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The Search for Meaning - the New Goals in Life

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • BRIGITTE, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg
Publication Date
1989
Contributor
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
Description
  • Abstract

    Contentment with life, goals in life, religious belief and search for meaning. Topics: general contentment with life; satisfaction and importance of areas of life; thinking about the meaning of life; able to experience the meaning of life; personal meaningful experiences; assumed sex-specific differences in thinking about the meaning of life; most important determining factors of human life; feeling of political effectiveness; attitude to the commandment of charity; belief in a positive further development of humanity and its expected development in the immediate future; belief in God; concepts of the care of God; desire for belief in God; changes in belief in the course of life; frequency of prayer; personal experience of God, belief in miracles and personal experiences with miracles; belief in a life after death, contacts between the dead and the living, the Last Judgement and the existence of the devil; religiousness and ties to church; personal turning to and contacts with other religious communities, world view groups or encounter groups; ability of one´s own denomination to solve current world-wide problems; judgement on the efforts of the denomination to solve problems; qualification of one´s own denomination to provide individual meaning; interest in various religious movements, religions and sects; soul and spirit as origin of all illnesses (voluntarism); influence of personal will on health and personal experiences; assumed future recollection of post-material values in the Federal Republic; desired influence of the Christian churches on public life in the Federal Republic; political interest; judgement on the job of politicians as an effort for the public good or for personal interests; judgement on possible contribution to solution of world-wide problems by politics, religion and the church, women in leading positions, one´s own initiative as well as a religious and positive attitude to life; knowledge of the impending visit of the Pope in the Federal Republic and attitude to this trip; attitude to papal answers to current questions of time; attitude to supernatural and inexplicable events; honorary activities; care-giving; memberships and offices; time of last use of a gambling machine and average weekly duration; date of birth; union membership; works council in the company and personal works council membership; self-assessment of social class; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-02 / 1987-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Germans living in private households 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: 949
    Number of Variables: 163
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1707 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • BRIGITTE (Hrsg.): Sinnsuche: Eine repräsentative Untersuchung. Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr 1987.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

BRIGITTE, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg (1989): Sinnsuche - Die neuen Lebensziele. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1707