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Surveys in Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Context-Informationsdienst, Düsseldorf
  • forsa, Dortmund
Publication Date
  • Ifes-Institut, Wien (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic systems and development
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Frequency of participation in surveys. Experiences with market and opinion research institutes. Topics: Frequency of participation in surveys up to now; type of interview and institute conducting; survey topic; judgement on the interview as pleasant or unpleasant; positive or negative characteristics of the interview; preferred survey technique; comparison of perceived disturbance from a hypothetical telephone question from the census bureau, a charity organization, a political party, an opinion research institute, an insurance salesman or a car dealer; calls received in the framework of telephone marketing; general willingness to respond to selected topic areas; interest in responding to surveys; assessment of data protection with surveys; perceived annoyances from surveys; attitude to private market research institutes; degree of familiarity of selected market and opinion research institutes; party preference; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons over 18 years old
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection according to the RLD procedure (randomized last digit)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 967
    Number of Variables: 82
Since questions were posed on degree of familiarity of German market and opinion research institutes, the institute Forsa did not conduct the survey itself. The Austrian Ifes Institute was commissioned with the task.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2002 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Context-Informationsdienst, Düsseldorf; forsa, Dortmund (1991): Umfragen in Deutschland. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.