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 2006 the combined figure was 51 percent, in 2018 it was at 57 percent.

In 2018 around one in two Germans could imagine participating actively in environmental protection and nature conservation. In 2016 this was only about a third.12 % are already actively involved with an environmental organisation or similar.The proportion of people who could imagine becoming involved with environmental issues in the future varied greatly since 2006. The indicator does not show a c... 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 2014-2017

Six children on a lawn sich in einer Kette bei den Händen gefasst und hüpfen lachend in die Luft

From 2014 to 2017, the German Environment Agency is investigating the degree of child and adolescent exposure to environmental influences in Germany. Families are selected to participate in the survey according to certain statistical criteria. They are providing important insights into the health of today’s young generation – including a health check of the environmental impact on their children. 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