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Environmental Consciousness in Germany 2000

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kuckartz, Udo (Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin
Publication Date
2000
Contributor
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
Description
  • Abstract

    Environmental consciousness and conduct in areas relevant to the environment. Topics: relevance of the environmental problem: general well-being living in Germany; importance of political problems such as unemployment, provision of housing, preserving the social state, combating crime, foreigner questions, environmental protection and competitive ability of business (scale); importance of selected goals of environmental protection. Environmental quality: judgement on environmental quality in Eastern and Western Germany, in Germany over-all, world-wide and in one's own city; largest environmental problem in one's own municipality; personal image of nature as self-regulating, sensitive, withstanding burdens within limits or unpredictable; perceived personal jeopardy from air pollution by cars and industry, water pollution and climate changes from the "greenhouse effect"; judgement on personal impact of noise, exhausts and bad air. Environmental attitudes: personal stand on environmental protection: orientation on environment or pleasure; trust in technology or one's own initiative; affective-cognitive and conative aspects of environmental protection (scale); technology and business; willingness to pay higher prices, higher taxes and restriction on standard of living for environmental protection. Consumption and household: paying attention to low energy consumption and readiness for higher expenditures for energy-saving devices when purchasing household equipment; knowledge about the introduction of the option to change electricity companies and personal conduct after this; using eco-electricity or intent to use eco-electricity in spite of additional cost. Environmentally conscious shopping practices: paying attention to the environmental compatibility of products when shopping; orientation on identification of environmentally compatible products; knowledge and paying attention to the "blue angel"; willingness to pay more for environmentally conscious and environmentally compatible products. Traffic and mobility: possession and number of cars in general and cars with reduced consumption in one's household; expected reaction to a doubling of the gasoline price: switching to bicycle or OEPNV {local public passenger transport}, doing without some trips or buying a more economical car; frequency of using a car; frequency of using bicycle, train and airplane in the last year; attitude to a speed limit; attitude to car-free zones in larger cities as well as additional streets for bicycle traffic, to establishing more restricted traffic zones and speed limit of 30 KM/H in residential areas; agreement with traffic policy measures such as expansion of the OEPNV {local public passenger transport}, the bicycle network and transferring freight traffic to rail transport; attitude to construction of the magnetic suspension train (Transrapid); attitude to introduction of a car-free days each year in one's municipality; trips with the bicycle without a real destination, "just for fun"; number of vacation trips last year; use of means of transport when shopping for household; distance to shops. Health: perceived current and future health burden from environmental problems; hereditary or environmentally caused allergic illnesses; personal experiences with allergic illnesses or in personal surroundings; age of persons affected; type of allergic symptoms (illnesses of the skin or respiratory tracts) and information on the causes (food, additives etc.); strength of personal impairment from allergy or the allergy of members of the household. Future scenarios: assumed events in the next 20 to 50 years such as shortage of drinking water, abandoning nuclear energy, war over raw materials and water, increase in long-distance travels, increased conversion to biological farming, 3-liter cars and cars with other forms of power, increase in global environmental pollution, noticeable increase in climate temperature. Environmental policies and citizen participation: evaluation of extent of current environmental policy measures; desired measures of the Federal Government against increase in ozone levels: speed limit, driving prohibition, education campaign or no measures; assessment of the risk of atomic energy; agreement with the FRG's abandoning nuclear energy; assessment of existing environmental protection laws as adequate or inadequate; importance of reducing gases harmful to the climate and evaluation of political measures for this; feeling of progress in the last 5 years regarding cleanliness of inshore waters, purity of the air, condition of soil, climate protection, conservation of energy and protection of nature; assessment of the risk of gene technology and orientation of the government on safety or health in the area of gene technology; attitude to foods processed with gene technology; political participation in the area of environmental protection and authorities and institutions consulted; membership in environmental protection organizations and assessment of participation in residential area and in personal circle of friends; knowledge about the "local agenda 21" initiative; willingness to participate in affairs in the residential district; interest or commitment in certain topic areas (health, third world, traffic etc.); knowledge about the discussion of an ecological tax reform; agreement with selected statements on ecological tax reform; familiarity and understanding of the term "sustained development"; trust in the problem-solving ability of selected institutions and organizations as well as of the political parties; interest in politics. Information practices: credibility of sources of information; information conduct relative to environmental problems through selected sources such as private and public television, radio, conversations with friends, regional and national press, weekly and technical publications; evaluation of extent and manner of media reporting about environmental problems; Internet access in household and frequency of use; personal environmental conduct; frequency of practising selected environmentally compatible actions (scale). Demography: sex; year of birth; highest education degree; employment activity; occupational position; marital status; living together with a partner; number of children; size of household and composition of household; party preference (Sunday question); religious denomination; religiousness; personal income; household income; growing up in a large city, small town or a village. Interviewer rating: form of housing; residential area; traffic situation of residential area; ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-01 / 2000-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German citizens 18 years old and living in Germany
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2018
    Number of Variables: 561
Note
The questionnaire replicates one part of the questions posed in the preceding studies such that time series comparisons are possible. Among the topics newly added to the study are: "environment and health", "personal values and mentalities", "attitudes to the model sustained development ". ZA Study Nos. 2964 and 3277 are from the same series.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3278 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Kuckartz, Udo: Umweltbewußtsein in Deutschland 2000: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage. Berlin: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit Juni 2000. (Referat Gesellschaftspolitische Grundsatzfragen)

Update Metadata: 2019-01-03 | Issue Number: 78 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kuckartz, Udo; Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin (2000): Umweltbewußtsein in Deutschland 2000. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3278