Scientific Use File German Survey on Volunteering (SUF FWS) 2014, Version 1.0
- Hameister, Nicole
- Müller, Doreen
- Simonson, Julia
- Vogel, Claudia
- Ziegelmann, Jochen P.
- Tesch-Römer, Clemens
- gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ)
- funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)
- Infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaften GmbH, Bonn (Data Collector)
- Project Survey on Volunteering; German Centre of Gerontology (DZA) (Research Group)
- Political Sciencey
The German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) is a representative survey of voluntary activities of persons aged 14 and older in Germany. Volunteering and the willingness to volunteer can be reported and described among population groups and across regions. Additionally, volunteers as well as former volunteers and other persons who do not volunteer can be studied. The FWS provides a substantial database for the description of volunteering in Germany and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). Up to now data of the Survey on Volunteering (FWS) have been collected in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Since December 2011 it has been scientifically managed and supervised by the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA). The interviews of the fourth wave were conducted by infas - Institute for Applied Social Sciences in 2014.
2014-04-28 / 2014-11-12
Random sample of individuals aged 14 years and older, landline and mobile phone with regional stratification according to the Häder-Gabler-method. Alongside German as the main interview language, respondents were offered the opportunity to respond in five foreign languages.
Telephone interview: CATI
Number of Units: 28690
Number of Variables: 396
Type of Data: SPSS and Stata
Is documented by
Is documented by
Simonson, J., Vogel, C., Tesch-Römer, C. (Hrsg.) (2016): Freiwilliges Engagement in Deutschland - Der Deutsche Freiwilligensurvey 2014. Berlin: Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend.
Update Metadata: 2020-12-15 | Issue Number: 42 | Registration Date: 2016-04-12