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Citizens and Technical Progress

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Becker, Horst (INFRATEST, München)
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
Description
  • Abstract

    The survey contains three topic complexes: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Election. 2. Attitudes to data protection. 3. Attitudes to technical progress. Topics: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Election: behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; party preference (Sunday question); satisfaction with the policies of party voted for; perception of the election campaign for the European Election; judgement on the party election campaign; points of criticism of the party last elected in selected political areas; effects of developments in SPD-policies on one´s own attitude to the SPD. 2. Attitudes to data protection: general attitude to data protection; knowledge of data deserving protection; importance of a data protection law; assumed motives for the federal data protection law of 1977; personal knowledge of data misuse; adequate data protection regulations; recommendations for an improvement of the law; perceived disturbance from storage of personal data by authorities and companies; situations in which the statement of personal conditions was particularly unpleasant; extent of need for information on citizens by the government as well as private enterprise; knowledge about areas in which the data protection law applies; statement of areas in which registration of personal information is considered harmless. 3. Attitudes to technical progress: interest in questions of technical change; expected advantages or disadvantages from technical changes in personal life; manner of expected changes of life from technology; particularly interesting technology areas; attitudes to technology, progress, computers, automation, government surveillance (scale); assessment of the advantageousness of modern technology in selected areas; attitude to various technical projects and plans, such as e.g. minitel, gene technology, automation, computerization in the office and at home. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); school education; occupation; occupational position; employment; household income; size of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; housing situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-05 / 1984-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German citizens 14 years old and older.
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1930
    Number of Variables: 296
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1389 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Becker, Horst: Bürger in der modernen Informationsgesellschaft: Einstellungen zur Technik und zum Datenschutz. In: Hessendienst der Staatskanzlei (Hrsg.): Informationsgesellschaft oder Überwachungsstaat: Strategien zur Wahrnehmung der Freiheitsrechte im Computerzeitalter. Gutachten. Wiesbaden: Symposium der hessischen Landesregierung 1984, S. 343 - 490.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Becker, Horst; INFRATEST, München (1985): Bürger und technischer Fortschritt. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1389