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ZA2638: Eurobarometer 43.0 + 43.1 (Mar-May 1995)

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Eurobarometer 43.0+43.1 (Mar-May 1995) Drug Abuse and AIDS
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 43.0 + 43.1 (Mar-May 1995). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2638 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA2638
TitleEurobarometer 43.0 + 43.1 (Mar-May 1995)
Other Titles
  • Drug Abuse and AIDS (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR06661.v1, 1998-11
Date of Collection03.1995 - 19.05.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses


AbstractAttitudes towards AIDS and drugs. Topics: 1. Drugs: registration of respondent in the election register; classification of drug addiction as problem of maturity, social problem, health problem, moral problem, criminal or economic problem; primary consequences of use of drugs; major reasons for use of drugs; degree of familiarity or personal proximity to selected drugs; classification of these drugs as dangerous to health; age at start of use of drugs; assumed frequency of use of drugs on the street, in schools or universities, at parties, in pubs or discotheques, at concerts, in sport clubs, in leisure centers and on vacation; personal opportunities of access to drugs; potential possibilities of personally obtaining drugs; recommendations on elimination of the drug problem; preferred contact for information about drugs; judgement on danger of medications in comparison with drugs; attitude to permitting urine tests to expose drug users by the police, employers, insurance companies etc. 2. Attitude to AIDS: significance of the topic AIDS (scale); possibilities of infection and risk groups; fear of blood transfusion, blood donations, injections or operations due to risk of AIDS; most important possibilities to contain or eliminate AIDS; judgement on national efforts in these areas and approval of common efforts through the European Union in the fight against AIDS; most important preventive measures for effective protection against AIDS; personal change of sexual practices and social habits from AIDS. 3. Miscellaneous: self-classification on a left-right continuum; religiousness; possession of a telephone. Also encoded were: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 7.1 Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Norway (NO)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older from Eurobarometer 43.0 and sample of young people between the ages of 15 to 24 years from Eurobarometer 43.1.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Representative sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMarketing Unit, Bruessel; GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen; SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln; KEME, Athen; CIMEI, Madrid; TMO Consultants, Paris; Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin; PRAGMA, Rom; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; NORMA, Lissabon; NOP Corporate & Financial, London; Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 27.03.1995 - 19.05.1995 (Austria)
  • 27.03.1995 - 5.05.1995 (Belgium)
  • 25.03.1995 - 8.05.1995 (Denmark)
  • 26.03.1995 - 5.05.1995 (Germany)
  • 27.03.1995 - 5.05.1995 (Greece)
  • 27.03.1995 - 5.05.1995 (Spain)
  • 27.03.1995 - 04.05.1995 (France)
  • 23.03.1995 - 05.1995 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 27.03.1995 - 4.05.1995 (Italy)
  • 22.03.1995 - 17.05.1995 (Luxembourg)
  • 24.03.1995 - 18.05.1995 (Netherlands)
  • 22.03.1995 - 6.05.1995 (Portugal)
  • 25.03.1995 - 15.05.1995 (Sweden)
  • 27.03.1995 - 16.05.1995 (Finland)
  • 25.03.1995 - 4.05.1995 (Great Britain)
  • 23.03.1995 - 11.05.1995 (Northern Ireland)
  • 03.1995 - 05.1995 (Norway)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-7-1 Archive edition update
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2013-11-8SIZE OF COMMUNITY (P6Data for SWEDEN have been supplied with four categories, deviating from the Swedish field questionnaire (seven categories) and from Eurobarometer surveys 44 ff.
2013-11-8INCOME (D.29 / V205)Data for PORTUGAL have been shifted and documentation (including the variable report) is not correct. The correct categories are as follows. Users should recode the data (9=13, 10=14) and re-define the categories in accordance. (1) Less than 60000 ESP; (2) 60001 to 90000 ESP; (3) 90001 to 120000 ESP; (4) 120001 to 150000 ESP; (5) 150001 to 200000 ESP; (6) 200001 to 250000 ESP; (7) 250001 to 300000 ESP; (8) More than 300000 ESP; (9) Refusal; (10) DK.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2012-7-1variable added
2012-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2012-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThe data set contains the data from two surveys. These questions are not archived under the original Eurobarometers. They can only be found in this data set. In each country approx. 1000 persons were interviewed with a supplementary youth sample of approx. 200 persons. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-1992) with selected trend questions is archived under ZA Study No. 2533. This dataset merges the responses to identical questions on the topics "drugs" and "alcohol" plus a set of relevant demographics from the Eurobarometer surveys 43.0 (standard sample) and 43.1 (youth oversample). The original question wording is available in the framework of the 43.0 or 43.1 questionnaires.
Number of Units: 19246
Number of Variables: 220
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne: Les Européens et la drogue. Bruxelles, juin 1995 (ISBN/ISSN: 9282760960).
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    Since the early nineteen seventies the European Commission´s “Standard and Special Eurobarometer” are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries at times. Interviews are conducted face-to-face, in each spring and each autumn, at all times based on new samples with a size 1000 respondents per country. Separate samples are drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. After the EU enlargement in 2004, remaining and new Candidate Countries are also regularly included in selected surveys. The Standard Eurobarometer modules ask for attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, complemented by measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as by respondent and household demographics. Intermittently special Eurobarometer modules extensively address topics, such as environment, science and technology, health or family issues, social or ethnic exclusion, quality of life etc. The “European Communities Studies” 1970-1973 can be considered forerunner studies, as well the “Attitudes towards Europe” from 1962.