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ZA4507: Eurobarometer 65.3 (May-Jun 2006)

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Eurobarometer 65.3: Neighbours of the European Union, Services of General Interest, Employment and Social Policy, Energy Technologies, and Family Planning May-June 2006
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Citation Citation    European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 65.3 (May-Jun 2006). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4507 Data file Version 1.1.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10975
Study No.ZA4507
TitleEurobarometer 65.3 (May-Jun 2006)
Other Titles
  • Neighbours of the European Union, Services of General Interest, Employment and Social Policy, Energy Technologies, and Family Planning (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-3-30, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10975
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR20761.v2, 2009-03-27
Date of Collection05.05.2006 - 11.06.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractThe EU and its neighbouring countries. Access to and evaluation of services of general interest. Occupation and mobility. Employment and social policy. Attitude towards lifelong education. Energy technologies. Family planning in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, and Turkey. Topics: Political knowledge: knowledge of the number of member states of the European Union, and enumeration of five candidate countries that will join the EU in a near future; contact with people from selected countries; knowledge test on the neighbouring countries of the EU; attitude towards the enlargement of the EU (scale: slow enlargement, creation of specific types of relationships to neighbouring countries parallel to the current enlargement process, no specific relationships to other countries after the completion of the present enlargement process; values that best represent the European Union; knowledge of the European Neighbourhood Policy; importance of special relationships with the 16 neighbouring countries that do not have accession prospect regarding: immigration, environment, energy, research and innovation, democracy, crime, economic development, education and training, terrorism; attitude towards the cooperation of the EU with neighbouring countries (scale: common values, reduction of conflicts in Europe, promotion of democracy in these countries, reduction of illegal immigration into the EU, reduction of relationships with countries with no willingness to progress, promoting reforms in these countries could endanger peace and stability in the EU, will of the neighbouring countries to cooperate to reform themselves); attitude towards support of these countries by the EU (scale: ensuring prosperity of the EU, very expensive, opportunities for expansion for EU companies, easier access to EU markets); interest in developments in countries neighbouring the EU; assessment of the EU´s relations with its neighbouring countries. Only in the EU 25 was asked: services of general interest: difficulties accessing selected services: mobile telephone networks, fixed telephone networks, dial-up or broadband internet, electricity supply networks, gas supply networks, water supply networks, postal services, local transport networks, rail network, banking system through a current account; actually used services; kind of difficulties accessing postal services and the banking system; negative effect from the difficulties accessing postal services and the banking system on daily life; affordability and importance in daily life of: mobile telephone services, fixed telephone services, internet, electricity supply services, gas supply services, water supply services, postal services, local transport services, rail services, and current bank account; assessment of the comparability of offers from different mobile, fixed telephone, or internet services providers, banks, or financial institutions; attempted or intended change of service providers in the above fields; assessment of the terms and conditions of the contract with the provider; complaints made to a service provider or a complaint handling body, assessment of the management of the complaint through the service provider; assessment of consumer protection in the areas mentioned above; knowledge of: European Social Fund (ESF), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Erasmus Programme, the European Year of Mobility 2006, and the EU´s Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs; knowledge test on the activities of the European Social Fund; assessment of the share of the EU budget used for the European Social Fund; employment situation: number of changes of employer; duration of current or last employment; most important assets for a successful job search; short-term and medium-term personal job security; participation in training courses in the last year; funding of the training; training as a necessity; personal reasons not to participate in training courses; assessment of the own chances to find a new job (scale); kind of job search after a presumed job loss (application locally or in another place, for a similar or another kind of job, or self-employment); knowledge test regarding the percentage of unemployment benefits compared to the current income. In addition to the EU 25 also in Croatia, Romania, Turkey, and Bulgaria was asked: attitude towards flexibility in the field of employment (scale: no longer life-time jobs with the same employer, more flexible work contracts encourage job creation, ability to change jobs easily as an advantage to help people find jobs, too early retirement, regular training improves job opportunities); assessment of the effectiveness of selected measures for getting more people into work (more childcare facilities and care for elderly and other dependent people, discouraging early retirement, increasing differences in income between working and non-working people, promoting geographical mobility, supporting people who want to start their own business, transforming undeclared work into regular jobs, regular training at work); assessment of the EU´s influence on selected areas of employment and social policies (minimum standards for working conditions throughout the EU, creating new job opportunities and fighting unemployment, reducing regional disparities in unemployment, exchanging successful employment policies among EU member states, improving access to education and training, promoting dialogue between employers and trade unions, fighting against social exclusion and poverty, promoting gender equality, combating other forms of discrimination, coordinating the reforms of the national systems of social protection such as pensions and healthcare); interest in information on employment and social policies funded by the EU; assessment of the image of the EU measures on employment and social affairs. Again, only in EU 25: energy technologies: most important problems in the own country; associations regarding energy; knowledge of selected methods of energy production; attitude towards the use of selected energy sources in the own country (scale); consumer of the largest share of energy in the country; most used energy sources in the country at present and in thirty years; assumed independence of the own country and the EU from energy imports; assessment of the security of supply: national electricity blackout, disruptions in gas supply, doubling of energy prices, terrorist attack on energy infrastructure; expected development in the energy sector til 2035 (scale: independence of energy coming from abroad, legal punishment of energy waste, cars only for rich people, no environmental pollution through advanced use of energy, coupons for energy); trust in information on energy issues coming from the following institutions: national government, regional or local government, EU, energy companies, scientists, environmental protection and consumer organisations, journalists, and political parties; preferred focuses of national energy policy; attitude towards a prioritization of energy related research in the EU (scale); preferred emphasis of energy research; importance of reducing energy consumption in the own country (scale); own measures of energy saving. Additionally, only in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, and Turkey was asked: preferred measures to reduce potential shortages in the work force; ideal number of children for a family in general and for the respondent; idea of the ideal number of children in the own adolescence; fulfilment of this idea; actual number of children; age at first child; assessment of the timing of the first child; number of children still intended to have and certainty to reach this goal; wish to have another child in the next three years; importance of selected areas for family planning (scale: financial situation, working situation and health of mother and father, housing conditions, support from the partner, childcare provision, parental leave or care leave, costs); ideal age for a woman and a man to have the first child; maximum age for parenthood; orientation of the own number of children according to the family of origin or to friends and relatives; predictability of the personal household situation; expectations for the future development of the household situation; attitude towards gender roles (scale: equivalent relationship of working and non-working mothers to their children, pre-school children suffer from the occupation of their mother, family life suffers from full-time employment of a woman, man and woman should equally contribute to the household income, woman should take care of household and children while the man goes out to work, family life suffers when men concentrate too much on work). Demography: nationality; left-right self-placement; marital status; sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; type of community; household composition and household size; national provenance of the respondent and his parents (migration background); 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); religious denomination; church attendance. Also encoded was: Date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; interview language (only in Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Malta and Turkey); size of locality; region; weighting factor; interviewer ID.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Political Issues
  • Family
  • Work and Industry
  • Occupation, Profession
Topics Topics
  • 1.3 Unemployment
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 14.3 Social welfare systems/structures
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • 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)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over. In the two acceding countries (Bulgaria and Romania) and in the two candidate countries (Croatia and Turkey) and in the Turkish Cypriot Community, the survey covers the national population of citizens of the respective nationalities and the population of citizens of all the European Member States that are residents in those countries and have a sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire.
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 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, Milano, Italy; Synovate, Nicosia, Rep. of Cyprus; KADEM, Nikosia, Turkish Cypriot Comm.; 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; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 10.05.2006 - 07.06.2006 (France)
  • 08.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Belgium)
  • 11.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Netherlands)
  • 10.05.2006 - 06.06.2006 (Germany)
  • 08.05.2006 - 01.06.2006 (Italy)
  • 05.05.2006 - 02.06.2006 (Luxembourg)
  • 08.05.2006 - 08.06.2006 (Denmark)
  • 08.05.2006 - 08.06.2006 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 05.05.2006 - 04.06.2006 (Great Britain)
  • 06.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Northern Ireland)
  • 05.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Greece)
  • 06.05.2006 - 06.06.2006 (Spain)
  • 05.05.2006 - 31.05.2006 (Portugal)
  • 05.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Finland)
  • 10.05.2006 - 07.06.2006 (Sweden)
  • 09.05.2006 - 31.05.2006 (Austria)
  • 09.05.2006 - 01.06.2006 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 06.05.2006 - 26.05.2006 (Czech Republic)
  • 06.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Estonia)
  • 05.05.2006 - 29.05.2006 (Hungary)
  • 09.05.2006 - 11.06.2006 (Latvia)
  • 05.05.2006 - 04.06.2006 (Lithuania)
  • 05.05.2006 - 03.06.2006 (Malta)
  • 13.05.2006 - 05.06.2006 (Poland)
  • 10.05.2006 - 26.05.2006 (Slovakia)
  • 10.05.2006 - 06.06.2006 (Slovenia)
  • 05.05.2006 - 18.05.2006 (Bulgaria)
  • 05.05.2006 - 04.06.2006 (Romania)
  • 09.05.2006 - 02.06.2006 (Turkey)
  • 08.05.2006 - 31.05.2006 (Croatia)
  • 05.05.2006 - 01.06.2006 (Turkish Cypriot Community)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10975
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4507 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V730)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 (V756)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.
2019-12-4v66, v67, v69Please note that in the original data delivery two respondents from Cyprus (Republic) are coded 1 (Mentioned) in v66 (“NATIONALITY: BULGARIA”), one respondent from Sweden is coded 1 (Mentioned) in v67 (“NATIONALITY: ROMANIA”) and one respondent from Sweden is coded 1 (Mentioned) in v69 (“NATIONALITY: CROATIA”) even though v66 to v69 should not have been fielded in other countries. In the archive datasets the filter instruction had been consistently applied to variables v66 to v69 and consequently these outliers have been erroneously coded to 9 “Inap. (not 29 in v6)” in v66, 9 “Inap. (not 30 in v6)” in v67 resp. 9 “Inap. (not 32 in v6)” in v69.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1v728, value 7value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v635value labels incorrect2011-7-1value labels corrected

Further Remarks

NotesThe topical module on ´Service of general interest´ (QB) was only surveyed in the EU 25 member countries. The topical module on ´European employment and social policy´ (QC) was only surveyed in the EU 25 member countries. The topical module on ´Energy technologies´ (QD) was only surveyed in the EU 25 member countries. The topical module on ´Family planning´ (QB) was only surveyed in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Turkey. In the EU 25 member countries the same questions were asked in the framework of Eurobarometer 65.1 (ZA4505).
Number of Units: 29355
Number of Variables: 778
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 259 / Wave 65.3: The European Union and its Neighbours. Survey requested by Directorate General External Relations and coordinated by Directorate General Communication (European Commission). Brussels, October 2006. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_259_en.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_259_de.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 260 / Wave 65.3: Services of General Interest. Survey requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by Directorate General Communication (European Commission). Brussels, July 2007. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_260_en.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_260_de.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 261 / Wave 65.3: European Employment and Social Policy. Survey requested by Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and coordinated by Directorate General Communication (European Commission). Brussels, October 2006. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs261_en.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs261_de.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 262 / Wave 65.3: Energy Technologies: Knowledge, Perception, Measures. Survey requested by Directorate General for Research and coordinated by Directorate General Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2007. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_262_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social / Maria Rita Testa, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences: Special Eurobarometer 253 / Wave 65.1:Childbearing preferences and family issues in Europe. July 2006. [based on Eurobarometer waves 65.1 (member countries) http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_253_en.pdf and 65.3 (accession and candidate countries)]
  • Anne Balz: Optimistische Bewertung der individuellen Arbeitsmarktsituation in weiten Teilen der deutschen Arbeitnehmerschaft: Analysen zu objektiver und subjektiver Arbeitsplatzsicherheit und Wiederbeschäftigungschancen in Europa. In: Informationsdienst Soziale Indikatoren (GESIS Publikation), Ausgabe 51, February 2014 (ISI 51), p. 12-16.
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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.