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ZA5105: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1985

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Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Katrin; Neußer, Wolfgang; Sturm, Gabriele; Waltersbacher, Matthias (2015): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1985. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5105 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5105
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1985
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-2-20,
Date of Collection18.03.1985 - 28.04.1985
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Böltken, Ferdinand - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Meyer, Katrin - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Neußer, Wolfgang - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Sturm, Gabriele - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Waltersbacher, Matthias - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn


AbstractWorking conditions and employment. Topics: assessment of job security in the region; employment status; assessment of own job security; opinion on new technologies (lead to more unemployment vs. create new job opportunities and new jobs in the long term); experience with new technologies; desire for flexibility of working time; maximum acceptable everyday commute in minutes; willingness to adapt to an external job; external job; distance of the external job from home; length of the everyday commute in minutes; means of transport used for the everyday commute; the unemployed were additionally asked: no experience of household members with new techniques or extent of the effects; living alone; assessment of the opportunities for regular employment; effects of the new technology on former work; living: duration of residence in the residential area; local bond. Demography: sex; age (month of birth, year of birth); highest school leaving certificate; vocational training certificate; volume of employment, registered unemployed or other activity; more than 20 hours of employment; previous employment; current or last professional position and industry; marital status; religion; church rate; church affiliation; self-assessment of class; respondent is head of household; current or last employment of the head of household; current or last occupation of the head of household; last professional position and industry of the head of household; eligibility to vote in the last general election in 1983; participation in the last general election; voting decision (second vote); eligibility to vote, participation in elections and voting decision (second vote) in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives in 1985; personal monthly net income; number of persons in the household (household size); number of children in the household from 0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 14 years and 15 to 17 years and adults from 18 years (household composition); number of adults in the household without German citizenship; net household income; telephone in the household. Interviewer rating: interview with the respondent alone or presence of third parties during the interview; intervention of third parties in the interview; respondents´ willingness to respond; reliability of respondent´s information; interview duration; interview date. Additionally coded was: ID; federal state; government district; city size (political community size, Boustedt); weight.
Categories Categories
  • Work and Industry
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Income
  • Working conditions
  • Employment
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Social change
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 5.7 Social change


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), Federal Republic of Germany including West Berlin
UniversePersons aged 18 years and over with German citizenship living in private households of the Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview)
Data CollectorGFM GETAS, Hamburg
Date of Collection
  • 18.03.1985 - 28.04.1985

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-2-20 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted since 1985.
Number of Units: 2069
Number of Variables: 144
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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