Secularization and Entsaeulung in the Netherlands

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Felling, Albert (Sociologisch Instituut, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen)
  • Peters, Jan (Sociologisch Instituut, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen)
  • Schreuder, Osmund (Sociologisch Instituut, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Publication Date
  • Sociologisch Instituut, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Abstract

    Questions about the meaning of life and belief in God, (world philosophy of life scale). Topics: belief in God or a higher being (scale); the meaning of life (scale). Demography: age; sex; school education; occupational position; degree of urbanization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Netherlands (NL)
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older.
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: 1007
    Number of Variables: 25
A selection of the questions was replicated in the framework of the ALLBUS survey 1982 (ZA Study No. 1160) in the Federal Republic.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1354 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Felling, Albert; Peters, Jan; Schreuder, Osmund: Identitätswandel in den Niederlanden. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 34, 1982, S. 26 - 53.
  • Felling, Albert; Peters, Jan; Schreuder, Osmund: Bürgerliche und Alternative Wertorientierungen in den Niederlanden. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 35, 1983, S. 83 - 107.
  • Felling, Albert; Peters, Jan; Schreuder, Osmund: Religion im Vergleich: Bundesrepublik Deutschland und Niederlande. Frankfurt: Lang 1987.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22