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ZA2639: Eurobarometer 43.1bis (May-Jun 1995)

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  • ZA2639_missing_v1-1-1.sps (Dataset) 2 KBytes
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  • ZA2639_v1-1-1.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 13 MBytes
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  • ZA2639_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 260 KBytes
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  • ZA2639_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 1006 KBytes
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  • ZA2639_q_de-east.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
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  • ZA2639_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
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  • ZA2639_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 929 KBytes
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Eurobarometer 43.1bis (May-Jun 1995) Regional Development and Consumer and Environmental Issues
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2013): Eurobarometer 43.1bis (May-Jun 1995). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2639 Data file Version 1.1.1,
Study No.ZA2639
TitleEurobarometer 43.1bis (May-Jun 1995)
Other Titles
  • Regional Development and Consumer and Environmental Issues (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.1, 2013-11-8,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR06840.v1, 1998-05
Date of Collection9.05.1995 - 26.06.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses


AbstractAttitude to the European market, environmental protection, the region and agriculture in the EU. Topics: 1. Attitude to the European market: interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; attitude to European unification and membership of one´s own country in the EU; expected political and economic advantages of a common European market (scale); purchase of products or services from another European country and assignment of the purchaser to a certain area of business; direct purchase of products in other European countries; satisfaction with these products; difficulties and negative experiences in these purchases; trust in purchases from other European countries relative to area of business; most important obstacles in purchase of products from other EU member countries; perceived measures of the EU to increase consumer protection. 2. Environmental protection: current significance of environmental protection; concern about environmental problems in the EU in general as well as in one´s country; most important environmental problems in the immediate vicinity; most important sources of environmental pollution; preferred measures to reduce vehicle traffic in cities (scale); ecology versus economy; preferred financing for elimination of environmental pollution; personal participation in environmental protection (scale); assessment of the efficiency of environmental protection on the different governmental levels from local to world-wide; preferred environmental policy measures on the part of the government; assessment of the environmental policy trustworthiness of selected organizations, occupational groups as well as the media; attitude to an environmental tax; approval of an immediate or gradual introduction of the environmental tax; desire for consideration of economic growth in introduction of environmental taxes; preference for reducd environmental tax for environmentally friendly packaging; approval of tax policy measures against environment polluters; general judgement on the effects of human activities on the environment. 3. Questions on the region: local ties or attachment with the region; attachment with the nation or European citizenship; judgement on measures of the government to support weaker regions; attitude to support of weaker regions; knowledge about the EU policy to support weaker regions; preferred measures to support weaker regions by the EU; sources of information about the development fund of the EU; attitude to an increased influence of the region on the policies of EU; desire for more influence by the regional commitee; most important source of information of respondent about the EU, its policies and institutions; preferred treatment of the Eastern European countries in comparison to the weak regions. 4. Agriculture: most important task of agriculture; significance of agriculture for society; assessment of cost effectiveness for foods in general; willingness to pay higher prices for foods from traditional breeding farms; assessment of the actions of farmers as appropriate for the environment; judgement on the job of the EU Commission for agriculture; knowledge about the common agricultural policy (CAP); preferred political measures through the CAP. 5. Miscellaneous: self-classification on a left-right continuum. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; presence of further persons during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; telephone in household. In Denmark the following additional question was posed: knowledge about the magazine ´Europe´.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Environment and conservation
  • Agriculture and rural industry
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development
  • 19 Housing and land use planning


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)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random 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; Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; PRAGMA, Rom; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; NORMA, Lissabon; NOP, London; TEMO, Solna, Schweden; Marketing Development Center, Espoo, Finnland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 23.05.1995 - 13.06.1995 (Austria)
  • 29.05.1995 - 16.06.1995 (Belgium)
  • 27.05.1995 - 19.06.1995 (Denmark)
  • 26.05.1995 - 16.06.1995 (Germany)
  • 29.05.1995 - 16.06.1995 (Greece)
  • 29.05.1995 - 13.06.1995 (Spain)
  • 29.05.1995 - 15.06.1995 (France)
  • 20.05.1995 - 20.06.1995 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 27.05.1995 - 13.06.1995 (Italy)
  • 19.05.1995 - 23.06.1995 (Luxembourg)
  • 29.05.1995 - 26.06.1995 (Netherlands)
  • 1.06.1995 - 15.06.1995 (Portugal)
  • 31.05.1995 - 22.06.1995 (Sweden)
  • 31.05.1995 - 21.06.1995 (Finland)
  • 29.05.1995 - 15.06.1995 (Great Britain)
  • 9.05.1995 - 15.06.1995 (Northern Ireland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.1 (current version)2013-11-8 Archive edition update
1.1.02012-7-1 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 (P6)Data for SWEDEN have been supplied with four categories, deviating from the Swedish field questionnaire (seven categories) and from Eurobarometer surveys 44 ff.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-11-6filter_$This SPSS system variable was erroneously saved with the dataset. 2013-11-8Insignificant SPSS system variable dropped from the dataset. Variable report for dataset v1.1.0 remains valid.
Changes between version 1.1.0 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
2012-7-1v355INCOME categories "DK" and "REFUSAL" for PORTUGAL shifted.2012-7-1RECODED for PORTUGAL (9=13, 10=14).
2012-7-1v355Non-sequential ordering of catageories 1 to 4.2012-7-1Categories ´1´ to ´4´ recoded to sequential order (inverted)

Further Remarks

NotesThe totals of the cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1071 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, Germany (West sample) 1058 cases, Germany (East sample) 1032 cases, Greece 1002 cases, Spain 1000 cases, France 1001 cases, Ireland 1006 cases, Italy 1070 cases, Luxembourg 501 cases, Netherlands 1008 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Great Britain 1096 cases, Northern Ireland 316 cases, Austria 1015 cases, Sweden 1092 cases, Finland 1032 cases.
Number of Units: 16300
Number of Variables: 373
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 43: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Union. Brüssel: Selbstverlag Herbst 1995.
  • INRA (Europe) for the European Commission, Directorate General XI/A/3: Europeans and the Environment in 1995. Brussels, November 1995 (also available in French).
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Generale, Unité F/2: Les Regions. Bruxelles, Novembre 1995.
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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.