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ZA3086: Eurobarometer 50.1 (Nov-Dec 1998)

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Eurobarometer 50.1 Information Society Services, Food Quality, the Family, and Aid to Development November-December 1998
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 50.1 (Nov-Dec 1998). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3086 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3086
TitleEurobarometer 50.1 (Nov-Dec 1998)
Other Titles
  • Information Society Services, Food Quality, the Family, and Development Aid (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR02831.v4, 2006-05-24
Date of Collection29.10.1998 - 10.12.1998
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit


AbstractAttitude to Internet use, marks of quality for foods, questions on family sociology and foreign aid. Topics: Internet and computer: use of computers or media equipment in leisure time and occupation as well as intent to purchase within the next six months; interest in communication nets and selected Internet offers; readiness to pay a monthly usage fee for these offers; reasons for lack of interest. Food and food brands: frequency of consumption of selected kinds of food in one's household and most important selection criteria in purchasing food; most important criteria for judging the quality of foods; knowledge test or degree of familiarity of the abbreviation and the full form of marks of quality identifying region of origin of foods (A.O.C., D.O.C., P.D.O. and P.G.I.); sources of information about such marks of quality; frequency of consumption of foods with these marks of quality; assumed guarantees of quality or merely sales promotion through this mark of quality; knowledge about the guaranteed product quality with P.D.O. and P.G.I.; price elasticity with foods with guaranteed designation of origin; most important product information to recognize conventionally produced foods; familiarity of a European logo for guaranteed traditional production; significance of this logo; higher trust and increased willingness to use products with designation of origin; trust in a European product symbol. Family: family term (kernal family, extended family); most important influence factors for the decision about the number of desired children; importance of partner and children; most important functions of the family in today's society on the one hand and for respondent personally on the other; approval or rejection of marriage and reasons; obstacles to divorce from the view of respondent; stages in life cycle completed: leaving parents, moving together with partner, children, divorce, death of partner, change of location for occupational reasons; desirable improvements in family policy by the government; membership and commitment in selected organizations and time expended for these organizations; attitude to future increased duty of adult children to care for their parents; preferred distribution of tasks between father and mother in child-raising regarding changing diapers, buying clothing, punishment, playing etc.; assessment of personal quality of life; satisfaction with social services and public health system of the country; preference for accomodation of parents in a home or their remaining in the neighborhood surroundings; preference for private or governmental financial responsibility for caring for older people; importance of areas of life; effects of one's own marriage and children on selected areas of life (scale); preference for more governmental or more private responsibility for selected family, political, social, cultural and environmental tasks; assessment of what older people are leaving young people regarding jobs, freedom, solidarity, ethics, environment, equality, quality of life, social and personal security, purchasing power and working conditions. Developing countries: assessment of the importance of foreign aid and reasons for slight importance; assessment of the proportion of foreign aid in the national budget in one's country as well as in the EU; preference for an increase, reduction or for the same level of foreign aid by the country on the one hand and by the European Commission on the other; responsibility of Europe, USA or Japan for foreign aid in Africa, South America and Asia; reasons to reject the responsibility Europe for Africa; assessment of the problem-solving efficiency of EU foreign aid. In Germany the following questions were posed: politically most trustworthy EU countries; economically most efficient EU countries; EU countries most committed in the EU; most reliable EU countries in business. In Italy the following was additionally asked: assessment of the political trustworthiness, economic efficiency, committment in the EU and business reliability of Italy; assessment of the current weight of Italy in the EU; greatest political and economic hinderances for a stronger economic significance for Italy in the EU. In Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the UK the following was additionally asked: most important tasks of the EU and assessment of coping with these tasks within the next few years; personal significance of EU for respondent; local ties or solidarity with region, country, Europe or the entire world; assessment of the usefulness or necessity of the European currency union; extent of trust of respondent in local government, regional government, national government and the EU. Demography: nationality (multiple responses possible); self-classification on a left-right continuum; marital status; age at conclusion of school training; sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; current professional position; head of household; primary earner in household and his occupation; household income. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; region; possession of a telephone; interview language.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Information society
  • International politics and organisations
  • Family life and marriage
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


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)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
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-INRA, Brussels; GFK Danmark, Copenhagen; INRA Germany, Moelln; KEME, Athens; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; TMO, Paris; Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin; Ulster Marketing Surveys, Northern Ireland; PRAGMA, Rome; ILRES, Luxembourg; NIPO, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lisbon; RAS - INRA UK, London; TEMO AB, Solna, Sweden; MDC Marketing Research, Espoo, Finland; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; INRA EUROPE, Brussels (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 06.11.1998 - 26.11.1998 (Belgium)
  • 14.11.1998 - 10.12.1998 (Denmark)
  • 03.11.1998 - 24.11.1998 (Germany)
  • 04.11.1998 - 25.11.1998 (Greece)
  • 09.11.1998 - 25.11.1998 (Spain)
  • 29.10.1998 - 29.11.1998 (France)
  • 04.11.1998 - 25.11.1998 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 10.11.1998 - 30.11.1998 (Italy)
  • 09.11.1998 - 07.12.1998 (Luxembourg)
  • 13.11.1998 - 08.12.1998 (Netherlands)
  • 07.11.1998 - 29.11.1998 (Portugal)
  • 03.11.1998 - 06.12.1998 (Great Britain)
  • 04.11.1998 - 25.11.1998 (Northern Ireland)
  • 04.11.1998 - 25.11.1998 (Austria)
  • 09.11.1998 - 04.12.1998 (Sweden)
  • 04.11.1998 - 06.12.1998 (Finland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-3-30 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
2011-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesIn each country approx. 1000 interviews were conducted, except in Northern Ireland (approx. 300) and Luxembourg (approx. 600). In the Federal Republic of Germany there are separate samples for East and West with approx. 1000 respondents each. On the basis of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1, a set of relevant variables from Eurobarometer 50.1 has been used for the production of a harmonized dataset on “Quality of Life” issues, together with relevant variables from Eurobarometer surveys 51.0, 52.1, 54.2, 56.1 and 56.2. The harmonized dataset ´Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries´ is made available through the GESIS ´Datorium´ service (doi:10.7802/1209).
Number of Units: 16224
Number of Variables: 776
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • INRA (Ed.): Europeans and development aid: Report for the European Commission, Directorate-General VIII "Development", managed and organised by Directorate-General X "Public Opinion Analysis Unit". Brussels 1999.
  • INRA (Ed.): Les Europeens et les labels de qualité: Rapport pour La Direction Generale VI "Agriculture", VI.B.I.4 Politique de Qualité et Autres Affaires Concernant Plusieurs Produits, gere et organisé par DGX "Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisuel". Brussels 1999.
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Générale VI: Les européens et les labels de qualité. Bruxelles, fevrier 1999.
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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.