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ZA3903: Eurobarometer 59.0 (Jan-Feb 2003)

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  • ZA3903_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 238 KBytes
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Eurobarometer 59.0: Lifelong Learning, Health, and Partners and Fertility
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 59.0 (Jan-Feb 2003). European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3903 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3903
TitleEurobarometer 59.0 (Jan-Feb 2003)
Other Titles
  • Lifelong Learning, Health, and Partners and Fertility (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03766.v1, 2008-07-23
Date of Collection15.01.2003 - 11.03.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractThis Eurobarometer survey queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures as well as lifelong learning, health, and partners and fertility. To start the interview, standard trend questions were asked regarding the euro and European Union (EU) policies. New questions were asked about EU expansion and priorities for local and national authorities. Topics: Questions were asked regarding lifelong learning situations within and outside of one´s private life. Respondents were queried about places where learning occurred (e.g., school, work, social situations, and home), whether the study/training was for work or personal reasons, whether it was mandatory, what the benefits were, reasons for future study/training, best ways to improve job skills, obstacles to study/training, most useful information sources for study/training, and how much respondents would be willing to pay toward study/training. Respondents were also asked whether they possessed certain skills and could prove it, whether these skills were important within and outside of their private lives, and which study/training opportunities in the past five years they considered most important. The third portion of the interview collected information on respondent health problems and health-related issues. Questions were asked pertaining to current illnesses, visitation of various medical professionals, long-term treatment of a variety of conditions (e.g., diabetes, cancer, and AIDS/HIV), dental issues, health tests, and check-ups (e.g., X-rays, blood pressure, and hearing), diet, alcohol consumption, and opinions of and things done to ensure child safety. Women in the study were asked about their knowledge and use of hormone replacement therapy, gynecological and other female-specific types of exams, and breastfeeding of children. The fourth portion of the survey dealt with issues of family and partners. Respondents were asked about the importance of having a spouse/partner and children, whether the father or mother should carry out certain childcare and household tasks, if they had children and if so who was responsible for various household and childcare tasks, and with which of these task divisions they were most dissatisfied. They were also queried on plans for more children and desire for and timing of the births of current children. Demography: Age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, type and size of locality, and household income.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions


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)
  • Iceland (IS)
UniverseAll respondents were aged 15 and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
A multi-stage sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regions in every country (i.e., Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT regions). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of addresses was selected from each sampled PSU. Addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures, beginning with an initial address selected at random. In each household, a respondent was selected, by a random procedure. Up to three recalls were made to obtain an interview with the selected respondent. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Brüssel; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln; MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; INRA Demoskopea, Rom; ILReS, Luxemburg; INTOMART, Hilversum, Niederlande; SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich; METRIS GFK, Lissabon; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH, Espoo, Finnland; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden; MARTIN HAMBLIN, London, Großbritannien; ULSTER Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; IBM BUSINESS CONSULT. SERV., Reykjavik, Island; MMI AS, Oslo, Norwegen; European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brüssel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide)
Date of Collection
  • 15.01.2003 - 19.02.2003 (Belgium)
  • 19.01.2003 - 19.02.2003 (Denmark)
  • 21.01.2003 - 08.02.2003 (Germany)
  • 21.01.2003 - 18.02.2003 (Greece)
  • 28.01.2003 - 17.02.2003 (Spain)
  • 18.01.2003 - 17.02.2003 (France)
  • 22.01.2003 - 14.02.2003 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 27.01.2003 - 17.02.2003 (Italy)
  • 18.01.2003 - 18.02.2003 (Luxembourg)
  • 21.01.2003 - 19.02.2003 (Netherlands)
  • 24.01.2003 - 13.02.2003 (Portugal)
  • 16.01.2003 - 19.02.2003 (Great Britain)
  • 22.01.2003 - 11.02.2003 (Northern Ireland)
  • 21.01.2003 - 06.02.2003 (Austria)
  • 22.01.2003 - 19.02.2003 (Sweden)
  • 20.01.2003 - 18.02.2003 (Finland)
  • 06.02.2003 - 11.03.2003 (Norway)
  • 22.01.2003 - 28.02.2003 (Iceland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2016-4-21v582: 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

Further Remarks

NotesThe regular sample size (in the sense of completed interviews) is 1000 respondents per country, except the United Kingdom with separate samples for Great Britain (1000) and Northern Ireland (300), Luxembourg and Iceland (600) and Germany with separate samples for the Eastern and the Western part (1000 each). Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1039, Belgium 1073, Netherlands 1002, Germany-West 1062, Germany-East 1109, Italy 1006, Luxembourg 615, Denmark 1000, Ireland 1007, Great Britain 1109, Northern Ireland 307, Greece 1001, Spain 1000, Portugal 1000, Finland 1018, Sweden 1000, Austria 1022, Norway 1009, Iceland 626. Respondents in Norway and Iceland have only been asked questions on ´Lifelong Learning´ plus relevant demographics and protocol variables. Swiss data available on the ´Family and Partnership´ module in the framework of EBCH 2003 (online access to integrated datasets EU+Switzerland via FORS online data catalogue)
Number of Units: 18005
Number of Variables: 603
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop): Lifelong learning: citizens´ view. Luxembourg: 2003.
  • THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP (EORG): Special Eurobarometer Wave 59.0. Health, Food, and Alcohol, and Safety. Requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: December 2003.
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.