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ZA6617: Young People of Turkish Descent in Germany

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Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2016): Young People of Turkish Descent in Germany. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6617 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6617
TitleYoung People of Turkish Descent in Germany
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-6-30,
Date of Collection21.10.2015 - 21.11.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractGeneral situation of young people of Turkish descent and their relationship to Germany and the Germans. Sense of belonging and identity. Integration. Society and politics. 1. General situation and relationship to Germany and the Germans: born in Germany; general life satisfaction; parents are still alive, parents live in Germany or abroad; own future rather in Germany, in Turkey, in Europe, or elsewhere; life satisfaction in Germany; positive and or disturbing characteristics of Germany; personal contacts with Germans: proportion of people of German origin in the circle of friends; origin of the two closest friends; readiness for a partnership with a non-Muslim partner (Muslims only). 2. Sense of belonging and identity: German nationality; intention to German citizenship; closeness to Germany and to Turkey; self-assessment of German and Turkish language skills; identity as a German Turk (Muslims only: or Muslim); culture and cultural alienation: religiousness and religious practice in everyday life; attitudes towards religion and society. 3. Integration: sense of acceptance as an equal citizen; frequency of discrimination experience in different situations; attitude towards integration (scale); information on personal immigrant background (generation); better integration of the generation of the parents or of the own generation; self-assessment of personal integration; important aspects with regard to the integration of immigrants (immigrants themselves, state and German society); realization of these aspects and measures. 4. Society and politics: future worries; interest in politics; satisfaction with democracy; opinion on immigration: more advantages or disadvantages by immigration for Germany; Germany should take more or less refugees. Demography: sex; age; employment status; religious affiliation; Muslim affiliation; number of own children; marital status; duration of stay in Germany (age); memberships in clubs, associations, ecclesial and social organizations, and in groups, that maintain the traditions of the country of origin of the family; purpose of residence permit; graduation acquired; acquisition of graduation in Germany, in Turkey or elsewhere; highest education degree; highest in Turkey acquired education degree; occupational position; household income. Also encoded was: respondent-ID; weighting factor; BIK-type of municipality; integration-INDEX.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
  • Group
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.9 Social exclusion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseYoung people of Turkish descent in Germany aged 18 to 34 years
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Politikforschung, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 21.10.2015 - 21.11.2015

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-6-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 750
Number of Variables: 155
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • TNS Infratest: Junge Türkischstämmige in Deutschland: Dezember 2015. Berlin 2015
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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.