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ZA2636: Eurobarometer 43.0 (Mar-Apr 1995)

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Eurobarometer 43.0 (Mar-Apr 1995) Cross-border Purchases, Smoking Habits and Cancer Risks March-April 1995
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 43.0 (Mar-Apr 1995). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2636 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA2636
TitleEurobarometer 43.0 (Mar-Apr 1995)
Other Titles
  • Cross-Border Purchases, Smoking Habits, and Cancer Risks (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR06662.v1, 1998-05
Date of Collection22.03.1995 - 21.04.1995
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses


AbstractExperiences in purchasing foreign products, attitude to smoking and opportunities for cancer check-up. Topics: registration of respondent in election register; interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; attitude to unification of Europe; judgement on membership of one´s own country in the EU. 1. purchase of foreign products: manner and extent of purchase of products as well as services from other EU countries; satisfaction with foreign products purchased; in case of complaints: solving problems encountered. 2. smoking habits: daily use of cigarettes; preference for light brands of cigarettes; increased use of cigarettes after change from normal to light brands of cigarettes; desire to quit smoking or reduce use of cigarettes (split: in the second case the question was about intent rather than desire); time of quitting smoking (for former smokers); utilization of medications, hypnosis or acupuncture to quit smoking; resumption of use of cigarettes and reasons for this; intervals between the periods of tobacco abstinence; assumptions about the connection of advertising as well as tobacco costs and the general use of cigarettes; attitude to regimentation of advertising for cigarettes and tobacco; assumed orientation of tobacco advertising on young people; suspected relationship between use of tobacco and advertising for products that have the same brand name as tobacco products; attitude to absolute prohibition of direct and indirect advertising for cigarettes and tobacco; presence of smokers at home, in one´s circle of friends, at work and at other places; attitude to a smoking ban in public institutions; expected observance of such a smoking ban by smokers; preference for smoking zones or no-smoking zones at work; attitude to an individual solution among colleagues or for management decision; existence of smoking regulations at one´s place of work and perceived observance of these rules; degree of familiarity of no-smoking organizations; possible duties of such no-smoking organizations; knowledge of actions of the EU to reduce use of tobacco. 3. cancer: preference for national European efforts in the fight against illnesses; opportunities to avoid cancer through corresponding precaution; judgement on selected consumer habits as causing cancer; assumed connection between sun-bathing and cancer; attitude to medical check-up for women for early diagnosis of breast cancer; personal participation in such medical check-ups; deaths due to cancer in one´s circle of friends; knowledge about the European program to combat cancer. 4. miscellaneous: self-classification on a left-right continuum; religiousness; self-classification of class affiliation.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Medication and treatment
  • Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Public health
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 7.1 Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
UniverseRespondents 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; CIMEI, Madrid; TMO Consultants, Paris; Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin; PRAGMA, Rom; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; NORMA, Lissabon; NOP Corporate & Financial, London; Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; TEMO, Solna, Schweden; MARKETING DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Espoo, Finnland; INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 27.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Austria)
  • 27.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Belgium)
  • 25.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Denmark)
  • 26.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Germany)
  • 27.03.1995 - 9.04.1995 (Greece)
  • 27.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Spain)
  • 27.03.1995 - 10.04.1995 (France)
  • 23.03.1995 - 20.04.1995 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 27.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Italy)
  • 22.03.1995 - 21.04.1995 (Luxembourg)
  • 24.03.1995 - 13.04.1995 (Netherlands)
  • 22.03.1995 - 9.04.1995 (Portugal)
  • 25.03.1995 - 17.04.1995 (Sweden)
  • 27.03.1995 - 12.04.1995 (Finland)
  • 25.03.1995 - 13.04.1995 (Great Britain)
  • 23.03.1995 - 20.04.1995 (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
2013-11-8SIZE OF COMMUNITY (P6Data for SWEDEN have been supplied with four categories, deviating from the Swedish field questionnaire (seven categories) and from Eurobarometer surveys 44 ff.
2013-11-8INCOME (D.29 / V149)Data for PORTUGAL have been shifted and documentation (including the variable report) is not correct. The correct categories and corresponding (unweighted) frequencies are as follows. Users should recode the data (9=13, 10=14) and re-define the categories in accordance. (1) Less than 60000 ESP (n=219); (2) 60001 to 90000 ESP (n=195); (3) 90001 to 120000 ESP (n=135); (4) 120001 to 150000 ESP (n=124); (5) 150001 to 200000 ESP (n=81); (6) 200001 to 250000 ESP (n=46); (7) 250001 to 300000 ESP (n=25); (8) More than 300000 ESP (n=27); (9) Refusal (n=75); (10) DK (n=72).
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

NotesExcept in Luxembourg (approx. 500 cases) and Northern Ireland (approx. 300 cases) in every country about 1000 persons were interviewed. There are two separate samples for Eastern and Western Germany. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers with selected trend questions (since 1970) is archived under ZA Study No. 3521. In this investigation questions were posed on drugs and AIDS that are not listed here but have been consolidated together with a special young people sample from Eurobarometer 43.1 in a separate data set under ZA Study No. 2638.
Number of Units: 16238
Number of Variables: 169
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 43: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1995.
Relevant full texts
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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.