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ZA5107: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1987

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Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Katrin; Neußer, Wolfgang; Sturm, Gabriele; Waltersbacher, Matthias (2014): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1987. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5107 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5107
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1987
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-10-31,
Date of Collection26.09.1987 - 26.10.1987
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Böltken, Ferdinand - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Meyer, Katrin - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Neußer, Wolfgang - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Sturm, Gabriele - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Waltersbacher, Matthias - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn


AbstractLiving and housing status. Residential area and social structure. Economic basis. Foreigners in the neighborhood. Mobility. Political interest and voting behaviour. Topics: 1. Residential area and social structure: type of residential house; city size (degree of urbanisation); residential area; description of the residential environment; one or two-family houses or apartment buildings in the residential environment; construction period of the residential environment; subjective assessment of the social class affiliation of the residents in the residential environment; satisfaction with the place of residence (scale); duration of residence at the place of residence. 2. Current housing and residential status: duration of residence; number of rooms; residential status; satisfaction with the flat, the immediate living environment and the environmental conditions in the living environment (scale); expected change in environmental problems in the living environment; importance of selected living conditions for personal well-being at the place of residence (e.g. job offers, infrastructure, residential area, schools, clean air, etc.). 3. Foreigners: foreigners in the residential environment; estimated proportion of foreigners in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners in a neighborhood; personal contacts with foreigners. 4. Mobility: intention to move; preference of moving (target area); assessment of the personal economic situation as well as the economic situation in the FRG and in the municipality of residence; expected change in unemployment figures. 5. Political interest and voting behaviour: Political interest at local level; eligibility to vote in the last Bundestag election; participation in the last federal election and voting behaviour (second vote); eligibility to vote in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives; participation in the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives and voting behaviour (second vote). Demography: sex: age (month of birth and year of birth); highest school leaving certificate or targeted school leaving certificate; age at school leaving certificate; vocational education and training certificate; employment; employment status; full-time or part-time employment; previous employment; previous and current employment position; marital status; self-assessment of class affiliation; religious denomination or religion; closeness to the church; frequency of church attendance; net income of the respondent; household size; number of children in the household and age of these children; number of persons in the household from 18 years of age; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; household net income; telephone connection in the household. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during the interview; intervention of persons present at the interview; willingness of the respondent to cooperate; reliability of the information; self-administered questionnaire together with the face-to-face interview or later; completion of the self-administered questionnaire alone or with assistance and type of return; respondent requested self-administered questionnaire. Additionally coded was: federal state; administrative district; political community size (Boustedt); interview date; interview duration; interviewer ID; sex and age of the interviewer; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Income
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Housing
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Migration
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 19.2 Housing
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 15 Transport, travel and mobility
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), Federal Republic of Germany including West Berlin
UniversePersons aged 18 years and over with German citizenship living in private households of the Federal Republic of Germany or in West Berlin
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview)
Data CollectorGFM GETAS, Hamburg
Date of Collection
  • 26.09.1987 - 26.10.1987

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-10-31 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted annually since 1985. No information can be provided on the content of the self-administered questionnaire, as it is not available in the archive.
Number of Units: 1934
Number of Variables: 135
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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