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Church Membership Survey of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) 1972

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland
  • Evangelische Kirche Hessen und Nassau
  • Evangelischer Gemeindeverband, Frankfurt/Main
Publication Date
1994
Contributor
  • IFAK, Institut fuer Absatzforschung, Wiesbaden (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude of protestant Christians to their church. Topics: Constituting characteristic for the protestant denomination; selected reasons for infant baptism; attitude to baptism; preference for infant baptism or adult baptism as well as for government or church kindergartens; meaning of confirmation; confirmation of respondent; memory of the confirmation pastor and the confirmation text; regular attendance at the children's service; attitude to the current children's service; experiences and memories of one's confirmation classes; closeness of father and mother as well as respondent with church; perceived change and direction of change of church closeness; agreement with the church in religious matters; most important reasons and attitude to church membership (scale); preference for church or government hospital in case of illness; perceived differences between government and church hospitals regarding medical equipment, medical personnel and care for the sick; occasion for the last conversation with a protestant pastor or minister; time of conversation; general impression of this conversation; knowledge about the pastor in one's parish and frequency of contact; cause for the last house visit of the pastor; attitude to a house visit by the pastor; preferred relief organization for a donation; reasons for preference of the selected relief organization; knowledge about the protestant relief organization; donation readiness with house-to-house and street collections for selected purposes and projects; general attitude to house-to-house and street collections; desired and actual involvement of the protestant church in selected religious and social areas; preference for government or church involvement in selected areas; preference for government or church home for the old; frequency of conversation about religion, church and faith; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance; interest in church counseling in case of marriage problems; inclination toward leaving the church; knowledge about the office responsible for leaving the church; estimated personal consequences of leaving the church; persons leaving the church in the circle of relatives and friends; knowledge about the church tax rate; figures of church tax and judgement on the level of the amount; attitude to the church tax (scale); preference for voluntary payments or government tax collection; extent of one's own payments in case of elimination of the church tax; length of local residency; party preference; union membership; party membership; club membership; employment in a church facility; interest in participating in a church facility; satisfaction with the social conditions in the Federal Republic; watching television; interest in church broadcasts and services on the radio; spatial closeness to parents and frequency of visits; frequency of contacts with friends in one's residence as well as with the friends; reading of magazines; frequency of church attendance; religiousness (Kaufmann Scale); identification as a member of the parish, the established protestant church in the state or member of the protestant church of Germany; knowledge about individual established protestant church in the state; membership in the established protestant church in the state; religious denomination of spouse and parents; main denomination affiliation of residents at place of survey; city size; refugee or exile status; fleeing before 1948; judgement on the income tax burden of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-06 / 1972-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Members of the established protestant church in the state 14 years old and older.
Sampling
a) Quota sample b) Beyond the representative sample three ´special samples´ were drawn: 1) respondents with a net household income of over 2000 DM (recipients of higher income). 2) respondents with high school graduation or university/college degree (respondents with higher school education). 3) residents from ten typical suburban cities (influx after 1950).
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2000
    Number of Variables: 270
Note
The total sample is comprised of 2000 respondents in the representative survey, 665 with a high net income, 407 respondents with higher education and 389 respondents from the suburban cities. See also the second church membership investigation of 1982 archived under ZA Study No. 2420.
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2419 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Hild, Helmut (Hrsg.): Wie stabil ist die Kirche? Bestand und Erneuerung. Ergebnisse einer Meinungsbefragung. Gelnhausen, Berlin: Burckhardthaus Verlag, 1974.
  • Höhmann, Peter: Kirchenbindung im gesellschaftlichen Wandel: Eine empirische Untersuchung pluraler Bindungsmuster von Kirchenmitgliedern. Frankfurt: AIM Verlagshaus 2009

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 65 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland; Evangelische Kirche Hessen und Nassau; Evangelischer Gemeindeverband, Frankfurt/Main (1994): Kirchenmitgliedschafts-Studie der EKD 1972. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2419