Generation Z

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung
Publication Date
  • Kantar, München (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Person, Personality, Role
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Information society
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Living conditions and family. Values and attitudes. Information and communication behaviour. Political attitudes and political participation. Topics: Life circumstances and family: life satisfaction; assessment of personal future prospects; assessment of future prospects of own generation; relationship with parents; highest level of school-leaving qualifications of parents; frequency of renunciation due to financial situation; sources of money for personal use; most important source of money. Values and attitudes: role model available; role model named; life goals; importance of selected life goals; importance of various professional aspects; personal values (comparison of values); attachment to the community, the region, the state, Germany and Europe. Information and communication behaviour: frequency of use of social networks; preferred platforms; type of use of social networks; interest in politics; points of contact with politics in everyday life; frequency of media use about politics: preferred sources of information about politics; trust in different media. Political attitudes: satisfaction with democracy; democracy as a good form of government; need for reform in politics; satisfaction with the work of the federal government; trust in institutions; party sympathy; attitudes to politics and society; preference regarding Germany´s future foreign policy; attitude towards the EU. Political participation: type of political commitment; voluntary work; volunteer work mentioned; interest in the topic of climate protection at Fridays for Future; participation in a Fridays for Future demonstration; agreement to statements on reactions of politics and society to Fridays for Future demonstrations. Demography: sex; age; highest educational attainment to date; current level of education; type of school/college/university attended; type of school or educational institution; employment; housing situation; migration background; state; city size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; filter variable; volunteering and role models; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-07-15 / 2019-07-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 14 to 24 years in private households
Non-probability: Quota
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 194
The study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6738 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Kantar: Generation Z : Eine Studie von Kantar, Public Division im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung (BPA). München: 2019

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2020-03-04