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ZA5209: Flash Eurobarometer 269 (Intergenerational Solidarity)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2010): Flash Eurobarometer 269 (Intergenerational Solidarity). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5209 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5209
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 269 (Intergenerational Solidarity)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-6-11,
Date of Collection20.03.2009 - 24.03.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis


AbstractIntergenerational solidarity in an ageing society. Topics: attitude towards selected issues regarding relationships between younger and older people: different views on what is best for society, older people as a burden for society, exaggerated media reports on the risk of a generation conflict, future political decision making in favour of older people, fewer jobs available for younger people as older people work longer, higher risk of older women than of men of falling into poverty in the own country, better performance of companies which employ younger people; attitude towards the following statements related to pensions: increasing difficulty for governments to pay for older people, increasing reluctance of people in employment to pay for older ones, too little government spendings for young people compared to older ones, acceptance of major pension reforms by older people in order to take financial burdens from the younger generations, need for increased financial support of older people, simplified possibility to continue work beyond normal retirement age; attitude towards selected statements with regard to the role of older people to society: major contribution as volunteers in charitable and community organisations in the own country, no appropriate appreciation of older people who care for relatives, importance of financial help of parents and grand-parents for the young ones, support older and younger people in meeting and working together in associations and local community initiatives, products and services responding to the needs of older people will become a key driver in the national economy; attitude towards selected statements on elderly care: well-trained medical personnel in the own country, good support from national social services for people who care for older family members, sufficiency of national social services to help old people stay in their homes, no sufficient adaption of homes to the needs of frail people, higher contribution of older people to society if it was easier to move around; attitude towards the role of public authorities in intergenerational relationships: schools should promote better relations, local authorities should support organisations that foster stronger relationships, government is doing good job to promote better intergenerational understanding, support older people to find opportunities for volunteering. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; call history; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Government, Political System
  • Political Issues
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Voorschoten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 20.03.2009 - 24.03.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-6-11
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27163
Number of Variables: 68
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organisation: Intergenerational solidarity. Brussels: European Commission April 2009
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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.