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ZA5112: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1992

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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 1992. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5112 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5112
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1992
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-1-5,
Date of Collection10.1992 - 02.1993
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: size of place (degree of urbanisation); residential location; duration of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence; duration of living in the apartment; distance before moving into the present apartment; move into the present apartment; move before 1988; at that time residential location; information on the last apartment: residential status; social housing; apartment size in qm; number of rooms; number of residents before the move; move of the entire household or number of people moved; reason for moving; residential status of the current apartment; social housing; owner of the apartment; only one family in the house or several households; monthly costs for heating and hot water, for waste disposal, levies for water, etc. (management costs); amount of interest charge; amount of maintenance costs; receipt of lump-sum subsidy and amount of burden subsidy; rent amount; rent including costs for heating and hot water; amount of lump sum for heating and hot water; average costs for heating and hot water and payment period; rent includes modernization levy; amount of the total modernisation levy or per qm; withdrawal of housing benefit; amount of monthly housing benefit; apartment size in qm; number of rooms; assessment of the size of the apartment; apartment furnishing; apartment furnishing meets the needs; year of construction of the apartment building; assessment of the structural condition of the house; satisfaction with the apartment. 2. Residential area and social structure: satisfaction with the immediate residential environment; satisfaction with the environmental conditions in the residential environment; relationship with neighbours; social structure: foreigners in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners; personal contacts with foreigners in the family, at work, in the neighbourhood or with friends and acquaintances; importance of selected living conditions (e.g. job and income opportunities, training places, shopping facilities, public transport, kindergartens, schools, etc.). 3. Mobility: intention to move; move of the whole household or individual household members; reason for the intention to move; preference of moving (target area); assessment of the current and future personal economic situation; change in the personal economic situation since one year. 4. Employment: employment status; 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). 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; denomination or religion; close relationship with 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 older than 18 years with German citizenship; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; number of persons employed in the household; net household income; telephone connection in the household; answering machine available or planned purchase; car in the household. Interviewer rating: residential type; residential area type. Additionally coded was: ID BBSR; split; respondents ID; serial no.; federal state; administrative district; local size (political community size); interview date; number of reasons for moving in and out; weight.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Income
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Working conditions
  • Employment
  • Migration
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Housing
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 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 of German citizenship from the age of 14 in private households in the Federal Republic of Germany (old and new federal states)
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
  • 10.1992 - 02.1993

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-1-5 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted since 1985. The questionnaires of versions A and C (old federal states) exist in two split versions (split A1/A2 and C3/C4). The questionnaire in the new federal states was also divided into two splits (split 1 and 2).
Number of Units: West: 2065 Ost: 1967
Number of Variables: West: 206 Ost: 207
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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