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ZA2241: Eurobarometer 37.1 (Apr-May 1992)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 37.1 (Apr-May 1992). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2241 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA2241
TitleEurobarometer 37.1 (Apr-May 1992)
Other Titles
  • Consumer Goods and Social Security (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09957.v1, 1999-12
Date of Collection20.04.1992 - 19.05.1992
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses


AbstractThe main topics of this Eurobarometer are: 1. Paying attention to product information, 2. Social security, 3. Older people and retirement questions. Topics: Citizenship and eligibility to vote at place of residence; general contentment with life; personal opinion leadership and frequency of political discussions; interest in politics; postmaterialism; frequency of listening to news on the radio, television and reading news in the paper. 1. Product information: paying attention to product information before purchase of foods and non-foodstuffs; detailed information on significance of selected product information in the decision to purchase vegetables, ready-to-serve meals, fruits, meat, fish, clothing, cosmetics, furniture, televisions, washing and cleansing agents; additionally desired product information and preference for Europe-wide standardization. 2. Social security: judgement on the social security system and social security in the country; preference for government or individual provision and Europe-wide standardization; adequate welfare for the unemployed, the old, the sick and the poor in the country; preference for national or European decisions in questions of establishing minimum income, unemployment benefit and pensions; attitude to equal treatment of locals and foreigners in questions of social security; impact from longer-term illnesss and disabilities; contacts with doctors during the last month or restrictions due to illness; inclination to visit the doctor for selected health complaints; utilization of medical check-ups; appropriateness of a percentage of the costs of selected medical services for patients; self-treatment and use of medication on doctor´s orders; general judgement on provision of medical care in the country; attitude to the public health system and judgement on services (scale); possession of a private health insurance or supplementary insurances; attitude to government support for the less well-off; assumed insufficient knowledge of the less well-off about support services to which they are entitled; doing without support for fear of discrimination; family responsibility for prosperity of family members and government responsibility for elimination of poverty (scale); judgement on the length of maternity leave and support servicesduring this time; attitude to particular help for single-parents; child allowance for everyone or only for parents less financially well-off; times of unemployment during the last five years; probability of future unemployment; preference for high unemployment support of short duration or low unemployment support for a longer time; attitude to the rights and duties of the unemployed regarding rejecting jobs available and further education; assumed reduction of the number of unemployed from reduction of support. 3. Older people and retirement questions: most important problems of older people; attitude to older people (scale); expected development of the retirement age and retirement income; increase in the welfare state with increased support for older people; desire for equal treatment of men and women regarding retirement age, pension fund contributions and pensions; assessment of appropriate participation of older people in politics, in social activities and in the media; attitude to permitted paid occupation of the retired; perceived discrimination of older people in professional life; attitude to legal protection against age discrimination; appropriate consideration of the interests of older people by public agencies; preferred level of guaranteed minimum income for older people; preference for care in a home or for people in need of care to remain in their home environment; looking after members of the family or friends in need of care; most able care-giver; attitude to a flexible age limit; appropriate amount of a survivor´s pension; attitude to rights to a pension for raising children and care of old family members or those in need of care; attitude to reduction of pension with work income; self-assessment of level of standard of living; assessment of general amount of pension; preference for compulsory, employer-related or private retirement insurance as well as for compulsory or private nursing care insurance. Demography: self-classification on a left-right continuum; union membership; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; possession of durable economic goods; occupational position; weekly number of working hours; employment in the civil service or private enterprise (company sector); person managing household; head of household; occupation of head of household; self-assessment of social class; residential status; degree of urbanization; religiousness; monthly household income; city size; region. Indices: opinion leadership (cognitive mobility); postmaterialism; status in profession; media usage. The following questions were also posed to pensioners: retirement age; appropriateness of pension. The following questions were posed correspondingly to non-pensioners: preferred retirement age; concerns in view of retirement; anticipated appropriateness of pension payments. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded were: date of interview; start of interview and length of interview; identification of interviewer.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Retirement
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Medication and treatment
  • Elderly
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7.1 Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 7.5 Health policy
  • 13.1 Elderly
  • 14 Social welfare policy and systems
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMARKETING UNIT, Bruessel; GFK DANMARK, Kopenhagen; SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln; KEME, Athen; PRAGMA, Rom; ICP/Research, Madrid; TMO Consultants, Paris; Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin; IRLES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; NORMA, Lissabon; MAI, London; ULSTER MARKETING SERVICES, Nordirland INRA EUROPE, Brussels (Fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.04.1992 - 09.05.1992 (Belgium)
  • 21.04.1992 - 07.05.1992 (Denmark)
  • 21.04.1992 - 09.05.1992 (Germany)
  • 20.04.1992 - 19.05.1992 (Greece)
  • 20.04.1992 - 08.05.1992 (Spain)
  • 21.04.1992 - 04.05.1992 (France)
  • 21.04.1992 - 12.05.1992 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 21.04.1992 - 13.05.1992 (Italy)
  • 21.04.1992 - 18.05.1992 (Luxembourg)
  • 23.04.1992 - 10.05.1992 (Netherlands)
  • 24.04.1992 - 12.05.1992 (Portugal)
  • 20.04.1992 - 07.05.1992 (Great Britain)
  • 21.04.1992 - 11.05.1992 (Northern Ireland)

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 survey contained questions on the topics alcohol and drugs. The same questions were also posed in Eurobarometer 37.0 (ZA Study No. 2141). The data from both surveys have been summarized in one data set, Eurobarometer 37.A, and archived under ZA Study No. 2243. The 12995 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1017 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (West) 1008 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (East) 1058 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, France 1003 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1000 cases, Italy 1043 cases, Luxembourg 498 cases, Netherlands 1002 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1000 cases, United Kingdom 1062 cases, Northern Ireland 304 cases. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-36) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544, 1712-1715, 1750-1753, 1960-1962, 2031-2033 as well as 2081. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-2002) is archived under ZA Study No. 3521. The Eurobarometer 37.0 is archived under ZA Study No. 2141. The Eurobarometer 37.2 (ZA Study No. 2242) deepens a topic of this survey, in that older people were interviewed on questions of growing old.
Number of Units: 12995
Number of Variables: 464
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 37: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1992.
  • Commission des Communautés Européennes: Etiquetage des produits. Bruxelles, Août 1992.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Age and Attitudes - Main Results from a Eurobarometer Survey. Brussels, 1993 (also available in French).
  • Maurizio Ferrera (University of Pavia): EC Citizens and social Protection - Main results from a Eurobarometer survey. Italy, November 1993.
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    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.