This collection contains data from eight surveys concerning social trends within Germany. The surveys in 1991 and 1992 interviewed respondents throughout Germany, while the preceding surveys were restricted to West Germany and West Berlin. Each of the surveys covered a variety of social and political topics, which are represented by the following variables in the cumulative file: perceptions of the economic situation, political attitudes and involvement, attitudes toward the unification of Germany, social inequality and the welfare state, sources of national/ethnic pride, immigrants, family and upbringing, attitudes toward abortion, questions about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), professional and life priorities, religion and church, environmental awareness, attitudes toward authority, and fear of crime. The demographic variables include the respondent's age, education, income, marital status, citizenship, residency in Germany, children, friends and acquaintances, membership in organizations or associations, parents' education and professions, and spouse's or partner's demographic characteristics.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/06523.xml.