Future Expectations and Future Conduct (1990)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Social change
    • Health
    • Natural environment
    • Economics
  • Abstract

    Ideas about political, economic and social development in the future. Topics: fear of the future; importance of selected areas of life in the future; future more worth living in through technology and science; thoughts about the future of the country; personal influence on the future; greatest dangers in the future; religious, philosophical and political values with increasing significance in the future; social groupings growing more powerful in the Federal Republic; personal wish for the next 20 years; political power block with increasing significance in the future; peace strategy with greatest probability of success; estimate of time worked each week in the year 2000; technical further development and influences on the development of the job market (scale); attitude to flexible handling of working hours and leisure time; forms of financial investment, long-term savings program and payment with prospects for the future; type of energy with future prospects; assessment of future energy need of industrial countries; development of energy prices; most important means of transport; new traffic systems; the ocean as provider of raw material or energy; most important areas of threat to the environment; assumed change of environmental quality in the future; adequate environmental protection measures; school forms and instruction methods with increasing significance; vocational training or college as preferred alternative; assessment of general political interest in the future; expectation of more leisure time and athletic activity for health reasons; types of sport with increasing numbers of followers; expected increase in vacations abroad or domestic vacations; vacation transportation with the greatest chances for growth; obstacles for vacation trips far from home; preferred offers to increase the activity of local recreational areas; use of cars in use of local recreation opportunities; estimated change of the proportion of the cost of vacation in household income in the future; reasons for vacation with increasing significance in the future; personal hobbies and hobbies with increasing significance; most important characteristics of businesses and requirements when shopping in the future; regular use of cigarettes; world regions with strongly increasing or decreasing future total populations; expected development of the desire for children in the future and average number of children; expected development of the guest worker problem; future eating habits; biological or ecological or conventional agricultural production with chances in the future; most important sources of nutrition in the future; most healthful source of nutrition; development of nutrition habits; attitude to nature cosmetics; health complaints with increasing significance; expected development of the frequency of visits to the doctor and future conduct with minor complaints; primary causes for physical complaints in the future; judgement on the desirability of selected medical cures; expected increase of addiction and drug problems; judgement on the development of information technology; technical progress as advantage or disadvantage for humanity; influence on the environment through technical progress; trust in data protection; preferred form of housing in the future; preference for one´s own home in the country or city residence; expected development of housing supply; expected development of use of one´s car with increasing gasoline prices and increasing air pollution. Party preference (Sunday question) and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
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: 1553
    Number of Variables: 513
Two separate samples were drawn in the west (approx. 1000 interviews) and in the East (approx. 500 interviews). The study is part of a survey series. Further studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 2852, 1166, 1683, 1546, 1547, 1791 and 0906.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2851 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22