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ZA5115: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1995

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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 1995. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5115 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5115
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 1995
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-1-22,
Date of Collection20.10.1995 - 14.01.1996
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 the place of residence (degree of urbanisation); location; duration of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence; duration of residence in the apartment; distance before moving into the current apartment; previous place of residence; former federal state (old FRG, former GDR or outside the current FRG); move into the current apartment before 1991, 1991 or later; residential status of the previous apartment; living space of the previous apartment; number of rooms of the previous apartment; size of household of the previous apartment; reasons for moving; most important reason for moving; move out of the previous apartment was from the parental home; residential status of the current apartment; one or more households in the house; residence entitlement certificate required; owner of the apartment; rent; rent including costs for heating and hot water; amount of the 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; withdrawal of housing allowance; amount of monthly housing allowance; living space; number of rooms; assessment of apartment size; apartment furnishing; 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; social structure: foreigners in the residential environment; proportion of foreigners in their own residential area compared to other residential areas; foreigners have been living in the residential area or have recently moved in; new relocated foreigners are predominantly ethnic German immigrants, refugees or have been living in Germany for some time; relationship between foreigners and Germans in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners; personal contacts to foreigners in the family, at work, in the neighbourhood or in the neighbourhood. among friends and acquaintances; assessment of assistance for foreigners (simple entry aids, more extensive integration measures or renouncement of such assistance). 3. Mobility: intention to move; reasons for moving; most important reason for moving; preference of moving (target area); assessment of current and future personal economic situation; change in personal economic situation for one year. 4. Employment: employment status; job security. 5. Election decision and participation: eligibility to vote in the last fedral election; participation in the last federal election and election decision (second vote); party preference (Sunday question) or party most likely to be considered. 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 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; assessment of the living environment; household size; net income of the respondent; number of children in the household and age of these children; number of persons in the household over 18 years of German citizenship; number of persons in the household who contribute to the household income; number of persons employed in the household; net household income; place of residence before 1989; German citizenship; telephone connection in the household. Interviewer rating: housing type; residential area type; interview with the respondent alone or presence of third parties during the interview; intervention of third parties in the interview; responsiveness of the respondent; reliability of the respondent´s data; sex, age and education of the interviewer; number of interviews on point; number of telephone and personal contacts and contact attempts; interview in the old or the new federal states. Additionally coded was: ID BBSR; split; respondent ID; federal state; government district; city size (political community size, BIK/Boustedt); interview date; interview duration; interviewer ID; 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 in private households of the Federal Republic of Germany The population included the German resident population and the foreign resident population, provided that the interview could be conducted in German.
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
  • 20.10.1995 - 14.01.1996

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-1-22 first archive edition
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted since 1985.
Number of Units: 4267
Number of Variables: 205
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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