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ZA4413: Eurobarometer 64.1 (Sep-Oct 2005)

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Eurobarometer 64.1 Mobility, Food Risk, Smoking, AIDS Prevention, and Medical Errors September-October 2005
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 64.1 (Sep-Oct 2005). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4413 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA4413
TitleEurobarometer 64.1 (Sep-Oct 2005)
Other Titles
  • Mobility, Food Risk, Smoking, AIDS Prevention, and Medical Errors (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • 10.3886/ICPSR04641.v2, 2008-03-12
Date of Collection02.09.2005 - 06.10.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractWork and mobility. Food risks. Smoking behaviour and passive smoking. AIDS prevention. Medical errors. Topics: 1. Work and mobility: importance of life domains; attitude towards job change and job mobility (scale: no more jobs for life, training and learning are essential to stay employed, difficult to find a job, changing jobs is good for people); residential status; year of moving into current place of residence; age at moving away from the parental home; number of relocations since moving from the parental home; regional mobility (within the same city, within the same region, within the same country, to another EU country, or to a country outside the EU); reasons for moving; areas of life with improvements or deteriorations after the move; main reason for not having moved since leaving the parental home; school attendance or participation in higher education training in another European country; intent to move to another region or country after retirement; likelihood to move in the next five years; motivations and obstacles regarding a possible move to another country; most important difficulties when moving to another EU country; assessment of moving within the EU as a good thing with regard to individuals, families, economy, labour market, and European integration; willingness to move to another region or country to find a new job; year of starting first job; profession, sector, and location of first job; number of changing employers or reasons for not changing; year of last change of employer and motivations for this change; title and sector of previous job; location of previous job; year of joining current employer; title and sector of current job; type of contract; required skills in current job compared to previous job; working hours per week; travelling time to work and back; change in required skills in current position compared to position occupied in the beginning of working for the current employer; main reasons for changing current job; participation in training courses last year and reasons for or against participation; job satisfaction (scale); frequency of unemployment longer than 3 months. 2. Food risks: associations with food; assessment of the likelihood to become a victim of selected hazards (scale: victim of crime or terrorism, serious illness, health damage by unsafe food or consumer goods, injury in a car crash, health damage by environmental pollution); designation of further problems or risks associated with food; most important criteria when buying food; assessment of the current food safety compared to ten years ago; concern about selected health topics (scale: mad cow disease (BSE), genetically modified ingredients or additives like colours, preservatives or flavourings in foods or beverages, weight gain, allergic reactions to foods or drinks, contamination by bacteria like salmonella or by chemical substances that are formed during heating or frying, pollutants like mercury or dioxins, residues of antibiotics or hormones in meat, pesticide residues in fruit, vegetables or cereals, new viruses like avian influenza, unhygienic conditions in food handling at home as well as in food processing plants, shops or restaurants, welfare of farm animals); most trustworthy source of information in case of a serious food risk found in fish or chicken; knowledge of European Union regulations with regard to: food safety, maximum prices for food, consumers’ rights, health warnings on cigarette packs, quality standards for hospitals; opinion on the efficiency of EU authorities (quick action in the case of health risks for the population, taking citizens’ concerns about health risks very seriously, consumer health is more important than profits of producers, strict laws to ensure food security, proper enforcement of these laws, food from the EU is safer than imported food, too many rules and regulations about food, appropriate information of the citizens about food risks, decisions related to food risks are based on most recent scientific evidence), assessment of the measures of EU authorities in relation to food safety risks as adequate; reception of reports on selected health risks in the media in determined time periods (smoking, alcohol, obesity, infectious diseases such as influenza or SARS, hazardous chemicals, unsafe food); personal reaction to the last story on unsafe food. 3. Smoking behaviour and passive smoking: smoking status and smoking habits; regular or occasional smoker; daily cigarette consumption; frequency of asking smokers not to smoke near oneself; assessment of the danger of passive smoking; respondent smokes at home; respondent smokes in the car: alone, in the company of non-smokers or children; attitude towards smoking bans in: restaurants, bars and pubs, offices and indoor workplaces, any indoor public space; perceived discomfort caused by tobacco smoke in daily life, and reason for this; frequency of combining tobacco with alcohol, medicines, cannabis, or other drugs; attitude towards smoking in the presence of pregnant women and alcohol consumption during pregnancy; knowledge of anti-smoking campaigns; personal wish to quit smoking due to a campaign. 4. AIDS prevention: assessment of the risk of infection with AIDS based on selected types of behaviour in contact with infected persons (scale); personal precautions due to the spread of AIDS (careful when touching things, avoidance of certain places and people, stability in the choice of partners, precautions in sexual intercourse); assessment of the effectiveness of national measures being undertaken in the fight against AIDS (scale: information campaigns on risky behaviours, better identification of people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS, treatment of HIV-positive people to delay the onset of AIDS, treatment and care of AIDS patients, and funding research to find an AIDS vaccine); desire for cooperation and harmonization of efforts within the EU in the aforementioned measures. 5. Medical errors: frequency of the reception of reports on medical errors; importance of the problem of medical errors in the own country; trust in selected occupational groups regarding the prevention of medical errors (doctors, medical staff, dentists); personally or in the family experienced serious medical error in the local hospital or from a medicine prescribed by a doctor; assessment of the likelihood of becoming a victim of serious medical error in the own country; assessment of the likelihood for a hospital patient to avoid a serious medical error; own concern about becoming a victim of a serious medical error as well as assessment of the risk of hospital patients becoming a victim of a serious medical error. Demography: nationality; occupation; professional position; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; type of community; household composition and household size; national provenance; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone. Additionally coded was: date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; weighting factor; language of the interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Work and Industry
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Medicine
  • Employment
  • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Medication and treatment
  • Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions
  • Social and occupational mobility
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 7.1 Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • 7.2 Nutrition
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 13.10 Social and occupational mobility


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium; TNS Gallup DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy; TNS ILReS, Luxemburg, Luxemburg; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria; TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal; TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; TNS Latvia, Latvia; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Aisa SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Opinion, Brussels (Fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 05.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (France)
  • 07.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Belgium)
  • 07.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Netherlands)
  • 07.09.2005 - 30.09.2005 (Germany)
  • 11.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Italy)
  • 03.09.2005 - 28.09.2005 (Luxembourg)
  • 08.09.2005 - 06.10.2005 (Denmark)
  • 06.09.2005 - 05.10.2005 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 02.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (United Kingdom)
  • 05.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Greece)
  • 08.09.2005 - 04.10.2005 (Spain)
  • 08.09.2005 - 06.10.2005 (Portugal)
  • 08.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Finland)
  • 07.09.2005 - 04.10.2005 (Sweden)
  • 08.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Austria)
  • 05.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 07.09.2005 - 29.09.2005 (Czech Republic)
  • 09.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Estonia)
  • 14.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Hungary)
  • 07.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Latvia)
  • 07.09.2005 - 29.09.2005 (Lithuania)
  • 05.09.2005 - 30.09.2005 (Malta)
  • 07.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Poland)
  • 07.09.2005 - 22.09.2005 (Slovakia)
  • 04.09.2005 - 03.10.2005 (Slovenia)

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
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V593)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the NUTS 2 REGIONS for PORTUGAL have changed. In accordance with the official EUROSTAT NUTS 2 version 2003 the region “LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO” is split up and the subregion “Lezíria do Tejo” reinstated to the “Alentejo” Region; “Médio Tejo” and “Oeste” are reinstated to the “Centro” Region. The documentation for NUTS 2 code 3 “Lisboa e Vale do Tejo” is not correct and should read “LISBOA” (NUTS2003-2010: PT17). Regions “CENTRO” and “ALENTEJO” do not change names but regional coverage (NUTS2003-2010: PT16 and PT18). The regions “NORTE” (PT11) and “ALGARVE” (PT15) remain unchanged. Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the autonomous regions AÇORES (PT20) and MADEIRA (PT30) are not covered anymore. This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
2013-4-8P7_GR REGION II- NUTS 1 (V614) Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR42) as well as the Ionian Islands ("Ionia Nisia" with NUTS 2 code GR22) are not covered. The documentation for NUTS 1 code 4 is not correct. The data only cover the island of Crete (NUTS 2 code GR43). This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1v591, value 7value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v480variable label incorrect2011-7-1variable label corrected

Further Remarks

NotesThe topical modules on ´Smoking habits´ (QC1 to QC14), ´Aids prevention´ (QD1 to QD4), and ´Medical errors´(QE1 to QE8) were also surveyed in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, and Northern Cyprus (TCC) in the framework of Eurobarometer 64.3 (ZA4415).
Number of Units: 24643
Number of Variables: 631
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 238 / Wave 64.1: Risk issues. Survey requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 239 / Wave 64.1 & 64.3: Attitudes of European towards tobacco. Survey requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 240 / Wave 64.1 & 64.3: AIDS Prevention. Survey requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 241 / Wave 64.1 & 64.3: Medical Errors. Survey requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions: Mobility in Europe. Analysis of the 2005 Eurobarometer Survey on Geographical and Labour Market Mobility. Luxembourg 2006. Survey requested by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication.
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