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ZA4575: ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 1980-2010 (Kumulierte Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/ Cumulated German General Social Survey 1980-2010)

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  • ZA4575_v1-0-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 49 MBytes


  • ZA4574_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 9 MBytes
  • ZA4574_cdb_Supplement_Erhebungsgebiet.pdf (Codebook) 1 MByte
  • ZA4574_cdb_Supplement_Geschlecht.pdf (Codebook) 2 MBytes

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  • ZA4574_readme.pdf (Other Document) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4575_compare.pdf (Other Document) 222 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2012): ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 1980-2010 (Kumulierte Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/Cumulated German General Social Survey 1980-2010). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4575 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4575
TitleALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 1980-2010 (Kumulierte Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/ Cumulated German General Social Survey 1980-2010)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-11-27,
Date of Collection01.1980 - 11.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Allerbeck, Klaus - Universität Frankfurt
  • Allmendinger, Jutta - Universität München
  • Andreß, Hans-Jürgen - Universität Köln
  • Bürklin, Wilhelm - Universität Potsdam
  • Diekmann, Andreas - ETH Zürich
  • Feger, Hubert - Freie Universität Berlin
  • Fetchenhauer, Detlef - Universität Köln
  • Huinink, Johannes - Universität Bremen
  • Kiefer, Marie Luise - Universität Wien
  • Kühnel, Steffen - Universität Göttingen
  • Lepsius, M. Rainer - Universität Heidelberg
  • Liebig, Stefan - Universität Bielefeld
  • Mayer, Karl Ulrich - Max Planck Institut, Berlin
  • Meulemann, Heiner - Universität Köln
  • Müller, Walter - Universität Mannheim
  • Opp, Karl Dieter - Universität Leipzig
  • Pappi, Franz Urban - Universität Mannheim
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. - Universität Köln
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Solga, Heike - Universität Göttingen
  • Trappe, Heike - Universität Rostock
  • Wagner, Michael - Universität Köln
  • Ziegler, Rolf - Universität München


Topics Topics
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 7.7 Childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.1 Domestic political issues
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.5 Equality and inequality
  • 13.8 Minorities
  • 16 Natural environment
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), (until 1990: West Germany including West Berlin)
UniversePrivate households with persons who were at least 18 years of age
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)
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Computer-assisted (CASI)
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Date of Collection
  • 01.1980 - 11.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-11-27 errata from ZA4574_v1-0-0 corrected
1.0.02012-5-22 first archive edition
Errata in current version
2016-5-31Stata: v452, v465For Stata data sets: Unlabeled 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
2016-5-31Stata: v1563, v1565, v1566, v1567, v1568Respondents 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
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 54243
Number of Variables: 811
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Bens, Arno 2006: Zur Auswertung haushaltsbezogener Merkmale mit dem ALLBUS 2004. In: ZA-Information 59: 143 - 156.
  • Koch, Achim; Wasmer, Martina 2004: Der ALLBUS als Instrument zur Untersuchung sozialen Wandels: Eine Zwischenbilanz nach 20 Jahren. In: Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Wasmer, Martina; Koch, Achim (Hg.), Sozialer und politischer Wandel in Deutschland: Analysen mit ALLBUS-Daten aus zwei Jahrzehnten. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: 13 - 42.
  • Terwey, Michael 2000: ALLBUS: A German General Social Survey, in: Schmollers Jahrbuch 120: 151 - 158.
  • Terwey, Michael 2003: Zum aktuellen Wandel im Zugriff auf ALLBUS-Materialien und zur ALLBUS-Nutzung in Publikationen. In: ZA-Information 53: 195 - 202.
  • Terwey, Michael; Baumann, Horst; Blohm, Michael 2011: Forschungsdatenzentrum ALLBUS Jahresbericht 2010, Berichtszeitraum 01.01.2010-31.12.2010. GESIS Technical Reports 2011/03. Bonn: GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Generell ist die uns bekannte Literatur mit Verwendung von ALLBUS-Daten in der ALLBUS-Bibliographie dokumentiert. Diese ALLBUS-Bibliographie ist im GESIS-Webangebot online recherchierbar.
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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.