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ZA1543: Eurobarometer 25 (Apr 1986)

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Eurobarometer 25 (Apr 1986) Holiday Travel and Environmental Problems
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 25 (Apr 1986). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1543 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1543
TitleEurobarometer 25 (Apr 1986)
Other Titles
  • Holiday Travel and Environmental Problems (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08616.v1, 1988
Date of Collection19.03.1986 - 30.04.1986
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe main survey focus of this Eurobarometer is: 1. Vacation and travel behavior 2. Attitude to environmental problems 3. Attitude to traffic measures and projects in Europe 4. Attitude to Europe, the European Parliament and the EC in general Topics: 1. Vacation and travel behavior: number of vacation trips undertaken in 1985; number of persons traveling along; means of transport used; type of housing; vacation destination; vacation form; general vacation satisfaction (scale); reasons for not traveling; vacation plans for the next year; EC countries already visited and particularly preferred for further visits; type of travel information used; criteria for the selection of vacation place. 2. Attitude to environmental problems: judgement on selected forms of environmental pollution at place of residence; intensity of concern for environmental problems; assessment of the urgency of problems of air and water pollution; most important environmental damages; personal environmentally-conscious conduct; readiness for further environmentally-conscious conduct; most important areas of application for financial environmental protection measures; judgement on the effort of authorities for environmental protection; balancing between economic and ecological interests; interest in information on selected environmental topics; preferred form of housing. 3. Attitude to traffic measures and projects in Europe: trust in the various peoples of the EC and further countries; attitude to a train tunnel under the English Channel; Attitude to Europe, the European Parliament and the EC in general: degree of familiarity and evaluation of the European Parliament; significance of the European Parliament in the EC; most important topics about which the EC Parliament debated in recent time; advantages for the country from membership in the EC; regret of a failure of the EC; attitude to admission of Turkey into the EC; approval of the efforts for European integration. 4. Miscellaneous: general contentment with life and satisfaction with the political system; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions with friends; postmaterialism index; assessment of personal self-confidence; trust in fellow-man; interest in the future; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social reforms; approval as well as personal membership in nature protection associations, ecology movements, nuclear power movements and peace movements; feeling of happiness. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness (scale); school education; occupational position; employment; company size; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; person managing household; party allegiance; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; city size; union membership; memberships; age at termination of school or university (classified). Interviewer rating: date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Leisure, tourism and sport
  • International politics and organisations
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Environment and conservation
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


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)
UniverseSample of persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Various sampling procedure (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) according to country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIMARSO, Brussels; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup; Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux; ICAP Hellas, Athens; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; Instituto de Investigacion Gallup, Madrid; NIPO, Amsterdam; NORMA, Lissabon; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Date of Collection
  • 31.03.1986 - 25.04.1986 (France)
  • 28.03.1986 - 14.04.1986 (Belgium)
  • 26.03.1986 - 04.04.1986 (Netherlands)
  • 24.03.1986 - 30.04.1986 (Germany)
  • 20.03.1986 - 11.04.1986 (Italy)
  • 28.03.1986 - 21.04.1986 (Luxembourg)
  • 20.03.1986 - 30.03.1986 (Denmark)
  • 27.03.1986 - 11.04.1986 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 20.03.1986 - 11.04.1986 (Great Britain)
  • 20.03.1986 - 11.04.1986 (Northern Ireland)
  • 21.03.1986 - 12.04.1986 (Greece)
  • 19.03.1986 - 06.04.1986 (Spain)
  • 21.03.1986 - 14.04.1986 (Portugal)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-7-1 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
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2012-7-1variable added
2012-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2012-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThe 11831 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1007 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 987 cases, Denmark 1043 cases, France 1003 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1002 cases, Italy 1102 cases, Luxembourg 299 cases, Netherlands 1001 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1008 cases, United Kingdom 1379 cases. Data provider: BASS. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-24) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318-1321 as well as 1541-1542. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-2002) with selected trend questions is archived under ZA Study No. 3521.
Number of Units: 11831
Number of Variables: 317
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 25: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1986.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 25. Brussels, June 1986.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die Europäer und der Urlaub (Europeans and their Holidays / Los europeos y las vacaciones). Brüssel, März 1987.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die Europäer und ihre Umwelt 1986 (The Europeans and their Environment in 1986 / Gli Europei ed il loro ambiente nel 1986). Brüssel, März 1987.
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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.