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ZA6636: Attitudes towards Welfare State and Social Inequality

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Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2017): Attitudes towards Welfare State and Social Inequality. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6636 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6636
TitleAttitudes towards Welfare State and Social Inequality
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-12-29,
Date of Collection22.05.2017 - 16.06.2017
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAttitudes towards welfare state and social inequality. Topics: attitudes towards the economic future and development of Germany; assessment of one´s own financial future or situation; assessment of life risks; associations with the term welfare state; expectations towards the welfare state, satisfaction with the welfare state. Questions on social justice: assessment of the status and development of social differences in Germany; approval of statements on social justice; attitudes towards social security; opinions on income and wealth differences; assessment of measures for more social justice. Attitudes towards the minimum wage; judgment on social payload; approval to statements about the system of social security in Germany. Attitudes towards social advancement; assessment of one´s own situation; things which give the respondent a sense of security. Attitudes towards poverty and wealth in Germany: reasons, definitions, assessment of development in Germany. Demography: sex; age; education; employment; occupational position; household size and household composition; party sympathy; self-classification of social class. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; weighting factor; city size (BIK and political municipality size classes); federal state.
Categories Categories
  • Social Policy
Topics Topics
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues
  • 14.3 Social welfare systems/structures
  • 13.5 Equality and inequality


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseResident population aged 18 years and over in private households
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data Collectorpolis Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Marktforschung, Deidesheim
Date of Collection
  • 22.05.2017 - 16.06.2017

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-12-29 first archive edition
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe study was carried out on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1504
Number of Variables: 178
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.