GESIS Online Panel Pilot: Ecology (survey 5)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaczmirek, Lars (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Bandilla, Wolfgang (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Schaurer, Ines (GESIS Mannheim)
  • Struminskaya, Bella (GESIS Mannheim)
Other Title
  • Deutschlandstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Ecology. This study number comprises the data collected during the so called main studies. The main studies represent three surveys which have partially been used for methodic experiments. The questions are identical in every survey except for the described differences. Topics: time budget for general media consumption (television, radio, newspaper, internet) as well as time budget for political information/programs in printed media and on the internet; private use of the internet; trust in media (press, radio broadcasting, television, internet); concerns about the environment; most important general and personal environmental issues in Germany (air pollution, chemicals and pesticides, water crisis, water pollution, atomic waste, domestic waste disposal, climate change, genetically modified food, depletion of (natural) resources; self-reported knowledge about causes and solutions of environmental issues; attitude towards environmental issues, economic growth, higher taxes and prices; the respondent´s willingness to accept reductions in standard of living in order to protect the environment; evaluation of environmental hazards; preferred future energy sources; knowledge test about nuclear power plants; participation in activities for environmental protection; Top-Bottom self-placement; fair share of gross national product; fulfilment or non-fulfilment of personal goals; educational opportunity according to personal skills; own experiences with a low household income; dissave to defray costs of living; cutting down on holidays or on the purchase of home appliances; own or rent dwelling; questions regarding social desirability: environmental behaviour, behaviour in situations of acknowledgement of one´s fault,behaviour in traffic, taking one´s anger out on others, exploiting of other persons, attention in conversations, helpfulness, commitment to given promises, talking behind people´s back, living on other people´s expenses, behaviour in stressful situations, behaviour in situations of dispute, returning loans, healthy diet, help for service in return (SDS-17 Skala). Demography: self-reported diligence in answering the questionnaire (not asked in main study 1); evaluation of the survey (interesting, rich in variety, important for sciences, long, difficult, too personal); interruption of the survey; personal remarks about the survey. Additionally encoded: amount of the respondent´s incentive.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-07-20 / 2011-11-30
  • 2011-07-27 / 2012-02-03
  • 2011-11-23 / 2012-02-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking population aged 18 and older using the Internet for private purposes.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Telephone sampling with online follow-up surveys: Respondents willing to participate subsequent to a prior telephone interview and who provided an e-mail address (Dual-Frame Gabler/Häder procedure, last-birthday method, mobile and landline sample)
Collection Mode
  • Online survey with standardized questionnaire
Main study 1 and main study 2 were conducted by GESIS. The respondents of main study 3 were recruited via CATI by an external fieldwork agency. Under certain conditions, the CATI was not carried out entirely but in a shortened version of the interview. In those cases the essential questions were posed in the online surveys afterwards.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5586 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Struminskaya, Bella; Kaczmirek, Lars; Schaurer, Ines; Bandilla, Wolfgang; Gabler, Siegfried; Häder, Sabine (2011): Identifying non-working numbers in cell phone RDD samples via HLR-Lookup technology: reduced survey costs and higher precision in response rate calculation. In: Survey Practice, August

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2014-06-26