Attitude of Populace to Energy Questions after Chernobyl (November - December 1986)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Jugendforschung (IJF), München
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Jugendforschung (IJF), Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Natural resources and energy
  • Abstract

    Attitude to energy corporations and to nuclear power. Judgement on the reactor accident in Chernobyl. Topics: most important political tasks; personal opinion leadership; sympathy scale for the Post Office, trade unions, oil companies, insurance companies, employer´s federations, electric companies, banks, home construction companies and the automobile industry; assumption of government or private power supply; specification by name of one´s own energy provider; general impression of the energy provider; perceived problems in the power supply in the FRG; assumed knowledge about power generation among persons of the same age; preferred and reasonable energy sources for future power supply; most important reasons for this preference; self-classification of knowledge about power generation; knowledge about the currently most important and in future desired energy sources in the Federal Republic; energy questions of particular interest; expected increase in use of energy in the FRG; most able and most believable institution or party or reporter on questions of energy policy; knowledge about the nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl; extent of change in attitude to nuclear power plants due to this reactor accident; earlier and current attitude to nuclear power; trust in the safety of German nuclear power plants and assessment of the probability of such an accident in the Federal Republic; attitude to nuclear power plants and to the long-term or short-term shutting down of nuclear power plants (scale); willingness to pay increased power prices to replace nuclear energy; reduction of nuclear energy in the FRG, even with further operation of nuclear power plants in the other European countries; feeling of being personally affected by the reactor accident in Chernobyl and assessment of this feeling in the majority of the population; assessment of the credibility of an energy brochure depending on different editors; expected development of public interest in the nuclear energy discussion; age of children in the household; party preference and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election. To young people between the ages of 13 - 20 years the following additional questions were posed: attitudes to technology, to environmental protection and to the social system (scale); attitudes to NATO, to disarmament and to the achievement principle; feeling of political effectiveness. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-11 / 1986-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Germans 13 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1391
A comparable investigation was again conducted in July of the same year. This is archived under ZA Study No. 1912.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1913 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Institut für Jugendforschung (IFJ): Einstellung der Bevölkerung zu Energiefragen nach Tschernobyl: Trendvergleich der Repräsentativbefragungen vom Juli und November/Dezember 1986. Frankfurt: IZE, Informationen zur Elektrizität, Januar 1987. (Stromdiskussion)
  • Institut für Jugendforschung (IFJ): Jugendstudie zur Stromerzeugung und Stromversorgung: Repräsentativbefragung bei 13-20jährigen 1986/1987. Frankfurt: Arbeitskreis Schulinformation Energie, 1987.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22