Future Expectations and Future Conduct (1985)

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
    • Health
    • Natural environment
  • Abstract

    General future expectations of the population and assessment of political, personal, social and economic development. Leisure behavior and structuring of vacation. Topics: fear of the future; personal thoughts about the future and expectation of a future worth living; detailed recording of importance of topics of the future; perceived possibilities to influence one´s own future; perceived jeopardy to the future of humans; ideals and ideologies of the future; expected development of group influences and increases of power of selected organizations in the Federal Republic; greatest wish for the next 20 years; expected development of political power blocks; perceived opportunities to secure peace; attitude to the economic future, the job market and further development of technology (scale); future weekly working hours and expected arrangement of working hours and leisure time; most promising type of financial investment; future forms of payment when shopping; types of energy with gain in significance; expected development of energy need and energy prices; means of transport in the future and traffic systems with growing significance; significance of the ocean for the food supply and supply of raw materials; reasons for threat as well as expected development of environmental quality; assessment of sufficient efforts for environmental protection; preference for occupational education or college; expected development of instruction methods and school types; assessment of the development of political interest of West Germans; expected development of leisure time and frequency of vacation; vacation destinations and means of transport for vacation travel becoming more significant; obstacles to long-distance travels; shortcoming of selected local recreational areas; the significance of the car in using local recreation opportunities; planned changes of one´s own vacation expenditures; most important reasons for vacation; athletic activity for health reasons; types of sport and hobbys with increasing significance; personal hobbys; most important points of view when shopping; expected development of the total population in selected world regions; average number of children and desires for children in the future; development of the guest worker problem; nutrition habits and preferred fruits as well as vegetables in the future; most important and most healthful sources of nutrition in the future; physical complaints and visits to the doctor becoming more frequent; supposed reasons for the increase of physical complaints; assessment of progress in medicine; desirable medical developments; expected development of the addiction and drug problem; familiarity and judgement on newer developments of information technology; effects of technical progress on the environment; attitude to data protection; housing desires; one´s own home or city residence; preferred developments in residential area (scale); prognosis of personal conduct regarding motor vehicle use in view of air pollution and increasing gasoline prices. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; employment in the civil service; number of persons in household with their own income; income; household income; size of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; city size; state; person managing household. Also encoded was: administrative district.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-11 / 1985-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 997
    Number of Variables: 488
The study is part of a survey series dealing with the same survey contents. The remaining studies are archived under the following ZA Study Nos.: ZA Study No. 0906 (1976) ZA Study No. 1166 (1980) ZA Study No. 1546 (1983) ZA Study No. 1683 (1981)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1547 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22