricter punishment for terrorists, prohibition of lock-outs during industrial action, abortion, private radio stations, deployment of new arms and construction of additional nuclear power plants; party inclination; assessment of the social prestige of selected occupations; self-assessment of social class. Demography: ZUMA standard demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; area of business of company; company size; income; household composition; residential status; interest in politics; party preference; self-assessment of social class; German citizenship; memberships. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; reliability of respondent; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Research area: FRG incl. West Berlin.
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: 1997
    Number of Variables: 317
A split questionnaire was used. Regarding the question of social prestige of selected occupations both groups were presented with different occupations for assessment. The remaining ZUMABUSSE are archived under the following Nos.: ZUMABUS 1 - 1976 (ZA Study No. 0861) ZUMABUS 2 - 1977 (ZA Study No. 0814) ZUMABUS 3 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1224) ZUMABUS 4 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1017) 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 in a time series and archived under ZA Study No. 1233.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1225 (Type: ZA-No.)

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