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ZA2585: Young People and Young Adults in Germany 1995

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Citation Citation Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, Bonn (1995): Young People and Young Adults in Germany 1995. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2585 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2585
TitleYoung People and Young Adults in Germany 1995
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1995)
Date of Collection02.1995 - 03.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, Bonn


AbstractThe situation of young people in East and West Germany and attitudes to questions relevant to young people and political questions. Topics: Most important problems of the country and most important personal problem; visit to the other part of Germany after the border opening and trip abroad in 1994; earlier trips abroad; interest in politics; sympathy scale for the parties; most able party regarding securing the future; satisfaction with the social system and sense of well-being in Germany; judgement on one´s own economic situation and expected further development; father or mother as responsible person in raising children; equal rights for men and women; attitude to solving conflict through force; attitude to socialism; provision for old age by individuals or the government; national pride; attitude to admission of applicants for political asylum; understanding for excesses against applicants for political asylum or shame due to this; general contentment with life; optimism in the future; mobility readiness for occupational reasons; satisfaction with housing; willingness of parents or other persons to help with serious problems; reasons for the justification of violence; satisfaction with public offerings at institutions and services for young people; interest in selected leisure activities (scale); most important reasons for restrictions in the area of leisure opportunities; membership in a youth organization; regular participation in events of the club; clique affiliation; foreigners in one´s circle of friends; assessment of the AIDS danger and of the threat from drugs; friends in a youth sect; conduct given a hypothetical attack on foreigners by young people; work satisfaction; perceived jeopardy to job; living with one´s parents; one´s own room; assessment of the economic situation of parental home; perceived jeopardy to job of father and mother; age at leaving parental home; current residential status; number of siblings; number of children; desired number of children; socialization authority in childhood; persons responsible for care during one´s own time in school; social origins; communion or confirmation; religious denomination; religiousness and belief in God. The following questions were posed in Eastern Germany: judgement on the decision of the citizens of the GDR in the first free election in March 1990; expectations fulfilled regarding unification of the two German states; judgement on leisure opportunities after the turning point; comparison of conditions before the turning point with the current situation regarding social security, self-development, relationships to others, demands on one´s occupation, realization of occupational wishes, demands on school, environmental protection and freedom of speech; participation in the Jugendweihe {GDR ceremony of becoming an adult}.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 11.4 Political ideology
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseYoung people between the ages of 14 to 27 years.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Random selection according to the RLD procedure in Western Germany. Multi-stage stratified random sample in Eastern Germany
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey in Eastern Germany and telephone interview in Western Germany
Data CollectorInstitut fuer Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim; USUMA, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 02.1995 - 03.1995

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesA preceding study with a largely identical program of questions is archived under ZA Study No. 2397.
Number of Units: 2048
Number of Variables: 164
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter: Jugendliche und Erwachsene in Deutschland: Februar/März 1995. Ergebnisse jeweils einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage in den alten und neuen Bundesländern. Mannheim: Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, 1995.
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