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ZA4999: Eurobarometer 72.5 (Nov-Dec 2009)

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Eurobarometer 72.5 (Oct-Nov 2009) E-Communications, Agriculture, Geographical and Labor Market Mobility, and Knowledge of Antibiotic Use
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Citation Citation European Commission (2013): Eurobarometer 72.5 (Nov-Dec 2009). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4999 Data file Version 5.1.0,
Study No.ZA4999
TitleEurobarometer 72.5 (Nov-Dec 2009)
Other Titles
  • E-Communications, Agriculture, Geographical and Labor Market Mobility, and Knowledge of Antibiotic Use (Subtitle)
Current Version5.1.0, 2013-6-14,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR29842.v2 , 5.1.0
Date of Collection13.11.2009 - 09.12.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractElectronic communications. Agriculture and agricultural policy. Geographical and labor market mobility. Use of antibiotics and awareness of antibiotic campaign. Topics: 1. Electronic communications: Internet access by mobile phones; number of mobile phones in the household: with contract, prepaid and mobile subscription for Internet access); characterization of the personal mobile phone use (breaks during a telephone call, constant access to the wireless network, limitation of national and international calls from own mobile phone for telephone costs, consumer-friendly usage control, easier comparison of the current mobile tariff scheme with other offers; change of the cost of mobile telephone service usage within the last two years; access to online content and applications is limited by the capacity of the mobile phone; the contract with the mobile operator or the accessibility is blocked by the mobile operator; benefits of a fixed telephone access: provider supplies a complete and clear bill for the usage, simple comparison of the of the landline tariff scheme with other offers, consumer-friendly way of usage control; self-restraint in mobile telephony for cost reasons limitation of calls with own landline for telephone costs; reasons for no fixed telephone access in the household; frequency of personally use of public payphones, and reasons for use; reception of television in the household via an aerial, a cable TV network, satellite TV, etc.), type of Internet access, internet access via the mobile phone network is sufficient for the household, and used device for Internet access; permanent Internet access in the household; download speed corresponds to the contract terms; use of a Wi-Fi connection at home for calls over the Internet (VOIP, e.g. SKYPE); characterization of Internet connection (uninterrupted internet connection , download speed corresponds to the contract terms, help from internet providers in case of problems blocking of certain content and applications by the provider, received response from helpline staff is helpful, the cost of of the support is affordable, simple comparison of the Internet tariff with other offers); intended change of providers; reasons for no Internet access; respondent wants to be informed by the telecom provider, if personal data was lost or stolen; concern about the possible misuse of personal data in social networking websites such as Facebook, etc.); frequency of using social networking websites; frequency of using printed directories, online telephone directories and directory inquiries; used services as part of a combined package(television channels, fixed telephony, mobile telephony and Internet access); attitude towards these kinds of communication packages; satisfaction with the offer of new services, the flexibility of pricing schemes adapted to the houshold’s needs, ease of use, total budget and the ability to control household’s expenditure; assessment of changes in these areas. 2. Agriculture and agricultural policy: assessment of the future role of European agriculture; knowledge test about the agriculture in the EU: the United States produces more agricultural products than the EU, in the EU the average income in the agricultural sector is lower than in other sectors, and farmers represent about ten percent of the EU´s working population; Knowledge about the European Union’s Common Agricultural and rural development Policy (CAP); preference for the allocation of the tasks of agricultural and rural development policy at European, national or regional level: ensuring a fair standard of living for farmers, development of rural areas, ensuring reasonable food prices, food supply in the EU, protection of the environmental, ensuring good quality of agricultural products; main priorities of the EU in terms of agriculture and rural development; assessment if the European Union’s Common Agricultural and rural development Policy fulfills its role rather well or rather badly in selected issues; preferred goals of European agricultural policy: tackling the effects of climate change, the adaptation of production to market demand, equitable distribution of subsidies, financial support to farmers depending on the compliance with the relevant environmental protection, food safety and animal welfare, preservation of the countryside and economic development in rural areas; main responsibilities of farmers in society; most important reasons for maintaining agriculture in the EU; attitude towards agricultural subsidies to compensate for weather and market conditions; assessment of EU-measures to encourage farmers to produce more organic products and renewable energy (e.g. biogas) and to take advantage of progress in biotechnological; agriculture as the cause or opponent of climate change (scale); willingness to pay more for climate-friendly products; adequacy of the agricultural budget of 40 percent of the total EU budget (Split A) and enlargement of the question by pointing out that this represents a percent of the total budget of all Member States (Split B); demand for a future reduction or increase in subsidies; interest in information on agriculture and agricultural policy. 3. Geographical and labor market mobility: employment and occupational position; movement of people across regions or countries within the EU as a good thing related to the individuals, the families, the economy, the the labour market and European integration; training abroad in another European country; personal mobility to live and /or work in another country; frequency of commute to work across a national border; family members who have lived and worked in another country; country in which the respondent last lived or worked; duration of work-related stay abroad; type of employment during that stay; arrangement of this stay abroad (e.g. through a public or private employment agency); intention to work abroad; time perspective for the beginning of the next period abroad; preferred kind of employment during a stay abroad; preferred countries for working abroad; most important motives to work in this country; intended duration of stay abroad; kind of preparations to move to another country; friends or relatives in the other country who could help; intention to move alone or together with other people; preferred places to go when looking for work abroad; regional or international mobility in the case of own unemployment; needed income compared to the current earning to take up a job in another country or region ; preference for commuting between home and work or relocation; rating of the chances to find a job outside the country; knowledge of the Europe wide network of public employment services (EURES); desired useful information and services from an employment agency for labor mobility; most important motives for working in another country and most important reasons that discourage the respondent from working abroad; important practical difficulties in taking a job abroad; knowledge test about the crediting of pension contributions abroad for future pension entitlement; knowledge test on entitlement to pension and health care in another EU country in the case of movement within the EU; knowledge of the right to reimbursement for medical treatment by the own national health service , if one falls ill while on holiday or working abroad; possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)for medical care when travelling in the EU; reasons for no European Health Insurance Card; respondent had a European Health Insurance Card with him when traveling within the EU in the past two years. 4. Use of antibiotics and awareness of antibiotic campaign: oral use of antibiotics in the last twelve months and mode of administration of the last course of antibiotics; indications for last taking antibiotics; knowledge test about the effectiveness of antibiotics: kills viruses, effective against colds and flu, unnecessary use of antibiotics reduces their effectiveness, antibiotics have side-effects; attitude towards the statement that everyone has a role to play that antibiotics remain effective; reception of information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily; first information about not taking any antibiotics unnecessarily; change of views on antibiotics because of the received information; important sources of information for trustworthy information on antibiotics; frequency of sport and outdoor activities such as cycling and walking. Demography: nationality; age; marital status and family situation; age at end of education; sex; occupation; type of community; household composition and household size; 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); financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use (at home, at work, at school). Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; interview language; city size; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Technology, Energy
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Medicine
  • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • Occupation, Profession
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 14.3 Social welfare systems/structures
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 18.2 Information technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • 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)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany Emor, Tallinn, Estonia TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France TNS Infratest, Milano, Italy Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus 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 TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovak Republic TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden TNS UK, London, United Kingdom TNS Opinion, Brussels (fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 19.11.2009 - 07.12.2009 (Belgium)
  • 14.11.2009 - 09.12.2009 (Denmark)
  • 13.11.2009 - 02.12.2009 (Germany)
  • 14.11.2009 - 03.12.2009 (Greece)
  • 13.11.2009 - 06.12.2009 (Spain)
  • 17.11.2009 - 08.12.2009 (Finland)
  • 13.11.2009 - 08.12.2009 (France)
  • 13.11.2009 - 29.11.2009 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 13.11.2009 - 29.11.2009 (Italy)
  • 13.11.2009 - 05.12.2009 (Luxembourg)
  • 13.11.2009 - 06.12.2009 (Netherlands)
  • 13.11.2009 - 01.12.2009 (Austria)
  • 17.11.2009 - 08.12.2009 (Portugal)
  • 13.11.2009 - 06.12.2009 (Sweden)
  • 13.11.2009 - 03.12.2009 (Great Britain)
  • 13.11.2009 - 03.12.2009 (Northern Ireland)
  • 13.11.2009 - 04.12.2009 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 14.11.2009 - 27.11.2009 (Czech Republic)
  • 13.11.2009 - 06.12.2009 (Estonia)
  • 13.11.2009 - 30.11.2009 (Hungary)
  • 13.11.2009 - 30.11.2009 (Latvia)
  • 13.11.2009 - 29.11.2009 (Lithuania)
  • 13.11.2009 - 04.12.2009 (Malta)
  • 14.11.2009 - 02.12.2009 (Poland)
  • 14.11.2009 - 27.11.2009 (Slovakia)
  • 13.11.2009 - 06.12.2009 (Slovenia)
  • 13.11.2009 - 23.11.2009 (Bulgaria)
  • 14.11.2009 - 27.11.2009 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
5.1.0 (current version)2013-6-14 Archive edition update
5.0.02012-8-31 Archive edition update
4.0.02012-4-12 Archive pre-release update
3.0.02011-11-7 Archive pre-release update
2.0.02010-11-23 Archive pre-release (all embargos lifted)
1.0.02010-10-28 Archive pre-release (Embargo subset)
Errata in current version
2013-6-10QC13O (V408-V451)No documentation provided for OTHER country specific items
Version changes
Changes between version 5.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2(V689)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. 2013-6-14Value labels corrected (V689)
2013-4-8P7_GR REGION II- NUTS 1 (V712)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. 2013-6-14Value labels corrected (V712)
2013-6-10QA19 (V209-V231)No documentation provided for country specific categories2013-6-14Country specific documentation made available as additional variable documentation (V209-V231) in the corresponding archive variable report and ZACAT data portal
2013-6-10QC6O (V375)No documentation provided for OTHER country specific items2013-6-14Country specific documentation made available as additional variable documentation (V375) in the corresponding archive variable report and ZACAT data portal
Changes between version 4.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-11-23Protocol variablesNo protocol variables have been provided by TNS 2012-4-12Protocol variables P1 to P7 subsequently supplied by TNS and integrated by the archive
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-11-23Household WeightsHousehold Weights for e-communication module (QA) missing 2011-11-7Household Weights subsequently supplied by TNS and integrated by the archive
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-3-3Household weightsWeighting factors not provided, but applied for results in official EC reports on topical module QA (E-Communication)2011-3-3

Further Remarks

NotesQuestionnaire module QF (Sport and physical activity) is part of the basic bilingual questionnaire, but neither included in the national field questionnaires nor in the data set as provided by TNS.
Number of Units: 26761
Number of Variables: 731
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 72.5: Geographical and labour market mobility. This survey was requested by Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs coordinated by Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels: European Commission June 2010
  • European Opinion Research Group EEIG: Special Eurobarometer 72.5: Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy. This survey was requested by Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development and coordinated by Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: European Commission March 2010
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 72.5: E-Communications Household Survey. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General Information Society and Media and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels: European Commission October 2010
  • TNS Qual+: EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP – CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY. Conducted by TNS Qual+ at the request of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice (DG JUST) and co-ordinated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM - “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, August 2010.
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