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ZA5253: German General Social Survey - ALLBUScompact 2016

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2018): German General Social Survey - ALLBUScompact 2016. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5253 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5253
TitleGerman General Social Survey - ALLBUScompact 2016
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-10-23,
Date of Collection06.04.2016 - 18.09.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Stefan Bauernschuster - Universität Passau
  • Andreas Diekmann - ETH Zürich
  • Andreas Hadjar - Université du Luxembourg
  • Karin Kurz - Universität Göttingen
  • Ulrich Rosar - Universität Düsseldorf
  • Ulrich Wagner - Universität Marburg
  • Bettina Westle - Universität Marburg


AbstractALLBUScompact is offered as an alternative to the structurally more complex full version of ALLBUS. It addresses the needs of newcomers to data analysis by providing a simplified demography module containing an easily manageable group of the most important demographic indicators. All topical question modules not containing sensitive data are retained as in the ALLBUS full version (scientific use file). For a comprehensive description of study topics please compare Study No. 5252 (ALLBUS/GGSS 2016).


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Disproportional
  • Probability: Cluster: Stratified random
Person sample Universe Sampled: All persons (German and non-German) who resided in private households and were born before 1 January 1998. Selection Method: Two stage disproportionate random sample in western Germany (incl. West Berlin) and eastern Germany (incl. East Berlin). In the first sample stage municipalities (Gemeinden) in western Germany and municipalities in eastern Germany were selected with a probability proportional to their number of adult residents; in the second sample stage individual persons were selected at random from the municipal registers of residents. Targeted individuals who did not have adequate knowledge of German to conduct the interview were treated as systematic unit non-responses.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Computer-assisted (CASI)
Personal, oral interview with standardized questionnaire (CAPI – Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) and two additional self-completion questionnaires (CASI – Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing) for ISSP (split questionnaire design).
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data Collector TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 06.04.2016 - 18.09.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-10-23 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3490
Number of Variables: 589
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.