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ZA4602: German General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2008

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  • ZA4602_v1-0-1.dta (Dataset Stata) 4 MBytes
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  • ZA4602_v1-0-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 5 MBytes


  • ZA4602_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes


  • ZA4602_cdb_supplement_region.pdf (Variable Report) 589 KBytes
  • ZA4602_cdb_supplement_sex.pdf (Variable Report) 595 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2017): German General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2008. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4602 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4602
TitleGerman General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2008
Current Version1.0.1, 2017-7-20,
Date of Collection03.2008 - 08.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Andreß, Hans-Jürgen - Universität Köln
  • Diekmann, Andreas - ETH Zürich
  • Feger, Hubert - Freie Universität Berlin
  • Liebig, Stefan - Universität Bielefeld
  • Meulemann, Heiner - Universität Köln
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Trappe, Heike - Universität Mannheim


AbstractALLBUS/GGSS 2008 is an English translation of the original German survey ALLBUS 2008. For a comprehensive study description please compare Study No. 4600 (ALLBUS 2008).
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
  • Family
  • Occupation, Profession
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles
  • 13.10 Social and occupational mobility


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Disproportional
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Computer-assisted (CASI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München
Date of Collection
  • 03.2008 - 08.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2017-7-20 Known errata corrected
1.0.02015-9-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2017-7-17V128 - Variable is labeled incorrectlyV128 is wrongly labeled TRUST: ACQUAINTANCES in the data set. The correct variable label is: V128 TRUST: FRIENDS --
2017-7-17V129 - Variable is labeled incorrectlyV129 is wrongly labeled TRUST: FRIENDS in the data set. The correct variable label is: V129 TRUST: ACQUAINTANCES --

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3469
Number of Variables: 801
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


Relevant full texts
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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.