Perception of Inequality

Short Description: The module provides experimental survey data on perceived income and wealth shares in Germany. By randomly asking people two slightly different questions, the project can provide new insights into why some items are more likely to result in an overestimation of inequality, whereas other items are more likely to imply an underestimation.

Experimental Details: In the randomly drawn split sample A, the questions on perceived inequality focused on the share of the richest quintile of the population, whereas questions in the split sample B focused on the share of the richest ten percent. Each group received five questions in total.

Contact

Year

Respondents

Dataset

Variables

Availability

Judith Niehues, Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft [E-Mail]

2018

3200

inno

im_perineq, perineq02, perineq03, perineq04, perineq05, perineq06, perineq08, perineq09, perineq10, perineq11, perineq12

04/2021