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ZA3172: Eurobarometer 51.1 (Apr-May 1999)

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  • ZA3172_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 68 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 51.1 (Apr-May 1999). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3172 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3172
TitleEurobarometer 51.1 (Apr-May 1999)
Other Titles
  • Environmental Issues and Consumer Associations (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR02865.v4, 2003-11-17
Date of Collection12.04.1999 - 18.05.1999
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit


AbstractAttitudes and conduct on environmental protection. Consumer protection institutions. Topics: 1. environmental protection: greatest worries, concerns and fears (rank order); significance of environmental protection and environmental pollution; most important fears and concerns in the area of environmental protection and environmental protection areas in which fears have increased or decreased in the last 5 years; type and extent of the most important environmental pollution in one's own residential surroundings; most important national environmental protection problems; most important future environmental influences on health; perceived security from natural catastrophes and technical accidents in other European countries compared with one's own country; self-classification of extent to which informed about global as well as current environmental problems; extent to which informed about conduct in emergencies, about scientific and technological development to eliminate environmental problems; classification of extent to which informed about measures of national or European Government and of environmental protection organizations (scale); self-assessment of personal contribution to protect the environment; sources of information used in the area of environmental protection; evaluation of reliability of selected sources of information; special efforts in the search for information about the environment; assessment of the efficiency of the effort of government offices for the environment on local, regional, national, European and world-wide level; percentage extent of readiness to pay additional costs for selected environmentally compatible products; environmentally compatible conduct through conscious product selection, conserving water or electricity, environmentally compatible driving, separating trash (scale); laws, taxes, price increases or hoping for technical progress as most effective measure to solve environmental problems; preferred measures to reduce traffic in the centers of town; judgement on the statement, human action leads to environmental catastrophe; environmental protection and elimination of jobs; economy and ecology as opposed. 2. Consumer protection: self-assessment of extent to which informed about consumer rights; knowledge of consumer protection organizations; most important tasks of consumer protection associations; reasons for the desire for more or less influence of consumer protection associations; most important problems of consumer associations; membership in a consumer organization; reasons for membership or non-membership; knowledge of magazines of consumer associations; reading consumer magazines; occasions at which one would make use of consumer associations; most important tasks of consumer protection associations; preference for private or public responsibility for the tasks of consumer protection; personal utilization of a consumer protection institution and experiences made; reasons for not making use of a consumer protection organization; preferred information channels from consumer associations to consumers; attitude to paying charges for use of consumer associations; services of associations for which there ought to be charges; amount of accepted annual fee for such services; willingness to pay for such services; preferred means of financing consumer associations through member contributions, their services or the government; influence of consumer associations in comparison to other special interest groups as well as in comparison to politicians and the media; assessment of the influence of consumer associations on public discussion. Demography: nationality; marital status; sex; age; number of persons in household; number of children under 15 years in household; occupational position; head of household; occupational position of head of household; residential status; household income. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; regional code.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Environment and conservation
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
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 0160 Publications: European Commission (Ed.): Eurobarometer: Public Opinion in the European Union. Report Number 51. Brussels 1999.
Data CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Bruessel; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln; KEME, Athen; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; PRAGMA, Rom; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lissabon; INRA UK, London; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 12.04.1999 - 30.04.1999 (Belgium)
  • 17.04.1999 - 13.05.1999 (Denmark)
  • 14.04.1999 - 30.04.1999 (Germany)
  • 13.04.1999 - 11.05.1999 (Greece)
  • 14.04.1999 - 05.05.1999 (Spain)
  • 12.04.1999 - 30.04.1999 (France)
  • 16.04.1999 - 05.05.1999 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 15.04.1999 - 05.05.1999 (Italy)
  • 19.04.1999 - 18.05.1999 (Luxembourg)
  • 22.04.1999 - 16.05.1999 (Netherlands)
  • 14.04.1999 - 09.05.1999 (Portugal)
  • 15.04.1999 - 14.05.1999 (Great Britain)
  • 16.04.1999 - 05.05.1999 (Northern Ireland)
  • 14.04.1999 - 05.05.1999 (Austria)
  • 15.04.1999 - 09.05.1999 (Sweden)
  • 12.04.1999 - 16.05.1999 (Finland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-3-30 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
2016-4-21v805: P7 REGION I - SWEDEN Variable documentation error: REGION I for SWEDEN does not represent NUTS 2 level, but is based on six historical provinces and large city areas.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesIn each country about 1000 interviewx were conducted except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany in East and West two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each were drawn. Swiss data available on the ´Environmental Concern´ module in the framework of EBCH 1999 (online access to integrated datasets EU+Switzerland via FORS online data catalogue). No standard trend questions.
Number of Units: 16144
Number of Variables: 827
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission (Ed.): Eurobarometer: Public Opinion in the European Union. Report Number 51. Brussels 1999.
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Générale "Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisuel": Les européens et l´environnement en 1999. Enquete réalisée dans le cadre de l´Eurobaromètre 51.1. Bruxelles, Septembre 1999.
  • European Commission, Directorate XI in conjunction with Directorate General X: What do Europeans think about the environment? - the main results of the survey carried out in the context of Eurobarometer 51.1. Luxembourg, 1999. (ISBN 92 828 7270 X)
  • INRA (Europe) for the European Commission, Directorate General XXIV: Europeans and Consumer Associations. Brussels, July 1999 (also available in French).
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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.