Acceptability of restrictions on flying - climate change and COVID-19

Published: 08-01-2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/sx4d7mvgvz.2
Steffen Kallbekken,
Håkon Sælen


Responses from a survey on the acceptability of restrictions on leisure air travel, conducted in September 2020 in Norway. We conducted an online survey with a sample of the adult Norwegian population in September 2020, with 1010 respondents, implemented by the survey company YouGov. Before starting the survey, respondents were provided with information about the purpose of the survey, what taking part in the survey would mean for them, and contact information to obtain additional information. The questionnaire contained 7 questions relating to air travel restrictions motivated by mitigating climate change, 7 parallel (as near identical as possible) questions relating to air travel restrictions motivated by minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with the order of the two blocks randomized to control for any order effects, and a further 6 general questions, supplemented by 8 socio-economic questions already answered by the survey panel members. An English translation of the full questionnaire is provided.


Steps to reproduce

Using the questionnaire provided here (original in Norwegian, translation in English) conduct an online survey with a representative sample of the adult Norwegian population. Attitudes towards climate change, and probably more so COVID-19, are likely to change, and results may be sensitive to the time of implementation of the survey. Note that the socio-economic data was provided by the survey company, based on data already stored about their panelists, and questions to obtain this data are therefore not included in our questionnaire.