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ZA5899: Flash Eurobarometer 385 (Justice in the EU)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 385 (Justice in the EU). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5899 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5899
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 385 (Justice in the EU)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-6-24,
Date of Collection30.09.2013 - 02.10.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractJustice in the EU. Topics: trust in the national justice system; self-rated knowledge on the national justice system on each of the following topics: procedure in case to go to court, the costs of proceedings, how to find a lawyer, the alternatives to court (e.g. mediation), the right to legal aid; attitude towards the national justice system (the State acts in accordance with the law, the law is applied and enforced effectively, all citizens can go to court to defend their rights, the law is applied to everyone equally and without discrimination, the State fights effectively against corruption, and public authorities act in a non-arbitrary way); assessment of the national justice system compared to other justice systems in the EU; assessment of the national justice system when dealing with civil and commercial affairs of the following aspects: length of proceedings, independence of courts and judges, fairness of judgements, execution of judgements, costs of proceedings, use of new technologies, easily understood judicial decisions, straightforward proceedings; assessment of the administrative courts and the criminal courts regarding the above-mentioned aspects; preferred solution to a dispute ( go to court, find an agreement with the other party directly or with the help of a non-judicial body that has a mediation role); respondent personally or a close relation have ever been to a courtroom in the own country or in another EU country ; within the EU the same procedural guarantees apply in all Member States (e.g. the right to a lawyer, the right to an in-terpreter and the right to information) ; knowledge test: the judicial decision will have to be taken in each Member State or in only one of the Member States if citizens in different Member States are involved ; differences between the judicial systems of the Member States in quality, independence and efficiency; functioning of national judicial systems is exclusively a matter for Member States or for the EU. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older (household size). Additionally coded was: mode of interview: type of phone line; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
Topics Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 6.3 Legal systems


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)
UniversePersons aged 15 years and over. Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
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 Polska, 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; IPSOS PULS d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 30.09.2013 - 02.10.2013

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-6-24 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26581
Number of Variables: 202
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 385. Justice in the EU. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice (DG JUST). Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, November 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.