Private Environmental Protection 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Environmental behavior of the population. Topics: most important political problems; class size of car used; assessment of personal extent to which informed about tax support for low-emission cars; interest in modifying one´s own car with a catalytic converter; possession of a vehicle with catalytic converter; assessment of the costs of a catalytic converter in relationship to the tax benefit; frequency of freeway use; attitude to a speed limit of 100 kilometers/hour; attitude to voluntary ´Sundays without a car´ and prohibition of driving on Sunday; preferred alternatives to driving a car; assumed most important means of transport for passenger transport in the future; shopping habits regarding various criteria, in particular packaging and environmental compatibility of products; expected influence of a government stamp of quality for environmentally compatible products as well as of price on conduct in purchase of environmentally compatible products; extent to which informed about jeopardy to the environment; judgement on current measures as well as environmental policy of the Federal Government; assumed readiness of the population for environmental protection; judgement on the development of this readiness in the last few years; assumed significance of personal or government contribution to solution of environmental problems; possible personal environmental protection measures and desired government activities; development of environmental quality; disturbance of personal life through harmful substances in the environment; most important goals in the area of environmental protection; particular problem areas in the future or progress and improvements already achieved; personal readiness for financial sacrifices to protect nature and the environment; participation in collection of recyclable materials as well as manner of collection; judgement on the necessity of particular collection or acceptance centers for various types of trash; assessment of the tediousness of separate collection of various types of trash and transport to a collection point; preference for home collection or collection point; attitude to energy saving and alternative energy sources; judgement on various opportunities to save energy in the household as well as measures personally carried out; assumed major obstacles to conducting measures to save energy; assumed security of future water supply; attitude to frugal use of water; judgement on personal contribution to frugal use of water; personal and possible measures to save water; trust in information media regarding the suitability of products; receipt of the customer information publication ´tag and nacht´ {day and night} of an energy or water supplier. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; employment in the civil service; income; household income; size of household; number of persons in household with their own income; number of persons in household 14 years old and older; respondent is person managing household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; city size; state. Interviewer rating: residential area. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code; interviewer number; date of interview; administrative district.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-07 / 1985-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (random route procedure)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2038
    Number of Variables: 372
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1549 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22