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ZA7636: Science Barometer Corona-Special May 2020

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  • ZA7636_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 102 KBytes


  • ZA7636_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 138 KBytes


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Citation Citation Weißkopf, Markus; Ziegler, Ricarda; Kremer, Bastian (2020): Science Barometer Corona-Special May 2020. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7636 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7636
TitleScience Barometer Corona-Special May 2020
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-8-17,
Date of Collection25.05.2020 - 26.05.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Weißkopf, Markus - Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin
  • Ziegler, Ricarda - Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin
  • Kremer, Bastian - Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin


AbstractEvery 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.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • University, Research, the Sciences
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5 Society and culture
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 18 Science and technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking resident population aged 14 and over in private households
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Combined landline and mobile phone sample (dual-frame design) Ratio of landline to mobile 80:20
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorKantar, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 25.05.2020 - 26.05.2020

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-8-17 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1021
Number of Variables: 21
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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