Attitudes towards Welfare State and Social Inequality

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • polis Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Marktforschung, Deidesheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Social Policy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Domestic political issues
    • Social welfare systems/structures
    • Equality and inequality
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards welfare state and social inequality. Topics: attitudes towards the economic future and development of Germany; assessment of one´s own financial future or situation; assessment of life risks; associations with the term welfare state; expectations towards the welfare state, satisfaction with the welfare state. Questions on social justice: assessment of the status and development of social differences in Germany; approval of statements on social justice; attitudes towards social security; opinions on income and wealth differences; assessment of measures for more social justice. Attitudes towards the minimum wage; judgment on social payload; approval to statements about the system of social security in Germany. Attitudes towards social advancement; assessment of one´s own situation; things which give the respondent a sense of security. Attitudes towards poverty and wealth in Germany: reasons, definitions, assessment of development in Germany. Demography: sex; age; education; employment; occupational position; household size and household composition; party sympathy; self-classification of social class. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; weighting factor; city size (BIK and political municipality size classes); federal state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-05-22 / 2017-06-16
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Resident population aged 18 years and over in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 178
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6636 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2017-12-29