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ZA3855: Flash Eurobarometer 136 (The E-Commerce)

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  • ZA3855_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 200 KBytes
  • ZA3855_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 172 KBytes
  • ZA3855_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 214 KBytes
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  • ZA3855_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 319 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2005): Flash Eurobarometer 136 (The E-Commerce). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3855 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3855
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 136 (The E-Commerce)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2005)
Date of Collection12.11.2002 - 02.12.2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Christensen, Thomas - European Commision, Brüssel, DG Press & Communication Opinion Polls


AbstractAttitudes of companies towards e-commerce. Topics: internet connection of the company; kind of internet connection; company website; possibility to make orders via the company’s website; sales through electronic market places; percentage of the total sales coming from internet sales; purchase of supplies via the internet; purchase of supplies via electronic market places; percentage of total supplies currently purchased on the internet; experienced problems with regard to electronic sales and purchases in the last six months: viruses, illegal access, denial of service, defacement of web server, ID theft, occupation of domain name; measures taken to protect company against security problems: firewall, virus scanner, intrusion detection, SSL server site; measures taken to protect customers: data protection guarantee, trust mark programme, access to a mechanism for conflict resolution, technologies to ensure confidentiality of customer data. Demography: position of respondent at the company; information about the company: number of employees in the own country, company sector; turnover of the company in the own country in the last year. Additionally coded was: country; questionnaire number; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; SIC-Code; NACE-Code; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseCompanies employing 10 or more persons (farmers excluded), installed in the European Union
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorEOS GALLUP EUROPE DIMARSO, Brüssel; GALLUP, Kopenhagen; EMNID, Bielefeld; ICAP, Athen; DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid; SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo; SOFRES, Montrouge, Frankreich; IRISH MARKETING SURVEYS, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; ÖSTEREICISCHES GALLUP; Wien; EUROTESTE; Lissabon; ICM, London; GALLUP SVENSKA, Stockholm; EOS Gallup Europe, Chaumont-Gistoux/Wavre (Belgium) Fieldwork co-ordination
Date of Collection
  • 12.11.2002 - 02.12.2002 (total)
  • 13.11.2002 - 02.12.2002 (Belgium)
  • 13.11.2002 - 19.11.2002 (Denmark)
  • 13.11.2002 - 26.11.2002 (Germany)
  • 12.11.2002 - 22.11.2002 (Greece)
  • 13.11.2002 - 29.11.2002 (Spain)
  • 14.11.2002 - 25.11.2002 (Finland)
  • 13.11.2002 - 26.11.2002 (France)
  • 12.11.2002 - 20.11.2002 (Ireland)
  • 13.11.2002 - 26.11.2002 (Italy)
  • 12.11.2002 - 26.11.2002 (Luxembourg)
  • 14.11.2002 - 29.11.2002 (Netherlands)
  • 21.11.2002 - 27.11.2002 (Austria)
  • 14.11.2002 - 02.12.2002 (Portugal)
  • 13.11.2002 - 19.11.2002 (Sweden)
  • 12.11.2002 - 21.11.2002 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 8007
Number of Variables: 53
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; FOS Gallup Europe: Les Emballages et les Menages. Brussels: European Commission December 2001
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Manager samples and enterprise issues