Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Benad, Günther (INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf)
  • Hattemer, Klaus (INTERMARKET, Düsseldorf)
Publication Date
  • INTERMARKET, Duesseldorf (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Language and linguistics
  • Abstract

    Knowledge and use of proverbs. Topics: type and frequency of use of proverbs in daily life; characterization of persons frequently using proverbs; occasions at which one usually uses proverbs; coping with difficult situations through the use of proverbs; treasure of experience in old proverbs; use of proverbs against the arrogance of many people or as help in defending oneself against malicious joy; assumed frequent use of proverbs by men or women; personal knowledge and use of selected proverbs; knowledge about use of sayings derived from proverbs and representing a parody of the proverbs; listing of rejected stupid sayings; origin or tradition of the sayings; self-classification regarding frequent use of proverbs and assessment of personal circle of friends as users of proverbs; personal opinion leadership; memory of use of proverbs in advertising; reading selected magazines and newspapers. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; school education; occupational position; employment; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 403
    Number of Variables: 265
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1365 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 248 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22