Climate and Energy

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Wahlen Telefonfeld, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Technology, Energy
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards climate change, climate protection and energy transition. Topics: 1. Climate change and climate protection in general: Most important problem worldwide; change vs. no change in the global climate; man-made climate change; assessment of climate protection worldwide and in Germany compared to other economically strong countries. 2. Political measures in the field of climate protection and options for action: Most sensible political measures for climate protection in Germany; actor who would have to do the most for climate protection (politics, industry, electricity producers or consumers); second in line for climate protection; contribution that various sectors can make to climate protection (transport and mobility, energy supply, construction, agriculture); importance of various contributions that each individual can make to climate protection (e.g. eat less meat, fly or drive less, etc.). 3. Attitude towards various measures in the field of climate protection: Awareness of various government climate protection measures and their assessment (subsidies for energy advice for homeowners, subsidies for energy-efficient building renovation and heating systems, purchase premiums for electric cars, tax incentives for electric vehicles, promotion of the expansion of charging stations for electric cars, obligation for renters to present energy certificates for buildings, promotion of ecological agriculture, tightening of CO2 limits for cars) ; awareness of the Climate Cabinet and expectations of its decisions; driving bans on older diesel vehicles are justified; opinion on the introduction of a CO2 tax; expected effects of a CO2 tax on electricity and fuel consumption; opinion on a speed limit on motorways; opinion on the introduction of a kerosene tax; opinion on an increase in VAT on meat to 19%. 4. Energy transition: Assessment of the progress made in energy system transformation; confidence in the federal government with regard to a successful energy transition; expected major problems in implementing the energy transition; assessment of the coal phase-out by 2038; too much vs. too little consideration of the interests of those affected in the expansion of power lines; opinion on greater citizen participation in the planning of new power lines; expected future security of supply for electricity from renewable energies; assessment of the own electricity price; expected price development for electricity from renewable energies; expected financial burden on the own budget due to rising electricity prices. Demography: Sex; age (categorized); school leaving certificate or desired school leaving certificate; university degree; gainful employment; job security; occupational status; household size; number of persons in the household aged 18 and over; German citizenship; party affiliation; federal state. Additionally coded: respondent ID; federal state; Berlin East/West; city size; weighting factor; reached via mobile or fixed line; only mobile: reached at home or elsewhere; reached via an additional fixed line number (homezone or home option) on the mobile phone; fixed line connection in the household; additional mobile number; total number of mobile phone numbers; fixed line: number of fixed line numbers via which one can be reached; mobile phone ownership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-09-09 / 2019-09-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German speaking persons aged 16 years in private households with mobile and fixed landline access
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Combined landline and mobile sample (dual-frame design)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 92
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6740 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2020-04-28