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ZA6738: Generation Z

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Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung (2020): Generation Z. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6738 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6738
TitleGeneration Z
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-3-4,
Date of Collection15.07.2019 - 29.07.2019
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung


AbstractLiving conditions and family. Values and attitudes. Information and communication behaviour. Political attitudes and political participation. Topics: Life circumstances and family: life satisfaction; assessment of personal future prospects; assessment of future prospects of own generation; relationship with parents; highest level of school-leaving qualifications of parents; frequency of renunciation due to financial situation; sources of money for personal use; most important source of money. Values and attitudes: role model available; role model named; life goals; importance of selected life goals; importance of various professional aspects; personal values (comparison of values); attachment to the community, the region, the state, Germany and Europe. Information and communication behaviour: frequency of use of social networks; preferred platforms; type of use of social networks; interest in politics; points of contact with politics in everyday life; frequency of media use about politics: preferred sources of information about politics; trust in different media. Political attitudes: satisfaction with democracy; democracy as a good form of government; need for reform in politics; satisfaction with the work of the federal government; trust in institutions; party sympathy; attitudes to politics and society; preference regarding Germany´s future foreign policy; attitude towards the EU. Political participation: type of political commitment; voluntary work; volunteer work mentioned; interest in the topic of climate protection at Fridays for Future; participation in a Fridays for Future demonstration; agreement to statements on reactions of politics and society to Fridays for Future demonstrations. Demography: sex; age; highest educational attainment to date; current level of education; type of school/college/university attended; type of school or educational institution; employment; housing situation; migration background; state; city size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; filter variable; volunteering and role models; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking population aged 14 to 24 years in private households
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
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, München
Date of Collection
  • 15.07.2019 - 29.07.2019

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-3-4 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1006
Number of Variables: 194
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • Kantar: Generation Z : 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.