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ZA5897: Flash Eurobarometer 383 (Firearms in the European Union)

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  • ZA5897_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 9 MBytes
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  • ZA5897_readme.pdf (Other Document) 20 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 383 (Firearms in the European Union). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5897 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5897
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 383 (Firearms in the European Union)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-6-26,
Date of Collection16.09.2013 - 18.09.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´


AbstractFirearms in the European Union. Topics: assessment of the level of crime using firearms in the own country and expected development over the next five years; preference of stricter regulation of who is allowed to own, buy or sell firearms in the own country or of other ways to reduce the level of crime using firearms; attitude towards common minimum standards of laws about firearms in the European Union; attitude towards common minimum standards in the European Union regarding: the types of firearms that can be sold for private use, marking each firearm to identify its owner, licensing the possession of firearms, selling firearms on the internet, the way how illegal trafficking in firearms is punished; fight against firearms trafficking to the EU from outside the EU is most effective by the EU in cooperation with the national authorities or by the national authorities acting on their own; attitude towards the cooperation of the EU with neighbouring non-EU countries to help them control firearms; own possession of a firearm; reasons for owning a firearm. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • International politics and organisations
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 16.09.2013 - 18.09.2013

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-6-26 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26555
Number of Variables: 152
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 383. Firearms in the European Union. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Home Affairs. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, October 2013.
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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.