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ZA5113: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1993

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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 1993. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5113 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5113
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1993
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-1-12,
Date of Collection02.10.1993 - 23.12.1993
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. Election decision and participation. Topics: 1. Housing and residential status: size of place (degree of urbanisation); location; duration of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence; duration of residence in the apartment; distance before moving into the current apartment; previous place of residence; previous location; residential status of the previous apartment and reasons for moving; main reason for moving; current apartment itself sought, obtained by exchange or assignment; residential status of the current apartment; social housing; owner of the apartment; only one family in the house or several households; rent amount; rent including costs for heating and hot water; amount of the flat rate for heating and hot water; average costs for heating and hot water and payment period; rent includes modernization levy; amount of the modernization levy in total or per sqm; adequacy of rental costs; receipt of housing allowance; amount of monthly housing allowance; living space; number of rooms; assessment of the apartment size; apartment equipment; apartment equipment corresponds to the needs; year of construction of the house; 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; percentage of foreigners in the residential environment; assessment of the relationship between foreigners and Germans 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 among friends and acquaintances. 3. Mobility: intention to move; reasons for the intention to move; main reason for the intention to move; preference for moving (target area); preference for old or new federal states; assessment of current and future personal economic situation; change in personal economic situation since one year. 4. Employment: employment status; job security; commute; life satisfaction. 5. Electoral decision and participation: eligibility to vote in the last federal election; participation in the last federal election and election decision (second vote); party preference (Sunday question) or party most likely to be considered. 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 or training certificate; current or former employment; full-time or part-time employment; current or last employment position; current or last employment activity; employment in the public sector; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; self-assessment of class; religious denomination; church affiliation of the respondent and parents; participation in religious education; household size; net income of the respondent; number of children in the household and age of these children; number of persons in the household over 18 years with German citizenship; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; number of persons employed in the household; household net income; telephone connection in the household. Interviewer rating: residential house type; residential area type; presence of other persons during the interview; intervention of persons present in the interview; willingness of the respondent to cooperate; reliability of respondent’s information. Additionally coded was: ID BBSR; split; respondent-ID; serial no.; state; government district; city size (political community size); interview date; interviewer sex; interviewer age; interviewer-ID.
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 aged 18 years and over
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
  • 02.10.1993 - 23.12.1993

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-1-12 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: 2024 Ost: 2142
Number of Variables: 197
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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