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Citizen Survey Halle 2001

Resource Type
  • Sahner, Heinz (Institut für Soziologie der Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Stadtverwaltung Halle/Saale
Publication Date
  • Institut für Soziologie der Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • Abstract

    Quality of life, housing situation and urban image of Halle. Topics: Satisfaction with the home and the living environment; owner and building type of the inhabited property; number of residential spaces; number of square meters of the apartment; housing equipment; monthly rent or cost; modernisation levy; ancillary costs included; year of construction of the building; duration of residence in this apartment; wish to relocate in the next two years; preferred place of residence as moving destination; possible reasons for relocation or move out of Halle; preferred status of the new apartment; preferred nature of the new apartment; solidarity with the city and the district; image and specific characteristics of the city of Halle; future direction of the city image; importance of civic participation and satisfaction with the opportunities for civic participation; awareness and use of these opportunities (district conference, citizens´ meeting); most important municipal tasks; sources of information on urban redevelopment; satisfaction with the information about the urban redevelopment and personal interest in urban redevelopment; advantages and annoyances of the residential area; frequency of visits to the city centre; preferred means of transport for the route to the city centre; satisfaction with selected structural institutions; political interests in general and in municipalities; Interest in party activity; intention to vote; party preference (Sunday question); assessment of the current and future economic situation as well as the economic situation in the East German federal states and in the city of Halle; worries about the future by: increased cost of living, ruthlessness, violent crime, fraud, possible apartment loss, Pollution, immigration of foreigners, right-wing radicalism, left-wing radicalism, illness, and unemployment (scale); importance of selected living conditions, communal institutions and municipal services (scale); satisfaction with these municipal facilities and services; importance of selected life goals, principles of life and value orientation (scale); current work area and at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall; assessment of one´s own job security; place of work; duration of the commuting time; means of transport used to get to work; number of children; life satisfaction; assessment of personal future. Unemployed people were also asked: duration of unemployment; sources of livelihoods; plans for the future professional activity. Demography: duration of residence in Halle; sex; age (year of birth), grouped); marital status; flatmate; school-leaving certificate; professional qualification; professional activity; current occupational status; household size; household composition: number of children under the age of 6, from 6 to 9 and from 10 to 18 years; handicapped persons or persons in need of care in the household and their degree of kinship; household net income; sources of household income. Additionally coded was: participation in the 1993 citizens´ surveys, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1999; respondent commented on the survey; municipality; household type; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-11 / 2001-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Halle (DE-ST-HAL)
Sampled Universe
Inhabitants of Halle aged between 17 and 75 years
Simple disproportional random sample from the register of the residents´ registration office, stratified by sex and age. In urban districts with low population numbers an increased number of cases was obtained.
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1999
    Number of Variables: 332
Comparable surveys from Halle from the years 1993-1995 and 1997-2000 are archived under the ZA Study Nos. 3391-3395 and 3512.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3607 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3607
  • Petermann, Sören: Bürgerumfrage Halle 2001. Halle: Martin-Luther-Universität, Institut für Soziologie 2002. (Der Hallesche Graureiher 2002-02)

Update Metadata: 2019-02-07 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-05-08

Sahner, Heinz; Stadtverwaltung Halle/Saale (2015): Bürgerumfrage Halle 2001. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.