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ZA5296: Flash Eurobarometer 209 (Consumer Protection Malta, Wave 1-3)

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  • ZA5296_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 158 KBytes
  • ZA5296_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 295 KBytes
  • ZA5296_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 222 KBytes


  • ZA5296_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 116 KBytes
  • ZA5296_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 170 KBytes

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  • ZA5296_readme.pdf (Other Document) 25 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 209 (Consumer Protection Malta, Wave 1-3). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5296 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5296
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 209 (Consumer Protection Malta, Wave 1-3)
Current Version1.0.0, 2011-2-1,
Date of Collection22.03.2007 - 02.06.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractConsumer rights in Malta. Topics: purchase of the following goods or services over the past two years: electronic or household appliance, consumer credit, package holiday, airline ticket, purchase via the internet or teleshopping, mobile phone company services; recent awareness of messages about consumer rights; topics of these messages; recent awareness of information about consumer rights regarding different products and services; source of the information; assessment of the information as detailed and informative enough; self-rated knowledge of consumer rights and interest in additional information regarding: malfunction of recently bought electronic or household devices, consumer credits, package holidays, delayed or cancelled flights, dislike of goods ordered via the internet or via teleshopping, problems with phone bill; satisfaction with information by information campaign; first point of information in case of problems with products, services, or sellers; most trustworthy sources of information on consumer rights; knowledge of selected institutions and organisations dealing with the protection of consumer rights and use of the provided services; willingness to support an independent consumer organisation by paying an annual membership fee, by giving this organisation a percentage of the own taxes instead of paying them to the government, by giving a donation deductible from income taxes; comparison of Maltese consumer rights and protection with other EU countries; efficiency of the Maltese justice in punishing misleading or cheating businesses. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: interviewer ID; language of the interview; respondent ID; wave; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Patterns of Consumption
Topics Topics
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Malta (MT)
UniversePopulation aged between 25 and 45 years
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorMISCO, Valletta, Malta
Date of Collection
  • 22.03.2007 - 25.03.2007 (1st wave)
  • 29.05.2008 - 02.06.2008 (2nd wave)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2011-2-1 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1005
Number of Variables: 101
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Consumer Protection: Analytical Report for Malta Brussels: European Commission April 2007
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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