Worlds of Living in Germany 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • SINUS, Heidelberg
  • BURDA, Offenburg
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Description of furnishings and questions on residence lay-out. Topics: housing situation and residential status; detailed description of furnishings; description of personal furnishing style by means of sample pictures; judgement on questions of furnishing and furnishing equipment (scale); preference for functional or cozy residence furnishing; preferred materials for furnishing equipment; attitude to hand-made items of furniture and natural materials; preference for home-made furniture; attitude to fashionable furnishing equipment and frequent change of apartment furnishings; preference for simple or valuable furniture; preference for order in one´s own residence; importance of areas of life (scale); important things in life; planned acquisitions and changes in residence regarding floor covering, wall-paper, ceiling covering, lamps, curtains, living room furniture and entertainment electronics equipment. Also encoded were length of interview and weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-05 / 1987-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German-speaking residential population in private households between the ages of 18-64 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2516
    Number of Variables: 338
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1788 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Becker, Ulrich; Flaig, Berthold: Wohnwelten in Deutschland II: Denkanstöße für zielgruppenorientiertes Marketing im Einrichtungssektor. Offenburg: Burda 1989

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22