Questions on use of drugs (ZUMABUS 6, 1982)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaplan, Charles D. (Universität Frankfurt)
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Abstract

    Questions on use of drugs: judgement on socially deviant behavior and appropriate punishment for this; attitude to observing laws; most important reasons for the use of drugs; attitude to legalization of use of hashish; judgement on psychological and physical dangers of use of drugs; assessment of personal opportunities to obtain drugs; number of users of drugs in one´s own circle of relatives and friends; drug addicts in personal social surroundings; attitude to heroin addicts and their therapy chances (scale); frequency of personal excessive use of alcohol and personal deviant behavior. ZUMA standard demography: regional and social origins; school degrees of parents; self-assessment of social class; sources of income; characteristics of one´s own employment and of spouse; extensive recording and encoding of occupation after the ISCO code system; housing situation; religiousness; memberships; local residency; age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; type of company; income; household size; household composition; interest in politics; city size; state. Miscellaneous: political interest; postmaterialism (scale); occupation activity of spouse; school degree of spouse; social origins; year of birth and month of birth. Interviewer rating: spontaneity of answers given and uncertainty of respondent on the question of personal deviant behavior.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-04 / 1982-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Research area: FRG incl. West Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample of German citizens 18 years old and older living in private households
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1993
    Number of Variables: 277
A split questionnaire was used. With the topic area use of drugs in the question of use of hashish in one case the term ´students´ was used and in the other case ´young people between 19 and 24 years´.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5988 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2015-07-22