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German Social Survey (ALLBUS) Cumulative File, 1980-1996

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung and Zentrum fuer Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
children; defense spending; families; government performance; government spending; life satisfaction; political attitudes; political parties; public opinion; religious attitudes; social attitudes; social expenditures; social issues; social justice; socioeconomic status; trends
  • Abstract

    This collection contains data from ten surveys concerning social trends in Germany. Each of the surveys covered a variety of social and political topics, which are represented by the following variables in the cumulative file: perceptions of the economic situation, political attitudes and involvement, attitudes toward the unification of Germany, social inequality and the welfare state, sources of national/ethnic pride, immigrants, family and upbringing, attitudes toward abortion, questions about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), professional and life priorities, religion and church, environmental awareness, attitudes toward authority, and fear of crime. The demographic variables include the respondent's age, education, income, marital status, citizenship, residency in Germany, children, friends and acquaintances, membership in organizations or associations, parents' education and professions, and spouse's or partner's demographic characteristics.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980 / 1996
    Time period: 1980--1996
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany
  • Global
Sampled Universe
German citizens 18 years of age or older living in private households in the Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin prior to 1991, and German-speaking persons (including German-speaking foreigners) aged 18 and over living in all of Germany since 1991.
Multistage random sample.
Collection Mode
  • The documentation for this collection is in German.

    The variable locations and lengths indicated in the codebook do not correspond to the variable locations and lengths indicated by the SAS and SPSS data definition statements and the raw data file. Users should consult the data definition statements for variable locations and lengths that match the raw data file.

    All marginals in the codebook documentation are calculated from unweighted data.

    The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Web site.

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This study is no longer distributed by ICPSR.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3066 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03066.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung and Zentrum fuer Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA) (2001): German Social Survey (ALLBUS) Cumulative File, 1980-1996. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.