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ZA4611: ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2010 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2010)

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  • (Dataset) 482 KBytes
  • ZA4611_v1-1-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 2 MBytes


  • ZA4610_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA4612_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte


  • ZA4610_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 4 MBytes
  • ZA4610_cdb_Supplement_Alter.pdf (Variable Report) 889 KBytes
  • ZA4610_cdb_Supplement_Erhebungsgebiet.pdf (Variable Report) 596 KBytes
  • ZA4610_cdb_Supplement_Geschlecht.pdf (Variable Report) 631 KBytes
  • ZA4610_cdb_Supplement_Konfession.pdf (Variable Report) 863 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA4610_readme.pdf (Other Document) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4611_compare.pdf (Other Document) 179 KBytes
  • ZA4611_patch_v1-0-1.sps (Other Document) 81 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2011): ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2010 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2010). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4611 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA4611
TitleALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2010 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2010)
Current Version1.1.0, 2011-7-25,
Date of Collection05.2010 - 11.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Diekmann, Andreas - ETH Zürich
  • Kühnel, Steffen - Universität Göttingen
  • Fetchenhauer, Detlef - Universität Köln
  • Liebig, Stefan - Universität Bielefeld
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Trappe, Heike - Universität Rostock
  • Wagner, Michael - 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. 4610 (ALLBUS 2010).
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
  • Family
  • Occupation, Profession
Topics Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.5 Equality and inequality
  • 13.10 Social and occupational mobility
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


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
  • 05.2010 - 11.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2011-7-25 Errata corrected
1.0.02011-5-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
2016-4-8Stata: v978, v979, v980Respondents with missing information on weighting variables have to be assigned to missing value (.a). For correction of the Stata dataset a patch was provided together with the Stata dataset. Please download
2016-4-8Stata: v929Unlabeled missing values with decimal places have to be recoded to integer values and labels have to be added. For correction of the Stata dataset a patch was provided together with the Stata dataset. Please download
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-6-22V849Family assets: Correction of Missing Value documentation according to standard ALLBUS procedure. [IF (VAL(V848) EQ 9) V849 = 99.]. Please use patch ZA4611_patch_v1-0-1.sps to correct.--
2011-7-6V397Length of unemployment: Data error, please use patch ZA4611_patch_v1-0-1.sps to correct.2011-7-25
2011-7-13V729Scale of religiousness: Incorrect value labels, please use patch ZA4611_patch_v1-0-1.sps to correct.2011-7-25

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2.827
Number of Variables: 600
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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.