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ZA6775: Flash Eurobarometer 437 (Internet Users’ Preferences for Accessing Content Online)

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  • ZA6775_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 7 MBytes
  • ZA6775_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 10 MBytes
  • ZA6775_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 7 MBytes


  • ZA6775_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA6775_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 322 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 396 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 392 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 388 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 391 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 386 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 323 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 379 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 321 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 395 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 330 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_fi-fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 377 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_fi-se.pdf (Questionnaire) 397 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 396 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 384 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 394 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_hr.pdf (Questionnaire) 410 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 384 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_ie-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 384 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_ie-ga.pdf (Questionnaire) 317 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 383 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 387 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 329 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 396 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_lu-lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 387 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 395 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 414 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 386 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_mt-mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 394 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 318 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 392 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 328 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 389 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 375 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 379 KBytes
  • ZA6775_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 390 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA6775_readme.pdf (Other Document) 140 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 437 (Internet Users’ Preferences for Accessing Content Online). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6775 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6775
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 437 (Internet Users’ Preferences for Accessing Content Online)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-11-9,
Date of Collection10.03.2016 - 21.03.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractPreferences for accessing online content. Topics: frequency of internet use; approval of the following statements: own internet connection never cuts out, speed of own internet connection and downloading speed remain constant; frequency of expressing own opinion in the internet or in online social networks; most often used devices to access the internet; frequency of using the internet to access the following types of content: music, films or TV series, images, news; use of free and / or of paid services; types of service used to access music: sharing websites, professional streaming services, digital stores, online social media, online radio stations, internet radio services; name of most often used service; types of service used to access films or series: sharing websites, professional streaming services, broadcasters’ online TV services, digital stores, online platforms, online social media; name of most often used service; most often used way to access images: search engines, image sharing websites, professional photo websites or image banks, online social media; use of retrieved images in search engines: view and use only on search engine results page, access websites where images are located; name of most often used service; types of service used to access news: news aggregation services, online social media, website or app of newspapers and magazines, search engines; reading of whole articles; name of most often used service; most important service criteria with regard to the above-mentioned types of content. Demography: nationality; self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; age at end of education; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size; region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 18.2 Information technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
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 to 45 years.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Online survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorCYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; All other EU28 countries: Lightspeed Research TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 10.03.2016 - 21.03.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-11-9 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesPlease note that the country questionnaires contain duplicate demographic questions, e.g. d4 and d13. D20 which is found only in the country questionnaires is not present in the data set. Please refer to variables d1 to d7 at the beginning of the questionnaires for the variables containing information on respondents´ demographics.
Number of Units: 13483
Number of Variables: 292
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 437. Internet users’ preferences for accessing content online. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, 2016. doi:10.2759/345866
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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.