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ZA3509: Eurobarometer 55.2 (May-Jun 2001)

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Eurobarometer 55.2 (Science and Technology, Agriculture, The Euro, and Internet Access)
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 55.2 (May-Jun 2001). European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3509 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3509
TitleEurobarometer 55.2 (May-Jun 2001)
Other Titles
  • Science and Technology, Agriculture, the Euro, and Internet Access (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi.10.3886/ICPSR03341.v3, 2006-11-21
Date of Collection10.05.2001 - 15.06.2001
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls


AbstractThe major topics are: 1. Science and technology, 2. Agriculture, 3. The Euro, 4. Internet access. Topics: 1. Science and technology: interest in selected topics and extent to which informed about topics, such as e.g. sport, politics, business and finances, science and technology, culture; interest in new scientific and technical developments in the areas medicine, Internet, environmental protection, astronomy, genetics, nanotechnology, economics and social sciences; most important media for information about scientific and technical developments (rank order); frequency of visits to scientific and technical museums, art museums, zoos, aquariums and libraries and reasons for not visiting; assessment of the scientific quality of selected sciences; natural science knowledge test; knowledge test about the manner of action with scientific research and the understanding of probabilities; self-classification of understanding of selected topics such as air pollution, global warming, the greenhouse effect, fuel cell engine, ozone hole, nanotechnology, medication produced with gene-technology, genetically modified food, Internet and BSE; attitude to environmental questions, BSE and health topics (scale); belief in technology and antipathy to technology (scale); attitude to animal experiments, technical progress, the power of the scientist, to basic research, automation, industrial development through research, the Internet as economic motor and the belief in lucky numbers (scale); responsibility of scientists for abuse of their research (scale); scientists, politicians, farmers or food industry as those responsible for the spreading of BSE and preferred measures to prevent such problems in the future; attitude to genetically modified foods (scale); occupational prestige of selected occupations; presentation of science and research in the media (scale); trust in institutions in case of an environmental catastrophe; reason for the disinterest of young people in a science career and preferred measures to increase interest; knowledge about the activities of the EU in scientific and technical areas and assessment of the necessity of these activities; comparison of research on national and European level regarding savings possibilities, efficiency, significance, economic growth, compatibility with national and industrial interests; preferred measures (research support, promotion of women, Europe-wide cooperation, reducion of ethical misgivings) to increase scientific research within the EU (scale); effects of the EU enlargement on science and technology of the old and new member countries. 2. Agriculture: judgement on EU agricultural policy regarding consumer protection, defense of the interests of farmers and environmental protection; preferred goals of EU agricultural policy and judgement on the implementation of these goals by the EU Commission; attitude to subsidies for agricultural business. 3. The Euro: assessment of personal extent to which informed about the Euro; personal interest in the Euro; knowledge test about the fixing of the Euro exchange rate, about the exchange rate of the Euro with one´s national currency, about the time of introduction of the Euro for electronic funds transfers and about the time of replacing the national currency by the Euro; use of the Euro up to now for electronic funds transfers domestically and abroad; reasons for non-use and planned start of use; attitude to the Euro; financial investments and purchases of shares in Euro; bank accounts in Euro and intent to convert; convenience of the Euro with dual pricing; rough estimate of the prices of selected goods of daily need in Euro (knowledge test of exchange rate); Except in Germany, Austria and Netherlands the following questions were posed: knowledge about the Euro logo in businesses and increased trust in businesses using this logo; expected difficulties converting to the Euro in general and for the respondent personally (scale). 4. Internet access: personal use of a computer, Internet, cell phone, cable television, digital television; place of Internet access; reasons for non-use of the Internet and possible motives for possible use; advantages of the Internet; preferred measures to improve Internet access of disadvantaged persons and in public institutions; motives for participating in computer training. Demography: nationality; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; position in household; occupation of head of household; degree of urbanization; monthly household income. Also encoded was: date of interview and interview time; length of interview; number of persons present during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; region; interviewer number; possession of a telephone. In Luxembourg, Belgium and Finland: interview language.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Media
  • Agriculture and rural industry
  • Economic systems and development
  • Information technology
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development
  • 18 Science and technology
  • 18.2 Information technology


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 CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Bruessel; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln; MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; INRA Demoskopea, Rom; ILReS, Luxemburg; INTOMART, Hilversum, Niederlande; METRIS, Lissabon; INRA UK, London; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; ULSTER Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Bruessel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide)
Date of Collection
  • 10.05.2001 - 15.06.2001 (Belgium)
  • 10.05.2001 - 15.06.2001 (Denmark)
  • 12.05.2001 - 13.06.2001 (Germany)
  • 14.05.2001 - 12.06.2001 (Greece)
  • 14.05.2001 - 11.06.2001 (Spain)
  • 10.05.2001 - 07.06.2001 (France)
  • 17.05.2001 - 02.06.2001 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 18.05.2001 - 10.06.2001 (Italy)
  • 10.05.2001 - 15.06.2001 (Luxembourg)
  • 19.05.2001 - 15.06.2001 (Netherlands)
  • 12.05.2001 - 04.06.2001 (Portugal)
  • 10.05.2001 - 14.06.2001 (Great Britain)
  • 18.05.2001 - 02.06.2001 (Northern Ireland)
  • 16.05.2001 - 11.06.2001 (Austria)
  • 10.05.2001 - 15.06.2001 (Sweden)
  • 12.05.2001 - 15.06.2001 (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
2016-4-21v585: 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 1.0.1 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
2011-7-1v299values not labeled2011-7-1value labels 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. No standard trend questions, reduced demographics Swiss data on the ´Science and Technology´ module are available in the framework of EBCH 2001 (online access to integrated datasets EU+Switzerland via FORS online data catalogue) Candidate countries data on the "Science and Technology" and "Agricultural Policy" modules are available in the framework of CCEB 2002.3 (ZA 4235). See also special Eurobarometer trend file release: "Public Understanding of Science in Europe 1989-2005" (ZA4669).
Number of Units: 16140
Number of Variables: 608
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission, Research Directorate-General: Eurobarometer 55.2: Europeans Science and Technology. Brussels: December 2001.
  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG: Eurobarometer 55.2: Les Européens et la E-Inclusion: Rapport pour la DG Emploi (European Commission). Bruxelles: Printemps 2001.
  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG: Eurobarometer 55.2: Europeans and the Common Agricultural Policy: Report for the Directorate-General for Agriculture (European Commission). Brussels: Spring 2001.
  • European Commission: Europeans and the EURO. Brussels: July 2001.
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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.