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ZA4738: Flash Eurobarometer 228 (The European Emergency Number 112)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 228 (The European Emergency Number 112). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4738 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4738
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 228 (The European Emergency Number 112)
Current Version1.0.0, 2011-7-20,
Date of Collection07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractKnowledge and use of emergency numbers. Topics: use of national emergency numbers or of the international emergency number 112; knowledge of the European Union-wide emergency number 112; perceived information on the emergency number 112 or on national emergency numbers in the last twelve months; source of the information; approval of the following statements: useful to have European Union-wide emergency number, people in the own country are adequately informed about the existence of the emergency number 112, own country should do more to facilitate contact to emergency services via 112 for disabled users; kind of called emergency numbers in the last five years; kind of called emergency number on last occasion; kind of telephone used; technical difficulty with the call; language problems; exact information about location; follow-up to call. Demography: sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; personal impairments. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; interviewer ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Face-to-face interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brüssel, Belgien; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgarien; FOCUS AGENCY, Prag, Tschechische Republik; HERMELIN, Kopenhagen, Dänemark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Deutschland; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estland; METRON ANALYSIS, Athen, Griechenland; GALLUP SPAIN, Spanien; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, Frankreich; GALLUP UK, London, Vereinigtes Königreich; CYMAR, Nikosia, Zypern; DEMOSKOPEA, Rom, Italien; LATVIAN FACTS, Lettland; BALTIC SURVEY, Litauen; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxemburg, Luxemburg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Ungarn; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Niederlande; SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich; GALLUP POLAND, Warschau, Polen; CONSULMARK, Lissabon, Portugal; GALLUP ROMANIA, Rumänien; Cati d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slowenien; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislawa, Slowakei; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Schweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finnland The Gallup Organisation, Ungarn (internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (total)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Belgium)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Czech Republic)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Denmark)
  • 07.01.2008 - 10.01.2008 (Germany)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Estonia)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Greece)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Spain)
  • 08.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (France)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Ireland)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Italy)
  • 07.01.2008 - 10.01.2008 (Cyprus )
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Latvia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Lithuania)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Luxembourg)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Hungary)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Malta)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Netherlands)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Austria)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Poland)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Portugal)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Slovenia)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Slovakia)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Finland)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Sweden)
  • 07.01.2008 - 10.01.2008 (United Kingdom)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Bulgaria)
  • 07.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2011-7-20 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 40593
Number of Variables: 79
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organisation: The European Emergency Number 112. Summary. Survey conducted by The Gallup Organization Hungary upon the request of Directorate-General for Information Society and Media. Brussels: European Commission February 2008
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - The European Emergency Number 112