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ZA6735: Structural Discrimination

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung (2019): Structural Discrimination. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6735 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6735
TitleStructural Discrimination
Current Version1.0.0, 2019-12-30,
Date of Collection01.04.2019 - 15.04.2019
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung


AbstractForms and frequency of discrimination. Dealing with and consequences of discrimination. Social dimension of discrimination. Political attitudes and expectations of politics. Living situations and general attitudes. Topics: Experiences of discrimination in the last 3 years (self, people in personal environment, unknown third parties); reason of personally experienced discrimination. Forms and frequency of experienced discrimination: Frequency of personal discrimination in selected areas; type of experienced disadvantage (material disadvantage, social degradation, physical assault). Dealing with and consequences of discrimination: reaction to the discrimination experience; effects of the discrimination experience on the respondent personally; awareness of public offers of assistance and opportunities to get started; desire for previously non-existent offers of assistance (open); knowledge of one´s own rights in case of discrimination; assessment of a law against discrimination; awareness of legal foundations: General Equal Treatment Act (AGG); assessment of the AGG; witness of discrimination of others; reasons for discrimination of others; personal reaction in case of discrimination of others; reasons for supporting the disadvantaged person. Social dimension of discrimination: estimated prevalence of discrimination in Germany according to ethnic origin, age, gender and gender identity, religious attitudes and beliefs, sexual identity, disability or chronic disease; ; comparison of the current situation with that of five years ago regarding the prevalence of the above types of discrimination; perceived group discrimination based on the characteristics of ethnic origin (migration background), age, gender and gender identity, religious attitudes and beliefs, sexual identity, disability or chronic disease; possible causes of discrimination; evaluation of efforts in Germany against discrimination; responsibility for action against discrimination. Political attitudes and expectations of politics: Expectations of politics based on various statements on the topic of discrimination; political interest; trust in institutions; party sympathy. Living situations and general attitudes: general life satisfaction; assessment of one´s own economic situation; stereotypes and prejudices against other persons or groups (disabled, homosexuals, persons of other ethnic origin or other religion). Demography: sex; age (open, grouped); education; state; employment; city size; net household income; steady partner; sexual orientation; migration background; country of origin; denomination or religious community; disability or chronic illness; foreign assignment of group membership. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; group discrimination experience (own, other, no discrimination experience); weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • Work and Industry
Topics Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 13.1 Elderly
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles
  • 13.9 Social exclusion
  • 13.8 Minorities


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePopulation aged 18 and over in Germany
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Quota sample from access panel (gross initial sample). Screening of respondents with own, other and no experience of discrimination (disproportionate equal distribution)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorKantar Public, München
Date of Collection
  • 01.04.2019 - 15.04.2019

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2019-12-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1060
Number of Variables: 199
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • Kantar: (Strukturelle) Diskriminierung: Eine Studie von Kantar, Public Division im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung (BPA). München: 2019
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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.