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ZA6616: Digitalization: Working 4.0

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2016): Digitalization: Working 4.0. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6616 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6616
TitleDigitalization: Working 4.0
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-6-30,
Date of Collection19.10.2015 - 10.11.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAttitudes and opinions of working Germans to working 4.0 Topics: information about own paid employment (type of employment, sector, etc.), information on professional internet use; attitudes towards digitalization in general and at work; Germany uses the opportunities of the digital change sufficiently versus needs additional requirements; assessment of skills and qualifications for the future world of work; satisfaction with the current job; importance of various characteristics of work; these characteristics apply to the own work; attitudes towards the relationship between work and private life; extent of the changes at the workplace by digitization; more advantages or disadvantages of these changes; Sequelae of changes due to the increasing change of computers and the Internet; own employer is digitally up-to-date versus has to catch up; expected impact of the increasing digitization on the number of jobs in general, and for the low-skilled and for higher qualified; own work could be replaced due to digitization; opinion on flexible working; expected increase or decrease in the proportion of temporary employment or agency workers by digitization; general demand for new political framework in the process of digitalization; need for reform concerning work (for example, restrictions on fixed-term contracts, etc.); perception of the positive development on the labor market; good preparation of schools for the new labor market requirements; suggestions for schools with regard to the requirements of digitization; impact of changes in the labor market on the reconciliation of work and private life. Demography: sex; age; highest educational level; employment status; occupational position; household size; number of persons in the household aged 18 and over; number of school-age children in the household; marital status; household income; city size (BIK and political); self-rated social position; internet access at home. Also encoded was: ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Work and Industry
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 9.1 Information society


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseEmployed persons aged 18 to 65 years in private households
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data Collectorpolis + sinus Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Marktforschung mbH, Deidesheim
Date of Collection
  • 19.10.2015 - 10.11.2015

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-6-30 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: 1208
Number of Variables: 106
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • polis und sinus 2015: Digitalisierung: Arbeiten 4.0. Ergebnisse einer Repräsentativuntersuchung im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung. Kommentierung der Ergebnisse. Deidesheim 2015
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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.