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ZA4615: ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2012 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2012)

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  • ZA4615_BMI_patch_v1-1-1.sps (Dataset) 1 KByte
  • (Dataset) 518 KBytes
  • ZA4615_v1-1-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 2 MBytes


  • ZA4614_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 995 KBytes
  • ZA4616_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte


  • ZA4614_cdb.pdf (Variable Report) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4614_cdb_Supplement_Alter.pdf (Codebook) 816 KBytes
  • ZA4614_cdb_Supplement_Erhebungsgebiet.pdf (Codebook) 526 KBytes
  • ZA4614_cdb_Supplement_Geschlecht.pdf (Codebook) 525 KBytes
  • ZA4614_cdb_Supplement_Konfession.pdf (Codebook) 806 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA4614_mb.pdf (Method Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA4614_readme.pdf (Other Document) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4615_compare.pdf (Other Document) 243 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (2013): ALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2012 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2012). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4615 Data file Version 1.1.1,
Study No.ZA4615
TitleALLBUScompact/GGSScompact 2012 (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften/German General Social Survey 2012)
Current Version1.1.1, 2013-8-5,
Date of Collection04.2012 - 09.2012
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Diekmann, Andreas - ETH Zürich
  • Fetchenhauer, Detlef - Universität Köln
  • Kühnel, Steffen - Universität Göttingen
  • Liebig, Stefan - Universität Bielefeld, Vorsitz
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger - Universität Mannheim
  • Trappe, Heike - Universität Rostock
  • Wagner, Michael - Universität Köln


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. 4614 (ALLBUS 2012).
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
  • Family
  • Medicine
Topics Topics
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 7.7 Childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 13.8 Minorities
  • 13.9 Social exclusion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons (German and non-German) who resided in private households and were born before 1 January 1994.
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
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 04.2012 - 09.2012

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.1 (current version)2013-8-5 labels V583 - V586 corrected
1.1.02013-5-14 errata from v1-0-0 corrected
1.0.02013-4-25 first archive edition
Errata in current version
2016-2-23V598The categorisation of the BMI value needs to be corrected in 3 cases. The value labels need to be adjusted to be not overlapping. Please use patch ZA4615_BMI_patch_v1-1-1.
2016-4-8Stata: v744, v745, v746Respondents 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
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-5-14V506Wahlabsicht: Recoding of PIRATEN- and NPD-voters.2013-5-14RECODE V506 (20=7)(7=20). Please use the patch to correct the SPSS file: ZA4614_patch_v1-1-0.sps
2013-5-14V101, V134, V135left-right-scale, religious scale, spiritual scale: different value labels2013-5-14Please use the patch to correct the SPSS file: ZA4614_patch_v1-1-0.sps

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3480
Number of Variables: 412
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


Relevant full texts
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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.