Social Problems and Protest Behavior
- Opp, Karl-Dieter (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
- Institut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet Hamburg (Data Collector)
- Society, Culture
AbstractAttitude of nuclear power opponents to atomic energy and the anti-nuclear power movement. Judgement on the utility of anti-nuclear power protest and evaluation of personal commitment. Topics: satisfaction with planned use of atomic energy; intensity of one´s own dissatisfaction with use of atomic energy; perceived threat from nuclear power plants; specification and judgement on activities against nuclear power plants; time of last involvement against nuclear power plants; most important current actions against nuclear power plants; self-classification on an activity scale; probability of personal future activities against nuclear power plants; expected development of expansion or shut-down of nuclear facilities; perceived personal influence and judgement on influence of the anti-nuclear power movement; estimated number of active opponents of nuclear power plants in the Federal Republic; importance of political participation; judgement on advantages and disadvantages of anti-nuclear power engagement (scale); altruism as motive for anti-nuclear power engagement; those perceived responsible for construction of nuclear power plants; bottled up anger about construction of nuclear power plants; contribution of the anti-nuclear power movement to a higher mistrust regarding persons responsible; influence of the anti-nuclear power movement on the nuclear power discussion; evaluation of personal commitment through the circle of friends and significance of this judgement; fun at organizing and convincing; attitude to violence; probability and evaluation of reactions of others to personal political commitment (scale in Likert form as well as according to magnitude scaling); memberships and judgement on personal commitment in organizations, clubs or groups; neighborhood contacts; things in common with neighbors and estimated proportion of nuclear power opponents in one´s own neighborhood; postmaterialism index (short and long version of the scale); socially desired responding (short scale); contentment with life (scale); judgement on government, the police and judiciary as well as satisfaction with the political system (scale); experiences in public appearances and speaking; naming of further nuclear power opponents. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons and interventions in the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview; date of interview; type of survey; sampling procedure according to which respondent became part of the sample. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; occupational position; employment; income and how many persons live on it; sources of income; size of household; self-assessment of social class; length of living in the current residence or the part of town; residential status; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; living in a group sharing a residence; size of household; contribution to support of other persons; readiness for a re-interview.
1982-04 / 1982-10
Schleswig-Holstein (DE-SH)Eimsbüttel and Geesthacht
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 398
Number of Variables: 488
- ZA1379 (Type: ZA-No.)
Opp, Karl-Dieter u.a.: Soziale Probleme und Protestverhalten: Eine empirische Konfrontation des Modells rationalen Verhaltens mit soziologischen und demographischen Hypothesen am Beispiel von Atomkraftgegnern. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1984.
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