Attitudes to Questions of Environmental Protection (1992)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Attitude to environmental protection and waste disposal. Topics: 1. General judgement on environmental protection problems: behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election (Sunday question); personal election participation; city size; satisfaction with the achievements of the Federal Government and Ministry of the Environment in Bonn (scale); most important problems in Germany; assessment of current environmental conditions and concern for an environmental crisis; perspectives for environmental conditions in the eastern part of the country as well as in the west of Germany; willingness to sacrifice income for the benefit of improvement in environmental conditions in Germany; most important environmental problems; most important future problems; classification of automobile emissions, coal-fired power plants, private heating, industrial facilities as well as garbage incinerating plants as most important source of air pollution; importance of environmental policy measures in the area of maintaining clean air, protection of inshore waters, noise protection, trash disposal, protection of the soil, protection of the ozone layer, energy sources and education to conduct appropriate for the environment (scale); perceived noise pollution from vehicle traffic, air traffic, train traffic, industrial noise, loud neighbors or a sports facility; assessment of the effort of the municipalities, the government, businesses, industry, citizen initiatives and citizens for environmental protection (scale); desire for more laws to protect the environment; assessment of surveillance of observance of environmental protection laws; attitude to an environmental tax and preferred amount for such a tax for use of gasoline; attitude to a speed limit on freeways; preferred maximum speed limit on freeways and in built-up areas; attitude to a maximum speed limit of 30 km; attitude to centers of town free of cars; experience in traffic jams in the last month; traffic jams on the way to work; preference for road construction or reduction in number of motor vehicles to eliminate traffic jams; attitude to expansion of local public passenger transport (OEPNV), network of bicycle paths, increasing the cost of driving a car, transferring freight transport to rail transport; attitude to a restriction on passing for trucks on two-lane freeways; possession of a vehicle in household; vehicle use on the way to work; use of a carpool; car use even with a doubling of gasoline price; most important reasons for not using the OEPNV. 2. Question on waste disposal: attitude to a significant increase in garbage collection fees; preference for construction and use of garbage incinerating plants or disposal sites; attitude to establishment of a garbage disposal site or garbage incinerating plant close to home and personal political activities against such a measure; participation in recycling of waste paper and used glass; personal opportunities for separate disposal of domestic trash; presence of collection points for hazardous waste and use of these collection points; easily reachable return containers for used glass; knowledge about the green dot and its significance; preference for disposable packaging or returnable bottles at the same price or alternatively given more expensive returnable bottles; attitude to a prohibition of disposable packaging for beverages; biological, ecological, environmentally compatible or blue angel as orientation for environmentally compatible products; living together with a partner; certainty of one´s own job and jeopardy to job of close persons; union member in household; religiousness; party inclination; party preference.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-06 / 1992-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Different sampling procedure in east and west: West: sample according to the RLD procedure (randomize last digit); East: multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire in the east telephone interview in the west
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2197
    Number of Variables: 142
This study is part of a trend survey. The preceding study from 1991 is archived under ZA Study No. 2122, the successor study of 1993 under the ZA Study No. 2395, a further study from 1994 unter ZA Study No. 2584.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2394 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Preisendörfer, Peter: Umwelteinstellungen und Umweltverhalten in Deutschland: Empirische Befunde und Analysen auf der Grundlage der Bevölkerungsumfragen "Umweltbewußtsein in Deutschland 1991-1998". Hrg. vom Umweltbundesamt. Opladen: Leske + Budrich 1999.
  • Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter: Einstellungen zu Fragen des Umweltschutzes 1992: Ergebnisse jeweils einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage in den alten und neuen Bundesländern. Mannheim: Ipos.

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