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Future Conduct and Future Expectations (1976)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social change
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Future consumer habits and general future expectations of West Germans. Topics: Fear of the future; desire for a ripe old age; greatest desire for the future; belief in the hereafter; assessment of the political future of Western Europe; expected work service and future leisure time development; reasons for or against a reduction in working hours; judgement on future population development and nutrition supply; most healthful food; assessment of life style of people and happy life in the FRG in the future; means of transport in the next two decades and covering great distances; assessment of tourism development in the FRG; future vacation destinations, vacation reasons and vacation expenditures; expected development of eating habits, the calorie content of foods and the manner of fertilizing vegetables and fruit; expected fashion trends in clothing and raw materials for clothing; assessment of the development of smoking habits of people in general; assessment of the trend to filter cigarettes; personal smoking habits and preferred brand of cigarettes; judgement on future shopping behavior (scale); assessment of the development of self-service stores, specialist stores and department stores; price comparisons; most important point of view in shopping; types of spirits with greatest chances in the future; physical complaints and development of frequency of trips to the doctor in the future; assessment of the development in treatment of minor complaints and possibility to acquire medications; supposed reasons for future physical complaints; desire for children; assessment of the average number of children in the future; most important problems of the FRG in the future; academic occupations with the greatest future; athletic activity and assessment of the preferred type of sports in the future; assessment of change of group influence through loss of power or gain in power; preference for one´s own home in the country or residence in the city.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-05 / 1976-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1340
    Number of Variables: 451
The study is part of a survey series concerned with the same survey contents. The other studies are archived under the following ZA Study Nos.: ZA Study No. 1166 (1980) ZA Study No. 1546 (1983) ZA Study No. 1547 (1985) ZA Study No. 1683 (1981)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0906 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Zukunftsverhalten und Zukunftserwartungen der Bevölkerung. Bielefeld: Forschungsbericht 1976.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

EMNID, Bielefeld (1976): Zukunftsverhalten und Zukunftserwartungen (1976). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.