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ZA5114: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1994

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Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Katrin; Neußer, Wolfgang; Sturm, Gabriele; Waltersbacher, Matthias (2015): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1994. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5114 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5114
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1994
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-1-16,
Date of Collection17.10.1994 - 30.11.1994
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


AbstractHousing and residential status. Residential area and social structure. Mobility and economic situation. Employment. Election decision and participation. Topics: 1. Housing and residential status: size of place (degree of urbanisation); location; duration of living at the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence; duration of living in the apartment; distance before moving into the current apartment; previous place of residence; previous location; status of the previous apartment; move out of the previous apartment was move out of the parental home; status of the current apartment; one household or more households in the house; residence permit required; owner of the apartment; rent amount; rent including costs for heating and hot water; amount of lump sum for heating and hot water (or for heating and hot water separately); average costs for heating and hot water and payment period; rent includes modernisation levy; amount of modernisation levy in total or per sqm; adequacy of rental costs; receipt of housing allowance; amount of monthly housing allowance; living space; number of rooms; assessment of apartment size; apartment equipment; apartment equipment meets needs; year of construction of the house; assessment of the structural condition of the house; satisfaction with the apartment. 2. Residential area and social structure: satisfaction with the immediate residential environment; satisfaction with the environmental conditions in the residential environment; frequency of selected environmental impacts in the residential area; walking distance to selected facilities (e.g. public transport stops, shopping facilities, doctors, kindergarten, primary school, etc.).); social structure: foreigners in the living environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners; personal contacts to foreigners in the family, at work, in the neighbourhood or among friends and acquaintances; opinion on the cultural budget. 3. Mobility: intention to move; reasons for the intention to move; most important reason for moving; preference of moving (target area); preference for old or new federal states; assessment of current and future personal economic situation; change in personal economic situation since one year. 4. Employment: employment status; job security. 5. Election decision and participation: eligibility to vote in the last Federal election; participation in the last Federal election and election decision (second vote). Demography: gender: age (month of birth and year of birth); highest school leaving certificate or targeted school leaving certificate; age at school leaving certificate; vocational education or training certificate; current or former employment; full-time or part-time employment; current or last employment position; current or last employment activity; employment in the public sector; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; self-assessment of class; religious denomination or respectively Religious community; closeness to the church; household size; net income of the respondent; number of children in the household and age of these children; number of persons in the household aged 18 years and over with German citizenship; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; number of persons employed in the household; household net income; telephone connection in the household. Interviewer rating: residential house type; residential area type. Additionally coded was: ID BBSR; split; respondent ID; interview date; interview duration; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Income
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Employment
  • Migration
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Housing
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged 18 years and over with German citizenship in private households of the Federal Republic of Germany
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
  • 17.10.1994 - 30.11.1994

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-1-16 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted since 1985.
Number of Units: West: 2100 Ost: 2129
Number of Variables: West: 163 Ost: 164
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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