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ZA7657: Social and Political Attitudes 2020 (Cumulated Data Set)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2020): Social and Political Attitudes 2020 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7657 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA7657
TitleSocial and Political Attitudes 2020 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version2.0.0, 2020-12-30,
Date of Collection02.01.2020 - 30.06.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAssessment of own financial situation. Assessment of the general living situation and perception of the policy of the federal government. Assessment of the the world situation and of the European situation. Topics: 1. Assessment of own financial situation: assessment of own financial situation compared with the situation one year ago; expected change in own financial situation; favorable time for larger acquisitions vs. hold back; suspected rather optimistic or pessimistic estimation of the economic situation in the circle of acquaintances. 2. Assessment of the general living situation and perception of the policy of the federal government: development in the country in the right direction; satisfaction in selected areas of life and problem areas (situation on the labor market, protection against violence and crime, extent of social justice, quality of life in Germany, financial situation of public budgets, school and education system in Germany, integration of migrants and foreigners, dealing with refugees and asylum seekers, securing retirement benefits in Germany, care of people in need of long-term care); perception of policy topics of the federal government (for example, debates or legislative proposals) in the past weeks (open). 3. Assessment of the world situation and the European situation: worries about world peace; worldwide crises with potential threat to Germany (open); opinion on Germany´s foreign policy role in the world in terms of the global political situation (taking more vs. less responsibility, already doing enough); opinion on the role of Germany in the EU (takes too little consideration vs. too much consideration for other Member States, just right). Demography: sex; age; employment status; education; household net income (grouped); intention to vote in the federal election; voting behaviour in the federal election. Additonally coded was: region east/ west; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
  • Income
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseEligible voters aged 18 and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data Collectorforsa, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 02.01.2020 - 30.06.2020

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2020-12-30 April trough June added
1.0.02020-9-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was carried out on behalf of the Federal Press Office. The study is the continuation of the cumulations of 2016 (ZA6629), 2017 (ZA6635), 2018 (ZA6717), and 2019 (ZA6727). This survey will continue. The publications of the next versions are planned for the following dates: Version 3 (1st to 3rd quarter): 31.03.2021 Version 4 (complete): 30.06.2021
Number of Units: 37582
Number of Variables: 258
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.