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ZA4881: Flash Eurobarometer 241 (Information society as seen by EU citizens)

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  • ZA4881_readme.pdf (Other Document) 28 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 241 (Information society as seen by EU citizens). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4881 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4881
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 241 (Information society as seen by EU citizens)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection26.09.2008 - 30.09.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards the benefits of internet and mobile phone use. Topics: frequency of the following leisure activities: sport, cultural activities, watch TV, go out, pursue a hobby, keep oneself informed, meet friends; frequency of participating in activities of organisations; trust in other people; frequency of internet use; online activities: send or receive emails or instant messages, purchase goods or services, internet banking, download multimedia content or software, use electronic forms of public administration, learn, use social networks, look for information, read or watch news, upload content, do daily work, transfer content to other devices; assessment of the improvement in selected areas due to the internet: opportunity to meet new people, way to manage finances, way to deal with public authorities, way to get health-related information, way to perform job, way to shop, opportunity to learn, way to pursue hobbies, capability to be informed, personal relationships, opportunity to access culture; attitude towards the following statements on people that don’t use the internet: miss opportunity of greater contact to people, are at disadvantage in career prospects, are at risk of becoming old-fashioned, miss opportunity of finding good bargains, are less open to the world, are less informed, have more time, are not at risk of online fraud, are not at risk of others finding out personal information about them, are less reachable for professional purposes, avoid frustration of dealing with complicated technologies; asked other person in the last year to send email, get information from the internet or make online purchase for oneself; frequency of mobile phone use; assessment of the improvement in selected areas due to mobile phones: keep contact with people, capability to be informed, way to manage free time, share content, feel more secure, work; attitude towards the following statements on people that don’t use mobile phones: miss opportunity of greater contact to people, are less reachable, are saving money, have less stress. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interviews were conducted in each country with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted (70% webCATI and 30% F2F interviews). In Austria, Italy, Portugal, and Finland a part of the interviews was conducted on mobile phones.
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 26.09.2008 - 30.09.2008

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)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27130
Number of Variables: 94
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Confidence in the Information Society. Analytical Report. Brussels: European Commission May 2009
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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