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ALLBUS/GGSS 1986 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 1986)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Publication Date
1996
Contributor
  • Mayer, Karl U. (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin) (Researcher)
  • Müller, Walter (Universität Mannheim) (Researcher)
  • Pappi, Franz U. (Universität Kiel) (Researcher)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Universität Köln) (Researcher)
  • Ziegler, Rolf (Universität München) (Researcher)
  • INFRATEST, München (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
Description
  • Abstract

    Social monitoring of trends in attitudes, behavior, and societal change in the Federal Republic of Germany. The main topics in 1986 are: 1.) Importance of life aspects 2.) Education and cultural skills 3.) Political attitudes 4.) Other topics 5.) ALLBUS-Demography 6.) Data on the interview (paradata) 7.) Social networks and support systems I (ISSP 1986) 8.) Added value Topics: 1.) Importance of life aspects: family and children, work and occupation, recreation and free time, friends and acquaintances, kinship, religion and church, politics and public life, neighborhood. 2.) Education and cultural skills: general evaluation of educational opportunities; importance of personal school performance for success in life; expected importance of school performance in the future; level of educational aspirations for one´s own children; most important educational goals in school and in the family; age at graduation from school; vocational training; year of vocational graduation; evaluation of personal occupational training. Possession and use of technical household equipment such as tape recorder, video recorders (VCRs), personal computers, television sets, microwave ovens, calculators, phones, and typewriters; car ownership; possession of driver´s license; frequency of car use. Everyday skills such as dancing, taking pictures, filling in tax forms, bike riding, performing repairs, reading a city map and train schedule; foreign language skills; type and extent of vocational and non-vocational further education; difficulties in understanding instruction booklets, fine print, and consumer instruction leaflets; ability to formulate correspondence with administration; number of books bought and read in the last three months; possession of a library card; library use; private correspondence in the last six months. 3.) Political attitudes: political interest; postmaterialism (importance of law and order, fighting rising prices, free expression of opinions, and influence on governmental decisions); self-placement on a left-right continuum; understanding of political events and perceived possibilities of influence on politics; eligibility to vote; electoral participation and recall of past vote. 4.) Other topics: assessment of the present and future economic situation in Germany; assessment of present and future personal economic situation; self-assessment of social class; attitudes towards abortion. 5.) ALLBUS-Demography: Details about the respondent: gender; month and year of birth, age; place of residence (federal state, size of municipality, Boustedt-type of municipality); religious denomination, frequency of church attendance; voting intention (Sonntagsfrage); currently at school or university, general education, vocational training and extended vocational training; employment status; details about current occupation, length of employment, industrial sector, working hours per week, length of commute; date of termination of full- or part- time employment; gaps in occupational biography; details about former occupation; length of unemployment; principal source of livelihood; respondent´s income; marital status; marital biography. Details about respondent´s current spouse: age; employment status; employment status; details about current occupation; date of termination of full- or part-time employment. Details about respondent´s former spouse: age; details about current occupation. Details about respondent´s parents: general education and vocational training of father and mother; father´s occupation. Composition of household: household income; type of dwelling, telephone. Details about household members: relation to respondent; gender; month and year of birth, age; marital status; income, German citizenship. Respondent´s current memberships (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB, blue-collar union), Deutsche Angestelltengewerkschaft (DAG, white-collar union), Christlicher Gewerkschaftsbund (CGB, Christian union), Union Leitender Angestellter (ULA, association of managers), Deutscher Beamtenbund (DBB, public service union), farmer´s association, trade association, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI), association of German industry), association of a liberal profession, other occupational association; choral society, sports club, leisure activity club, local history or community club, other social association, association of German expellees or refugees, charitable association, religious/church organization, youth or student organization, political party, citizens´ action group, other club or association). 6.) Data on the interview (paradata): presence of other people during the interview; intervention of other people in the course of the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate and reliability of respondent; length of interview; date of interview; gender of interviewer; age of interviewer. 7.) Social networks and support systems I (ISSP): The following questions were asked in reference to all immediate relatives of the respondent: frequency of mutual visits; commuting time for visits; frequency of non- personal contacts (phone and letter). Marriage or pre-marital cohabitation with a steady partner; number of close friends at work and in the neighborhood; gender of best friend; frequency of mutual visits and commuting time; frequency of non-personal contacts; designation of the two preferred contacts for help with shopping, financial needs, problems in a partnership or depression, crucial changes in life; frequency of these problems. 8.) Added value: International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO 1968); occupational prestige (according to Treiman).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-03 / 1986-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Private households addressing all individuals with German citizenship who were at least 18 years of age by the day of the interview.
Sampling
Household Sample: Multi-stage random sample (ADM-Mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Personal interview with standardized questionnaire (PAPI - Paper and Pencil Interviewing), additional self-completion questionnaire (drop off) for ISSP
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Household
    Number of Units: 3095
    Number of Variables: 521
Note
Available under ZA No. 1669 is a subsequent survey by phone in which all non-respondents as well as part of the respondents from the ALLBUS main survey were interviewed, for example about central demographic characteristics (Non-Response-Study). A second version of this data set with a shortened demography module is available as ALLBUScompact 1986 (ZA No. 3709).
Availability
Download
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1500 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • ALLBUS (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • Braun, Michael; Mohler, Peter Ph.: Die Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften (ALLBUS). Rückblick und Ausblick in die neunziger Jahre. In: ZUMA-Nachrichten 29, 1991, S. 7-28.
  • Terwey, Michael: ALLBUS: Das Programm und Erweiterungen des bestehenden Angebots. In: ZA-Information 42, 1998, S. 33-43.
  • Terwey, Michael: ALLBUS: A German General Social Survey. Schmollers Jahrbuch 120, 2000, S. 151-158.
  • Terwey, Michael: Zum aktuellen Wandel im Zugriff auf ALLBUS-Materialien und zur ALLBUS-Nutzung in Publikationen. In: ZA-Information 53, 2003, S. 195-202.
  • Veröffentlichungsreihe "Blickpunkt Gesellschaft": Müller, Walter; Mohler, Peter Ph.; Erbslöh, Barbara; Wasmer, Martina (Hrsg.): Blickpunkt Gesellschaft: Einstellungen und Verhalten der Bundesbürger. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1990.
  • Mohler, Peter Ph.; Bandilla, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Blickpunkt Gesellschaft: 2. Einstellungen und Verhalten der Bundesbürger in Ost und West. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1992.
  • Braun, Michael; Mohler, Peter Ph. (Hrsg.): Blickpunkt Gesellschaft: 3. Einstellungen und Verhalten der Bundesbürger. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1994.
  • Braun, Michael; Mohler, Peter Ph. (Hrsg.): Blickpunkt Gesellschaft: 4. Soziale Ungleichheit in Deutschland. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1998.
  • Alba, Richard; Schmidt, Peter; Wasmer, Martina (Hrsg.): Blickpunkt Gesellschaft: 5. Deutsche und Ausländer: Freunde, Fremde oder Feinde? Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag 2000.
  • Koch, Achim; Wasmer, Martina; Schmidt, Peter (Hrsg.): Blickpunkt Gesellschaft: 6. Politische Partizipation in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Empirische Befunde und theoretische Erklärungen. Opladen: Leske + Budrich 2001.
  • Alba, Richard; Schmidt, Peter; Wasmer, Martina (Hrsg.): Germans or Foreigners? Attitudes Towards Ethnic Minorities in Post-Reunification Germany. New York und Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan 2003.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (1996): Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften ALLBUS 1986. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1500