Migrant milieus in Germany (project profile)
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Migrant milieus in Germany

Migrant Milieus in Germany

Project profile



Project management

Ilona Renner, Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung



  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA)
  • Bundesministerium für Frauen, Senioren, Familie und Jugend (BMFSFJ)
  • The state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, department of culture
  • Deutscher Caritasverband
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Südwestrundfunk and Landesanstalt für Kommunikation B.-W. (SWR)
  • Bundesverband für Wohneigentum und Stadtentwicklung e. V. (vhw)


Research institution

Sinus Sociovision GmbH
Ezanvillestrasse 59
D-69118 Heidelberg
Telephone: +49 6221 80 89 0
Fax: +49 6221 80 89 25


Survey period

June to August 2008


Target group

People with a migrant background aged 14 and older



Core section:
2072 people with a migrant background aged 14 and older (structured interviews)

BZgA-specific section:
An additional 600 young people between 14–17 were surveyed


Methodological approach / research design

  • representative sample generation in co-operation with the Statistisches Bundesamt [Federal Office of Statistics] as well as the Statistische Landesämter [State Offices of Statistics] on the basis of code numbers from the micro-census of 2005;
  • fully standardized, personal-oral interviews, duration approx. two hours.
Core section
  • questions about fundamental attitudes, lifestyle, through which those surveyed can be assigned to the circles in question (factor analysis, cluster analysis);
  • additional questions about the willingness to integrate, knowledge and use of the language, leisure activities, religious commitment etc.
BZgA-specific study section – survey of 14–17-year olds
  • additional questions for young people about sexual experiences, sexuality education, the use of media, leisure activities etc.