The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine has triggered the largest movement of refugees in Europe since the end of World War II. Since the start of the war, more than one million people have fled Ukraine for Germany. Against this background, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), the Research Center of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ), and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) are jointly conducting a longitudinal survey of Ukrainians living in Germany who have fled to Germany since the war began. The infas Institute for Applied Social Science has been commissioned to conduct the surveys. In a first wave of the survey “Refugees from Ukraine in Germany,” 11,225 Ukrainian nationals were interviewed between August and October 2022. Now, results of this survey have been presented to the public and summarized in a 15-page report.
Ukrainian citizens aged 18 to 70 who moved to Germany between February 24, 2022, and June 8, 2022, and were registered by the residents’ registration offices were surveyed. 100 municipalities with a high proportion of Ukrainian refugees were asked to provide addresses of this target population for this purpose. By using weights, the sample is representative of this population. The questionnaire was translated into Ukrainian and Russian. Each survey took approximately 22 minutes to complete. A second wave of the survey will be conducted by infas starting in January 2023.