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ZA4233: Eurobarometer 63.1 (Jan-Feb 2005)

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  • ZA4233_missing_v1-1-0.sps (Dataset) 2 KBytes
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  • ZA4233_v1-1-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 58 MBytes
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  • ZA4233_q_tr-ku.pdf (Questionnaire) 4 MBytes
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  • ZA4233_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 5 MBytes
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Eurobarometer 63.1 Science and Technology, Social Values, and Services of General Interest
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 63.1 (Jan-Feb 2005). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4233 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA4233
TitleEurobarometer 63.1 (Jan-Feb 2005)
Other Titles
  • Science and Technology, Social Values, and Services of General Interest (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR04563.v2, 2007-11-24
Date of Collection03.01.2005 - 17.02.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractThis round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on their opinions regarding science and technology, social values, and services of general interest. Topics: Questions concerning the first topic focused on the respondents´ attitudes toward science and technology issues including what areas they were most interested, how informed respondents were in general, and recent visits to a museum of science and technology or another type of public museum. Other questions measured respondents´ level of trust in science, their views on the role science and technology should have in improving the economy, the potential benefits or harmful effects of science, and the role the European Community plays in scientific research. Another topic covered was social values in relation to science and technology. Respondents were asked how often they thought about the meaning and purpose of life, about their spiritual beliefs, what kind of family they grew up in, how often they trusted other people, how satisfied they were with their lives, whether a university education is more important for a man than for a woman, and whether men make better political leaders than women. The surveys also solicited respondents´ opinions with respect to developing technologies (including solar energy, biotechnology, genetic engineering, the Internet, nanotechnology), and possible applications of science and technology over the next 20 years (such as cloning monkeys or pigs for use in research into human diseases or cloning human beings so that couples can have a baby even when one partner has a genetic disease). Respondents were queried on their opinions about humanity´s relationship to nature, what decisions about science and technology should be based primarily on, how important they thought science and technology would be for their society in ten years´ time, and if what those who are involved in science and technology do has a positive effect on society. Finally, the topic of services of general interest (such as electricity, natural gas, fixed telephone, mobile phone, postal services, local transport, rail transport, and air transport) included questions regarding satisfaction with the provision of services, accessibility, fairness in pricing, quality of service, and customer service. Demography: Age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household composition, telephone equipment, religion, and region.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Technology, Energy
  • University, Research, the Sciences
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Society, Culture
  • Social change
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.7 Social change
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 18 Science and technology


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • 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)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Norway (NO)
UniverseAll respondents were residents in the respective country and aged 15 and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
A multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regionals units in every country (Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT NUTS 2 or equivalent). 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 starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from th initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. They were supposed to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorÖsterreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria TNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium TNS Gallup DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finland TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS UK, London, United Kingdom TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxemburg, Luxemburg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic Emor, Tallinn, Estonia TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary TNS Baltic Data House, Riga, Latvia TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania MISCO, Valletta, Malta TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland TNS Aisa SK, Bratislava, Slovakia RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria TNS CSOP, Bukarest, Romania Puls, Croatia TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey Gallup Island, Iceland ISOPUBLIC, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland TNS Gallup, Oslo, Norway TNS Opinion, Brussels (Fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 14.01.2005 - 09.02.2005 (France)
  • 11.01.2005 - 05.02.2005 (Belgium)
  • 10.01.2005 - 26.01.2005 (Netherlands)
  • 14.01.2005 - 03.02.2005 (Germany)
  • 19.01.2005 - 09.02.2005 (Italy)
  • 10.01.2005 - 02.02.2005 (Luxembourg)
  • 11.01.2005 - 06.02.2005 (Denmark)
  • 11.01.2005 - 13.02.2005 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 10.01.2005 - 13.02.2005 (United Kingdom)
  • 13.01.2005 - 07.02.2005 (Greece)
  • 12.01.2005 - 08.02.2005 (Spain)
  • 10.01.2005 - 05.02.2005 (Portugal)
  • 11.01.2005 - 09.02.2005 (Finland)
  • 13.01.2005 - 07.02.2005 (Sweden)
  • 19.01.2005 - 10.02.2005 (Austria)
  • 14.01.2005 - 09.02.2005 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 14.01.2005 - 31.01.2005 (Czech Republic)
  • 03.01.2005 - 31.01.2005 (Estonia)
  • 16.01.2005 - 31.01.2005 (Hungary)
  • 14.01.2005 - 09.02.2005 (Latvia)
  • 27.01.2005 - 08.02.2005 (Lithuania)
  • 12.01.2005 - 04.02.2005 (Malta)
  • 15.01.2005 - 08.02.2005 (Poland)
  • 17.01.2005 - 01.02.2005 (Slovakia)
  • 13.01.2005 - 09.02.2005 (Slovenia)
  • 10.01.2005 - 01.02.2005 (Bulgaria)
  • 08.01.2005 - 29.01.2005 (Romania)
  • 15.01.2005 - 17.02.2005 (Turkey)
  • 17.01.2005 - 06.02.2005 (Croatia)
  • 10.01.2005 - 08.02.2005 (Iceland)
  • 12.01.2005 - 12.02.2005 (Switzerland)
  • 03.01.2005 - 15.02.2005 (Norway)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition update
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V739)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 (V767)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.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1v737, value 7value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v766, value 3value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v700, value 1value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected

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), Germany with separate samples for the Eastern (500) and the Western part (1000), and Luxembourg, Cyprus (Republic), Malta, and Iceland with 500 interviews each. Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1021, Belgium 1024, Netherlands 1005, Germany-West 1003, Germany-East 504, Italy 1006, Luxembourg 518, Denmark 1013, Ireland 1008, Great Britain 1002, Northern Ireland 305, Greece 1000, Spain 1036, Portugal 1009, Finland 1007, Sweden 1023, Austria 1034, Cyprus (Republic) 504, Czech Republic 1037, Estonia 1000, Hungary 1000, Latvia 1034, Lithuania 1003, Malta 500, Poland 999, Slovakia 1241, Slovenia 1060, Bulgaria 1008, Romania 1005, Turkey 1005, Croatia 1000, Iceland 500, Switzerland 1000, and Norway 976. The special topical module A on ´Science and Technology´ replicates several questions from surveys 55.2, 38.1, 31 and 10A. They may have been modified or strongly modified over time. See also special Eurobarometer trend file release: "Public Understanding of Science in Europe 1989-2005" (ZA4669). The special topical module C on ´Services of General Interest´ was only interviewed in the ten new member countries as of 2004.
Number of Units: 31390
Number of Variables: 790
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 224 / Wave 63.1. Europeans, Science and Technology. Survey requested by Directorate General Research and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: June 2005.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 225 / Wave 63.1. Social Values, Science and Technology. Survey requested by Directorate General Research and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: June 2005.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 226 / Wave 63.1. Price and Quality of Services of General Interest. Survey requested by Directorate General MARKT and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: September 2005.
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Research Data Centre
  •  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.