Primary Outcomes (explanation)
First, we ask about parents’ donations to a climate-friendly cause. The corresponding outcome question is worded as follows:
“By taking part in this survey, you will be entered into a prize draw for 50 euros. Participation in the lottery is automatic. This means that you do not have to do anything else to participate in the lottery.
In case you win, you now have the opportunity to split the 50 euros between yourself and the Fridays for Future movement. Fridays for Future is committed to taking action to combat climate change and global warming.
If you win, the money you would like to keep for yourself will be credited to your survey account after survey completion. The money you choose to donate will be sent to Fridays for Future.
If you win, how much of the 50 euros would you like to donate in total?”
Respondents answers are recorded on an open field that takes values from 0 to 50. In addition, respondents have the option to indicate that they would like to donate to the case, but not to Fridays for Future. These respondents are then given the option to donate between 0 and 50 Euro to the organisation WWF.
Second, we ask about parental preferences for policies aiming to protect the climate which is worded as follows:
“Do you favour or oppose the following policy measures?
Please remember that such measures often have to be financed through higher taxes.”
- Ending the extraction of fossil fuels (e.g., coal, gas, petroleum)
- Increasing government investment in renewable energy (e.g., wind or solar power)
- Expansion of local public transport (e.g. bus or train)
- Voting rights from the age of 16 to increase the participation of young people in political decision-making
For each policy, answers can be provided on a 5-point scale: strongly favour, somewhat favour, somewhat oppose, strongly oppose, neither nor.
Third, we ask about private actions for climate protection which is worded as follows:
“In the future, how likely are you to engage in the following actions to protect the climate?”
- Avoid air travel
- Mainly use public transportation or bicycle or walk
- Eat little meat
- Buy sustainable and climate-friendly products (e.g. clothing or food)
Answers can be provided on a 5-point scale: very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, and very unlikely, neither nor.