Target-performance comparison

To what extent has the Citizens' Assembly "Germany's Role in the World" achieved its goal of correctly representing population groups according to age, gender, education, place of residence, number of inhabitants in the home municipality and migration background? The information can be found in the tables below. The goals were achieved on almost all criteria. One problem, however, remained the motivation of people with a lower secondary school degree or without a secondary school degree to participate. Their share had increased from 7 to around 11 per cent compared to the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy conducted in 2019. Nevertheless, this figure was far from the target value of 29.75 per cent. Therefore, future citizens' assemblies should work even harder to increase the proportion of this population group by improving the lottery procedure.

Participation

Description Number
All contacted 4378
Applications 341
Confirmed 169

Sociodemographic criteria

Of all respondents

  Actual   Target  
Gender Number Percentage Number Percentage
Male 84 49,7 % 79 49,3 %
Female 85 50,3 % 81 50,7 %
Total 169 100,0 % 160 100,0 %
         
         
Age Number Percentage Number Percentage
Age: 16-25 29 17,16 % 20 12,31 %
Age: 26-40 40 23,67 % 36 22,39 %
Age: 41-65 64 37,87 % 66 41,27 %
Age: Over 65 36 21,30 % 38 24,03 %
Total 169 100,00 % 160 100,00%
         
Migrationbackground Number Percentage Number Percentage
German citizens with firsthand migration background or parents with migration background 23 13,61 % 19 11,88 %
No migration background 143 84,62 % 141 88,12 %
Information missing 3 1,77 % 0 0.00 %
Total 169 100,00 % 160 100,00 %
         
         
Level of ecucation Number Percentage Number Percentage
Level of ecucation: Current high school student 9 5,33 % 6 3,80 %
Level of ecucation: Hauptschule 17 10,06 % 47 29,75 %
Level of ecucation: Intermediate level of education, including polytechnic secondary school 51 30,18 % 48 30,38 %
Level of ecucation: Technical/general higher education entrance qualification 45 26,63 % 23 14,56 %
Level of ecucation: University degree, including doctorate 46 27,22 % 28 17,72 %
Level of ecucation: No high school degree 1 0,59 % 6 3,78 %
Total 169 100,01 % 158 99,99 %

By federal state

  Actual   Target  
Of all respondants: Number Percentage Number Percentage
Baden-Württemberg 22 13,02 % 21 13,13 %
Bavaria 26 15,38 % 25 15,63 %
Berlin 8 4,73 % 7 4,38 %
Brandenburg 6 3,55 % 5 3,13 %
Bremen 1 0,59 % 1 0,63 %
Hamburg 5 2,96 % 4 2,50 %
Hesse 13 7,69 % 12 7,50 %
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 1 0,59 % 3 1,88 %
Lower Saxony 16 9,47 % 15 9,38 %
North Rhine-Westphalia 33 19,53 % 35 21,88 %
Rhineland-Palatinate 9 5,33 % 8 5,00 %
Saarland 3 1,78 % 2 1,25 %
Saxony 9 5,33 % 8 5,00 %
Saxony-Anhalt 5 2,96 % 4 2,50 %
Schleswig-Holstein 7 4,14 % 6 3,75 %
Thuringia 5 2,96 % 4 2,50 %
Total 169 100,01 % 160 100,04 %

By municipality size

  Actual   Target  
Of all respondants: Number Percentage Number Percentage
Municipality size IV: Rural community, under 5.000 inhabitants 27 15,98 % 22 13,9 %
Municipality size III: Small town, under 20.000 inhabitants 44 26,04 % 42 26,5 %
Municipality size II: Midsize city, under 100.000 inhabitants 43 25,44 % 44 27,5 %
Municipality size I: Major city, over 100.000 inhabitants 55 32,54 % 51 32,1 %
Total 169 100,00 % 160 100,0 %