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ZA4735: Flash Eurobarometer 219 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards the Issue of Biodiversity, wave 1)

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Citation Citation    European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 219 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards the Issue of Biodiversity, wave 1). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4735 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4735
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 219 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards the Issue of Biodiversity, wave 1)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards and knowledge about biodiversity. Topics: awareness of the term ‘biodiversity‘; associations with the phrase ‘loss of biodiversity‘; self-rated knowledge about the loss of biodiversity; most important reasons to halt the loss of biodiversity: moral obligation, significance for well-being and quality of life, importance for the production of goods and the economy; seriousness of the decline and possible extinction of animal species, flora and fauna in the own country and globally; impact on the respondent; most important threats to biodiversity; awareness of the Natura 2000 network; sources of information on biodiversity; personal efforts to protect biodiversity. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone. Additionally coded was: interviewer ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; country; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 16.3 Plant and animal distribution


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Face-to-face interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON (Cati d.o.o.), Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Romania; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (total)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Belgium)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Czech Republic)
  • 20.11.2007 - 23.11.2007 (Denmark)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Germany)
  • 20.11.2007 - 23.11.2007 (Estonia)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Greece)
  • 20.11.2007 - 22.11.2007 (Spain)
  • 20.11.2007 - 21.11.2007 (France)
  • 20.11.2007 - 22.11.2007 (Ireland)
  • 20.11.2007 - 22.11.2007 (Italy)
  • 22.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Cyprus)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Latvia)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Lithuania)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Luxembourg)
  • 20.11.2007 - 22.11.2007 (Hungary)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Malta)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Netherlands)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Austria)
  • 20.11.2007 - 23.11.2007 (Poland)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Portugal)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Slovenia)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Finland)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (Sweden)
  • 20.11.2007 - 24.11.2007 (United Kingdom)
  • 20.11.2007 - 23.11.2007 (Bulgaria)
  • 20.11.2007 - 22.11.2007 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 25080
Number of Variables: 90
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organisation: Attitudes of Europeans towards the issue of biodiversity: analytical report. Brussels: European Commission, December 2007
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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.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Natural environment issues (resources, biodiversity, etc.)