Questionnaire 2014 (Boost Sample) [instrument]

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0 Please give details of the target person a000c
1 Is the respondent the head of household, the person who answers the questions about the household? q6
2 The next five questions will be answered just by the interviewer. q601intro
3 Are there any language difficulties during contacting the household? q601
4 How would you describe the housing location in general? q602
5 How would you rate the condition of the house? q603
6 Are there special problems to access the house? q604
7 What feeling did you have in the street or the housing complex? q605
8 How would you describe the neighborhood? q606
9 What kind of a house is it in which you live? q607
10 We now proceed with the actual survey. First, we will ask questions about your household in its entirety. q7
11 When did you move into this dwelling? q9
12 What kind of a house is it in which you live? q10
13 Is it a rooming house, guesthouse, or a similar accommodation? q11
14 When, approximately, was the house built in which your flat is located? q12
15 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1971
16 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1981
17 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1991
18 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.2001
19 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.2011
20 How large is the total living space in this flat? q15
21 Do you live in the flat as …? q16
22 What is your monthly rent? q18
23 Is heat included in your rent? q19
24 How much are the monthly costs for heat (warm water costs included) on average? q20
25 How much are the monthly electricity costs on average? q21
26 Are other costs  included in your rent, either partially or completely, for example, water, garbage removal, etc.? q22
27 And to what extent are these contributions included in the rent? q23
28 Are you able to pay the rent without any difficulty? q24
29 Do you still have financial obligations, for example loans or a mortgage, for this house or flat in which you live? q25
30 How high are the monthly loan or mortgage payments including interest for this loan or mortgage? q26
31 Are you able to pay the mortgage/interest payments without any difficulty? q27
32 How high were the maintenance costs for this flat / house in the last calendar year, 2013? q28
33 And what were the costs of water, garbage removal, street cleaning, etc. in 2013? q29
34 Do you pay fees for the management or maintenance etc. of the building? q30
35 How much do you pay per month in management / maintenance fees? q31
36 Did you or someone in your household receive income from letting or leasing land or house / flat in year 2013? q35
37 About how high was the total income from renting out or leasing out in year 2013? q36
38 What costs did you have for the objects you rented out in the year 2013? Please state for maintenance and repair costs first. q37
39 What loan, mortgage and interest payments did you needed to set aside for the objects you rented out in the year 2013? q38
40 Are you or is someone else in your household currently paying back loans and interest for large purchases or other expenditures? q39
41 How high is the monthly rate, including interests that you pay on these loans? q40
42 Did you or another member of the household own any of the following savings or investment securities in the year 2013? q41
43 How high was your total income from interest, dividends and profits from all investments in the year 2013? q42
44 Please estimate the exact amount according to the following categories q43
45 Do you or one of the members of your household currently receive any of the following governmental benefits? q44
46 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in child benefits (Kindergeld)? Please do not include the supplementary child benefit (Kinderzuschlag). q45
47 And for how many children are you receiving child benefits (Kindergeld) for? q46
48 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in supplementary child benefits (Kinderzuschlag) in addition to child benefits (Kindergeld)? q47
49 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in unemployment benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II), including social benefit and accommodation expenses (Sozialgeld, Unterkunftskosten)? q48
50 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month for long-term care insurance benefits (Leistungen der Pflegeversicherung)? q49
51 What is the amount that you or another household member receive monthly as assistance for livelihood? q50
52 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in basic income support for the elderly / those with reduced earning capacity (Grundsicherung im Alter oder bei Erwerbsminderung)? q51
53 How much housing allowance (Wohngeld oder Lastenzuschuss) are you or another household member currently receiving per month? q52
54 If you take a look at the total income from all members of the household: how high is the monthly household income today? q53
55 Is your household income... q54
56 Is your household income … q54a
57 Is your household income … q54b
58 Is your household income... q55
59 Is your household income... q56
60 Is your household income... q57
61 Is your household income... q58
62 Do you usually have an amount of money left over at the end of the month that you can save for larger purchases, emergency expenses or to acquire wealth? If yes, how much? q59
63 Does someone in your household need care or assistance on a constant basis due to age, sickness or medical treatment? q63
64 Does the person in need of care receive long-term care insurance benefits (Pflegeversicherung), and if so, at what care level (Pflegestufe)? q64
65 Now we have a few question about you personally. q65
66 First of all it is about your satisfaction with different areas in your life. How satisfied are you right now with the following areas of your life? How satisfied are you … q66
67 Thinking back on the last four weeks, please state how often you have experienced each of the following feelings very rarely, rarely, occasionally, often, or very often. How often have you felt … q67
68 If you think about the future: Are you q69
69 How do you evaluate yourself: Are you in general a more risk-taking (risk-prone) person or do you try to avoid risks (risk-avers)? q70
70 One can evaluate different areas in a different way. How do you evaluate your attitude towards risk regarding the following areas? How is it q71
71 How often do you usually play lottery? q72
72 How much money did you spend on lottery tickets within the last month? q73
73 Do you usually play by yourself or together with others? q75
74 Have you ever won a lottery prize of more than 1,000 euros (or the equivalent in earlier times in DM or ostmark)? q76
75 In the following, I read out several statements. Please respond to each statement how much you agree with it, on a scale ranging from 7 = “I fully agree” to 0 = I don’t agree at all.” q77
76 Please state in the following, how often you experience certain things, which I will read out immediately. Does this happen never, rarely, sometimes, often or very often? q771
77 I will now read out a list of sentences. Please think about every sentence, whether and how much you agree. q772
78 Now it's about the last two weeks. How often did you feel impaired by the following troubles? Not at all, on single days, on more than half of the days or on almost every day? q773
79 Generally speaking, how much are you interested in politics? Very interested, moderately interested, not so interested, or completely disinterested? q78
80 Many people in Germany lean towards one party in the long term, even if they occasionally vote for another party. Do you lean towards a particular party? q79
81 Toward which party do you lean? q80
82 In politics people often talk about “left” and “right” to distinguish different attitudes. If you think about your own political views: Where would you place them? q81
83 I will now read out two statements. For each statement, please tell me whether you completely disagree, rather disagree, neither agree nor disagree, rather agree or completely agree. q8201
84 According to your opinion, what is mostly the reason for someone to earn less money? Is it related to a lack of effort, exterior circumstances beyond their control or both? q8202
85 According to your opinion, what is mostly the reason for someone to earn a lot of money? Is it related to a strong effort, exterior circumstances beyond their control or both? q8203
86 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8702
87 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8703
88 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8704
89 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8705
90 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8706
91 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8707
92 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8708
93 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q8709
94 Were you born in Germany? q94
95 What country were you born in? q95
96 When did you move to the Federal Republic of Germany? q96
97 Do you have German citizenship? q97
98 What is your country of citizenship? q98
99 Have you had German citizenship since your birth, or did you acquire German citizenship later? q99
100 The following questions deal with marriage and partnership. All of the questions apply to this relationship, whether you are married to your partner or not. Subsequent questions deal with whether or not you are/were married to this person. There are questions about your current relationship as well as past relationships. We’ll start by asking about your current relationship and then about permanent relation-ships that you had in the past. When we ask about your past relationships, “permanent relationships” means relationships lasting six months or more. q100
101 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? q101
102 Please state the first name of your partner. q102
103 Since when have you been in a relationship with <first name>? q103
104 Does your partner live in this household? q104
105 When did you move in together with <first name>? q105
106 Did you ever live with <first name> before? q106
107 In what year did you give up the shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q107
108 Are you married to <first name>/your partner or are you living in a same-sex civil union? q108
109 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q109
110 Now it comes to the relationship before your current relationship. Did you have a committed relationship before your current one? q110
111 What year did that relationship start? q111
112 And what year did that relationship end? q112
113 How did that relationship end? q113
114 Did you live with that partner? q114
115 When did you move in with that partner? q115
116 And when did you give up your shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q116
117 Did you marry that partner or did you live in a civil union? q117
118 When did you enter into the marriage / civil union? q118
119 When did you repeal this marriage /civil union? q119
120 When did you repeal this marriage/ civil union? q120
121 Have you ever been married to or lived in a civil union with someone you have not mentioned so far? q121
122 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q122
123 Are you still married to/ registered in civil union with that person? q123
124 When did that marriage end? q124
125 How did that marriage/ civil union end? q125
126 Did you or do you have any siblings? If yes, how many brothers and how many sisters? q126
127 Is one of your siblings your twin-brother or twin-sister? q127
128 How many of your first 15 years of life did you live with the following persons? q128
129 Where did you live before German reunification, i.e. before 1989? q129
130 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? q130
131 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? Which house / flat is your primary domicile? q131
132 Do you or did you have children ? If so, how many? q173
133 We would now like some general information about your child / each of your children. Please start with your first (oldest) child and end with your last (youngest) child. q175
134 Please state the first name of your child. / Please tell me the first name of your first, thus the oldest child. / Now, please tell me the name of your <n.> eldest child. q176
135 <first name> is ... q177
136 What year was <first name> born? q178
137 Where does <first name> live? q180
138 From which of the following income sources do you personally receive money at this time? q181
139 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182
140 Have you been engaged in paid work during the last 7 days, even if this work was only for an hour or just a few hours? q183
141 Are you currently under maternity protection or in the legally regulated “Elternzeit” q184
142 Do you hold a school leaving certificate? q193
143 In which country did you receive your school leaving certificate? q194
144 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q195
145 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q196
146 Please state the other school-leaving certificate. q197
147 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q198
148 What year did you last attend school? q199
149 Did you complete vocational training or a university degree? q200
150 What type of vocational training or university degree was it? q201
151 Please name your other vocational training or university degree. q202
152 Are you currently enrolled in an educational or training program? In other words: are you in school or higher education, working on a doctors degree, completing vocational training, or taking part in further training? q204
153 What kind of training or further training is it? q205
154 What kind of general education / secondary school is it? q206
155 Have you been registered as unemployed at the unemployment office (Arbeitsamt) any time in the last 10 years, that is, from the beginning of 2004 to today? q207
156 How often have you been unemployed since 2004? q208
157 Are you registered as unemployed at the Employment Office ("Arbeitsamt")? q209
158 If you added up all your phases of unemployment up to the present day, how many months in total were you unemployed between 2004 and today? q210
159 How many jobs or employers have you had in the last 10 years, in other words, since the beginning of 2004? q211
160 Did you resign from a professional activity or a job you had after December 31, 2012? q213
161 When did you stop working in that job? q214
162 Are you currently engaged in paid employment? Which of the following applies best to your status? q215
163 Is this part-time employment provided for under the Federal Child-Raising Allowance Act (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? q216
164 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a so-called 1-Euro Job (community work)? q217
165 Is the job marginal part-time work in accordance with the 400/800-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? q218
166 What was the last year in which you were employed? q219
167 In your last job, were you employed full-time, part-time, or in marginal or irregular employment? q220
168 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? q221
169 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? q2211
170 What was your last occupational status? q2212
171 What was your occupational status in your last job? q2213
172 What kind of self-employment was your last occupational status about? q2214
173 Approximately how many employees did you have at your last position? q2215
174 Have you recently worked as ...? q2216
175 What position were you last employed in as white-collar worker? q2217
176 What position were you last employed in as civil servant? q2218
177 Do you intend to engage in paid employment in the future? q222
178 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? q223
179 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? q224
180 What is your current position/occupation? q229
181 Do you work for a public sector employer? q230
182 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? q231
183 What is your current occupational status? q232
184 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? q233
185 In what occupational position are you employed as a blue-collar worker? q234
186 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a white-collar worker? q235
187 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a civil servant? q236
188 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a apprentice/ trainee and intern q237
189 Since when have you been working for your current employer? q238
190 Is this work temporary or on a contractual basis? (Zeitarbeit / Leiharbeit) q240
191 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? q241
192 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? q242
193 What is your current occupational status as self-employed? q243
194 Please name the number of colleagues and employees. q244
195 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? q245
196 And how many hours do you generally work every week, including any overtime? / [if self-employed:] How many hours do you usually work per week? q246
197 Do you sometimes have to work in the evenings (after 6:00 p.m.) or at night (after 11:00 p.m.)? If so, how often? q247
198 Do you have to work weekends? If so, how often? q248
199 How much did you earn from your work last month? If you had extra income in the last month, e.g.: vacation pay or subsequent payments, please do not accout that. But please include overtime payments. If you are self-employed, please estimate your monthly income before and after tax. If possible, please state both: your gross income, which means income before tax and social security deductions and your net income, which means income after tax, social security, and unemployment and health insurance deductions. q249
200 Is there a commitment by negotiation (bargained by unions)? q2491
201 Sometimes people have a side job alongside their main job or their activities as homemaker or student, or work beyond retirement. Do you do any of the following? q250
202 What was your gross income from this job last month? q251
203 Now we have a little exercise which you can do by yourself on the computer. We want to study how the attention and ability to concentrate differs among people. These are important abilities since there are more and more distractions in the modern world. Persons who get distracted less easily, are potentially better to learn or to solve tasks. At the next page we will explain the exercise in detail. Please read the text carefully and take as much time for the response as you need. If you have any questions, I am happy to answer them. t2610
204 Now you will see a short movie. In this movie rectangles and circles will move within a rectangle frame. Some of the forms are white, some are black. Occasionally a form will touch the upper side, lower side, right side or left side of the frame. Your task is to pay attention on movements of all [IBSPLIT=1: rectangles/ 2: circles/ 3: white forms/ 4:black forms] and count how often the [IBSPLIT=1: rectangles/ 2: circles/ 3: white forms/ 4:black forms] touch any side of the frame. After the movie we will ask you to state the amount of contacts you have counted. This is not an easy task. Please be very attentive. t2611
205 How often did the [IBSPLIT=1: rectangles/ 2: circles/ 3: white forms/ 4:black forms] touch the frame? q2612
206 Did you see any other object during the movie, besides those who were already there at the beginning? q2613
207 Which color did this object have? q2614
208 Indeed there is an additional object in the movie. Please guess which color the object had. q2615
209 Which form did the object have? q2616
210 Please guess which form the object had. q2617
211 In which direction did the object move? q2618
212 Please guess in which direction the object moved. q2619
213 T2620 t2620
214 T2621 t2621
215 Q2622 q2622
216 Q2623 q2623
217 Do your father and your mother live here in the household? q277
218 Was your father born in Germany? q278
219 Where was your father born? q279
220 Does or did your father have German citizenship? q280
221 What type of school-leaving certificate did your father attain? q281
222 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? q282
223 What was your fathers occupation when you were 15 years old? q283
224 What was your fathers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiter)? q284
225 What was your fathers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellter)? q285
226 What was your fathers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamter)? q286
227 What was your fathers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständiger)? q287
228 What was your father's occupation when you were 15 years old? q288
229 Now about your mother. Was she born in Germany? q289
230 Where was your mother born? q290
231 Does or did your mother have German citizenship? q291
232 What type of school-leaving certificate did your mother attain? q292
233 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? q293
234 What was your mothers occupation when you were 15 years old? q294
235 What was your mothers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiterin)? q295
236 What was your mothers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellte)? q296
237 What was your mothers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamte)? q297
238 What was your mothers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständige)? q298
239 What was your mother's occupation when you were 15 years old? q299
240 Do you belong to a church or religious group? q300
241 What church or religious group do you belong to? Are you... q301
242 Please state what religious community you belong to. q302
243 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30301
244 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30302
245 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30303
246 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30304
247 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30305
248 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30306
249 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30307
250 I now want to pose some questions about people who come from other countries to Germany to live here. q30308
251 How would you describe your current health? Is it very good, good, satisfactory, poor or bad? q306
252 Please think now of the last four weeks. Did it happen always, often, sometimes, rarely or never in this time, q307a
253 Please think now of the last four weeks. Did it happen always, often, sometimes, rarely or never in this time, q307b
254 How tall are you (in cm)? q308
255 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? q309
256 When you have to climb several flights of stairs, does your current health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? q310
257 How many hours do you sleep on an average on a normal working day? q311_1
258 And what about a normal night on the weekend? q311_2
259 Are you vegetarian or vegan? q312
260 Have you been officially assessed as being partially or fully incapable of working (erwerbsgemindert) or severely disabled (schwerbehindert)? q313
261 What is the extent of your reduced capacity to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disability (Schwerbehinderung) according to the last diagnosis (as a percentage)? q314
262 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. q315
263 What about hospital stays in the last year? Were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2013? q316
264 How many days were you unable to work in 2013 due to illness? q317
265 Has a doctor diagnosed one or several of the following illnesses in the last two years? q318
266 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory insurance or private insurance? q319
267 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2011? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you, and if so, when each change occurred. q320
268 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Started a new relationship q321_a
269 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? got married / registered same-sex partnership q321_b
270 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Partner and I moved together q321_c
271 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? got (again) a child q321_d
272 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? A child entered the household q321_e
273 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? My son or daughter left the household q321_f
274 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Separated from my spouse / partner q321_g
275 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? I got divorced q321_h
276 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? My spouse / partner died q321_i
277 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Father died q321_j
278 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Mother died q321_k
279 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Child died q321_l
280 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Another person who lives in the household died q321_m
281 How likely is it according to your opinion, that the following events will occur within the next 12 months? q323a
282 How likely is it according to your opinion, that the following events will occur within the next 12 months? q323b
283 Altogether, how satisfied are you? q324
284 Are there any further notes related to the interview? q388
285 Thanks a lot for the interview! ende
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