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ZA3940: Eurobarometer 60.3 (Nov-Dec 2003)

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Eurobarometer 60.3 Time Allocation for Job, Learning, Family, and Other Activities, Retirement Preferences, and Product Safety Instructions for ´Do-It-Yourself´ Products
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 60.3 (Nov-Dec 2003). European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3940 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3940
TitleEurobarometer 60.3 (Nov-Dec 2003)
Other Titles
  • Time Allocation for Job, Learning, Family, and Other Activities, Retirement Preferences, and Product Safety Instructions for ´Do-It-Yourself´ Products (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03993.v2, 2007-06-13
Date of Collection15.11.2003 - 05.01.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractThis round of Eurobarometer surveys sought public opinion on issues of time usage and product safety instructions. Topics: Respondents were asked about their current employment status and occupation, matters pertaining to work arrangements and leave options such as teleworking, work schedule flexibility, and taking sabbaticals, as well as activities that have an impact on their free time. Respondents were asked about their satisfaction with respect to various aspects of life including their job, health, and financial situation. Respondents were queried on the number of hours they worked per week, whether or not they intended to reduce their working hours and for how long, and what they would do with their extra free time. Respondents were also asked for their opinions about stress levels at work, compensation, working conditions, and job security. They were also asked at what age they would like to retire and at what age they expected to retire, whether they would consider postponing retirement for any reason, and what they would do with their extra time upon retiring. Other questions were asked about professional training completed by the respondents in the previous 12 months, whether they took time off of work to complete the training, who should be responsible for paying for such training and about their attitudes towards lifelong learning. Respondents were asked how many children under the age of 14 were living in their household and if the children´s grandparents ever looked after them and with what frequency. In addition, respondents with grandchildren were asked if they ever looked after their grandchildren and whether or not they did so on a regular basis. Respondents also were asked a series of questions regarding product safety information with respect to ´Do-it-yourself´ (DIY) products. Respondents were shown different logos that had appeared on DIY products and were asked if they were familiar with the various logos and if they knew what the logos said about the product. Respondents were asked if they took safety logos or other safety information into account when purchasing DIY products, whether or not they read instructions accompanying DIY products, whether they kept instructions for future use, where they thought the best location for instructions would be, whether they preferred safety instructions to be conveyed by logos or text, and whether or not safety information for DIY products was generally useful. Similarly, they were asked about product safety information regarding toys and other products for children. Respondents were also asked whether they took safety information into account when buying toys or children´s products, whether they read safety instructions, and whether they kept safety instructions for future reference. Further, they were asked if they had seen certain logos on toys or other products for children and whether they knew what the logos said about the products. Respondents´ opinions were sought regarding the most effective placement of safety instructions, whether they preferred the risks of using a toy or children´s product to be indicated by logos or symbols or by text, and the usefulness of warnings appearing in text form. Finally, respondents were asked to make judgments on the overall usefulness of safety information for toys and children´s products. Demography: Age, gender, marital status, nationality, left-right political self-placement, age at completion of education, occupation, household income group, type and size of locality, and region.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Working conditions
  • Employee training
  • Employment
  • Retirement
  • Time use
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.4 In-job training
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 5.9 Time use
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
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; European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brüssel (internationale Koordination, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide)
Date of Collection
  • 21.11.2003 - 11.12.2003 (France)
  • 27.11.2003 - 30.12.2003 (Belgium)
  • 19.11.2003 - 17.12.2003 (Netherlands)
  • 15.11.2003 - 05.12.2003 (Germany)
  • 18.11.2003 - 19.12.2003 (Italy)
  • 19.11.2003 - 05.01.2004 (Luxembourg)
  • 28.11.2003 - 21.12.2003 (Denmark)
  • 22.11.2003 - 19.12.2003 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 16.11.2003 - 20.12.2003 (Great Britain)
  • 17.11.2003 - 19.12.2003 (Northern Ireland)
  • 23.11.2003 - 20.12.2003 (Greece)
  • 20.11.2003 - 12.12.2003 (Spain)
  • 21.11.2003 - 16.12.2003 (Portugal)
  • 28.11.2003 - 04.01.2004 (Finland)
  • 22.11.2003 - 30.12.2003 (Sweden)
  • 17.11.2003 - 19.12.2003 (Austria)

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
2016-4-22v389: 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

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 (600) and Germany with separate samples for the Eastern and the Western part (1000 each). Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1016, Belgium 1042, Netherlands 1013, Germany-West 1058, Germany-East 1026, Italy 1000, Luxembourg 600, Denmark 1000, Ireland 1003, Great Britain 1032, Northern Ireland 301, Greece 1007, Spain 1000, Portugal 1001, Finland 1018, Sweden 1000, Austria 1022. The special topic module on ´time use´ has also been surveyed in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5 (ZA-Study-No. 4240). No standard trend questions
Number of Units: 16139
Number of Variables: 413
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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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.