environmental survey


Indicator: Commitment to environmental protection

A graph shows the percentage of the population actively involved in environmental protection and nature conservation or who could imagine becoming involved. In 2022 only the current involvement was surveyed which was at 17 percent.

In the 2022 representative survey, 17 % said they were actively involved in environmental protection and nature conservation. In 2020, the figure was 19 % and in 2018 and 2016 12 % and 6 %.The indicator shows that the positive trend of previous years has not continued.Considering the single-digit percentages for active engagement from 2006 to 2014, the 17 % from 2022 represents a relatively large... read more


German Environmental Survey 1990-1992, GerES II

Girl and boy, their parents and grandparents are sitting on a lawn in a park.

GerES IIa (West-Germany) 1990/912524 adults aged between 25 and 69 years collected from 100 sampling locations (response rate: 63.1 %) and 453 children 6 to 14 years of age.GerES IIb (East-Germany) 1991/921763 adults aged between 18 and 79 years collected from 50 sampling locations (response rate: 69.0 %) and 359 children and adolescents aged between 6 to 17 years (238 children 6 to 14 years of ag... read more


German Environmental Survey, GerES


Chemicals, mould or noise – people are exposed every day to potentially harmful influences from the environment. In the German Environmental Survey, the Federal Environment Agency is investigating the exposure of the population to pollutants and other environmental effects such as noise. It is thereby contributing to the protection of people and the environment. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment