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Integration and Political Participation

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Neu, Viola (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin)
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Project Leader)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Social exclusion
  • Abstract

    Identification. Political attitudes and behaviour. Social and political commitment and integration. Topics: Identification: country of birth; year of immigration to the Federal Republic of Germany; reasons for immigration; German citizenship; foreign citizenship; German citizenship by birth, as (late) ethnic German repatriate without or with a German citizenship, by naturalisation; year of naturalisation; previous nationality; nationality(s) of parents; country of birth of parents; desire to acquire German nationality; religion: denomination or religious community; religious group membership within Islam; pride and identification: equal opportunities in Germany; current territory of the country of origin of father and mother; identification with the country of origin of father and of mother; identification with Germany; invitation to join a German family; considerations about working in the German civil service; like to work in Germany; language spoken in the household; respect shown in Germany; more interest in politics in Germany or in the country of origin; main reasons for dissatisfaction. Political attitudes and behaviour: Electoral behaviour: party preference (Sunday question); alternative vote; party that the respondent would never vote for; proximity to party in Turkey (sympathy); party membership (party); political interest; satisfaction with democracy; Political knowledge: knowledge of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany; knowledge of Chancellor Angela Merkel´s party affiliation; political participation: personal opportunities for political participation in Germany and in the country of origin. Parties, politicians, political problems: sympathy scale for the parties SPD, CDU, CSU, Die Linke, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, FDP, and AfD; currently the most important problem in Germany; problem-solving competence of the parties; better representation of personal interests by politicians with a migration background; naming the politician. Political fundamentalism, populism: agreement with various statements on politics, state and society (no more ideals in society, capitalism destroys the world, USA is behind the 09/11 attacks, those up there do what they want, rejection of homosexual friends, acceptance of violence in conflicts in every democracy, call for leaders, Russia as sole culprit in international conflicts, West prevents development of the Islamic world, shame on the family by Muslim woman marrying a Christian, insult as Muslim by Mohammed caricatures, literal compliance of the rules of the Koran, adaptation of the teachings of Islam to conditions of the modern world, events in Palestine typical for the contact with all Muslims, depraved sexual morals of the western society, eligibility of a Christian party for Muslims, Islam belongs to Germany, discrimination of non-German looking people, no party in Germany represents the interests of migrants, immigrants should adapt their behaviour to the German culture, who lives in Germany should learn the German language, Jews cannot be trusted). Social and political commitment: membership in a non-profit association or organisation in Germany; type of association or organisation; memberships in the country of origin; active participation in an association, initiative or self-help group in Germany; area of active participation; start of voluntary work (number of years); impetus for taking over the activity. Integration: most important problem of Germans with a migration background and foreigners in Germany; most suitable party for solving this problem; evaluation of the integration efforts of the CDU: sufficient commitment of the CDU for the integration of foreigners and Germans with a migration background as well as for repatriates and late repatriates. Demography: sex; age; attainment of the highest educational qualification in the country of origin or in Germany; highest school leaving certificate; highest vocational qualification; recognition of vocational training in Germany; employment status; occupational status; satisfaction with current or last occupational activity; current or last occupational status. last job corresponds to vocational training; desire to pursue the occupation learned; self-assessment of religiousness; frequency of churchgoing; accessibility: use of the mobile phone used for the interview exclusively alone, with others or only by chance; number of other mobile phone users aged 14 and over; landline connection in the household; number of mobile phone numbers; number of landline numbers; federal state; size of location; size of household; number of persons in the household under 18 years of age. Additionally coded: respondent ID; weighting factor; group membership (Germans without migration background, Germans with migration background or foreigners); political community size classes.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-01-08 / 2015-04-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over in private households
Probability; Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative random sample with exceeding the quota of Germans with a migration background (N=1006) and foreigners (N=1010) A total of 3034 persons were interviewed, 1018 of them Germans without a migration background, 1006 Germans with a migration background and 1010 foreigners living in Germany.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Dual Frame 60:40
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 201
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6974 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2018-11-20

Neu, Viola; Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin (2018): Integration und Politische Partizipation. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.