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ZA4742: Eurobarometer 68.2 (Nov-Dec 2007)

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Eurobarometer 68.2, European Union Policy and Decision Making, Corruption, Civil Justice, E-Communications, Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, November-December 2007
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 68.2 (Nov-Dec 2007). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4742 Data file Version 4.0.1, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10986
Study No.ZA4742
TitleEurobarometer 68.2 (Nov-Dec 2007)
Other Titles
  • European Union Policy and Decision Making, Corruption, Civil Justice, E-Communications, Agriculture, and Environmental Protection (Subtitle)
Current Version4.0.1, 2012-7-2, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10986
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR25162.v2 , 2010-09-09
Date of Collection09.11.2007 - 16.01.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractAttitudes towards the EU. Corruption. Civil justice. E-communications. Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Environment. Topics: 1. Attitudes towards the EU: preference for more decision-making at the European level in selected policy areas; actions or policies to be prioritized by the European Union; self-rated knowledge about selected topics; policy areas respondent desires additional information on. 2. Corruption: attitude towards the following statements on corruption: is a major problem in the own country, existence in local institutions in the own country, existence in regional institutions in the own country, existence in national institutions in the own country, existence in European institutions, enough successful prosecutions in the own country; assessment of corruption in selected fields in the own country as a widespread problem; personally experienced corruption in the last twelve months in the own country; organized crime as main cause for corruption in the own country; responsible bodies to fight corruption. 3. Civil justice: own involvement in civil justice procedure in an EU member state other than the own country; difficulty to access civil justice in another EU member state; need for additional measures to support citizens in obtaining their rights; main concerns regarding civil justice procedures in other EU member states; preference for terms of contracts based on: national law of the state where the other party is based, harmonized European law, national law of respondent’s country; preference for uniform procedures across the EU for civil and commercial claims; attitude towards the application of civil court rulings in other member states without further formalities; main difficulties in enforcing rulings in other EU member states; importance of action on EU level with regard to the enforcement of rulings in other member states; usefulness of online services to access civil justice in other member states. 4. E-communications: number of the following device and services in the own household: TV, mobile phone subscriptions, mobile phone pre-paid arrangements, mobile phone giving access to advanced mobile data communications services, fixed telephone accesses, computers, internet accesses, Wi-fi modem or router; TV reception via: aerial, cable TV network (i.e. analogue), satellite TV via satellite dish, Digital Terrestrial Television (i.e. aerial plus decoder), telephone network plus modem; attitude towards the following statements on fixed telephone services: service operator provides clear bill, possibility to check usage in a simple way, possibility to block access to costly services, current landline tariff can easily be compared to other offers, awareness of price comparisons between operators by third parties; reasons for not having fixed telephone line; frequency of using public payphones; reasons for using public payphones; attitude towards the following statements on mobile phone services: stable connection, no connection problems, possibility to check consumption in a simple way, current mobile tariff can easily be compared to other offers, awareness of price comparisons between operators by third parties; type of internet access in the household: standard telephone line, ISDN, ADSL, cable TV network, mobile phone network, satellite network, power line; use of a PC for phone calls over the internet; attitude towards the following statements on internet connection: satisfaction with performance, provider can easily be contacted in case of problems, affordable cost of support, helpful support, current internet tariff can easily be compared to other offers, awareness of price comparisons between operators by third parties; reasons for not having broadband internet access; reasons for not having internet access at all; frequency of using: paper telephone directories, online telephone directories, directory inquiries; subscription to a bundle consisting of: TV channels, fixed line telephone, mobile phone, internet access; used telephone number in an event of emergency in the own country; knowledge of the European Union-wide emergency number 112. 5. Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): future importance of agriculture and rural areas in the EU; knowledge test on EU agricultural issues: rural areas cover around 90% of EU territory, approximately 3% of the population are farmers, EU exports more agricultural products than it imports; awareness of the support given to farmers by the EU through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); preferred main objectives of EU agriculture and rural development policy; assessment of selected EU activities in the context of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as appropriate; approval of granting more funds for the development of rural areas and direct support of farmers; main responsibilities of farmers in society; attitude towards reducing payments to farmers not fulfilling the following standards: food safety standards, animal welfare standards, environmental standards; attitude towards the following statements on trade barriers to imports of agricultural products: refusal of trade barriers, trade barriers with exception of imports from developing countries, imports only under the precondition of compliance to EU standards; assessment of the amount of financial support from the EU budget for agriculture and rural development as appropriate; desired development of the proportion of the EU budget allocated to the CAP over the next ten years; desire for more information on: agricultural issues in general, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); preferred fields of information; preferred sources of information on agriculture and the EU’s agricultural and rural development policy. 6. Environment: personal importance of environmental protection; associations with the term ´environment´; most important environmental issues; self-rated knowledge about environmental issues; issues where respondent lacks information most; main sources of information about the environment; most trustworthy institutions or persons regarding the provision of information about environmental issues; preferred evaluation criteria of national progress: mainly economic criteria, social, environmental, and economic criteria in equal parts, neither; extent of the influence of the following factors on the personal quality of life: state of environment, economic factors, social factors; assessment of policies aimed at protecting the environment as motivation to innovate or as obstacle for economic performance; preference for giving priority to environmental protection over competitiveness of the economy; willingness to pay more for environmentally friendly products; personal measures taken to protect the environment; prioritized measures for people in the own country to protect the environment in daily life; approval of selected statements: individual plays a role in protecting the environment in the own country, big polluters should be mainly responsible for environmental protection, environmental issues have a direct effect on daily life; preference for public authorities to purchase more environmentally friendly products even if they are more expensive or preference to purchase least expensive products regardless of environmental aspects; preference for decision making regarding the protection of the environment by the national government or jointly within the EU; most effective ways to tackle environmental problems; usefulness of setting up a European Union civil protection force to respond to natural disasters; attitude towards the following statements: European environmental legislation is necessary for protecting the environment in the own country, EU should assist non-EU countries to improve their environmental standards, EU should allocate more money to the protection of the environment; easiness to identify genuinely environmentally friendly products by current labels; attitude towards the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Demography: nationality; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; country of birth; parents’ country of birth; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); internet use (at home, at work, at school). Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; nation group; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; language of the interview (only in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV, MT); interviewer ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Natural Environment, Nature
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
Topics Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 6.3 Legal systems
  • 8.1 Agricultural, forestry and rural industry
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 18.2 Information technology

Methodology

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)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany Emor, Tallinn, Estonia TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania TNS ILReS, Luxemburg, Luxemburg TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary MISCO, Valletta, Malta TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal TNS CSOP, Bukarest, Romania RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finland TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden TNS UK, London, United Kingdom
Date of Collection
  • 13.11.2007 - 12.12.2007 (Belgium)
  • 25.11.2007 - 16.01.2008 (Denmark)
  • 11.11.2007 - 13.12.2007 (Germany)
  • 09.11.2007 - 03.12.2007 (Greece)
  • 09.11.2007 - 07.12.2007 (Spain)
  • 16.11.2007 - 12.12.2007 (Finland)
  • 10.11.2007 - 10.12.2007 (France)
  • 09.11.2007 - 10.12.2007 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 12.11.2007 - 30.11.2007 (Italy)
  • 13.11.2007 - 12.12.2007 (Luxembourg)
  • 09.11.2007 - 07.12.2007 (Netherlands)
  • 09.11.2007 - 05.12.2007 (Austria)
  • 16.11.2007 - 07.12.2007 (Portugal)
  • 18.11.2007 - 09.12.2007 (Sweden)
  • 09.11.2007 - 04.12.2007 (Great Britain)
  • 09.11.2007 - 04.12.2007 (Northern Ireland)
  • 12.11.2007 - 04.12.2007 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 15.11.2007 - 07.12.2007 (Czech Republic)
  • 09.11.2007 - 04.12.2007 (Estonia)
  • 19.11.2007 - 07.12.2007 (Hungary)
  • 14.11.2007 - 11.12.2007 (Latvia)
  • 12.11.2007 - 05.12.2007 (Lithuania)
  • 09.11.2007 - 05.12.2007 (Malta)
  • 10.11.2007 - 07.12.2007 (Poland)
  • 14.11.2007 - 30.11.2007 (Slovakia)
  • 11.11.2007 - 11.12.2007 (Slovenia)
  • 09.11.2007 - 02.12.2007 (Bulgaria)
  • 10.11.2007 - 05.12.2007 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
4.0.1 (current version)2012-7-2 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10986
4.0.02010-9-10 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10127
3.0.02010-5-10 Archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10006
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V694)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 (V717) 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.
Version changes
Changes between version 4.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-7-2v692, value 7value label incorrect2012-7-2value label corrected
Changes between version 4.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-9-10Northern Ireland: Category "Metropolitan"P6 SIZE OF COMMUNITY - UNITED KINGDOM2010-9-10Recoded (V666)
2010-9-10Variable missingQ1 NATIONALITY OTHER COUNTRIES2010-9-10Variable added (V735)
2010-9-10Missing valuesinvalid value labels and definitions2010-9-10dropped (V197 and V371-V387)

Further Remarks

NotesThe module on E-COMMUNICATIONS (QD) replicates questions asked in the framework of Eurobarometer 64.4 (ZA4416) and 66.3 (ZA4528). For this part of the questionnaire where respondents are asked to answer for their household, the ´number of individuals in each household´ was introduced as additional weighting criterion (W31 to W58), and the representative samples of individuals aged 15 and more converted into household samples. For more details, see the technical specifications annexed to the basic bilingual questionnaire.
Number of Units: 26730
Number of Variables: 735
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 290 / Wave 68.2: The role of the European Union in Justice, Freedom and Security policy areas. Survey requested by Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security and coordinated by Directorate General Communication. Brussels, June 2008. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_290_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 291 / Wave 68.2: The attitudes of Europeans towards corruption. Survey requested by Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security and coordinated by Directorate General Communication. Brussels, April 2008. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_291_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 292 / Wave 68.2: Civil Justice in the European Union. Survey requested by Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security and coordinated by Directorate General Communication. Brussels, April 2008. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_292_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 293 / Wave 68.2: E-Communications Household Survey. Survey requested by Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media coordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, June 2008. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_293_full_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 294 / Wave 68.2: Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy. Survey requested by Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development and coordinated by Directorate-General Communication. Brussels, March 2008. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_294_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 295 / Wave 68.2: Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment. Survey requested by Directorate General Environment and coordinated by Directorate General Communication. Brussels, March 2008. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_295_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.