ALLBUS/GGSS 2016 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2016): Supplementary Data Set Open Question ´Foreigners´

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Publication Date
  • Stefan Bauernschuster (Researcher)
  • Andreas Diekmann (Researcher)
  • Andreas Hadjar (Researcher)
  • Karin Kurz (Researcher)
  • Ulrich Rosar (Researcher)
  • Ulrich Wagner (Researcher)
  • Bettina Westle (Researcher)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich (Data Collector)
  • Abstract

    This data set contains data in connection with an open question fielded as part of ALLBUS 2016 that could not be included in the regular scientific use file. In this question, respondents were asked which groups they associated with the the phrase ´foreigners living in Germany´ (´in Deutschland lebende Ausländer´). The question was only surveyed with respondents who were German citizens. This data set documents the full responses for all respondents as well as a categorization of all discrete answer parts according to a specially developed coding scheme (comp. Wasmer, Kwasniok and Kialunda (2018)). Additionally, this data set contains some basic identification variables, demographic characteristics and weights. 1.) Id-variables dataset: study-number, doi, version 2.) Id-variables respondent: respondent Id 3.) Sociodemographic basics: age, gender, German citizenship, interview in east or west Germay 4.) Answers to open question: complete response, response 1 to 17 (complete response split into discrete parts), numeric code for response 1 to 17, coding of response 1 to 17 to geographic regions 5.) Weights: east-west design weight, transformation weight for analyses on household level
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-04-06 / 2016-09-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Residents in private households in the Federal Republic of Germany born before 1 January 1996.
Probability: Stratified: Disproportional; Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Two stage disproportionate random sample in western Germany (incl. West Berlin) and eastern Germany (incl. East Berlin). In the first sample stage municipalities (Gemeinden) in western Germany and municipalities in eastern Germany were selected with a probability proportional to their number of adult residents; in the second sample stage individual persons were selected at random from the municipal registers of residents. Targeted individuals who did not have adequate knowledge of German to conduct the inter-view were treated as systematic unit non-responses.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Personal, oral interview with standardized questionnaire (CAPI – Computer Assisted Personal Inter-viewing) and two additional self-completion questionnaires (CASI – Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing) for ISSP (split questionnaire design).
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 64
Respondents from the area of the new federal states are oversampled. Weighting variables to correct this oversample are included in this data set. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for use in data citations is supplied as part of the data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5254 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • ALLBUS (Type: FDZ)
  • Wasmer, Martina, Silke Kwasniok und Annette Kialunda 2018: Welche Gruppen werden mit der Formulierung „in Deutschland lebende Ausländer“ assoziiert? Entwicklung eines Kategorienschemas zu einer offenen Frage im ALLBUS 2016, GESIS Papers 2018|12, Mannheim: GESIS.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2018-08-02