Science Barometer Corona-Special May 2020

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wissenschaft im Dialog
Publication Date
  • Weißkopf, Markus (Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin) (Researcher)
  • Ziegler, Ricarda (Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin) (Researcher)
  • Kremer, Bastian (Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin) (Researcher)
  • Kantar, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Society and culture
    • Information and communication
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Every year since 2014, Wissenschaft im Dialog has been using the Science Barometer to collect representative data on the attitudes of German citizens toward science and research. The aim is to contribute to a fact-based discourse on the relationship between science and the public and to targeted science communication by collecting, processing the data and communicating the results. Against the background of scientific policy advice and publicly communicating researchers in the context of the corona pandemic (COVID-19), two surveys were conducted in spring 2020 in addition to the annual surveys. The questionnaire of these special corona surveys included questions on cognitive attitudes such as informedness and the information behavior of the respondents on corona-related topics from science and research. In addition, evaluative attitudes were collected on issues such as trust, assessment of the benefits of science in combating the corona pandemic and the political role of research in this regard. The science barometer Corona Special is a project of Wissenschaft im Dialog. It is sponsored and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Topics: Trust in science and research; agreement on statements about science and research in the context of corona (political decisions on corona should be based on scientific findings; most scientists make a clear distinction between confirmed findings and unanswered questions about corona). Demographics: sex; age; education; occupation; household size; children under 14 years of age in the household; net household income; party preference. Additionally coded: Interview no.; interview duration (in seconds); weight; city size (BIK); federal state; region.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-05-25 / 2020-05-26
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking resident population aged 14 and over in private households
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Combined landline and mobile phone sample (dual-frame design) Ratio of landline to mobile 80:20
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 21
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7636 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-12-03 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2020-08-17