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ZA3719: ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 1998 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 1998)

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  • ZA3719_v2-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 1 MByte


  • ZA3000_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 374 KBytes
  • ZA3753_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 145 KBytes


  • ZA3000_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3000_cdb_Supplement_Alter.pdf (Codebook) 431 KBytes
  • ZA3000_cdb_Supplement_Erhebungsgebiet.pdf (Codebook) 321 KBytes
  • ZA3000_cdb_Supplement_Geschlecht.pdf (Codebook) 292 KBytes
  • ZA3000_cdb_Supplement_Konfession.pdf (Codebook) 397 KBytes

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  • ZA3000_readme.pdf (Other Document) 36 KBytes
  • ZA3719_compare.pdf (Other Document) 39 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2012): ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 1998 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 1998). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3719 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3719
TitleALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 1998 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 1998)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-4-23,
Date of Collection03.1998 - 07.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Allerbeck, Klaus - Universität Frankfurt, Vorsitzender
  • Allmendinger, Jutta - Universität München
  • Bürklin, Wilhelm - Universität Potsdam
  • Kiefer, Marie Luise - Universität Wien
  • Müller, Walter - Universität Mannheim
  • Opp, Karl-Dieter - Universität Leipzig
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. - Universität Köln


AbstractALLBUScompact is offered as an alternative to the structurally more complex full version of ALLBUS. It addresses the needs of newcomers to data analysis by providing a simplified demography module containing an easily manageable group of the most important demographic indicators. All topical question modules not containing sensitive data are retained as in the ALLBUS full version (scientific use file). For a comprehensive description of study topics please compare Study No. 3000 (ALLBUS 1998).
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Disproportional
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Date of Collection
  • 03.1998 - 07.1998

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-4-23 fit for ZACAT
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2016-5-31Stata: v50, v63, v66Notes have to be added for For Stata data sets: Unlabeled missing values with decimal places. For correction of the Stata dataset a patch was provided together with the Stata dataset. Please download
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3234
Number of Variables: 227
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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Research Data Centre
    The German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) collects up-to-date data on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany. Every two years since 1980 a representative cross section of the population is surveyed using both constant and variable questions. The ALLBUS data become available to interested parties for research and teaching as soon as they are processed and documented.