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AIDS and the Social Consequences (Representative Survey East, Winter 1991/1992)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Eirmbter, Willy H. (Universität Trier, Abteilung Soziologie)
  • Hahn, Alois (Universität Trier, Abteilung Soziologie)
  • Jacob, Rüdiger (Universität Trier, Abteilung Soziologie)
Publication Date
  • GFM, GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Assessment of the dangers from AIDS. Attitude to the social consequences of AIDS. Topics: 1. as oral survey: degree of urbanization of place of residence; general assessment of dangers and temptations for young people in large cities; assessment of the danger of AIDS infection in large cities; expected risk of crime in Germany in the extent of American cities; probability of future personal isolation due to AIDS; assessment of current and future social menace from AIDS; general attitude to the handicapped and illnesses as well as perceived feeling of threat from AIDS and readiness for risk (scale); personal ideas on AIDS prevention; centrality of the illness AIDS in the ideas of respondent in comparison to other illness risks; dealing with AIDS and assignment of blame to fringe groups (scale); perceived threat from AIDS in one´s family and circle of friends; influence of AIDS on daily behavior with people as well as feeling of safety; dealing with AIDS patients or isolation (scale); state of knowledge about possibilities of infection with AIDS; state of knowledge about the number of AIDS-infected people in Germany; active or casual gathering of information on AIDS; assessment of danger of AIDS-infection in selected situations in daily life; attitude to selected statements on social as well as personal dealing with AIDS (scale); governmental or personal responsibility for protection from AIDS and assumed attitude of the population on this question; compulsory measures or education as promising measure to contain AIDS as well as assumed attitude of the population on this question; attitude to compulsory registration, to entry prohibition for AIDS-infected people as well as compulsory tests for main risk groups or for everyone as well as assumed attitude of the population on this question; government, health insurance companies or those impacted themselves as bearers of the costs for care of AIDS patients; willingness to pay higher health insurance fees for care of AIDS-infected people and AIDS patients; attitude to a special AIDS tax for everyone; preferred compulsory measures to protect the healthy against AIDS-infected people (scale) and assumed view of the population on these questions; preference for privacy protection for AIDS patients or protection of the healthy at the cost of AIDS-infected people; assumed general overestimate or underestimate of the AIDS danger in Germany. 2. As written form to be filled out the respondent answered the following: AIDS-infected people in one´s circle of friends; perceived certainty currently and in the future of respondent´s not being infected with AIDS; promiscuity and marital fidelity (scale); information on sexual behavior in the last 12 months with changing partners and random acquaintances; consciousness of the danger of AIDS infection and considerations for protection; condom use; attitude to condom use in future relations with unknown partners. 3. Demography: sex; age in years; school education; vocational training; employment; occupational position; marital status; self-assessment of social class; religious denomination; religiousness; party preference; income; size of household; composition of household; household income; telephone; possession of telephone answering device.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-11 / 1992-02
    The main survey from 6. November to 17. December 1991 A follow-on survey in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt in February 1992
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    Berlin (East)
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
Sampled Universe
Adult residential population in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2132
    Number of Variables: 189
The survey is part of an omnibus survey in the ZUMA-Bus 3 of Winter 1991/92. Archived under ZA Study No. 2977 there is a regional main focus survey and in ZA Study No. 2978 a replication study. Prior to this a survey was conducted in Western Germany in 1990 (see ZA Study No. 1905).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2976 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Hahn, Alois; Eirmbter, Willy H.; Jacob, Rüdiger: Krankheitsvorstellungen in Deutschland: Das Beispiel AIDS. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1996. (Studien zur Sozialwissenschaft, Band 176)
  • Jacob, Rüdiger; Eirmbter, Willy H.; Hahn, Alois; Hennes, Claudia; Lettke, Frank: Aids-Vorstellungen in Deutschland: Stabilität und Wandel. Berlin: Edition Sigma 1997. (Ergebnisse sozialwissenschaftlicher Aids-Forschung, Band 18.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Eirmbter, Willy H.; Hahn, Alois; Jacob, Rüdiger (1997): AIDS und die gesellschaftlichen Folgen (Repräsentativbefragung Ost, Winter 1991/1992). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.