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ZA4743: Eurobarometer 69.1 (Feb-Mar 2008)

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Eurobarometer 69.1: Discrimination, Radioactive Waste, and Purchasing in the European Union, February-March 2008
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 69.1 (Feb-Mar 2008). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4743 Data file Version 3.0.1,
Study No.ZA4743
TitleEurobarometer 69.1 (Feb-Mar 2008)
Other Titles
  • Discrimination, Radioactive Waste, and Purchasing in the European Union (Subtitle)
Current Version3.0.1, 2012-7-2,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR25163.v2, 2010-09-10
Date of Collection18.02.2008 - 22.03.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractDiscrimination in everyday life and in professional life. Knowledge about radioactive material. Opinion on the management of nuclear waste in the own country and at European level. Purchase of products and services. Experiences with misleading or fraudulent advertising. Rights of consumers in consumer contracts via the Internet, by phone, and by post. Cross-border shopping. Consumer protection. Topics: 1. Perceived general extent of discrimination at present and 5 years ago with regard to: ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability; own experience of discrimination as well as witnessed discrimination against other persons due to the aforementioned characteristics; assumed extent of multiple discrimination in the own country; social proximity: attitude towards immediate vicinity of Sinti or Roma, disabled or homosexuals, persons of different ethnic origin or with different religious affiliation (scale); adversely acting characteristics of candidates in a concurrent application situation: name, address, way of speaking, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious belief, smoker, physical appearance; acceptance of a person with the following characteristics in the highest political position: woman, homosexual, different ethnic origin, aged under 30, different religious belief, disabled, aged over 75 (scale); approval of measures to ensure equal opportunities; approval to monitoring the composition of the work-force and the recruitment procedures; assessment of the efforts of the own country to fight discrimination; knowledge of the own rights in the case of an experienced discrimination. 2. Radioactive waste: personal knowledge about radioactive waste; attitude towards nuclear energy in general and approval of nuclear energy in case of a safe solution for the management of radioactive waste; opinion on nuclear energy: diversifies the energy sources of the EU, reduces the dependence on oil, lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to other energy sources; knowledge test on radioactive waste: knowledge of the different categories of radioactive waste, production of low-level radioactive waste in some hospitals, non-nuclear industries, and scientific research centers, production of high level radioactive waste only in nuclear reactors, production of radioactive waste in similar quantities to other waste, e.g. chemical waste, hazardous nature of any radioactive waste; knowledge about the handling of radioactive waste in the own country: storage deep underground at special disposal sites, some radioactive waste is put into solid form and packed in steel drums, final storage in other countries, temporary storage, dumped at sea; opinion on the handling of nuclear waste: pass the development of the solution of the waste problem to future generations, there is no way to find a safe solution for the disposal problem, deep underground disposal as the most appropriate solution; most trustworthy source of information on the management of nuclear waste; most important reason for concern in the case of a construction of an underground disposal site near the place of residence of the respondent; desired approach in the decision process for constructing an underground disposal site; management of nuclear waste in the EU: responsibility of each member state for its own nuclear waste, development of common methodologies within the EU, development of management plans with fixed deadlines in each member state, monitoring of national practices for managing radioactive waste by the EU. 3. Cross-border shopping in the EU: purchase of products and services in the past 12 months: via the internet, by phone, by post, from a sales representative; purchases made in the last 12 months: travel abroad for shopping, shopping during a holiday or business trip, failed attempt to purchase products in another EU country due to the fact of living in a different country, knowledge of the European Consumer Centre; total value of goods and services purchased; frequency of perception of advertisements from sellers located in other European countries; experience with advertisements: received unsolicited advertising, noticed misleading advertisements, responded to an advertisement which has been found to be misleading or deceptive, noticed fraudulent advertisements; coercion to purchase a good or sign up a contract; perception of unfair terms in consumer contracts; experiences with shopping via the internet, by phone, or by post: delayed or no delivery at all from a seller or provider located in the own country, within or outside the EU; use of the right to return a product or to cancel a contract (cooling-off period) for purchases made on the internet, by post, by phone, or at home; use of warranty services; complaints to the seller; satisfaction with the management of the complaint; actions taken in the case of inadequately treated complaints; cross-border shopping: preparedness to purchase products in another EU language, knowledge of information sources on cross-border shopping, intention to spend more money in the future for cross-border purchases, no interest due to the preference for local purchases, no interest due to lack of internet connection, general lack of interest; more confident making purchases in another EU country or in the own country: via the internet, by post or phone, from sales representatives, on a trip; likelihood of selected difficulties regarding shopping in the own country compared to shopping in another EU country: resolving problems such as complaints or return of a product, falling victim to frauds, delivery problems, disregarding of consumer protection laws, returning a product within the cooling-off period; comparison of products and services over the internet; best ways to protect consumers; attitude towards consumer rights in the own country (scale: easy to resolve disputes with sellers by an arbitration, mediation or conciliation body, and by court, trust in independent consumer organisations and public authorities, willingness to defend the own rights in court if joining with other consumers who are complaining about the same thing, adequate protection by existing measures, sellers respect consumer rights); purchase of financial services via the internet, by phone, or by post; usefulness of a standard information sheet to allow the comparison of financial services; main barriers in purchasing financial services from a provider located in another EU country compared to providers in the own country; purchase of a package holiday from a company based in the EU; experience with package holidays: sufficient information by the package holiday operator prior to travel, holiday exactly as offered by the operator; buying criteria of non-food products; assessment of the general safety of non-food products in the own country; knowledge of non-food products recalled from the market, and personal affection from product recalls; injury or accident suffered from a defective product. Demography: nationality; age; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, internet connection; national provenance of the respondent and his parents (migratory background); minority contact and own belonging to an ethnic, a religious, a sexual minority or a minority in terms of disability; religious denomination; chronic physical or mental health problem. Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; duration of interview; persons present during the interview; city size; region; language of interview (only in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV and MT); weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Society, Culture
  • Natural Environment, Nature
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Equality, inequality and social exclusion
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 13.9 Social exclusion
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePersons aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany Emor, Tallinn, Estonia TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary MISCO, Valletta, Malta TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden TNS UK, London, United Kingdom TNS Opinion & Social, Brussels (fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Belgium)
  • 18.02.2008 - 18.03.2008 (Denmark)
  • 19.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Germany)
  • 20.02.2008 - 11.03.2008 (Greece)
  • 19.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Spain)
  • 20.02.2008 - 20.03.2008 (Finland)
  • 18.02.2008 - 17.03.2008 (France)
  • 18.02.2008 - 19.03.2008 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 18.02.2008 - 07.03.2008 (Italy)
  • 18.02.2008 - 22.03.2008 (Luxembourg)
  • 18.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Netherlands)
  • 18.02.2008 - 10.03.2008 (Austria)
  • 20.02.2008 - 18.03.2008 (Portugal)
  • 20.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Sweden)
  • 18.02.2008 - 13.03.2008 (Great Britain)
  • 18.02.2008 - 13.03.2008 (Northern Ireland)
  • 19.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 22.02.2008 - 16.03.2008 (Czech Republic)
  • 22.02.2008 - 17.03.2008 (Estonia)
  • 20.02.2008 - 17.03.2008 (Hungary)
  • 22.02.2008 - 18.03.2008 (Latvia)
  • 20.02.2008 - 14.03.2008 (Lithuania)
  • 18.02.2008 - 17.03.2008 (Malta)
  • 20.02.2008 - 12.03.2008 (Poland)
  • 20.02.2008 - 08.03.2008 (Slovakia)
  • 18.02.2008 - 18.03.2008 (Slovenia)
  • 18.02.2008 - 03.03.2008 (Bulgaria)
  • 18.02.2008 - 13.03.2008 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.1 (current version)2012-7-2 Archive edition update
3.0.02010-9-10 Archive edition update
2.0.02010-5-10 Archive edition
Errata in current version
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2(V482)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 (V505) 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 3.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-7-2v480, value 7value label incorrect2012-7-2value label corrected
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-9-10Northern Ireland: Category "Metropolitan"P6 SIZE OF COMMUNITY - UNITED KINGDOM2010-9-10Recoded (V454)
2010-9-10Variable missingQ1 NATIONALITY OTHER COUNTRIES2010-9-10variable added (V523)

Further Remarks

NotesThe module on RADIOACTIVE WASTE (QB) replicates questions asked in the framework of Eurobarometer 63.2 (ZA4234). The module on EU PURCHASES (QC) partly replicates or modifies questions asked in the framework of Eurobarometer 65.1 (ZA4505).
Number of Units: 26746
Number of Variables: 523
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 296 / Wave 69.1: Discrimination in the European Union: Perceptions, Experiences and Attitudes. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and coordinated by Directorate General for Communication, Brussels, July 2008.
  • Angelika Scheuer: Zu jung, zu alt - wenn das Alter zum Problem wird. Diskriminierung aufgrund des Alters in Europa. In: Informationsdienst Soziale Indikatoren (GESIS Publikation), Ausgabe 41, Januar 2009 (ISI 41), p. 13-15.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 297 / Wave 69.1: Attitudes towards Radioactive Waste. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy and Transport and coordinated by Directorate General for Communication, Brussels, June 2008.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 298 / Wave 69.1: Consumer Protection in the Internal Market. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate General Health and Consumers and coordinated by Directorate General for Communication, Brussels, October 2008.
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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.