Attitudes to Questions of Environmental Protection 1994

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

    Attitude to environmental protection and waste disposal in Eastern and Western Germany. Topics: 1. Questions on environmental protection: most important political problem of the country; satisfaction scale for the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry for the Environment; assessment of the development of the environmental situation; perspective for environmental conditions in the eastern part of the country as well as in the west of Germany; most important environmental problems for the future; 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, soil protection, protection of the ozone layer, sources of energy and education to conduct appropriate for the environment (scale); perceived noise pollution through automobile traffic, air traffic, train traffic, industrial noise, loud neighbors or a sport facility; judgement on the effort of the municipalities, the government, business, industry, citizen initiatives and citizens for environmental protection (scale); desire for more laws to protect the environment; adequate surveillance of observance of environmental protection laws; preferred responsibility in surveillance of the laws for the federal government, states or municipalities; attitude to the demand of the environment summit in Rio for increased expenditures by the Federal Republic for environmental protection measures in the third world; attitude to an environmental tax for users of gasoline and preferred amount for such a tax; attitude to a speed limit on freeways; preferred maximum speed limit on freeways; attitude to centers of town free of cars; experience with traffic jams in the last month; traffic jams on the way to work; preference for road construction or reduction in the number of motor vehicles to reduce traffic jams; attitude to expansion of the local public passenger transport (OEPNV), the network of bicycle paths, increasing the cost of driving a car and transferring freight transport to rail transport; motor vehicle in household; effects of the gasoline price increase at the start of the year on personal driving habits; use of vehicle on the way to work and use of a carpool; most important reasons for not using the OEPNV; motor vehicle use even with a doubling of the price of gasoline. 2. Questions on trash disposal: attitude to a significant increase in garbage collection fees; preference for the construction and use of garbage incinerating plants or disposal sites; attitude to construction of a garbage disposal site or a garbage incinerating plant in the vicinity of residence of respondent; collection point for hazardous waste in the vicinity; participation in the disposal of hazardous waste such as e.g. old paint, cleaning solutions and chemicals; assessment of the sense of separate collection of packaging waste with the green dot; assumptions about the actual re-use of packaging waste with the green dot; assessment of a positive future for the Dual System {recycling}; readiness for separate collection of further types of waste; bio-friendly, eco-friendly, environmentally compatible or blue angel as orientation for classification of extent to which a product is environmentally compatible. 3. Demography: 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 and party identification; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-03 / 1994-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: In the west: sample according to the RLD procedure (randomize last digit). In the east: multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire in the west and oral survey with standardized questionnaire in the east
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2071
    Number of Variables: 127
The number of respondents in East and West Germany ist about equally large. The study is part of a trend survey. Preceding studies from the years 1991 to 1993 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2122, 2394 and 2395.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2584 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter (Institut für praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, IPOS): Einstellungen zu Fragen des Umweltschutzes 1994: Ergebnisse jeweils einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage in den alten und neuen Bundesländern. Mannheim: Ipos.
  • 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.

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