Household (M1/M2) 2016 [instrument]

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0 The questions contained in this questionnaire deal with the household as a whole and not with the individuals in the household. The questionnaire should be completed by the same person in the household who did it last year if possible. Your participation is voluntary, but the scientific relevance of this study depends crucially on the participation of every household. We therefore cordially request that you either: - allow our staff member to interview you - or carefully fill out this questionnaire yourself. intro
1 Before handing in the questionnaire, pleaseenter in accordance with the address log: 0
2 Before completing this questionnaire for Living in Germany, it is important to first find out whether anything has changed in your household situation since the last survey or if everything has remained the same. The first question deals with household composition—in other words, whether the same people are living in the same dwelling. Which of the following applies to your household? 1
3 When did this change occur—in other words, when did you move into this new dwelling after a move / after moving out of an existing household? 2
4 How would you describe your neighborhood? 3
5 What kind of building do you live in? 4
6 When, approximately, was the building in which your dwelling is located built? 5
7 Can you provide the exact year in which the building was built? 6
8 Is it a boarding house or similar accommodation? 7
9 Has the size of your dwelling changed within the last year, e.g., due to remodeling or changes in usage? 8
10 How large is the total living space in this flat? 9
11 How many rooms does the dwelling have? 10
12 What do you think about the total size of your dwelling? For the size of your household, is it … 11
13 What amenities does your dwelling have? Does it have - 12
14 Did this dwelling change ownership within the last year? 13
15 What kind of change in ownership occurred? I am / we are … 14
16 The next questions deal with the costs of living in your dwelling. First the question: Are you the main tenant, subletter, or owner? 15
17 Do you still owe money, for example, on loans or a mortgage, for the dwelling / building you live in? 16
18 What are your monthly payments including interest on this or these loan or mortgage? 17
19 Did you have to pay any rent on a hereditary lease (Erbpachtzins) for this dwelling or building where you live in the last calendar year? 18
20 How much did you have to pay in rent on a hereditary lease (Erbpachtzins) for this dwelling / building where you live in the last calendar year?What were the financial burdens that have arisen for this self-used apartment / self-used house through hereditary rent in the last calendar year? 19
21 Did you have to pay for maintenance or modernization of this dwelling / building where you live in the last calendar year? 20
22 What were your maintenance or modernization costs for this dwelling / building where you live in the last calendar year? 21
23 How much was the property tax for this dwelling / building where you live in the last calendar year? 22
24 What was the heating costs (including hot water) in the last calendar year? 23
25 What were your electricity costs in the last calendar year? 24
26 And how much did you pay in the last calendar year for water, garbage removal, street cleaning, and other additional costs not mentioned above? 25
27 Does this owner-occupied dwelling / building have a photovoltaic system to produce solar electricity? 26
28 How much electricity did this photovoltaic system produce in kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2014? 27
29 Does this owner-occupied dwelling / building have its own solar thermal system, that is, solar collectors for heat generation? 28
30 How much power did this solar thermal energy system generate in kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2014? 29
31 Are your housing expenses, that is, loan or mortgage payments and interest and all additional costs, a high financial burden for your household, a low burden, or no problem?Are the housing costs, ie repayment / interest and additional costs for your household a high financial burden, a small burden or no problem? 30
32 For tenants only: intro1
33 Is this dwelling government-subsidized housing (Sozialwohnung)? 31
34 Is the dwelling being provided to you at reduced rent by the owner, for example, your employer or a relative, or in exchange for building maintenance / janitorial work 32
35 Who is the owner of the dwelling? 33
36 What is your monthly rent? 34
37 Are the monthly costs for heat included in your rent? 35
38 What are your average monthly heating costs (including hot water)? 36
39 Is electricity included in the rent stated above? 37
40 What are your average monthly electricity costs? 38
41 Are other additional expenses not previously mentioned such as water, garbage removal, etc. included in the rent stated above? 39
42 How much do you spend for incidentals like water, garbage disposal and all not yet mentioned cost allocation monthly on average? 40
43 Are your housing expenses, that is, rent and all additional costs, a high financial burden for your household, a low burden, or no problem? 41
44 Now some more questions for everyone: intro2
45 Do you or does another member of this household have another dwelling or building besides this one where you/they reside part of the time or spend your/their vacations? 42
46 Please state the zip code of the other dwelling or building where you or another household member resides. 43
47 Which dwelling do you use the most? 44
48 Did you or someone in your household receive income from letting or leasing property (land/dwelling) last year? 45
49 About what was your total income from letting and leasing last year? 46
50 Did you have any expenses for maintenance or modernization of the properties you let or leased in the last calendar year? 47
51 What were your expenses for maintenance or modernization of the properties you let or leased in the last calendar year? 48
52 Were there any loan, mortgage, or interest payments for these properties you let or leased in the last calendar year? 49
53 What were the loan, mortgage, and interest payments for these properties you let or leased in the last calendar year? 50
54 Will you be able to deduct these expenses from the last year from your taxes or declare them as losses? 51
55 How much of these these expenses in the last calendar year can you claim as deductions or losses on your tax return? 52
56 Are you or is someone in your household currently paying back loans and interest on loans that you took out for large purchases or other expenditures? 53
57 How much do you pay per month on these loans? 54
58 Does repaying these loans place a major burden on your household, a minor burden, or no burden at all? 55
59 Did you or another member of the household receive a large sum of money or other assets (house, car, etc.) as an inheritance in the last calendar year? 56
60 What was the sum monetary value of the inheritance(s)? 57
61 Did you or another member of the household receive a large sum of money or other assets (house, car, etc.) as a gift in the last calendar year? 58
62 What was the sum monetary value of the gift(s)? 59
63 Did you or another member of the household receive a large sum of money or other assets (house, car, etc.) as lottery winnings in the last calendar year? 60
64 What was the sum monetary value of the lottery winning(s)? 61
65 Did you or another member of the household own any of the following savings or investment securities last year? 62
66 [Germany] Can you deduct losses on these investments from your taxes for the last year in? How much? 63a
67 [Foreign Country] Can you deduct losses on these investments from your taxes for the last year? How much? 63b
68 What was your total income from interest, dividends and profits from all investments in the last calendar year? 64
69 Please estimate the amount from this list. 65
70 Did you or one of the members of your family receive any of the following benefits during the last calender year? And how is that today: Do you or one of the members of your family receive any of the following benefits now? 66
71 And what is the situation now? Are you or is another member of your household currently receiving any of the following types of government benefits? 67
72 If you look at the total income of all of the members of your household: What is your monthly household income today? 68
73 Do you usually have money left over at the end of the month that you can put aside for larger purchases, emergencies, or to build savings? If so, how much? 69
74 Overall, were your household’s income and expenditures last month equal, meaning that you were not able to put away savings but you also didn’t have to go into debt or use money out of savings? or was your income higher than your expenditures, meaning that you were able to put away savings? or were your expenditures higher than your income, meaning that you had to go into debt or use money out of savings? 70
75 How much money do you allow for groceries each week or month to feed yourself and your family in the household? 71
76 Do you regularly or occasionally pay someone to provide household help? 72
77 How much do you pay per month on average? 73
78 Which of the following apply to your household? 74
79 How many books there are approximately in your household? 75
80 Do you or does any other person in your household have a pet/pets? 76
81 Which pet/pets do you have in your household? 77
82 Does your household have ...? intro3
83 Does someone in your household need care or assistance on a constant basis due to age, sickness, or medical treatment? 78
84 How many people in need of care are there in your household? 79
85 Who is it, and which of the following activities does he or she need assistance in? 80
86 Does the person in need of care receive long-term care insurance benefits (Pflegeversicherung)? 81
87 What is the level of care for that person as it is approved by the nursing care insurance? 82
88 Was this person officially assessed and certified as having a limited ability to carry out everyday activities? 83
89 Who provides this person with the assistance he / she needs? 84
90 Does this person / do these people receive financial support for that? 85
91 Are there regular expenses for assistance or care? 86
92 Are there children born in 1999 or later living in your household? 87
93 What year were these children born? 88
94 What school does your child currently attend? 89
95 Is it a school with a special teaching concept such as a ... 90
96 Does the child usually stay at school all day? 91
97 Does your child currently participate in any of the following activities? 92
98 Does your child currently participate in any of the following activities? 93
99 Does the child currently attend nursery school, daycare, pre-school, creche, etc.? 94
100 Are there any other people who regularly take care of the child (aside from members of the household)? 95
101 What are your expenses for school, childcare, daycare, and the activities described above? 96
102 How much did your child earn on his/her own in the last calendar year, 2015? 97
103 Implementation of the interview intro18
104 Whats' the date today? a
105 How was the survey implemented? b
106 Duration of the interview: c
107 Did you use a translation during the survey? d
108 Other notes e
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Label: Household (M1/M2) 2016


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