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ZA5481: Eurobarometer 75.3 (2011)

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Eurobarometer 75.3 (May 2011) Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Union Budget, and the Common Agricultural Policy
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Citation Citation    European Commission (2014): Eurobarometer 75.3 (2011). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5481 Data file Version 2.0.1, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11852
Study No.ZA5481
TitleEurobarometer 75.3 (2011)
Other Titles
  • Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Union Budget, and the Common Agricultural Policy (Subtitle)
  • Standard Eurobarometer 75 (Alternative Title)
Current Version2.0.1, 2014-2-25, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11852
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.4232/1.11768 , 1.0.0
Date of Collection06.05.2011 - 26.05.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.2 ´Research and Speechwriting´)

Content

AbstractEconomic crisis and its perception by the EU citizens. Public approval of the economic program Europe 2020. European agricultural policy. Topics: 1. core questionnaire: life satisfaction; frequency of political discussion on national, local and European politics; self-rated opinion leadership; assessment of the economic situation in the country, in Europe, the personal professional and financial situation and the labor market situation; expectations of life in general; expected economic development in the world, the EU and the own country (economic outlook) as well as the personal financial situation and the employment situation in the country; most important political issues at EU level, country level and at the local; personal impact of these issues; assessment of the EU membership of the country as a good thing; benefits of EU membership for the country; assessment of the general trend of development at national, European and global levels; trust in the national government, national Parliament, EU and UN; Image of the EU; personal associations with the EU; knowledge of European institutions (European Parliament, European Council, European Central Bank) and trust in these institutions; knowledge test about the EU (number of Member States, direct election of members of the European Parliament, and Switzerland is a member country); approval of monetary union, a common foreign policy, the enlargement of EU and a unified defense and security policy; attitude towards an increase of the European budget; agreement with the following statements: personal understanding about the functioning of the EU, good representation of interests of own country in the EU, voice counts in the EU; the European voice is globally relevant, globalization as an opportunity for economic growth; designation of the areas that need more support; personal optimism about the future of the EU. 2. Europe 2020: importance of promoting research and development, education, economic development through high speed internet connection, environmental protection, supporting innovative enterprises, labor market, and supporting economically weak persons (scale); assessment of the probability of attaining policy objectives by 2020: full employment, high research funding, reduction of the greenhouse gas, 20% energy from renewable sources, increased energy efficiency, increasing the education achievements of young people, and reducing the poverty rate by a quarter; preferred support for innovation in environmental research by strengthening the cooperation of researchers or by increased funding for research; prefered support sheme for young people: support for studying abroad, raising the level of education or employment provision; preferred support in Internet issues: extension of Internet services for citizens (e-government), consumer protection or broadband access; preferred objectives for energy policy: reduction of CO2, more efficient energy consumption or renewable energy ; preferred EU policy: facilitation of business start-ups, industrial structural change or green economies; perferd EU labor marked policies: support adaptation to new working conditions and career changes, the right to live and work in another European country, support education and training opportunities (lifelong learning); preferred EU policy to fight poverty: improve education and employment opportunities, improve social protection systems, or reduce discrimination of vulnerable groups; EU develops in the right direction. 3. The Europeans and the crisis: expected development of the economic crisis on the labor market; future perspective of one´s own household; best actor to overcome the crisis and to regulate the financial markets (national government, EU, USA, G20 or the IMF); positive impact of the euro on the economic crisis; preferred initiatives to improve the European economy; attitudes towards reform, perception of need for reforms in the own country; attitudes towards cooperation of EU Member States to overcome the crisis, towards reducing standard of living for future generations, towards reducing the public deficit (Split: immediate versus later), and towards raising the public deficit for job creation. Perceived effectiveness of economic and fiscal policy measures to fight the crisis; advocacy of tax and financial reforms (prevent tax evasion, financial transaction tax, regulation of the financial sector and of bonus payments, hedge fund regulation, transparency of financial markets); preferred actor to reform the global financial markets (national government, the EU, the USA, G20 or IMF); attitude towards a stronger (Split A) or a less strong (Split B) role in the development of new rules for the financial markets; sufficient power of the EU to defend its own interests in the world economy; assessment of national governement’s (EU, USA) succes in fighting the crisis, the EU and the USA; knowledge of the largest EU member budgets and preferred budget use in the economic, political, cultural or social field; assessment of a balanced cost-benefit relationship between the EU budget and citizens; identification as citizens of the EU as well as knowledge of civil rights; interest in information about civil rights. 4. The common agricultural policy. attitude toward limiting direct payments to farmers; advocacy of direct payments for environmentally sound cultivation; reasons for the simplification of the CAP regulations (Common agricultural policy and policy for rural development) to support smaller farms; attitude to agricultural and food products from the region and especially from mountain regions (scale); attitude to the publication of names of the recipient and the amount of EU subsidies. In Iceland, Macedonia, Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro were also asked: assessment of EU accession as a good thing; assessment of EU accession as advantages or disadvantage in the country. In Cyprus were also asked: evaluation of the full application of EU legislation as a good thing; assessment of the application as advantages or disadvantage. Demography: nationality; left-right self-placement; family situation and marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; 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). Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; duration of interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; city size; language of the interview; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Montenegro (ME)
UniversePersons aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
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; MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy; Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; Kadem, Nicosia, Turkish Cypriot Community; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; TNS Brima,Skopje, Macedonia; Capacent, Reykjavik, Iceland; TNS Medium Gallup, Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 06.05.2011 - 26.05.2011 (All countries)
  • 06.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 (Belgium)
  • 07.05.2011 - 26.05.2011 (France)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Netherlands)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Germany)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Italy)
  • 06.05.2011 - 19.05.2011 (Luxembourg)
  • 06.05.2011 - 23.05.2011 (Denmark)
  • 09.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Ireland)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Great Britain)
  • 06.05.2011 - 23.05.2011 (Northern Ireland)
  • 07.05.2011 - 21.05.2011 (Greece)
  • 09.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 (Spain)
  • 07.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Portugal)
  • 07.05.2011 - 26.05.2011 (Finland)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Sweden)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Austria)
  • 06.05.2011 - 21.05.2011 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 07.05.2011 - 20.05.2011 (Czech Republic)
  • 06.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 (Estonia)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Hungary)
  • 06.05.2011 - 23.05.2011 (Latvia)
  • 07.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Lithuania)
  • 06.05.2011 - 21.05.2011 (Malta)
  • 07.05.2011 - 23.05.2011 (Poland)
  • 10.05.2011 - 25.05.2011 (Slovakia)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Slovenia)
  • 06.05.2011 - 16.05.2011 (Bulgaria)
  • 06.05.2011 - 19.05.2011 (Romania)
  • 06.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Turkey)
  • 07.05.2011 - 25.05.2011 (Croatia)
  • 07.05.2011 - 19.05.2011 (Cyprus (TCC))
  • 06.05.2011 - 12.05.2011 (Macedonia (FYROM))
  • 06.05.2011 - 24.05.2011 (Iceland)
  • 07.05.2011 - 22.05.2011 (Montenegro)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.1 (current version)2014-2-25 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11852
2.0.02013-9-27 Archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11768
1.0.02012-1-9 Archive pre-release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10768
Errata in current version
none
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-1-6v36, v352, v356, v561Typo in variable labels2014-2-25corrected
2014-1-6v140Filter description (code 9) not correct.2014-2-259 "Inap. (coded 5 in V114 or V120 OR coded 3 or 4 in V127 or V134"
2014-1-6v141Filter description (code 9) not correct.2014-2-259 "Inap. (coded 5 in V115 or V121 OR coded 3 or 4 in V131 or V138"
2014-1-6v142 to v281Non-standard coding for not applied cases. 2014-2-25Recode (8=9) (9=99)
2014-1-6v342Value labels not complete.2014-2-25corrected
2014-1-6Typo in value label and value label for code 99 missing.2014-2-2599 "Inap. Not ME (not coded 35 in V6)"
2014-1-6v751 (C2)Value labels not consistent with the official Eurobarometer report.2014-2-25corrected
2014-2-25v741V709 The original data for p13be (LANGUAGE OF INTERVIEW - BELGIUM) were reversed, i.e. (almost) all respondents in NUTS 1 regions Wallonia and Brussels are coded as "Dutch" and (almost) all respondents in the Flemish Region as "French".2014-2-25Recode (1=2)(2=1).
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-9 P7PT REGIONS PORTUGALStarting 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 P7PT 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. --Value labels corrected
2013-4-9P7rEL COMBINED REGIONS GREECEStarting 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 P7rEL 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. --Value labels corrected

Further Remarks

NotesQuestion modules QA to QC belong to the Standard Eurobarometer and largely replicate Standard Eurobarometer 74.2. A Eurobarometer qualitative study about the well-being of Europeans in eight selected countries (Estonia, Germany, Greece, France, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the UK) was conducted by TNS Qual+ at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication, “Research and Speechwriting” Unit in March/April 2011. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/quali/wellbeing_aggregate_en.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/quali/wellbeing_final_en.pdf
Number of Units: 31769
Number of Variables: 753
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Standard Eurobarometer 75. Public Opinion in the European Union. This survey was requested and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels August 2011 [Full reports and annexes]. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb75/eb75_en.htm
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 368 / Wave 75.3: The Common Agricultural Poliy. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, September 2011. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_368_en.pdf
Relevant full texts
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Groups

Research Data Centre
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.