Attitude to Technology (1980)
- Merbold, Claus (SIEMENS, München)
- INFRATEST Wirtschaftsforschung, München
- INFRATEST Wirtschaftsforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
- Technology, Energy
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Social change
- Business/industrial management and organisation
- Natural resources and energy
- Science and technology
AbstractAttitude to technical progress, the economy and the environment. Topics: relative interest in media reporting in selected areas such as science, technology, culture etc.; preferred source of information about the mentioned topic areas; importance of and satisfaction in selected areas of life; sociability and work orientation (scales); expectation of one´s own and the general economic development in the next five years; probability of personal impact and assessment of the general significance of dangers to health, the economy and environment; associations with the term technology (the same question was posed twice in the course of the interview); acquiring durable economic goods in the last 12 months; car possession; annual distance driven; fuel consumption for 100 km; type of vehicle fuel used; attitude to citizen objection against large technical projects; attitude to a coal-fired power plant as well as to a nuclear power plant in the vicinity of place of residence; assessment of personal extent to which informed about the dangers of nuclear power plants; type and distance from nuclear power plants; type and distance of the nearest large technical company; perceived environmental pollution of residential area; expected development of environmental pollution; assumed effects of technology on the type of work and workplace (scale); probability of exhausting oil reserves and preferred countermeasures; areas for sacrificing prosperity; manner of one´s own attempts to save energy in heating; attitude to recycling of glass and paper; preference for city or country life; attitude to technical occupations; dealing with mashines and technical facilities at work; personal impact of technical innovations at work (scale); assumed jeopardy to personal job from technical innovations or rationalization measures; judgement on the importance as well as the harm to the environment of various branches of industry; perceived motivating force of technical progress; areas of desirable increased use of electronics technology; attitude to microelectronics, computers, news technology or entertainment electronics, technology in medicine and nuclear power plants (scales); one´s own children in technology or engineer occupation; personal support of a citizen initiative; party preference and party membership; availability at home in the last 3 days. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; occupational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; household income; household size; household composition.
Germany (DE)FRG incl. West Berlin
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 1984
Number of Variables: 388
- ZA1274 (Type: ZA-No.)
Bergler, Reinhold: Die Technik zwischen Selbstverständnis, Skepsis und Notwendigkeit. In: Siemens-Zeitschrift, 55 Heft 3, 1981, S. 2 - 5.
Merbold, Claus: The Pessimism With Technology. In: E.S.O.M.A.R. (European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research): Fitting Research to Turbulent Times: Vienna, 29th August to 2nd September 1982, Volume 1, S. 337 -346.
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