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15th Social Survey 


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Students who were enrolled in a state or state-recognized institution of higher education in the Federal Republic of Germany in the summer semester of 1997 (with the exception of universities of applied sciences for administration, universities of distance learning, and universities of the armed forces)

Survey Unit:
Survey Data Type:
Quantitative Data 
Sampling Procedure:
Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional 
Survey Method:
Standardised self-administered survey 
Field Period:
May 26, 1997 - Sep 30, 1997
Net Sample Size:
n = 22,660
Response Rate:

Among the 22,660 students surveyed, 20,533 are German students, 792 are domestic students and 1,335 are foreign students. The response rate of 37.1% refers to German students. The overall response rate for foreign and domestic students is 19.5%.

Geographic Coverage:

Documents related to the Survey

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Release Notes 15th Social Survey (1997)  Release Notes 15th Social Survey (1997)  English  link_off  

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