by Detlev Lück, Sabine Gründler, Robert Naderi, Jürgen Dorbritz, Katrin Schiefer, Kerstin Ruckdeschel, Johannes Hiebl, Sabine Wolfert, Manuela Stadler and Monika Pupeter
Assigned by the German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), TNS Infratest Sozialforschung executed a survey in 2012 about family-related "leitbilder". The subject of the survey were cultural aspects that relate to family issues, more precisely meaning subjective and collectively shared imaginations of a "normal family", a "good relationship", the "right age" for marrying etc.. The survey asked for the respondents' personal "leitbilder" as well as for those that he or she perceives to be common in society. The target population are people living in Germany between the ages of 20 to 39 years. For this population, a representative sample was drawn – based on the dual frame approach (including mobile phone numbers) – and interviewed on the phone, using the CATI technique. 5,000 people were interviewed between 27 August and 15 November 2012. On average, one interview lasted about 30 minutes.