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ZA3625: Eurobarometer 56.0 (Aug-Sept 2001)

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Eurobarometer 56.0 Information and Communication Technologies, Financial Services, and Cultural Activities
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 56.0 (Aug-Sept 2001). European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3625 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3625
TitleEurobarometer 56.0 (Aug-Sept 2001)
Other Titles
  • Information and Communication Technologies, Financial Services, and Cultural Activities (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03363.v4 , 2006-11-21
Date of Collection22.08.2001 - 27.09.2001
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication, Opinion Polls


AbstractThis round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from standard trend questions, instead focusing on information and communication technologies, financial services, and cultural activities. Respondents were questioned about how important it was to use a computer in their daily lives, whether and where they used a computer, for which uses a computer or the Internet was important, and which other communication products they used, such as cable TV and mobile phones. They were asked what type of computer training they had received, whether they worked remotely (telecommuted), whether communication technologies had been introduced at their workplace, if so, what the outcome had been, and how using a computer, e-mail, or the Internet had changed the way they worked. Respondents were further queried on financial services, governmental legislation of financial services, whether consumer protection standards should be harmonized within the European Union (EU), and what obstacles were preventing consumers from using financial services in the EU. They were asked about their preferred method of paying for significant purchases and the reasons for that preference, whether they used cards with a confidential code, and the types of financial accounts or loans they had. A final section focused on cultural activities and asked respondents which type of television programs they watched, whether they watched videos or DVDs, listened to the radio, or owned a computer, how often they used the Internet and for what purpose, how many books they had read in the past year, whether they read newspapers or magazines, and what types of music they listened to. They were asked to describe cultural activities they engaged in, types of media they had access to at home (such as a television set, records, CDs, video game player, books), and how many television sets, encyclopedias, and books they owned. Demographic and other background information provided includes respondent´s age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, region of residence, and subjective size of community.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Cultural activities and participation
  • Media
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Information technology
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 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
Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Brussels; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln; MARKET ANALYSIS, Athens; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; INRA Demoskopea, Rom; ILReS, Luxembourg; INTOMART, Hilversum, The Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; METRIS, Lisbon; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH, Espoo, Finland; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Sweden; INRA UK, London, Great Britain; ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Northern Ireland European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels (Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide, international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 27.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Belgium)
  • 22.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Denmark)
  • 25.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Germany)
  • 03.09.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Greece)
  • 31.08.2001 - 21.09.2001 (Spain)
  • 27.08.2001 - 27.09.2001 (France)
  • 27.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 22.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Italy)
  • 25.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Luxembourg)
  • 25.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Netherlands)
  • 30.08.2001 - 25.09.2001 (Portugal)
  • 22.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Great Britain)
  • 29.08.2001 - 19.09.2001 (Northern Ireland)
  • 25.08.2001 - 24.09.2001 (Austria)
  • 28.08.2001 - 27.09.2001 (Sweden)
  • 28.08.2001 - 27.09.2001 (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
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
2011-7-1V376, values 2-50redudant value labels2011-7-1value label reduced

Further Remarks

NotesPer 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; no questions Q.29 to Q.33; reduced demographics. EORG has produced additional weighting variables to provide a better basis of comparison with a previous EUROSTAT survey. They are applied in the official reports on "Cultural Activities" (Q.34 to Q.50). Standard Eurobarometer weighting variables are also available. Comparable data for the special module on the Cultural Activities for the candidate countries are available at a later time in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.1 (ZA4159).
Number of Units: 16200
Number of Variables: 473
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Rosario Spadaro (THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP, EEIG): Europeans´ participation in cultural activities. A Eurobarometer survey carried out at the request of the European Commission, EUROSTAT. Brussels. April 2002 (also available in French and german).
  • Chiara Badalori: European Citizens and the Media. National Reports. Public Opinion in the European Union. Executive Summary. Brussels, May 2003.
  • THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP, EEIG, pour la Commission Européenne: Les européens et les technologies de l´information et de la communication dans le cadre de l´emploi. Bruxelles, Automne 2001.
  • Christophe Duflos (EORG, for the Directorate-General): Europeans´ views on banking and insurance services. (Comparative report with previous surveys). Brussels, December 2001 (report and comparative report also available in French).
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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.