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ZA6628: Questions about the Situation of Refugees in Germany 2016 (Cumulated Data Set)

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  • ZA6628_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 48 KBytes

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  • ZA6628_Tabellenband.pdf (Table) 386 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2017): Questions about the Situation of Refugees in Germany 2016 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6628 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6628
TitleQuestions about the Situation of Refugees in Germany 2016 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-7-11,
Date of Collection13.01.2016 - 13.12.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractQuestions about the situation of refugees in Germany. Topics: concern that so many refugees are coming to Germany (split A, since November 2016 split B: are in Germany); short-term and long-term forecast of the advantages or disadvantages for Germany as a result of the refugees: the federal government has tended to move forward or rather not made progress in tackling the refugee crisis (split C, since November 2016 split B: coping with the refugee situation); the federal government makes more or less progress in the integration of refugees (October, Split D). Demography: sex; age; highest educational degree; employment status; household size; number of persons in the household under 14 years; party preference; eligible to vote; household income; survey by mobile phone or landline phone. Additionally coded was: ID; week / wave; weighting factor; date of interview; size of location (BIK regions); federal state; survey area west / east.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged 14 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Emnid, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 13.01.2016 - 19.01.2016 (Week 03 - January)
  • 17.02.2016 - 23.02.2016 (Week 08 - February)
  • 16.03.2016 - 22.03.2016 (Week 12 - March)
  • 13.04.2016 - 19.04.2016 (Week 16 - April)
  • 11.05.2016 - 17.05.2016 (Week 20 - May)
  • 15.06.2016 - 20.06.2016 (Week 25 - June)
  • 13.07.2016 - 19.07.2016 (Week 29 - July)
  • 26.07.2016 - 02.08.2016 (Week 31 - August)
  • 10.08.2016 - 16.08.2016 (Week 33 - August (additional wave))
  • 14.09.2016 - 20.09.2016 (Week 38 - September)
  • 12.10.2016 - 18.10.2016 (Week 42 - October)
  • 16.11.2016 - 22.11.2016 (Week 47 - November)
  • 07.12.2016 - 13.12.2016 (Week 50 - December)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-7-11 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: 13129
Number of Variables: 28
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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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.