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ZA4981: Flash Eurobarometer 250 (Confidence in Information society)

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  • ZA4981_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4981_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 3 MBytes
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  • ZA4981_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 216 KBytes
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  • ZA4981_readme.pdf (Other Document) 24 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 250(Confidence in Information society). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4981 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4981
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 250 (Confidence in Information society)
Current Version1.0.0, 2009-11-26,
Date of Collection16.09.2008 - 20.09.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Directorate-General ´Press and Communication´


AbstractAttitudes towards internet security. Topics: frequency of internet use at home; awareness of selected security problems with regard to internet usage: malicious software, phishing messages, privacy violations, unsolicited emails, children accessing inappropriate websites, botnets; assessment of the safety of transactions via the internet; measures taken to improve security: use of antivirus (including antispam and firewall) products, use of alternative security techniques, no measures taken as respondent does not feel threatened, no measures taken as antivirus (including antispam and firewall) products are too expensive, no measures taken as implementation of products is too difficult, no financial transactions over the internet, avoidance of giving out personal data on the internet, no peer-to-peer file sharing with unknown people; personally experienced security problems in the last five years: file or computer damage by malicious software, fooled by phishing, privacy violations, unsolicited emails, children accessed inappropriate websites, own computer was part of a botnet; experienced damages: loss of time, financial losses, embarrassment, loss of personal data, loss of other data; responsibility for security on the internet: users, equipment and software suppliers, internet access providers, public authorities, online service providing organisations; interest in a course on IT security. Demography: sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; highest completed level of full time education. 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; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Technology, Energy
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 18.2 Information technology


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)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years or older, who have access to the internet at home and use the internet at least once a month, in each member state
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
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
  • 16.09.2008 - 20.09.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2009-11-26
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 12799
Number of Variables: 71
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Confidence in the Information Society. Brussels: European Commission September 2008
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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 - Special target groups: Information Society / Internet