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ZA6716: Questions about the Situation of Refugees in Germany 2018 (Cumulated Data Set)

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  • ZA6716_v4-0-0.csv (Dataset) 4 MBytes
  • ZA6716_v4-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 944 KBytes
  • ZA6716_v4-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 1 MByte


  • ZA6716_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 73 KBytes

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  • ZA6716_Tabellenband.pdf (Report) 270 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2019): Questions about the Situation of Refugees in Germany 2018 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6716 Data file Version 4.0.0,
Study No.ZA6716
TitleQuestions about the Situation of Refugees in Germany 2018 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version4.0.0, 2019-6-28,
Date of Collection10.01.2018 - 11.12.2018
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; 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 coping with the refugee situation; the federal government makes more or less progress in the integration of refugees. 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
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorKantar EMNID, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 10.01.2018 - 16.01.2018 (January)
  • 13.02.2018 - 20.02.2018 (February)
  • 14.03.2018 - 20.03.2018 (March)
  • 11.04.2018 - 17.04.2018 (April)
  • 09.05.2018 - 15.05.2018 (May)
  • 13.06.2018 - 19.06.2018 (June)
  • 11.07.2018 - 17.07.2018 (July)
  • 08.08.2018 - 14.08.2018 (August)
  • 12.09.2018 - 18.09.2018 (September)
  • 10.10.2018 - 16.10.2018 (October)
  • 14.11.2018 - 20.11.2018 (November)
  • 05.12.2018 - 11.12.2018 (December)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
4.0.0 (current version)2019-6-28 October through December added
3.0.02019-3-29 July through September added
2.0.02018-12-28 April through June added
1.0.02018-9-28 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was carried out on behalf of the Federal Press Office. The variables were renamed by the GESIS data archive during cumulation in such a way that this study can be easily combined with the cumulations of 2016 (ZA6628) and 2017 (ZA6634).
Number of Units: 12134
Number of Variables: 24
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.