A majority of German citizens for an end to tobacco advertising. This was the result of a survey of the General Association of the German insurance industry, which was conducted by the Institute Forsa. Accordingly, 69 percent of respondents supported a complete ban, while 27 percent were.
a complete ban on alcohol advertising would be welcome by a majority as follows: For 58 per cent, 36 per cent disagreed with this. Also, a higher taxation would according to the survey, support. For tobacco, 75 per cent (23 per cent were in favour of this), for alcohol, 59 percent (37 percent). For the survey respondents Forsa of 4. to 8. February 1.003 people from the age of 18 in Germany.
In the debate about a ban on tobacco advertising on Billboards was the last to come back in movement. The professional politicians of the CDU and the SPD agreed that the existing restrictions should also be on outdoor advertising expanded. It is not to go to a flat ban. In the previous parliamentary term, a start was failed due to the opposition of the Union. The Cabinet agreed in 2016, a draft, a law resulting from this was never. Prohibited tobacco advertising in Radio and television, and in Newspapers and magazines.
About the uncertainty of polls
Representative surveys, errors are always subject to. It can be assumed that the actual value with high probability is in a range of one to three percentage points above or below the end-the indicated measurement values. The corridor of this statistical error, we show in our graphics to election polls.
The results are based on sample surveys. These usually cover only specific parts of the population (for example, people with a landline telephone connection or Internet users). Some potential participants are reluctant and want to not be interviewed. Questions are sometimes understood wrong, and not always sincerely answered. For example, in response to previous surveys. However, to calculate a General opinion about all groups of the population, must handlers the demo missing values, and suspected inaccuracies to be compensated and the Figures re-weighted. This (usually not transparent) formulas differ in the institutions and, therefore, lead to different conclusions.
polls are always snapshots. More than a rough tendency for an opinion it should not be inferred. Even if the statements and calculations at the time of publication of the survey, are close to reality, is still open as to whether the then-surveyed voters, for example, later in fact, your voice or change your mind.
for More background about our handling of election surveys can be found in our transparency blog glass house .