Dataset: IF92336: Omnibus Survey


This survey deals with the attitude of Austrians (aged 20 to 54) towards these topics:
-> The social change and the role of the state for supporting families and measures taken to stop the decline in the birthrate. Attitudes towards marriage, relationships and the compatibility of professional life and raising children.
-> The social standing of elderly people in Austrian society, problems arising from the emerging of an ageing population and attitudes towards retirement age and retirement provision.
->People’s knowledge, opinion and attitude towards immigrants and expectations concerning future migration policy.

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

IF92336: Omnibus Survey

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Authoring Entity

Christian Bischof , The Austrian Social Science Data Archive


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Wiener Institute for Social Science Documentation and Methodology


The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Study Description

Full Title

IF92336: Omnibus Survey


Statistic; Women, Occupation, Family; Aging Process and Living Conditions of Elderly People;  Attitudes Towards Immigrants, Knowlegde on Immigrants

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Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Part "Attitudes towards Immigrants", "Knowledge on Immigrants": Mag. Werner Holzer, Vienna Institute of Demography - Austrian Academy of Sciences Dr. Rainer Münz Vienna Institute of Demography - Austrian Academy of Sciences


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Part "Attitudes towards Immigrants", "Knowledge on Immigrants": Institut für Demographie- Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

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Topic Classification



Unit of Analysis



Persons with Austrian citizenship aged 20 - 54 years

Kind of Data

Survey data


Survey Period: November 1992 until January 1993

Time Method

Cross section

Data Collector

Institute for Empirical Social Studies (IFES) Vienna  (IFES)

Sampling Procedure

The sample was taken by a multistage random method (3-step). The first step was to select a community in a random way. Cities with more than 50 000 inhabitans were covered in principle.  
In a second step, addresses in the communities were chosen randomly. The last step of the random sampling, which defined the interviewee, was done by the interviewers themselves.
The people living in a target household were arranged by their age, one of these persons was chosen with the help of a random number. If the person was too young (younger than 20 years) or too old (aged 55 and more; foreigner) for the sample, the interviewer had to switch to another household. The plan was to achieve 1500 interviews. Thus in the course of the first sample 2300 addresses were chosen. Each of the interviewer had to conduct about 12 interviews per sample point - all in all 192 sample points were selected.  

The sample was stratified regionally and disproportionally to assure the data analysis for certain subgroups in small federal provinces: in Burgenland, Vorarlberg and Salzburg the number of interviews was increased by 100 interviews. In other federal provinces like Vienna, Styria, Upper Austria and Lower Austria the number of interviews was decreased. To assure nationwide representativiness, the disproportionality was overriden for the final analysis. 1494 interviews were conducted in Austria. Only in tyrol, the number of interviews was to low.   

Federal province: proportional stratum/disproportional stratum (planed)/realized
Vienna: 303/ 276/ 296  
Lower Austria: 252/ 257/ 259  
Burgenland: 537/ 100/ 101
Styria:232/ 211/ 202  
Carinthia: 107/ 107/ 101  
Upper Austria: 253/ 230/ 241
Salzburg:90/ 100/ 104  
Tyrol:119/ 119/ 88  
Voralrberg:  61/ 100/ 102
Austria total: 1 5000/ 1.500/ 1.494

Major Deviations from the Sample Design

The representativity of the data was checked via comparison of the survey data with the microcensus data from June 1992. This procedure showed, that women, especially aged 50 - 54 years and 35 -39 years, are overrepresented, while men aged 20-24 years are underrepresented.

Mode of Data Collection

Interviewer survey at the interviewees residence

Type of Research Instrument


Characteristics of Data Collection Situation

1.494 realisierte Interviews entsprechen 65% der Bruttostichprobe von 2.300 Adressen (= rohe Ausschöpfung).
Bei mehr als der Hälfte der Ausfälle handelt es sich um Verweigerungen (461 Fälle bzw. 20% der Adressen insgesamt. Die stichprobenneutralen Ausfälle setzen sich folgendermaßen zusammen: An 141 Adressen (6,1%) wurde niemand angetroffen, 129 Zielpersonen (5,6%) konnten nicht der Grundgesamtheit zugeordnet werden, in 69 Fällen (3%) war die Adresse falsch, 6 Interviews (0,2%) mußten aufgrund mangelhafter Angaben ausgeschieden werden. Nach Abzug der stichprobenneutralen Ausfälle beträgt die Nettoausschöpfung 76,4%.

Ausfallsgründe, Nettoausschöpfung:  
Ausgewählte Adressen:                                       2.300    100%  
Ausfälle insgesamt:                                           806     35%  
        Verweigerungen:                                      461     20%  
        Stichprobenneutrale Ausfälle: nicht angetroffen:     141     6,1%  
        Person nicht aus d. Grundgesamtheit:                 129     5,6%  
        Adresse falsch:                                       69     3,11%  
        Interview mangelhaft:                                  6     0,2%  
Auswertbare Interviews:                                     1.494    65,0%  

Nettoausschöpfungsquote = auswertbare Interviews x 100/ausgewählte Adressen-stichprobenneutrale Ausfälle: 76,4%


Zum Ausgleich der systematischen Verzerrungen wurden die 1.494 Fälle der Stichprobe nach Alter (5-Jahresgruppen), Geschlecht und Bundesland entsprechend der jeweiligen Zellenbesetzung in der Grundgesamtheit (in 1.000) gewichtet und auf 3.684 Fälle ( Bevölkerung der Grundgesamtheit in 1.000) hochgerechnet. Um bei Bundesländervergleichen die disproportionale Schichtung der Stichprobe auszugleichen muss die Analyse gewichtet durchgeführt werden.

Gewichtungsvariable: gew

Availability Status



Freely accessible for research and teaching


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Related Publications


Literatur: Holzer, Werner / Münz, Rainer (1994): Wissen und Einstellungen zu Migration, ausländischer Bevölkerung und staatlicher Ausländerpolitik in Österreich, Wien: Institut für Demographie-Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

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Overall Case Count


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Type of File

NSDstat 200203



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