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ZA5110: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1990

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Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Katrin; Neußer, Wolfgang; Sturm, Gabriele; Waltersbacher, Matthias (2014): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1990. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5110 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5110
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1990
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-12-8,
Date of Collection26.10.1990 - 23.12.1990
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


AbstractHousing and residential status. Residential area and social structure. Mobility and economic situation. Employment. Voting decision and participation. Topics: 1. Housing and residential status: type of residential house; size of place (degree of urbanisation); residential location; duration of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence; duration of residence in the apartment; distance before moving into the current apartment; reason for moving; apartment acquisition (apartment itself sought, received by exchange or by assignment); residential status; weekend house or allotment garden; number of rooms; living space; assessment of apartment size; apartment furnishing; apartment furnishing corresponds to needs; type of modernisation work at own expense; satisfaction with the apartment. 2. Residential area and social structure: satisfaction with the immediate residential environment; assessment of the structural condition of the residential area; changes in the structural condition in recent years; walking distance to selected infrastructure facilities; satisfaction with the environmental conditions in the residential environment; social structure: differences in education, training and income; predominantly small households without children or households with children; duration of residence; foreigners in the residential environment; neighbourly relationship in the residential area; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners. 3. Mobility: intention to move; reason for the intention to move; preference of moving (target area); place of residence; assessment of the current and future personal economic situation. 4. Employment: employment status; assessment of job security. 5. Voting decision and participation: eligibility to vote in the last federal election; participation in the last federal election and voting decision (second vote); eligibility to vote in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives; participation in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives and voting decision (second vote). Demography: sex: age (month of birth and year of birth); highest school leaving certificate or targeted school leaving certificate; age at school leaving certificate; vocational education and training certificate; current or former employment; full-time or part-time employment; current or last employment position; current or last employment activity; occupation; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; self-assessment of class affiliation; religious denomination or religion; closeness to the church; frequency of church attendance; net income of the respondent; household size; number of children in the household and age of these children; number of persons in the household over 18 years of German citizenship; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; net household income; memberships in associations or organisations; telephone connection in the household. Interviewer rating:presence of other persons during the interview; intervention of persons present in the interview; willingness of the resondent to cooperate; reliability of the data. Additionally coded was: ID BBSR; respondent ID; state; government district; city size (political community size, Boustedt); interview date; interview duration; interviewer sex; interviewer age; weight.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Income
  • Working conditions
  • Employment
  • Migration
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Housing
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged 18 years and over with German citizenship in private households
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
  • 26.10.1990 - 23.12.1990

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-12-8 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: West: 2051 Ost: 1992
Number of Variables: West: 147 Ost: 164
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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