Private Environmental Protection 1987

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

    Attitude to environmental protection and personal willingness to take measures for environmental protection. Topics: political areas with currently the greatest problems. Size class of car used; self-assessment of extent to which informed about tax support for low-emission cars; interest in equipping personal car with a catalytic converter; consideration of tax advantages and additional costs of installation of a catalytic converter; frequency of freeway use; attitude to a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour, also as contribution to saving forests; attitude to foregoing Sunday drives as well as to a general prohibition of car driving on Sundays once each month or quarter; perceived alternatives to car driving; local means of passenger transport with greatest significance for the future. Most important aspects in purchase of food and beverages; most important demands of food packaging; sensitivity to products free from harmful substances; influence of a government stamp of quality for environmentally friendly products on one´s own purchase decision; willingness to pay higher prices for environmentally friendly products. Reading about threats to the environment; adequate measures of the Federal Government for environmental protection; estimate of the proportion of the population that voluntarily concerns itself with environmental protection; assumed increase or decrease in this part of the population; personal contribution to environmental protection or preference for solution on the part of government; expected development of environmental quality in the future; personal impairment from harmful substances in the environment; long-term radiation burden from the reactor accident in Chernobyl; perceived personal radiation burden from this accident; importance of selected environmental protection measures, from animal protection to garbage disposal to protection of ground water (scale); areas of environmental protection in which special problems are expected and in which there was progress in the last few years; designation of the areas in which one would accept higher prices, fees or taxes for improvement in environmental quality; personal participation in recycling or collection of waste paper, textiles, used glass, aluminium and used iron; importance and personal difficulties in the separate disposal of selected domestic trash; preference for the use of collection centers or collection of this trash at home. Attitude to energy saving in the household (scale); interest in information on measures to save energy in the household; perceived personal opportunities to save energy; personal measures to save energy in the last 10 years; major obstacles in conducting measures to save energy; certain water supply or perceived supply problems in the future; importance of conservation in use of water. Party preference (Sunday question) and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; employment in the civil service. Also encoded were: ZIP (postal) code and Identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10 / 1987-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The German residential population 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: 1002
    Number of Variables: 367
The study is part of an omnibus survey.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1721 (Type: ZA-No.)

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