Youth in Urban-Rural Comparison (2000)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Vogelgesang, Waldemar (Universität Trier)
  • Jacob, Rüdiger (Universität Trier)
  • Kopp, Johannes (Universität Trier)
Publication Date
  • University of Trier (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Family
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Youth
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Religion and values
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Everyday situation and life planning of young people 1. Leisure and media: frequency of different leisure activities; reasons for not being a member of an association; membership of a clique; foreigners in the clique; leisure activities at weekends mainly in one´s own place of residence or in other places; place of leisure activities; means of transport used for events outside one´s own place of residence; accessibility of these facilities or activities events; satisfaction with leisure activities; frequency of use of various media in leisure time; enough involvement in leisure time in the place for young people; self-assessment as a media fan; personal meaning of the term media fan; traditional youth customs at home; reasons for participating in these youth customs; reasons for participating in Halloween events; events. Computer users were also asked: frequency and type of computer use; type of software purchase. Internet users were also asked: frequency and type of Internet use; attitude towards PC/computer. 2. Everyday life and life goals: importance of different values and life goals; future pessimism or future optimism; probability of future events (e.g. environmental destruction through technology and chemistry, increase in violent conflicts, etc.).); religious community; reflection on entering the church; influence of faith on daily actions; opinion on the institution of the church; frequency of going to church; altar boy; faith in leaving the church; belief in a life after death; attitude to religion and faith; belief in supernatural things; frequency of experience with various occult or spiritualistic practices; intention to stay in one´s place of residence; always at one´s place of residence or year of moving in; relationship with mother and father; future development of the relationship between young and old in Germany; opinion on the relationship between the generations to one another; opinion on the relationship between the generations to one another; 3. Forms of participation: interest in local and other political topics; policy fields; institutional trust; political commitment; frequency of use of various sources of information on political events; credibility of these sources of information; voluntary work; reasons against voluntary work; areas in which the respondent could voluntarily make a useful contribution; responsible for well-being in the place of residence; attitude towards foreigners; knowledge of the Agenda 21 buzzword ´think globally, act locally´; perception of local institutions working in the sense of Agenda 21; knowledge of Initiativkreis Zukunftsfähiges Trier (IZT); membership in an environmental protection group or organisation; own environmentally friendly behaviour; obstacles in the implementation of the ideas of young people; personal life planning (e.g. self-determined and autonomous, determined by fate); types of financing; main areas for financial expenditure; monthly amount of money freely available. Demography: sex; age; nationality; length of residence in Germany; place of residence or administrative district; marital status; children; number of children; highest educational level; type of school currently attended; attendance at a Waldorf school; completed vocational training; vocational sector; current education; work in a profession with or without final examination; vocational qualification measures; parents: education, occupational group and age of father and mother; housing situation; household composition; siblings; number and age of siblings. Additionally coded: ID; various derived variables.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-08 / 1999-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
    City of Trier, administrative district of Trier-Saarburg, Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm, administrative district of Daun
Sampled Universe
Youths aged between 14 and 25 years
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Random sample based on a registration office sample from the registration register of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 566
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5527 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2019-08-12