Civil Society in Numbers (ZiviZ)

The ZiviZ Survey is a representative survey of organized civil society in Germany covering associations, foundations, non-profit limited liability companies as well as cooperatives. The goal is to strengthen public and political awareness of the important contributions of these organizations. The survey is implemented the third time in 2020. Special topics examined in detail, for example, have been civic engagement for education as well as for the integration of migrants and refugees.


We have more than 130,000 support associations. Particularly frequent in the areas of education and culture.