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ZA4983: Flash Eurobarometer 256 (Europeans’ attitudes towards the issue of sustainable consumption and production)

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  • ZA4983_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 3 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 256(Europeans’ attitudes towards the issue of sustainable consumption and production). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4983 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4983
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 256 (Europeans’ attitudes towards the issue of sustainable consumption and production)
Current Version1.0.0, 2009-11-5,
Date of Collection21.04.2009 - 25.04.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards sustainable consumption and production. Topics: self-rated knowledge about environmental impact of personally used products; importance of each of the following aspects on purchasing decision: environmental impact, price, quality, brand; influence of ecolabels on personal purchasing decisions; most important information to be given by ecolabels; attitude towards ecolabels indicating the carbon footprint; most important contribution of retailers to promote environmentally friendly products; best suited taxation system to promote environmentally friendly products; action with the highest impact on solving environmental problems: purchase of products from eco-friendly production, purchase of energy efficient home appliances, use less water, minimize waste, travel less and adopt sustainable modes of transport; awareness of the EU ´Flower´ ecolabel; trust in products carrying the EU ecolabel; trust in the reporting of companies on their environmental and social performance; importance of energy efficiency in purchasing decision; attitude towards a voluntary environmental code of conduct of retailers. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. 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; call history; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Patterns of Consumption
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Ireland (IE)
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, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were 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; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Espoo, Finland; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; VITOSHA, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Romania; GALLUP CROATIA, Croatia; The Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.04.2009 - 25.04.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2009-11-5
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26642
Number of Variables: 56
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission Europeans’ attitudes towards the issue of sustainable consumption and production, Analytical report 2009, The Gallup Organization Hungary. European Commission, Brussels 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 - European Single Market and consumer issues
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Natural environment issues (resources, biodiversity, etc.)