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ZA6740: Climate and Energy

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  • ZA6740_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 191 KBytes


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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2020): Climate and Energy. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6740 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6740
TitleClimate and Energy
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-4-28,
Date of Collection09.09.2019 - 12.09.2019
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAttitudes 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.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Issues
  • Natural Environment, Nature
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman speaking persons aged 16 years in private households with mobile and fixed landline access
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Combined landline and mobile sample (dual-frame design)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorForschungsgruppe Wahlen Telefonfeld, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 09.09.2019 - 12.09.2019

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-4-28 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1005
Number of Variables: 92
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.