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ZA3388: Eurobarometer 54.2 (Jan-Feb 2001)

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Eurobarometer 54.2 Impact of New Technologies, Employment and Social Affairs, and Disabilities January-February 2001
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 54.2 (Jan-Feb 2001). European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3388 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA3388
TitleEurobarometer 54.2 (Jan-Feb 2001)
Other Titles
  • Impact of New Technologies, Employment and Social Affairs, and Disabilities (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03211.v4, 2008-01-15
Date of Collection02.01.2001 - 18.02.2001
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls


AbstractThe major topics are: 1. Effects of new technologies 2. Working world and social things 3. Mobility 4. Attitude to the handicapped. Topics: 1. Effects of new technologies: expected effects on life of respondent; assessment of influence of new technologies on daily life, access to information, available leisure time, safety, accident risk, work in or on house, family and social relations and crime in 5 to 10 years; assessment who profits most from the Internet; new technologies as means to reduce social inequality, cultural and education differences, number of people socially excluded; new technologies as possibility for political participation, access to political representatives and public services and new possibilities of election participation and expression of opinion; misgivings about voting online; arrisal of new ethical questions from new technologies. 2. Working world and social things: expected changes in the working world regarding occupational further education, work stress, change of occupation, working hours and start of pension; assessment of influence of new technologies on situation in job market; necessity of computer knowledge in the job search, at work and adequate acquisition in school (scale); attitude to acceptance of costs of computer schooling by beneficiary or government; work satisfaction regarding income, job security, activity exercised, working hours and commuting times to place of work; frequency of change of job in the last 5 years and similarity of job requirements in the current and previous job; reasons for change of occupation or not; necessity of acquisition of new skills for occupational future and reasons for this; participation in measures for further education and reasons for non-participation. 3. Mobility: moving frequency in the last 10 years and destination of move; reasons for last move and for not moving; intent to move in the next 5 years, destination and reasons to move; preference not to move and to remain unemployed or to move for a new job; expected improvement in job perspectives from moving and most important reasons for moving; readiness to move to a country with a foreign language; evaluation of proportion of foreigners in one's country. 4. Attitude to the handicapped: knowledge and contacts with persons whose daily life life is impacted by a permanent illness or disability; sense of well-being of respondent in the presence of the handicapped; judgement on handicapped access of the blind, deaf, physically and mentally handicapped to public transportation, government offices, restaurants, hotels, places of training, place of work, sport and culture events; perceived improvement in handicapped access to public institutions in the last few years and institutions having or that should have the responsibility for this; personal knowledge of various types of disability; estimate of percentage of handicapped in the population; approval of some statements on integration of handicapped in society (scale); sense of well-being of respondent if a person in a wheel-chair were to play a certain role in his life e.g. as doctor, superior, neighbor, colleague, sales person, politician, artist or teacher. Demography: nationality; age; sex; size of household; children in household; age at termination of education; employment; occupation last exercised; household income; possession of a telephone. Also encoded was: date of interview; start of interview; length of interview; presence of further persons during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; state; region.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Employee training
  • Employment
  • Social change
  • Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions
  • Specific social services: use and availability
  • Housing
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.4 In-job training
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.7 Social change
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 14.1 Specific social services: use and provision
  • 18 Science and technology
  • 19.2 Housing


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)
  • Norway (NO)
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 CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Bruessel; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln; MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Nordirland; INRA Demoskopea, Rom; ILReS, Luxemburg; INTOMART, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lissabon; INRA UK, London; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Bruessel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide)
Date of Collection
  • 04.01.2001 - 25.01.2001 (Belgium)
  • 03.01.2001 - 04.02.2001 (Denmark)
  • 05.01.2001 - 26.01.2001 (Germany)
  • 06.01.2001 - 04.02.2001 (Greece)
  • 08.01.2001 - 02.02.2001 (Spain)
  • 05.01.2001 - 25.01.2001 (France)
  • 05.01.2001 - 02.02.2001 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 05.01.2001 - 02.02.2001 (Italy)
  • 03.01.2001 - 05.02.2001 (Luxembourg)
  • 05.01.2001 - 04.02.2001 (Netherlands)
  • 05.01.2001 - 30.01.2001 (Portugal)
  • 02.01.2001 - 24.01.2001 (Great Britain)
  • 05.01.2001 - 25.01.2001 (Northern Ireland)
  • 02.01.2001 - 29.01.2001 (Austria)
  • 03.01.2001 - 06.02.2001 (Sweden)
  • 02.01.2001 - 06.02.2001 (Finland)
  • 02.01.2001 - 18.02.2001 (Norway)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (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
2016-4-21v361: P7 REGION I - SWEDEN Variable documentation error: REGION I for SWEDEN does not represent NUTS 2 level, but is based on six historical provinces and large city areas.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 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
2011-7-1V9WEIGHT RESULT FROM TARGET (V9) does not include the weighting factors for NORWAY (V385)2011-7-1WEIGHT RESULT FROM TARGET produced for all samples: wght_all

Further Remarks

NotesIn each country about 1000 interviews were conducted except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each in East and West were surveyed. Norwegian data from a survey conducted by NORSK Gallup in parallel to Eurobarometer 54.2 have been integrated by the archive. See also Eurobarometer 54.1 (ZA3387). No standard trend questions, reduced demographics 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).
Related IDs Related IDs
  • , , DOI, Compiles
Number of Units: 16082
Number of Variables: 389
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG p.a. INRA (Europe) European Coordination Office for the Directorate-General "Employment and Social Affairs": The Social Situation in the European Union. Brussels, February 2001 (also available in french).
  • The European Opinion Research Group (EORG) for the Education and Culture Directorate-General: Attitudes of Europeans to disabilities. Brussels, May 2001 (also available in French and German).
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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.