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ZA4501: ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2006 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2006)

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  • (Dataset) 453 KBytes
  • ZA4501_v2-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 2 MBytes


  • ZA4500_fb-Liste35.pdf (Questionnaire) 43 KBytes
  • ZA4500_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA4502_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 421 KBytes


  • ZA4500_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 3 MBytes
  • ZA4500_cdb_Supplement_Alter.pdf (Codebook) 717 KBytes
  • ZA4500_cdb_Supplement_Erhebungsgebiet.pdf (Codebook) 505 KBytes
  • ZA4500_cdb_Supplement_Geschlecht.pdf (Codebook) 453 KBytes
  • ZA4500_cdb_Supplement_Konfession.pdf (Codebook) 733 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA4500_readme.pdf (Other Document) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4501_compare.pdf (Other Document) 90 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2011): ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2006 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2006). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4501 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA4501
TitleALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2006 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2006)
Current Version2.0.0, 2011-8-8,
Date of Collection03.2006 - 08.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Andreß, Hans-Jürgen - Universität Köln
  • Diekmann, Andreas - ETH Zürich
  • Feger, Hubert - Freie Universität Berlin
  • Huinink, Johannes - Universität Bremen
  • Meulemann, Heiner - Universität Köln
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Duisburg
  • Solga, Heike - Universität Göttingen


AbstractALLBUScompact is offered as an alternative to the structurally more complex full version of ALLBUS. It addresses the needs of newcomers to data analysis by providing a simplified demography module containing an easily manageable group of the most important demographic indicators. All topical question modules not containing sensitive data are retained as in the ALLBUS full version (scientific use file). For a comprehensive description of study topics please compare Study No. 4500 (ALLBUS 2006).
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
  • Family
  • Occupation, Profession
Topics Topics
  • 1.3 Unemployment
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7.7 Childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • 11.4 Political ideology
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseAll persons (German and non German) who resided in private households on the day of the interview and were born before 1 January 1988.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Disproportional
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Computer-assisted (CASI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Date of Collection
  • 03.2006 - 08.2006

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2011-8-8 fit for ZACAT
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2016-4-8Stata: v736, v738Respondents with missing information on weighting variables have to be assigned to missing value (.a). For correction of the Stata dataset a patch was provided together with the Stata dataset. Please download
2017-1-20v583Codes 3 and 4 are labeled incorrectly in the data sets. The correct labels are: 3 ´UNWAHRSCHEINLICH´ 4 ´SEHR UNWAHRSCHEINL.´
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3421
Number of Variables: 387
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Terwey, Michael: Generelle Hinweise zur Auswertung der ALLBUS-Daten: Stichprobentypen und Gewichtungen, In: Terwey, Michael; Baltzer, Stefan (Hrsg.): Variable Report ALLBUS/Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften Kumulation 1980-2010: ZA-Nr. 4574. GESIS - Variable Reports, No. 2012/51, Köln: GESIS 2012, X-XVI
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Research Data Centre
    The German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) collects up-to-date data on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany. Every two years since 1980 a representative cross section of the population is surveyed using both constant and variable questions. The ALLBUS data become available to interested parties for research and teaching as soon as they are processed and documented.