Forsa survey: Slight majority want to continue working digitally

A little more than half of German citizens want to continue working digitally, according to a Forsa survey. Of the respondents aged 18 and over, 51 percent said that they will use home office and video conferences even after the end of the corona pandemic, according to a message from the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative, which carried out the survey together with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) had commissioned. Among the 30 to 44 year olds, as many as 71 percent are of this opinion.

The reason for the survey was the presentation of this year’s mobility award. A fifth of those surveyed by Forsa want to continue to meet friends digitally in their private lives.

The pollsters also wanted to know whether German citizens are ready to disclose data about their mobility behavior. According to the information, the willingness to do this is higher among men with 41 percent than among women with only 35 percent. The generosity varies depending on the type and use of the data. For example, it is lower for information about one’s own driving style.

However, according to the survey, three in five respondents believe that real-time data is important when it comes to the punctuality of buses, trains and trams. It is mainly young people who care about the quality of local public transport. Among those over 30 to 44 years of age, however, a majority expects the use of such data to provide better information about free parking spaces.


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