Cologne Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • FORSA, Berlin
Publication Date
  • FORSA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Satisfaction with housing in Cologne. Judgement on local political questions. Attitude to the renter organization. Topics: Satisfaction with Cologne as place of residence; length of residence in Cologne; satisfaction with the part of town; most important politicians in Cologne; knowledge about the mayor, town clerk as well as their party affiliation; trust in the mayor and the town clerk; knowledge about the city council member responsible for the residental district and his party affiliation; knowledge of further city council members; assessment of the influence of the city council members on municipal politics; assumed orientation of the municipal politicians on personal interests or the needs of the citizens; most important problems in Cologne; satisfaction with living conditions and infrastructure in the part of town; economic prediction for Cologne and the Federal Republic; expected development of unemployment figures and one´s own job security; personal economic situation and expected development; knowledge about the Mieterverein {renter organization} of Cologne; residential status; problems with landlord; type of problems; most important contact with rent problems; reasons against advice from the renter organization; extent to which informed about the work of the renter organization and information desires; personal experiences with the renter organization; membership in the renter organization of Cologne; improvement recommendations for the renter organization; desire for membership and most important reasons against a membership; perceived increase in environmental pollution in Cologne; interest in local occurrences in Cologne and most important sources of information; local newspaper read regularly; satisfaction with the work of Cologne city management; most important problems in contact with authorities; preferred means of transport; preferred means of transport for trips downtown; reasons for last trip downtown; experience on last trip downtown by car regarding progress in traffic and parking situation; preference for use of public transportation given reduced parking opportunities downtown; judgement on costs and benefit of the Museum Ludwig as well as the philharmonic hall; attitude to new construction of a Wallraf-Richartz Museum in connection with a new gift from the collector Ludwig; preferred location for the new Wallraf-Richartz Museum; attitude to a garbage incinerating plant in Cologne; preferred recommendations for disposal of residual waste; expected development of living conditions in Cologne; most able party to solve local problems in Cologne as well as on federal level; satisfaction with the work of CDU, SPD and Greens in the city council; coalition preference for the city council; party preference at municipal level and on federal level; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election as well as at the last municipal election.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-08 / 1995-09
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection according to a RLD procedure
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2002
    Number of Variables: 271
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2795 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22