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ZA3905: Eurobarometer 59.2 (May-Jun 2003)

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Eurobarometer 59.2: The Common Agricultural Policy, Issues of Immigration, Rail Transport, Consumer Protection, and Information Society
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 59.2 (May-Jun 2003). European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3905 Data file Version 1.0.1, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10956
Study No.ZA3905
TitleEurobarometer 59.2 (May-Jun 2003)
Other Titles
  • The Common Agricultural Policy, Issues of Immigration, Rail Transport, Consumer Protection, and Information Society (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10956
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03950.v2, 2008-07-24
Date of Collection09.05.2003 - 30.06.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractThis Eurobarometer survey contains selected standard Eurobarometer measures concerning key topical issues including the euro, European Union (EU) enlargement, foreign policy, national internal policies, and the role of the United States in world affairs. The surveys also collected information regarding computer and Internet usage, including training, type of equipment, locations of use, frequency and duration of use, and about information and services respondents would like to find on the Internet. A major focus of the surveys was concern about issues of immigration and the right of asylum with questions pertaining to unemployment, social inequality, urban violence, terrorism, war, and various types of crime such as illegal immigration, smuggling, and illegal trafficking of drugs and human beings. Topics: Respondents were also asked about the importance and desirability of certain measures associated with addressing these issues as well as their level of agreement with selected statements regarding immigration, immigrants, asylum, asylum seekers, and citizen rights. Respondents were further questioned about the place of people belonging to racial, religious, and cultural minorities. Another focus of the surveys was the subject of EU agricultural policies with respondents being queried about competition, diversification, economic support, and benefits to consumers as well as farmers. Two additional areas of inquiry included rail services and consumer protection. The series of questions regarding rail services asked about frequency of train travel in the past 12 months, quality of rail services, handicap accessibility, ticket prices, schedule information, and complaints made in the past 12 months. Questions pertaining to consumer protection asked about aspects of the Single European Market, products or services bought or ordered from another EU country, advertising of products and services by other EU countries, and about the safety of products and services. Demography: Age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, type and size of locality, and household income.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 13.8 Minorities
  • 15 Transport, travel and mobility
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
UniverseAll respondents were aged 15 and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
A multi-stage sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regions in every country (i.e., Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT regions). 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 addresses was selected from each sampled PSU. Addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures, beginning with an initial address selected at random. In each household, a respondent was selected, by a random procedure. Up to three recalls were made to obtain an interview with the selected respondent. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Brüssel; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln; MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; INRA Demoskopea, Rom; ILReS, Luxemburg; INTOMART, Hilversum, Niederlande; SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich; METRIS GFK, Lissabon; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH, Espoo, Finnland; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden; MARTIN HAMBLIN, London, Großbritannien; ULSTER Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brüssel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide)
Date of Collection
  • 09.05.2003 - 19.06.2003 (Belgium)
  • 09.05.2003 - 22.06.2003 (Denmark)
  • 17.05.2003 - 13.06.2003 (Germany)
  • 19.05.2003 - 17.06.2003 (Greece)
  • 09.05.2003 - 17.06.2003 (Spain)
  • 09.05.2003 - 27.06.2003 (France)
  • 20.05.2003 - 16.06.2003 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 24.05.2003 - 22.06.2003 (Italy)
  • 10.05.2003 - 19.06.2003 (Luxembourg)
  • 19.05.2003 - 19.06.2003 (Netherlands)
  • 29.05.2003 - 21.06.2003 (Portugal)
  • 09.05.2003 - 18.06.2003 (Great Britain)
  • 21.05.2003 - 04.06.2003 (Northern Ireland)
  • 20.05.2003 - 06.06.2003 (Austria)
  • 10.05.2003 - 30.06.2003 (Sweden)
  • 23.05.2003 - 18.06.2003 (Finland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10956
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3905 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2016-4-21v557: P7 REGION I - SWEDEN Variable documentation error: REGION I for SWEDEN does not represent NUTS 2 level, but is based on six historical provinces and large city areas.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThe 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), Luxembourg (600) and Germany with separate samples for the Eastern and the Western part (1000 each). Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1010, Belgium 1030, Netherlands 1001, Germany-West 1014, Germany-East 1024, Italy 1013, Luxembourg 600, Denmark 1000, Ireland 1004, Great Britain 1012, Northern Ireland 303, Greece 1001, Spain 1000, Portugal 1000, Finland 1022, Sweden 1000, Austria 1027. Comparable data on EU items and the special modules on "Information Technology" and on "Public Safety" (Q.8 to Q.13) are available in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.3 (ZA Study No. 3984).
Number of Units: 16161
Number of Variables: 582
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP (EORG): Special Eurobarometer Wave 59.2. Consumer Protection in the European Union. Requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: November 2003. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_193_en.pdf
  • THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP (EORG): Special Eurobarometer Wave 59.2. European Union Citizens and the Common Agricultural Policy. Public Opinion in the Member States. Requested by Directorate General Agriculture and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: October 2003. http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/survey/2003/rep_en.pdf
  • THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP (EORG): Special Eurobarometer 194 / Wave 59.2. Internet. Public Opinion in the Member States. Requested by Directorate General Employment and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels, March 2004. (FRENCH)
  • Majority Attitudes towards Migrants and Minorities: key theories, summary and reports on findings from the Eurobarometer (EU 15 and Candidate Countries) and the European Social Survey at the EUMC website
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  •  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.