Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Böltken, Ferdinand (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Meyer, Katrin (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Neußer, Wolfgang (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Sturm, Gabriele (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Waltersbacher, Matthias (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
Publication Date
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Income
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Migration
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Housing and residential status. Residential area and social structure. Mobility and economic situation. Employment. Election decision and participation. Topics: 1. Housing and residential status: size of place (degree of urbanisation); location; duration of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence; duration of residence in the apartment; distance before moving into the current apartment; previous place of residence; previous location; residential status of the previous apartment and reasons for moving; main reason for moving; current apartment itself sought, obtained by exchange or assignment; residential status of the current apartment; social housing; owner of the apartment; only one family in the house or several households; rent amount; rent including costs for heating and hot water; amount of the flat rate for heating and hot water; average costs for heating and hot water and payment period; rent includes modernization levy; amount of the modernization levy in total or per sqm; adequacy of rental costs; receipt of housing allowance; amount of monthly housing allowance; living space; number of rooms; assessment of the apartment size; apartment equipment; apartment equipment corresponds to the needs; year of construction of the house; assessment of the structural condition of the house; satisfaction with the apartment. 2. Residential area and social structure: satisfaction with the immediate residential environment; satisfaction with the environmental conditions in the residential environment; relationship with neighbours; social structure: foreigners in the residential environment; percentage of foreigners in the residential environment; assessment of the relationship between foreigners and Germans in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners; personal contacts with foreigners in the family, at work, in the neighbourhood or among friends and acquaintances. 3. Mobility: intention to move; reasons for the intention to move; main reason for the intention to move; preference for moving (target area); preference for old or new federal states; assessment of current and future personal economic situation; change in personal economic situation since one year. 4. Employment: employment status; job security; commute; life satisfaction. 5. Electoral decision and participation: eligibility to vote in the last federal election; participation in the last federal election and election decision (second vote); party preference (Sunday question) or party most likely to be considered. Demography: sex: age (month of birth and year of birth); highest school leaving certificate or targeted school leaving certificate; age at school leaving certificate; vocational education or training certificate; current or former employment; full-time or part-time employment; current or last employment position; current or last employment activity; employment in the public sector; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; self-assessment of class; religious denomination; church affiliation of the respondent and parents; participation in religious education; household size; net income of the respondent; number of children in the household and age of these children; number of persons in the household over 18 years with German citizenship; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; number of persons employed in the household; household net income; telephone connection in the household. Interviewer rating: residential house type; residential area type; presence of other persons during the interview; intervention of persons present in the interview; willingness of the respondent to cooperate; reliability of respondent’s information. Additionally coded was: ID BBSR; split; respondent-ID; serial no.; state; government district; city size (political community size); interview date; interviewer sex; interviewer age; interviewer-ID.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-10-02 / 1993-12-23
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 197
The study is part of a series that has been conducted since 1985.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5113 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 23 | Registration Date: 2015-01-12