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ZA4170: Flash Eurobarometer 157 (Television and TV-spectators of Europe - 2003)

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  • ZA4170_v1-0-2.dta (Dataset Stata) 1 MByte
  • ZA4170_v1-0-2.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4170_v1-0-2.sav (Dataset SPSS) 1 MByte


  • ZA4170_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 277 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 254 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 387 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 368 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 244 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 417 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 349 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 339 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 553 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 266 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 321 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 290 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 206 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA4170_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 486 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 337 KBytes
  • ZA4170_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 424 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA4170_errata.pdf (Other Document) 16 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 157 (Television and TV-spectators of Europe - 2003). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4170 Data file Version 1.0.2,
Study No.ZA4170
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 157 (Television and TV-spectators of Europe - 2003)
Current Version1.0.2, 2014-3-11,
Date of Collection05.12.2003 - 16.12.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractAudio-visual policy of the EU. Topics: average time spent on watching TV on a weekday and on a weekend day; preferred type of TV programmes; attitude towards the following statements: too limited choice of TV programmes, too many TV channels, not enough quality programmes, not enough cultural programmes, uncreative programmes, not enough political programmes on current affairs, not enough programmes on international economic political relations, not enough news programmes on other European countries, not enough information about the EU, news on the EU are too superficial; access to: cable TV, TV by satellite; frequency of watching selected specialized channels: sports channels, cultural channels, travel channels, music channels, movie channels, channels for children, foreign language channels, national continuous news channel, international continuous news channels, exclusively political channels, other; interest in TV reports on the following subjects: local or regional politics, national politics, social matters, economy, European Union policy, sports, environment, foreign policy and international relations, culture; interest in additional information on: rights as a European citizen, history of the EU, EU institutions, European Constitution, European economics, EU foreign policy, EU defence policy, impact of EU enlargement, EU employment policy, EU cultural, youth and education policies, EU social policy, role of the EU in the world; preferred sources of information on the EU; most important characteristics of information media; preferred subjects of programmes to be broadcast by a European TV channel; naming of all TV channels respondent has access to that broadcast not only in the own country; frequency of watching first named TV channel; best TV channels that broadcast not only in the own country with regard to information on the European Union. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: country; respondent ID; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
UniversePopulation having studied until at least the age of 20
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France IRISH MKTG SURVEYS, Dublin, Ireland DOXA, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxembourg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finland TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece SVENSKA GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden ICM, London, United Kingdom EOS Gallup Europe (International Coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 05.12.2003 - 16.12.2003 (total)
  • 05.12.2003 - 13.12.2003 (Belgium)
  • 08.12.2003 - 15.12.2003 (Denmark)
  • 05.12.2003 - 11.12.2003 (Germany)
  • 05.12.2003 - 13.12.2003 (Greece)
  • 11.12.2003 - 15.12.2003 (Spain)
  • 08.12.2003 - 13.12.2003 (France)
  • 05.12.2003 - 15.12.2003 (Ireland)
  • 09.12.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Italy)
  • 05.12.2003 - 15.12.2003 (Luxembourg)
  • 08.12.2003 - 13.12.2003 (Netherlands)
  • 11.12.2003 - 15.12.2003 (Austria)
  • 10.12.2003 - 16.12.2003 (Portugal)
  • 05.12.2003 - 12.12.2003 (Finland)
  • 05.12.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Sweden)
  • 05.12.2003 - 16.12.2003 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.2 (current version)2014-3-11 Archive release
1.0.12011-5-12 Archive Release
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2014-3-11q2a to q2l q9a to q9lvalue label missing
2014-3-11q11b13 q11b14 q13b13 q13b14invalid range of values
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 7521
Number of Variables: 138
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Télévisions d´Europe. Brussels: European Commission, January 2004
Relevant full texts
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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 - Information Society / Internet, audiovisual media