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ZA5449: Eurobarometer 74.2 (2010)

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Eurobarometer 74.2 (Nov-Dec 2010) Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, and Information on European Political Matters
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2013): Eurobarometer 74.2 (2010). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5449 Data file Version 2.2.0,
Study No.ZA5449
TitleEurobarometer 74.2 (2010)
Other Titles
  • Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, and Information on European Political Matters (Subtitle)
  • Standard Eurobarometer 74 (Alternative Title)
Current Version2.2.0, 2013-4-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR34242.v3 , 2.2.0
Date of Collection11.11.2010 - 01.12.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.2 ´Research and Speechwriting´)


AbstractTopics: 1. Attitudes towards the EU (standard EU and trend questions): general life satisfaction; frequency of discussions about the country´s politics, European politics and local political affairs; personal opinion leadership; assessment of the national, the European economy and the world economy; evaluation of personal professional and financial situation of the household; assessment of the labor market situation in the own country and the expectations for the future based on the personal life situation, the economic situation of the country, the financial situation of the household, the labor market situation of the country, the personal job situation, the economic situation in the EU and the world economy; most important problems of the country and personal impact of these problems; most important problems in the European Union; favorability of the country´s membership in the EU; development of the country and the European Union in the right direction; confidence in institutions, political parties, on radio, television, Internet, justice, police, military, religious institutions, trade unions, large companies, the state government, the country´s parliament, the European Union, the United Nations and in small enterprises; positive or negative image of the EU; values represented by the EU; associations with the term European Union; awareness of european institutions such as the European Parliament, European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Central Bank and assessment of trust in these institutions; knowledge test on the European Union (the number of Member States, direct election of members of the European Parliament, Switzerland is a member of the EU); attitude towards the further development of the EU (support for monetary union, common foreign policy, EU enlargement, common defense policy); preferred countries for the EU enlargement; preferred areas for future development of the EU; preferred decision-making level (country or EU) concerning crime, taxes, unemployment, terrorism, foreign policy, immigration, education, pensions, environmental protection, health, agriculture, consumer protection, research, support of economically weak regions, energy, transport, the fight against inflation, economic growth, combating public debt, reforms of the financial sector; knowledge how the EU works; perceived future of the European Union; importance of political and social value ranges for the respondent and their representation in the European Union. 2. Europe 2020: evaluation of the accessibility of the objectives of the Europe 2020 program (full employment, increased spending ion research and development, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the share of renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, increase the graduation rate and the rate of high school graduates; reducing the poverty rate); attitude towards reinforcing innovation by research funding; preferred measures for the education and employment of young people; preferred main focuses of the EU in the following areas: internet, energy, industry, jobs and professional qualifications, combating poverty; assessment whether the EU has set the right priorities in these areas. 3. Financial and economic crisis: height of the crisis has passed; assessment of the current situation of the household; most important actor to tackle the economic and financial crisis; preferred initiatives to improve the performance of the EU economy; attitude towards the reform of the economic system (scale: promoting reforms to relieve future generations, future capability of the country through reforms, demand for increased cooperation among the EU countries, willingness to lower standards of living to secure the future of subsequent generations, measures to reduce the public deficit are priority (Split A) or not priority (Split B), call for the creation of jobs by increasing public deficits); evaluation of measures to overcome the financial crisis (scale: regulation of financial services, control of large financial groups, coordination of the economic policies of the EU Member States, EU control at the recovery of banks by public funds and increased coordination of fiscal policies between countries in the euro zone); attitude towards a reform of global financial markets (scale: stricter rules against tax evasion and tax havens, tax on bank profits, taxes on financial transactions, regulation of salaries in the financial sector and in Bonus payments, monitoring of hedge funds and increasing the transparency of financial markets); preferred decision level for the regulation of financial markets (national, international); demand for rules for the global control of financial markets (Split A) versus the EU should participate less in the development of these rules(Split B); the EU has sufficient power to defend its economic interests on the world market; assessment of the activities of the European Union, the country´s government and the United States in combating the economic crisis. 4. Information on European political matters: assessment of the information level of most people in the country concerning the EU and self-perceived information level; media use and frequency of reception of television, radio, press, internet and social networks; preferred source of information about European political affairs; assessment of adequate dissemination of information through the media; assessment of the tendency of the presentation of the EU in the media; attitude towards social networks (scale: modern way of political Information gathering, trustworthiness of information on the social networks, possibility of awakening political interest by the networks). Demography: nationality; age; left-right self-placement; marital status and family situation; 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; financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use (at home, at work, at school); national provenance of the respondent; migration of parents within and outside the EU. Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; duration of interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; language of interview; city size; region; country; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Political Institutions
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • International politics and organisations
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


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)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • North Macedonia (MK)
  • Iceland (IS)
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 MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, 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, Lisbon, 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; Capacent, Reykjavik, Iceland; Kadem, Nicosia, Turkish Cypriot Community; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; TNS Brima,Skopje, Macedonia; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination).
Date of Collection
  • 11.11.2010 - 01.12.2010 (Belgium)
  • 11.11.2010 - 27.11.2010 (Denmark)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Germany)
  • 11.11.2010 - 25.11.2010 (Greece)
  • 15.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Spain)
  • 11.11.2010 - 29.11.2010 (Finland)
  • 12.11.2010 - 29.11.2010 (France)
  • 11.11.2010 - 25.11.2010 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 11.11.2010 - 24.11.2010 (Italy)
  • 11.11.2010 - 27.11.2010 (Luxembourg)
  • 12.11.2010 - 27.11.2010 (Netherlands)
  • 11.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Austria)
  • 19.11.2010 - 29.11.2010 (Portugal)
  • 12.11.2010 - 30.11.2010 (Sweden)
  • 12.11.2010 - 30.11.2010 (Great Britain)
  • 12.11.2010 - 30.11.2010 (Northern Ireland)
  • 11.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 12.11.2010 - 25.11.2010 (Czech Republic)
  • 12.11.2010 - 29.11.2010 (Estonia)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Hungary)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Latvia)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Lithuania)
  • 12.11.2010 - 27.11.2010 (Malta)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Poland)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Slovakia)
  • 11.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Slovenia)
  • 12.11.2010 - 22.11.2010 (Bulgaria)
  • 12.11.2010 - 25.11.2010 (Romania)
  • 11.11.2010 - 29.11.2010 (Turkey)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Croatia)
  • 12.11.2010 - 28.11.2010 (Turkish Cypriot Community)
  • 13.11.2010 - 21.11.2010 (Macedonia (FYROM))
  • 12.11.2010 - 29.11.2010 (Iceland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.2.0 (current version)2013-4-30 Archive edition (update as of 2013-04-30)
2.1.02013-4-5 Archive edition (update)
2.0.02013-3-22 Archive edition
1.1.02011-6-8 Archive Release - update
1.0.02011-4-4 Archive Release
Errata in current version
2014-2-20Media use index (V726)The derivation for the MEDIA USE INDEX as documented in Standard Eurobarometer 74 (report page 20, footnote 8), does not consider DK answers. Accordingly DK answers in one or more input variables (QD3: V550 to V554) were recoded to MISSING VALUE code 9 in the index variable (V726). In order to reproduce the original index variable as provided by TNS and used for the official tabular reports, please run the SPSS instructions as provided in the patch syntax file ´ZA5449_patch_qd3_v2-2-0.sps´.
Version changes
Changes between version 2.2.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-30V667, V672, V673, V682, V683 (REGIONS RECODED: BE, IT, ES)A coding error has been detected for the recoded country specific region variables (P7R - NUTS 1) in the case of Belgium, Italy and Spain. Until the publication of dataset updates, please refer to the corresponding NUTS 2 derivation variables or to the integrated NUTS variable in each of these cases. 2013-4-30NUTS 1 variables V667, V672, V673, V682, V683 have been recoded correctly from the corresponding NUTS 2 derivation variables.
Changes between version 2.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-3V680 V713 REGION P7 GREECEStarting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands (Voreio Aigaio with NUTS2 code GR41 and Notio Aigaio with NUTS2 code GR42) as well as the Ionian Islands (Ionia Nisia with NUTS2 code GR22) are not covered. Documentation for code 4 in V680 and for NUTS1 code GR4 in V713 is not correct. The data only cover the island of Crete with NUTS2 code GR43. For Greece the NUTS variable V713 should be used with caution. 2013-4-5Documentation corrected for V680 and Greece coded on NUTS2 level in variable V713 (skipping the codes for the Aegean and the Ionian Islands).
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-6-8Variables QC6_5 / QC6_6Variable label exchanged2011-6-8QC6_5 CRISIS: REDUCE PUBLIC DEBT NOT BE DELAYED QC6_6 CRISIS: REDUCE PUBLIC DEBT NOT A PRIORITY

Further Remarks

NotesAll question modules are surveyed in the standard Eurobarometer context, modules QB (Economic governance in the EU / ´Europe 2020´) and QC (The financial and economic crisis) only in the EU27 countries. The following protocol variables are not made available by the data producer: P1 - DATE OF INTERVIEW, P2 - TIME OF INTERVIEW BEGINNING, P3 - DURATION OF INTERVIEW, P4 - N OF PERSONS PRESENT DURING THE INTERVIEW, P5 - RESPONDENT COOPERATION. The dataset does not provide an EU29 weighting factor (EU27+HR+TR).
Number of Units: 30780
Number of Variables: 729
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Standard Eurobarometer 74: Public Opinion in the European Union. Brussels, January/February 2011 [Full report and annexes]
Relevant full texts
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Research Data Centre
  •  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.