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ZA4502: German General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2006

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  • ZA4502_missing.sps (Dataset) 30 KBytes
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  • ZA4502_variable-list.txt (Dataset) 40 KBytes


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


  • ZA4502_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 960 KBytes
  • ZA4502_cdb_Supplement.pdf (Codebook) 386 KBytes

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  • ZA4502_readme.pdf (Other Document) 36 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2008): German General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2006. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4502 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4502
TitleGerman General Social Survey - ALLBUS 2006
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
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


AbstractALLBUS/GGSS 2006 is an English translation of the original German survey ALLBUS 2006. For a comprehensive study description please compare Study No. 4500.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
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
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2016-1-21V510 & V513Erroneous data in the two variables on the time of beginning and end of interview needs to be corrected. Please use the patch ZA4502_patch_v1-0-0.sps to correct the SPSS dataset. For Stata dataset necessary corrections are in the patch that was provided together with the Stata dataset. Please download
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
2016-4-8Stata: v193, v197, v207, v215, v224, v228, v271, v275, v315, v319, v341, v345, v358, v362Unlabeled missing values with decimal places have to be recoded to integer values and labels have to be added. For correction of the Stata dataset a patch was provided together with the Stata dataset. Please download
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3421
Number of Variables: 744
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.