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ZA5480: Eurobarometer 75.2 (2011)

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Eurobarometer 75.2 (Apr-May 2011) Economic Crisis, Volunteer Work, the Environment, Audiovisual Interests, and Helplines for Social Services
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission (2014): Eurobarometer 75.2 (2011). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5480 Data file Version 4.0.1, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11853
Study No.ZA5480
TitleEurobarometer 75.2 (2011)
Other Titles
  • Economic Crisis, Volunteer Work, the Environment, Audiovisual Interests, and Helplines for Social Services (Subtitle)
Current Version4.0.1, 2014-2-25, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11853
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi: 10.4232/1.11767, 3.0.0
Date of Collection13.04.2011 - 08.05.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.2 ´Research and Speechwriting´)

Content

AbstractCrisis management. Volunteering. Attitude towards environmental protection. Audio-visual media. Helplines for social services. Topics: 1. The Europeans and the crisis: preferred priority policy areas of the European Parliament; the euro has mitigated the negative effects of the crisis ; preference for national or European measures in crisis management; overcoming the crisis by reducing public spending or investing in measures to boost the economy; estimated time until a return to economic growth; attitude towards introducing a tax on financial transactions; reasons for the endorsement or rejection of a tax on financial transactions; attitude towards reasonable food prices, food security, combating food shortages in developing countries, and food storage by the EU; preferred measures against the increase in global prices of food (e.g. restriction of speculation, support of agriculture in developing countries). 2. Volunteering: the most important area of voluntary activity; control of volunteer activities at national or European level; most important effects of volunteering for the EU and its citizens; attitude towards voluntary local rescue teams in case of natural disasters; own voluntary activity; type of organization of voluntary activity; attitude towards strengthening intergenerational solidarity. 3. Attitudes of Europeans towards the environment: personal assessment of the importance of environmental protection; connotation to ‘the environment’ (emissions, landscape, natural disasters, man-made disasters, climate change); designation of key environmental issues; personal knowledge level regarding environmental issues and identifying the range of information needs; sources of information about the environment; trust in institutions in environmental issues; preferred assessment of national progress by economic, social or environmental criteria; perceived influence of the quality of life by the state of the environment, economic or social factors; economic growth in the EU by environmental protection or the efficient use of resources; willingness to buy environmentally friendly products; personal behavior for environmental reasons; designation of the most important behaviors for eco-friendly behavior; individuals or companies as key players in environmental protection; environmental problems affect the daily live of the respondent; preference for green procurement or cost-centric procurement (split alternatively worded response categories); preferred level of decision-making in environmental issues: at national or European level; assessment of the efficient use of natural resources by businesses, citizens, the national government or the EU; preferred political control to deal with environmental problems; approval to a European environmental legislation; promotion of environmental standards in non-EU countries by the EU; attitude towards higher provision of financial resources for environmental protection; assessment of identifiability of environmentally friendly products by their labels. 4. Digital Agenda: Possession and use of media players; preferred genre (eg movies, sports, documentary, culture); type of Internet connection at home (mobile, satellite, fiber optics or power line); frequency of use of audiovisual media; reason for non-use of non-free media; consumption of audiovisual content of the home country while abroad; general interest to use national audiovisual media abroad and media from other countries; preferred country to receive audiovisual content from; willingness to pay for this kind of media services; motives for the use of such media content from abroad, or for the denial; preferred reception of media content (in the original language, synchronized with subtitles). 5. Harmonised numbers for services of social value: knowledge of a phone number in case of the disappearance of a child (as a victim of crime); knowledge of a reference number for children; in countries with existing telephone helplines, the prevailing advice numbers have been queried additionally; knowledge and use of free telephone helplines of the EU (Hotline for missing children, helpline for victims of crime, helpline for children, emotional support helpline, helpline for medical on-call service in non-emergency situations; source of information regarding such free of charge hotlines and helplines, knowledge about the establishment of this advisory numbers in other EU countries, designation of national organizations or service providers that offer telephone helplines; knowledge of the national operator of 116 hotlines or helplines; already used hotline for missing children, victims of crime, for help-seeking children, for emotional support or for medical assistance and assessment of the usefulness of these hotlines; people in the country are adequately informed about the existence of such hotlines and helplines; demand for simplified use of these hotlines for the disabled. Demography: nationality; marital status and family situation; age at end of education; left-right self-placement; sex; age; occupation; professional position; 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; duration of interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; city size; region; language of the interview; weighting factor; interviewer-ID.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Natural Environment, Nature
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 16 Natural environment
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 14.1 Specific social services: use and provision

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • 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)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over
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 BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Ipsos MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, Milan, 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 Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 13.04.2011 - 02.05.2011 (all countries)
  • 15.04.2011 - 02.05.2011 (France)
  • 15.04.2011 - 03.05.2011 (Belgium)
  • 15.04.2011 - 02.05.2011 (The Netherlands)
  • 15.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Germany)
  • 18.04.2011 - 02.05.2011 (Italy)
  • 14.04.2011 - 29.04.2011 (Luxembourg)
  • 15.04.2011 - 03.05.2011 (Denmark)
  • 14.04.2011 - 28.04.2011 (Ireland)
  • 15.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Great Britain)
  • 15.04.2011 - 30.04.2011 (Northern Ireland)
  • 14.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Greece)
  • 15.04.2011 - 03.05.2011 (Spain)
  • 16.04.2011 - 03.05.2011 (Portugal)
  • 13.04.2011 - 08.05.2011 (Finland)
  • 15.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Sweden)
  • 15.04.2011 - 04.05.2011 (Austria)
  • 13.04.2011 - 02.05.2011 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 16.04.2011 - 29.04.2011 (Czech Republic)
  • 16.04.2011 - 02.05.2011 (Estonia)
  • 16.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Hungary)
  • 15.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Latvia)
  • 16.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Lithuania)
  • 15.04.2011 - 29.04.2011 (Malta)
  • 14.04.2011 - 04.05.2011 (Poland)
  • 14.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Slovakia)
  • 15.04.2011 - 01.05.2011 (Slovenia)
  • 15.04.2011 - 26.04.2011 (Bulgaria)
  • 15.04.2011 - 27.04.2011 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
4.0.1 (current version)2014-2-25 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11853
4.0.02013-9-27 Archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11767
3.0.02013-2-20 Complete archive pre-release (QC1-QC18 embargo expired) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11561
2.0.02012-5-15 Embargo update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11371
1.0.02012-3-30 Archive pre-release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11338
Errata in current version
none
Version changes
Changes between version 4.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-2-25v705The original data for p13be (LANGUAGE OF INTERVIEW - BELGIUM) were reversed, i.e. (almost) all respondents in NUTS 1 regions Wallonia and Brussels are coded as "Dutch" and (almost) all respondents in the Flemish Region as "French".2014-2-25Recode (1=2)(2=1).
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-9P7PT REGIONS PORTUGALStarting 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 P7PT 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. --
2013-4-9P7rEL COMBINED REGIONS GREECEStarting 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 P7rEL 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. --

Further Remarks

NotesQuestionnaire module QB on environmental issues largely replicates module QF in Eurobarometer 68.2 (ZA4742). The fieldwork end date for Finland is documented in accordance with the technical specifications (May 8). The latest date coded in the dataset (P1) is May 4, but for 104 cases from Finland no fieldwork date is coded at all.
Number of Units: 26825
Number of Variables: 714
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 365 / Wave 75.2: Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Environment and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, August 2011. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_365_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 367 / Wave 75.2: Harmonised numbers for services of social value -116. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Information Society and Media and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, September 2011. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_367_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer 75.2: Volunteering and Intergenerational Solidarity. Survey commissioned by the European Parliament and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (Public Opinion Monitoring Unit). Brussels, October 2011 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/eurobarometre/2011/juillet/04_07/rapport_%20eb75_2_%20benevolat_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer 75.2: Crisis and Food Security. Survey commissioned by the European Parliament and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (Public Opinion Monitoring Unit). Brussels, October 2011 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/eurobarometre/2011/juin/22062011/eb_75_2_%20report%20financial_%20crisis%20iii%20_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer 75.2: Building the Digital Single Market – Cross Border Demand for Content Services. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_366_en.pdf
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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.