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Attitude to the Census (June - July 1987)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Gräf, Lorenz (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Kühnel, Steffen M. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
1987
Contributor
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the German population to the census after census day, 31 May 1987. Political attitudes. Topics: political interest; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; difficulties in taking care of official matters; sympathy scale for political parties; attitude to the census; conversations about the census in social surroundings and topics discussed; attitude to the census in circle of friends and acquaintances; perceived attitude of the population to the census; conversation contact with the canvasser; questionnaire filled out oneself or by canvasser; individually filling out questionnaire or information for entire household from a single person; duration of filling it out; response or boycott behavior during the survey; type of questionnaire return; attitude to the question program of the census and personal change in attitude from knowledge of the questionnaire; intent to participate; response or boycott behavior in circle of friends and acquaintances; topics noticed in media reporting about the census and tendency of content of these articles; attitude to use of canvassers; assessment and importance of trustworthiness of canvasser; attitude to punishment of census boycotters as well as persons calling for boycott; attitude to the requirement to provide information in the census (scale); attitude to the boycott and to criticism of the census (scale); attitude to government statistics; personal concerns regarding misuse of personal census data; trust in observance of data protection; knowledge about the office for data protection and the office of the data protection official. Demography: month of birth of respondent; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; vocational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; monthly gross income of respondent and household altogether; number of persons contributing to household income; size of household; position of respondent in household; characteristics of head of household; number of persons eligible to vote in household; persons in household who do not have German citizenship; self-assessment of social class; union membership of respondent and other members of household; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview and person desiring this presence; intervention of others in interview and person introducing this intervention; attitude to the census of additional persons present during interview; presence of further persons in other rooms; willingness to cooperate and reliability of respondent. Also encoded was: length of interview; date of interview; identification of interviewer; sex of interviewer; age of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-06 / 1987-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons with German citizenship 18 years old and older
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1005
    Number of Variables: 153
Note
The census project encompasses altogether 5 cross-section studies (ZA Study Nos. 1583 to 1587) and a panel survey collected in three waves (ZA Study Nos. 1588 to 1590). The summarized data set of the 5 cross-section studies is archived under ZA Study No. 1591 and the summarized data set of the panel study is archived under ZA Study No. 1592.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1586 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.; Gräf, Lorenz; Kühnel, Steffen M.: Begleituntersuchung zur Volkszählung 1987: Endbericht zum 30. 11. 1988: Analysen und Tabellenband. Köln: Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung 1988.
  • Scheuch, Erwin K.; Gräf, Lorenz; Kühnel, Steffen-M.: Volkszählung, Volkszählungsprotest und Bürgerverhalten. Ergebnisse der Begleituntersuchung zur Volkszählung 1987. Forum der Bundesstatistik, Band 12 Stuttgart: Metzler-Poeschel 1989.
  • Kühnel, Steffen-M.: Zwischen Boykott und Kooperation. Teilnahmeabsicht und Teilnahmeverhalten bei der Volkszählung 1987. Empirische und methodologische Beiträge zur Sozialwissenschaft, Band 11. Frankfurt u.a.: Peter Lang 1993.

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

Gräf, Lorenz; Kühnel, Steffen M.; Scheuch, Erwin K. (1987): Einstellung zur Volkszählung (Juni-Juli 1987). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1586