Security in Public Spaces: Acceptance of Security Measures, in particular Data Retention, Airport and CCTV in Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bug, Mathias (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
  • Riedl, Jasmin (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
  • Münch, Ursula (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
Publication Date
  • Zentrum für empirische Sozialforschung (ZeS) am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Domestic political issues
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    In its political science part, the Collaborative Research Project on Security in Public Space (SIRA) looked at European-comparisons with the influence of institutional regimes on the approval of security policy measures. For this purpose, the project analyzed the internal security policy field. The focus was on the so-called data retention (minimum retention period), which was discussed in parallel in the countries of the European Union. The quantitative survey also included the airport and CCTV areas. The United Kingdom and Germany served as examples of different political and institutional regimes. Based on this, the influence of the country-specific institutional structure on the assessment of security policy measures by the population was empirically verified. The present (German) data set includes the interviews of the Pretests and the field work. Trust in politics, political institutions, courts and security institutions. Internet and Internet security. Perception and assessment of security measures and data retention. Attitude towards measures in air traffic and video surveillance as well as data exchange between security authorities. Political attitudes, voting behaviour.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-10-28 / 2011-12-17
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
All persons in Germany aged 16 years and over with sufficient language skills
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 195
The Collaborative Research Project for Public Security (SIRA) was funded by the BMBF from 2010 to 2013. The political science subproject of SIRA was carried out by the Professorship for Political Science, University of the Bundeswehr Munich (Prof. Dr. Ursula Münch).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6441 (Type: ZA-No.)
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