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ZA4612: German General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2010

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  • ZA4612_missing.sps (Dataset) 40 KBytes
  • (Dataset) 1002 KBytes
  • ZA4612_v1-0-1.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 6 MBytes
  • ZA4612_v1-0-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 4 MBytes


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


  • ZA4612_cdb_supplement_region.pdf (Codebook) 650 KBytes
  • ZA4612_cdb_supplement_sex.pdf (Codebook) 646 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2013): German General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2010. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4612 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4612
TitleGerman General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2010
Current Version1.0.1, 2013-11-21,
Date of Collection05.2010 - 11.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Diekmann, Andreas - ETH Zürich
  • Fetchenhauer, Detlef - Universität Köln
  • Kühnel, Steffen - Universität, Göttingen
  • Liebig, Stefan - Universität Bielefeld
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Trappe, Heike - Universität Rostock
  • Wagner, Michael - Universität Köln


AbstractALLBUS/GGSS 2010 is an English translation of the original German survey ALLBUS 2010. For a comprehensive study description 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
Date of Collection
  • 05.2010 - 11.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2013-11-21 Answer scale for V749 OVERALL LIFE SATISFACTION corrected
1.0.02013-3-21 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: v346, v348, v356, v362, v370, v380, v382, v390, v506, v508, v516, v549, v551, v559, v573, v575, v583, v592, v594, v602, v752, v754, v757, 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
2013-11-21Answer scale for V749 OVERALL LIFE SATISFACTION incorrect, comp. questionnaire for correct coding2013-11-21

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2827
Number of Variables: 981
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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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.