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ZA4890: Flash Eurobarometer 261 (Flash eurobarometer on water)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 261 (Flash eurobarometer on water). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4890 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4890
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 261 (Flash eurobarometer on water)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis


AbstractAttitudes towards water-related issues. Topics: self-rated knowledge about problems facing lakes, rivers, and coastal waters (only in member states with coasts) in the own country; assessment of each of the following issues as a serious problem in the own country: water quality, water quantity; assessment of the quality of lakes, rivers, and coastal waters (only in member states with coasts) in the own country over the last five years; impact of each of the following on the status of water in the own country: household water consumption and waste water, agricultural water use as well as the use of pesticides and fertilizers, industrial water use and pollution, energy production, tourism, shipping; main threats to water environment in the own country; most important impact of climate change on water in the own country; personal measures taken to reduce water problems; awareness of the ´River Basin Management Plans´; participation in consultations by national authorities on the ´River Basin Management Plans´. Demography: age; sex; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; costal vs. landlocked countries; sea countries; Mediterranean vs. Black sea countries; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; call history; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Government, Political System
  • Political Issues
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Environment and conservation
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
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, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews have been conducted (70 % webCATI and 30 % F2F interviews).
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, Riga, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Voorschoten, 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
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009

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: 25654
Number of Variables: 66
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organisation: Flash Eurobarometer on water. Brussels: European Commission March 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 - Natural environment issues (resources, biodiversity, etc.)