Environmental Consciousness (Great Britain)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Cotgrove, Stephen (School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Bath)
  • Kessel, Hans (Internationales Institut für Umwelt und Gesellschaft, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
  • Tischler, Wolfgang (Internationales Institut für Umwelt und Gesellschaft, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
Publication Date
  • School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Bath (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Ecological moral concepts in Great Britain. Topics: The content of this study is identical to that of ZA Study No. 1388.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-03 / 1982-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Sampled Universe
The British Population
Sampling Procedure Comment: The universe sampled is composed of 4 groups and individual samples: 1. Random selection of persons from the voter directory of England and Wales (438 respondents, response rate 50%). 2. Supplement sample of ´environmentalists´: sample of persons from the member list of the ´Conservation Society´ (364 respondents, response rate 76%). 3. Supplement sample ´politicians´: sample of leading persons from the government and public administration from ´Dod´s Parliament Companion 1981´ (172 respondents, response rate 38%). 4. Supplement sample ´industrialists´: sample of persons from the ´Directory of Directors´ 1982 (247 respondents, response rate 52%). Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; occupational position; employment; household income; party preference; political orientation; self-assessment of social class; city size; regional origins; union membership.
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1221
    Number of Variables: 136
The current data set is part of a complete project archived under ZA Study Nos. 1386 to 1388. An earlier study on the same topic conducted in Germany is archived under ZA Study No. 1819.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1387 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kessel, Hans; Tischler, Wolfgang: Umweltbewußtsein: Ökologische Wertvorstellungen in westlichen Industrienationen. Berlin: Edition Sigma, Rainer Bohn Verlag 1984.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 246 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22