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ZA4230: Eurobarometer 62.1 (Oct-Dec 2004)

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Eurobarometer 62.1 The Future of the European Union, Vocational Training, Environment, IT at Work, and Public Services
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 62.1 (Oct-Dec 2004). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4230 Data file Version 1.1.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10963
Study No.ZA4230
TitleEurobarometer 62.1 (Oct-Dec 2004)
Other Titles
  • The Future of the European Union, Vocational Training, Environment, IT at Work, and Public Services (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-3-30, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10963
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR04341.v3, 2007-11-30
Date of Collection27.10.2004 - 02.12.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractEuropean Constitution. Lisbon Agenda. Education. Environment. Information and communication technologies. Services of general interest. Topics: This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverges from standard trend topics. Respondents were asked if they had heard of the European Constitution, whether they were for or against the European Constitution and why, where they obtained information regarding the European Constitution, and whether they would exercise the ´citizens right of initiation´ described in the draft of the European Constitution. The surveys also solicited respondents´ opinions with respect to the state of both the national and European economy, their assessment of the employment situation, social welfare, and the overall quality of life in their individual countries and how it compared to other EU countries, their outlook for the economy, and their opinion of their overall quality of life. The surveys also inquired about the respondents´ experiences with vocational training such as the extent and nature of information and communication technology training received, sources of funding for such training, recent and future participation in vocational training, and what sorts of training the respondents believed would help them to advance in their careers. Additional questions were asked about what specific environmental issues were of concern to them, and whether or not priority should be given to economic or environmental policies. Respondents were also asked to describe their personal efforts made towards conservation of the environment and what level of government they felt should be responsible for overseeing environmental conservation. There were also several questions pertaining to information and communication technology. Respondents were asked what technological devices were most prevalent in their daily (both professional and personal) lives, to what extent they made use of computers and the Internet, whether or not they had received information and communication technology training, and whether or not they were able to telework. Finally, respondents were asked to describe the services of general interest (telephone, electric, water, postal, public transit) available to them and which were most used, the affordability of these services, and the quality of the services that they received. Demography: Respondent´s age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, type and size of locality, and region.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 1.4 In-job training
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development
  • 18.2 Information technology

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
UniverseAll respondents were residents in the respective country and aged 15 and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
A multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regionals units in every country (Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT NUTS 2 or equivalent). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from th initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. No more than one interview was conducted in each household.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire. As far as the data capture is concerned, CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available.
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brüssel; TNS GALLUP DK, Kopenhagen; TNS Infratest, München, Deutschland; TNS ICAP, Athen; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, Frankreich; TNS MRBI, Dublin; TNS Abacus, Mailand, Italien; TNS ILReS, Luxemburg; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam; Österreichisches GALLUP, Wien; TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon; TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finnland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm; TNS UK, London; Synovate, Nikosia, Zypern; TNS Aisa, Prag; Emor, Tallinn, Estland; TNS Hungary, Budapest; TNS Baltic Data House, Riga, Lettland; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Litauen; MISCO, Malta; TNS OBOP, Warschau; TNS Aisa SK, Bratislava, Slowakei; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slowenien; TNS Opinion, Brüssel (internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 06.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (France)
  • 02.11.2004 - 28.11.2004 (Belgium)
  • 04.11.2004 - 22.11.2004 (Netherlands)
  • 01.11.2004 - 18.11.2004 (Germany)
  • 10.11.2004 - 24.11.2004 (Italy)
  • 30.10.2004 - 18.11.2004 (Luxembourg)
  • 05.11.2004 - 02.12.2004 (Denmark)
  • 05.11.2004 - 25.11.2004 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 05.11.2004 - 29.11.2004 (Great Britain)
  • 05.11.2004 - 29.11.2004 (Northern Ireland)
  • 29.10.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Greece)
  • 02.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Spain)
  • 03.11.2004 - 24.11.2004 (Portugal)
  • 01.11.2004 - 25.11.2004 (Finland)
  • 01.11.2004 - 22.11.2004 (Sweden)
  • 08.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Austria)
  • 02.11.2004 - 24.11.2004 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 08.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Czech Republic)
  • 02.11.2004 - 18.11.2004 (Estonia)
  • 02.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Hungary)
  • 02.11.2004 - 22.11.2004 (Latvia)
  • 04.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Lithuania)
  • 27.10.2004 - 17.11.2004 (Malta)
  • 03.11.2004 - 21.11.2004 (Poland)
  • 05.11.2004 - 19.11.2004 (Slovakia)
  • 05.11.2004 - 28.11.2004 (Slovenia)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10963
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4230 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (636)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the NUTS 2 REGIONS for PORTUGAL have changed. In accordance with the official EUROSTAT NUTS 2 version 2003 the region “LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO” is split up and the subregion “Lezíria do Tejo” reinstated to the “Alentejo” Region; “Médio Tejo” and “Oeste” are reinstated to the “Centro” Region. The documentation for NUTS 2 code 3 “Lisboa e Vale do Tejo” is not correct and should read “LISBOA” (NUTS2003-2010: PT17). Regions “CENTRO” and “ALENTEJO” do not change names but regional coverage (NUTS2003-2010: PT16 and PT18). The regions “NORTE” (PT11) and “ALGARVE” (PT15) remain unchanged. Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the autonomous regions AÇORES (PT20) and MADEIRA (PT30) are not covered anymore. This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
2013-4-8P7_GR REGION II- NUTS 1 (V657)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR42) as well as the Ionian Islands ("Ionia Nisia" with NUTS 2 code GR22) are not covered. The documentation for NUTS 1 code 4 is not correct. The data only cover the island of Crete (NUTS 2 code GR43). This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
2007-11-28P7_GB REGION NUTS 1Within the United Kingdom NUTS 1 region NORTH WEST (v633, code 7) the distribution for SIZE OF COMMUNITY (v610) differs considerably compared to Eurobarometer wave 63 ff.. Up to wave 61 the regional subdivision was different.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1v634, value 7value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v656, value 3value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v604, value 1value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected

Further Remarks

NotesIncluding the ten new member countries No standard trend questions The regular sample size (in the sense of completed interviews) is 1000 respondents per country, except the United Kingdom with separate samples for Great Britain (1000) and Northern Ireland (300), Germany with separate samples for the Eastern (500) and the Western part (1000), and Luxembourg, Cyprus (Republic), and Malta (TCC) with 500 interviews each. Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1001, Belgium 1000, Netherlands 1011, Germany-West 1045, Germany-East 516, Italy 1018, Luxembourg 506, Denmark 1059, Ireland 1000, Great Britain 1017, Northern Ireland 305, Greece 1000, Spain 1031, Portugal 1000, Finland 1013, Sweden 1000, Austria 1007, Cyprus (Republic) 508, Czech Republic 1025, Estonia 1002, Hungary 1005, Latvia 1011, Lithuania 1004, Malta 500, Poland 1000, Slovakia 1203, Slovenia 1000. In the European Union accession Countries Bulgaria and Romania identical questions on ´information technology´ are asked separately in the framework of Eurobarometer 62.2 (ZA-Study-No. 4231).
Number of Units: 24787
Number of Variables: 675
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 214 / Wave 62.1. The Future Constitutional Treaty. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: March 2005. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_214_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 215 / Wave 62.1. Lisbon. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: February 2005. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_215_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 217 / Wave 62.1. The attitudes of European citizens towards environment. Survey requested by Directorate General Environment and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: April 2005. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_217_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 218 / Wave 62.1. Information and Communication Technologies at the Workplace. Survey requested by Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: Frebruary 2005. http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/knowledge_society/docs/eb05_ict_work_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 219 / Wave 62.1. Services of General Interest. Survey requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: October 2005. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_219_report_en.pdf
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Groups

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Groups
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    Since the early nineteen seventies the European Commission´s “Standard and Special Eurobarometer” are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries at times. Interviews are conducted face-to-face, in each spring and each autumn, at all times based on new samples with a size 1000 respondents per country. Separate samples are drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. After the EU enlargement in 2004, remaining and new Candidate Countries are also regularly included in selected surveys. The Standard Eurobarometer modules ask for attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, complemented by measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as by respondent and household demographics. Intermittently special Eurobarometer modules extensively address topics, such as environment, science and technology, health or family issues, social or ethnic exclusion, quality of life etc. The “European Communities Studies” 1970-1973 can be considered forerunner studies, as well the “Attitudes towards Europe” from 1962.