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ZA7658: Current Questions on Climate Policy 2020 (Cumulated Data Set)

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  • ZA7658_v2-0-0.csv (Dataset) 3 MBytes
  • ZA7658_v2-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 611 KBytes
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  • ZA7658_Tabellenband.pdf (Report) 176 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2020): Current Questions on Climate Policy 2020 (Cumulated Data Set). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7658 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7658
TitleCurrent Questions on Climate Policy 2020 (Cumulated Data Set)
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-9-30,
Date of Collection22.01.2020 - 25.05.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAttitudes towards climate protection and evaluation of political measures for climate protection. Topics: Concerns about the possible consequences of climate change; assessment of the commitment of various actors to climate change (Federal government, industry, citizens); assessment of various political measures to protect the climate as useful (cheaper long-distance rail travel, higher taxes on air travel, state support for replacing old oil heating systems, higher commuter allowance, higher state purchase premium for electric cars, introduction of a CO2 tax on petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural gas, subsidies for electricity costs for low-income earners); current political measures are appropriate, go too far or do not go far enough); agreement on individual statements on climate protection (the state should prohibit climate-damaging behaviour, concern that I should restrict myself to climate protection in my everyday life in future, the current political measures on climate protection are an incentive for me to behave in a more climate-friendly way in my everyday life). Demography: sex; age; education; employment status; household size; number of persons aged 14 and over in the household; party preference; eligible to vote; household income (grouped); survey by mobile or landline phone. Additionally coded was: ID; weighting factor; date of interview; city size (BIK regions); federal state; survey area west/ east.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons aged 14 years and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorKantar, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 22.01.2020 - 28.01.2020 (January)
  • 19.02.2020 - 26.02.2020 (February)
  • 18.03.2020 - 24.03.2020 (March)
  • 20.05.2020 - 25.05.2020 (May)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-9-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThis survey will continue. The publications of the next versions are planned for the following dates: Version 3 (1st to 3rd quarter): 31.03.2021 Version 4 (complete): 30.06.2021 After March, the survey was changed from a monthly to a bi-monthly survey.
Number of Units: 6078
Number of Variables: 38
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.