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ZA3608: DJI Youth Survey 1992 and 1997 (Cumulated Data Set)

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Citation Citation Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München (1997): DJI Youth Survey 1992 and 1997 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3608 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3608
TitleDJI Youth Survey 1992 and 1997 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1997)
Date of Collection09.1992 - 11.1997
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München


AbstractLiving conditions, moral orientations, political orientations and readiness of young people and young adults for political conduct. Topics: subjective age status; satisfaction with areas of life; frequency of political conversations with parents, spouse, friends, school friends and colleagues; moral orientations; postmaterialism (scale); importance of areas of life; sex role orientations; solidarity with the municipality, the old and new states, Germany, the European Union; national pride; politicians distant from the citizens and feeling of political effectiveness; political understanding and complexity of politics; understanding of democracy; attitude to the idea of democracy; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; attitude to the idea of socialism and socialism in the GDR; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; sympathy scale for the parties; anomy; social insecurity, lack of norm; trust in institutions such as trade unions, churches, judiciary, parties, Federal German Armed Forces, press, Federal Ministry for the Environment, citizens' initiatives, large concerns, the Federal Government, the police, television, the Federal Constitutional Court, the Federal Parliament, Greenpeace; detailed information on current and earlier memberships as well as intensity of participation in the activities in associations or clubs; acceptance of functions in these clubs; attitude to and personal activities in peace initiatives, environmental protection groups, self-help groups, nationalist groupings, leftist groupings and human rights groups etc.; interest in politics; readiness for various opportunities for political participation (scale); consideration of the interests of the citizens of the former GDR in the unification of Germany; personal advantages or disadvantages through German unification; opportunities to learn about the people in the other part of Germany; fair share of the standard of living in the Federal Republic; attitudes regarding foreigners (scale). Demography: sex; age; school degree; educational level; employment status; occupational position; occupational satisfaction; marital status; number of children; school degree, employment status, occupational position of mother and father; religious affiliation; frequency of church attendance; living in parental household; time of leaving parental household. Also encoded was: date of interview; state.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGermans between the ages of 16 to 29 years with residence in the Federal Republic
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample (after the ADM-Design). Over-sample selection old states - new states. Random-Route in the sample of the target households and selection of the target persons in the household through random number key.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorGFM-GETAS, Hamburg; infas Sozialforschung, Bonn
Date of Collection
  • 09.1992 - 11.1997

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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe DJI Youth Survey 1997 as 2nd wave is largely a replication of the DJI Youth Survey 1992. The cumulated data set described here does not contain all variables of the original data sets from 1992 and 1997.
Number of Units: 2642
Number of Variables: 613
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Gille, Martina; Krüger, Winfried (Hrsg.) Unzufriedene Demokraten: Politische Orientierungen der 16- bis 29jährigen im vereinigten Deutschland. DJI-Jugendsurvey 2. Opladen: Leske und Budrich 2000.
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