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Data Release: German Social Cohesion Panel - SCP 2021_1 (Anchor)

News of July 28, 2023

The first Scientific Use File of the German Social Cohesion Panel (SCP) is now available

The SCP is a newly established longitudinal study that captures multiple aspects of social cohesion in Germany. It is based on a representative population sample drawn from the German population registers and was carried out for the first time in 2021. The annual survey is directed not only at the selected individuals but also at all other adult household members. The SCP is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), led in cooperation by the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), and implemented by the survey institute infas.

The SCP 2021_1 (Anchor) dataset

The released dataset includes initial survey data and generated indicators from 13,055 household anchor persons drawn from the population registers and subsequently interviewed. Future datasets will be expanded to include household information and survey data of all adult household members.

More information on the dataset as well as the data documentation is available on the FGZ Landing Page.

Data Access

The data can be ordered by all postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a scientific institution. For that purpose, please set up a data user account at You will be able to use this account in the future to order all Scientific Use Files available at the Research Data Centre of the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RDC-RISC). Account holders (primary users) may share the data with researchers under their supervision (secondary users). Secondary users must be listed in the primary user's data user account and must sign a privacy policy, which must be archived by the primary user. We would like to emphasize that the data is provided solely for scientific purposes.