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ZA5929: Eurobarometer 81.5 (2014)

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Eurobarometer 81.5 (June 2014): Social Climate and Innovation in Science and Technology
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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2018): Eurobarometer 81.5 (2014). TNS opinion [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5929 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA5929
TitleEurobarometer 81.5 (2014)
Other Titles
  • Social Climate and Innovation in Science and Technology (Subtitle)
Current Version3.0.0, 2018-2-2,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR36241.v1, v2.0.0
Date of Collection14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´


AbstractSince the early 1970s the European Commission´s Standard & Special Eurobarometer are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries. Principal investigators are the Directorate-General Communication and on occasion other departments of the European Commission or the European Parliament. Over time, candidate and accession countries were included in the Standard Eurobarometer Series. Selected questions or modules may not have been surveyed in each sample. Please consult the basic questionnaire for more information on country filter instructions or other questionnaire routing filters. In this study the following modules are included: 1. Social climate, 2. Science, research, and innovation. Topics: 1. Social climate: life satisfaction; assessment of the current situation in selected fields (living area, health care provision in the country, the pension system, unemployment benefits, the cost of living in the country, relations in the country between people from different cultural or religious backgrounds or nationalities, the way inequalities and poverty are addressed in the country, affordability of energy and housing in the country, the way public administration runs, the situation of the national economy, the employment situation in the country, the personal job situation and the financial situation of the household); expectations for the next twelve months in these fields and comparison with the situation five years ago; estimated spread of poverty in the country; reasons for poverty; income differences between people are far too large; trust in people; providing jobs for the unemployed as a task of the national government or of private companies and markets in general; education should be totally free, even if this means lower quality versus tuition fees are necessary for providing high quality education, even if this means that some people won´t be able to afford it; preferred way of solving social and economic problems: guaranteed high level of health care, education and social spending, even if it means that taxes might increase versus taxes should be decreased even if it means a lower level of health care, education and social spending; responsibility of the national government versus people should take more responsibility to provide for themselves. 2. Science, research, and innovation: expected extent of impact of people´s actions and behaviour on selected areas (fight against climate change, protection of the environment, security of citizens, job creation, energy supply, health and medical care, protection of personal data, reduction of inequalities, adaption of society to an ageing population, availability and quality of food, transport and transport infrastructure, education and skills, quality of housing); expected extent of impact of science and technological innovation on these aforementioned areas; prioritized fields of future science and technological innovations; respondent has studied science or technology at school, at university, or college. Demography: nationality; family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household size and household composition: number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older; number of children in household less 10 years and 10 to 14 years; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, Internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); Internet use (at home, at work, at school etc.); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the higher class of society; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU (political influence); general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU. Additionally coded was: size of locality; region.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Technology, Energy
  • Economic conditions and indicators
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 18 Science and technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multistage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview, partly CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) in those countries where this technique was available
Data Collector TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR Market Research, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; ipr Umfrageforschung, Vienna, Austria; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (total)
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (Belgium)
  • 14.06.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 14.06.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (Denmark)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Germany)
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (Estonia)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Ireland)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Greece)
  • 14.06.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Spain)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (France)
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (Croatia)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Italy)
  • 14.06.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Latvia)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 14.06.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Hungary)
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (Malta)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Austria)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Poland)
  • 14.06.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Portugal)
  • 14.06.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Romania)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Finland)
  • 14.06.2014 - 26.06.2014 (Sweden)
  • 14.06.2014 - 25.06.2014 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2018-2-2 Archive edition
2.0.02015-5-28 Archive pre-release (update)
1.0.02015-1-16 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-7-28p7at, p7at_rPlease notice that value label for code 6 in p7at should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. Herewith variable p7at corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. Variables labels should read: p7at “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2” and p7at_r “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1”. The value label and variable labels will be corrected with the next update.2018-2-2value label and variable labels corrected
2018-1-17d8r1Recoded variable d8r1 is partly erroneous. Cases coded 77 to 96 indicate the specific age of the respondents when stopped full-time education (see source variable d8) and should be assigned to category 9 "22 years and older". The variable will be corrected with the next update.2018-2-2variable corrected
2018-1-19euroz17Nation group variable euroz17 ("NATION GROUP EURO ZONE 17 (2011)") erroneously includes Latvia in code 1 ("EURO ZONE 17"). Latvia should be coded 0 ("Not country group"). The variable will be corrected with the next update.2018-2-2variable corrected
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-1-16p13luThe coding for LANGUAGE OF QUESTIONNAIRE in LUXEMBOURG is highly questionable. If comparing frequencies for GERMAN and FRENCH with former waves, these two categories are supposed to be exchanged. 2015-5-28Labelling corrected after confirmation by TNS.
2015-5-27p1 to p5Data for p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation) not made available.2015-5-28Data subsequently delivered by TNS and integrated by the archive starting with dataset v2.0.0.

Further Remarks

NotesModule QA on SOCIAL CLIMATE replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 79.4 (QA1 to QA4) and 74.1 (QA5 to QA12). Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably, except for Germany. Categories for all other countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area - Towns and suburbs / small urban area - Cities / large urban areas). Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) have changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia and Croatia. Data for protocol variables p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available. Data for protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), and p5 (respondent cooperation) have subsequently been made available by TNS and been integrated by the archive starting with dataset version v2.0.0.
Number of Units: 27910
Number of Variables: 371
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 418: Social climate. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, November 2014.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 419: Public perceptions of science, research and innovation. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, October 2014.
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Research Data Centre
  •  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.