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ZA5596: Eurobarometer 76.4 (2011)

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Eurobarometer 76.4 (December 2011) The Future of Europe, Awareness of European Home Affairs, and E-Communication in the Household
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Citation Citation European Commission (2015): Eurobarometer 76.4 (2011). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5596 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA5596
TitleEurobarometer 76.4 (2011)
Other Titles
  • The Future of Europe, Awareness of European Home Affairs, and E-Communication in the Household (Subtitle)
Current Version3.0.0, 2015-2-20,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR34732.v1 , 1.0.0
Date of Collection03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.1 ´Research and Speechwriting´)


Abstract1. Future of Europe: being happy in the country and in the EU; associations with the words European Union; expected changes in the lives of future generations compared to the own life; expect changes in the lives of Europeans in 2030 compared to today; comparison of the EU and the U.S., Japan, China, India and Brazil in terms of: quality of life, political influence, and the current and future performance of the economy; expectation of the EU as a leading diplomatic power in 2030; values that the EU stands for;positive achievements of the EU; most important advantages of the EU; most important social values to deal with global challenges; biggest challenges for the EU to preserve its sustainability; most important political issues for the future of Europe; preference for more decision-making at the European level in selected policy areas; excessive state interference; free competition as a guarantee for economic prosperity; attitudes towards social reforms (gradual versus radical change); solidarity or individualism as preferred guidelines for the EU societies; globalisation requires common global rules; the EU has sufficient power to defend the economic interests of Europe in the global economy; identification as a European; decision-makers in the EU have the ability to face the main global challenges; gap between people’s opinion and political decisions; attitude towards a ’two speed europe’; own voice counts in the EU and in the country. 2. Awareness of home affairs: personal importance of traveling within the EU without border controls; attitudes towards relaxing entry requirements for non-EU citizens; perceptio of public security in the EU, in the country, the community and in the immediate neighborhood; preferred approach to the fight terrorism and organised crime (scale:, EU institutions and governments of the Member States should cooperate more closely, financial support to Member States by the EU, financial and practical support to non-EU countries by the EU, Member States can encounter threats without support); perceived restriction of fundamental rights and freedoms in the EU due to the fight against terrorism and organised crime; attitudes towards EU-supported immigration of workers from non-EU countries given demographic changes; attitudes towards asylum within the EU (scale: asylum by the EU Member States, demand for homonymous asylum regulations within the EU, more equal distributionof asylum seekers among all EU Member States, costs should be shared among all EU Member States); attitudes towards illegal immigration”; attitude towards the integration of immigrants from non-EU countries into European societies (scale: immigration as an economic and cultural enrichment, the same rights as citizens of the country, integration problems are due to discrimination or a lack of willingness for integration, immigration debate is based on reliable data; importance of the issues of forced labor and sexual exploitation within the EU. 3. E-Communication in the household: landline or mobile phone in the household; ownership of durable goods and paid-off residential property; number of mobile phones in the household (with contract, prepaid arrangement, and mobile phone subscription for Internet access); description of the personal mobile phone use (termination during a call, continuous access to the mobile network, limiting calls to mobile phones and fixed phones of another network operatordue to cost reasons, restrict Internet access via mobile phone due to cost reasons); type of television reception in the household (cable, satellite, DVB-T); type of Internet access in the household (ISDN, ISDL, cables); most important factors when selecting Internet provider; PC use for calls over the Internet (VOIP, e.g. SKYPE); maximum download speed according to the contract; characterization of the Internet connection (Internet connection never breaks down, download speedmatches the contract conditions, in case of problems, the Internet provider gives a useful answer); difficulties due to insufficient speed or download capacity; willingness to pay more for an Internet connection with a higher speed and download capacity; intention to use increased browsing speed; intention to change Internet service provider; experience of Internet blocking while surfing from home and with the mobile phone; types of contents blocked; assumed reasons for this Internet blocking; reasons for lack of Internet access at home; subscription of a combined package offering (e.g. mobile telephony, fixed telephony, internet access and TV channels); attitude to these combined packages; perceptionof comparability of prices of service packages; reception of comparisons for combined packages; intention to change provider of a combined package; desire for personal notificationby the service providers, if personal data was lost or stolen; knowledge of the monitoring of traffic data by network operators and service providers; attitudes towards an information obligation or to obtain an approval when monitoring traffic for marketing purposes. Demography: nationality, family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; number of persons in the household aged 15 years; number of children in household less 10 years and 10 to 14 years; financial difficulties last year; self-rated on social position (scale); use internet (at home, at work, at school, university or Internet cafe). Also encoded was: date of interview; interview start; interview; presence of third parties during the interview; cooperation of respondent; city size; region; language of the interview (only in Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Malta); weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • Technology, Energy
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Information society
  • International politics and organisations
  • Conflict, security and peace
  • Information technology
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.3 Conflict, security and peace
  • 18.2 Information technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • France (FR)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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: 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; Ipsos MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy; Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, 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 Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS Opinion & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (All countries)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Austria)
  • 03.12.2011 - 12.12.2011 (Belgium)
  • 03.12.2011 - 12.12.2011 (Bulgaria)
  • 03.12.2011 - 14.12.2011 (Czech Republic)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Denmark)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Estonia)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Finland)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (France)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Germany)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (United Kingdom)
  • 03.12.2011 - 15.12.2011 (Greece)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Hungary)
  • 03.12.2011 - 16.12.2011 (Ireland)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Italy)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Latvia)
  • 03.12.2011 - 16.12.2011 (Lithuania)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Luxembourg)
  • 03.12.2011 - 17.12.2011 (Malta)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Netherlands)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Northern Ireland)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Poland)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Portugal)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 03.12.2011 - 12.12.2011 (Romania)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Slovakia)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Slovenia)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Spain)
  • 03.12.2011 - 18.12.2011 (Sweden)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2015-2-20 Archive edition
2.0.02014-12-5 Archive edition
1.0.02013-1-15 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
2016-7-28p7at, p7at_rPlease notice that value label for code 6 in p7at should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. Herewith the variable p7at corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. Variables labels should read: p7at “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2” and p7at_r “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1”. The value labels and variable labels and the corresponding documentation will be corrected with the next update.
2016-7-28nutsPlease notice that value label for code AT21 for Austria should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. The value label and the corresponding documentation will be corrected with the next update.
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-2-17w69 and w70Weighting factors for HOUSEHOLD WEIGHTS w69 (WEIGHT EURO ZONE 17) and w70 (WEIGHT NON-EURO ZONE 17) are erroneous. The household redressment weight (w31) is not correctly reproduced.2015-2-18Updated weights provided by TNS.
2015-2-17qc5, qc8, qc9, qc11, qc12, qc14, qc15, qc16Data for GERMANY are not correct in the following variables: qc5_1 to qc5_8 (dataset v1.0.0: qc5.1 to qc5.8), ecomm_t10 and ecomm_t11 (dataset v1.0.0: qcs.10 and qcs.11),qc8 and qc8r (dataset v1.0.0: vqc8 and qc8), qc9_1 (dataset v1.0.0: qc9.1), qc11, qc12_1 to qc12_9 (dataset v1.0.0: qc12.1 to qc12.9), qc14, qc15_1 to qc15_10 (dataset v1.0.0: qc15.1 to qc15.10), qc16_1 to qc16_6 (dataset v1.0.0: qc16.1 to c16.6). 2015-2-18Correct data provided by TNS.
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-9P7PT REGIONS PORTUGAL 2 PORTUGAL (p7pt)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 P7PT 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. --
2013-4-9P7rEL COMBINED REGIONS GREECEStarting 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 P7rEL 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. --
2014-7-28qc5.1 and QCS.10GERMAN data for variable qc5.1 (narrowband internet access in the household) and derived variable QCS.10 (original TNS variable name: qc2r.10; variable name in archive dataset version 1.0.0: QCS.10; variable name starting with archive dataset version 2.0.0: ecom_t10): If comparing the results from the dataset with those reported in the tables on pages T13 and 53 of the official report (TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 381 / Wave 76.4: E-Communications Household Survey), the data for GERMANY seem to be erroneous: qc5.1 (NARROWBAND) for Germany in dataset: 34,4% valid / report page 53: 22% (both weighted) QCS.10 for Germany in dataset: 20,5% / report page T13: 13% (both weighted) The EU27 results are affected accordingly. If comparing EB 76.4 results for Germany with those from the same question in EB 75.1, the ones presented for Germany in the 76.4 report appear to be more plausible than the ones from the 76.4 dataset. --Confirmed by TNS for the archive data delivery / update expected

Further Remarks

NotesFormer surveys on "E-communication in the Household" with partly identical questions are: Eurobarometer 75.1 (ZA5479), 72.5 (ZA4999), 68.2 (ZA4742), 66.3 (ZA4528) and 64.4 (ZA4416).
Number of Units: 26693
Number of Variables: 633
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 379 / Wave 76.4: Future of Europe. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, April 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 380 / Wave 76.4: Awareness of Home Affairs. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General Home Affairs and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, June 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 381 / Wave 76.4: E-Communications Household Survey. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, June 2012.
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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.