Books, papers and posts

Here you will find a selection of SINUS studies (published in English) in chronological order. They illustrate the broad spectrum of research covered by SINUS. Unfortunately, we are not able to make all our publications available for downloading.

Youth in Kyrgyzstan. Bridging Tradition and Modernity. (2015)

A SINUS study conducted on behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

To subject Youth in Kyrgyzstan. Bridging Tradition and Modernity. (2015)

To look at the youth of a region is tantamount to looking at its future. Opportunities for personal development are of existential importance to the members of the young generation, which explains why they are highly sensitive observers of political, economic and cultural developments in their home countries. In no other age group can socio-cultural change be identified as early on and as clearly as among young people. In order to gain an insight into the youth lifeworlds in Kyrgyzstan, a project called ‘Perspektiven für die Jugend‘ (Prospects for Young People) sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned SINUS with this qualitative baseline study on the youth of Kyrgyzstan. It reveals everyday attitudes, values, role models, aspirations and expectations among young people, thus providing a basis from which the project and Kyrgyzstani youth workers can respond to real youth needs and expectations.

2013 Nature Awareness Study (2014)

Population survey on nature and biological diversity

To subject 2013 Nature Awareness Study (2014)

What does Nature signify for human beings? What is their idea of wilderness and to what extent to they believe wilderness exists in Germany? What do they consider to be the pros and cons of national parks? How has public opinion changed regarding the energy transition? How much importance do people attach to flood control? Who consumes organic products and why? How much of a priority for the population are conservancy and biological diversity?

Empirical answers to these and other questions were presented in the 2013 Nature Awaremess Study. The SINUS-Institut conducted this research together with Dr. Fritz Reusswig from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).

Discrimination in Everyday Life (2009)

Perceptions of Discrimination and Anti-Discrimination Policy in our Society

To subject Discrimination in Everyday Life (2009)

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency has commissioned the institute Sinus Sociovision with the research project “Discrimination in Everyday Life – Perceptions of Discrimination and Anti-Discrimination Policy in our Society”.

With this both qualitative and quantitative baseline survey, the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency has at its disposal the first representative study into the perception of discrimination and anti-discrimination policy in Germany which is differentiated according to milieu.