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Attitude to Technology (1992)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Merbold, Claus (SIEMENS, München)
  • INFRATEST Wirtschaftsforschung, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST Wirtschaftsforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Attitude to technical progress, the economy and the environment. Topics: Most important current problems; association with the term technology; self-assessment of technology knowledge; attitude to modern technology (scale); attitude to a coal-fired power plant as well as a nuclear power plant in the vicinity of one´s place of residence; attitude to technical occupations; employment in the civil service; possession of a telephone; union membership; party preference; presence at home in the last four days before the interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-06 / 1992-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German citizens 14 years old and older living in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2552
    Number of Variables: 112
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey. The study presents a successor survey to the investigations on attitude to technology conducted in 1980, 1983 and 1986 and archived under ZA Study Nos. 1274, 1367 as well as 1602.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2413 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Merbold, Claus; INFRATEST Wirtschaftsforschung, München (1993): Einstellung zur Technik (1992). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.