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ZA5879: Flash Eurobarometer 361 (Chemicals)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 361 (Chemicals). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5879 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5879
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 361 (Chemicals)
Current Version2.0.0, 2014-5-5,
Date of Collection01.10.2012 - 04.10.2012
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´


AbstractProliferation of chemical substances. Product safety assessment. Adjustment to new chemical substances. Responsibility for product safety. Topics: knowledge test: existence of chemical substances in selected products (food and drinks, clothing and shoes, electronic appliances, toys, cosmetics or beauty products, cleaning products, paints, furniture, as well as in the air); product testing on ingredients before purchasing; personal interested in a newly launched product containing new chemical products; assessment of product safety concerning chemical substances from countries outside the EU or within the EU; safety comparison of chemical substances in the EU and is today and ten years ago; attitude towards new chemical substances (scale: elimination of chemical substances from daily life is possible, reducing natural resources with newly developed chemical substances, contribute to a better environment, role in industrial innovations, properly product testing of newly developed chemicals in the EU); ensuring the safety of chemical substances in the EU by EU authorities, national authorities or manufacturers themselves; preference for responsibility for the safety of chemicals: EU, member states, manufacturers. Demographics: age; sex; age at end of education, employment and occupational status; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition.
Categories Categories
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 7 Health
  • 16 Natural environment


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 27 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random (probability) sample. In each household, the respondent was drawn at random following the "last birthday rule".
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 01.10.2012 - 04.10.2012 (total)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Belgium)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Bulgaria)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Czech Republic)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Denmark)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Germany)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Estonia)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Greece)
  • 01.10.2012 - 04.10.2012 (Spain)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (France)
  • 01.10.2012 - 04.10.2012 (Ireland)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Italy)
  • 02.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Rep. of Cyprus)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Latvia)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Lithuania)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Luxembourg)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Hungary)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Malta)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Netherlands)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Austria)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Poland)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Portugal)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Romania)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Slovenia)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Slovakia)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Finland)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (Sweden)
  • 01.10.2012 - 03.10.2012 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2014-5-5 Archive Release Update
1.0.12014-4-24 Archive Release Update
1.0.02014-4-23 Archive Release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-5-2d12de d12gbData missing2014-5-5TNS update for d12de and d12gb
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-4-24countryValue labels should be "DE - Germany" (not "DE-W - Germany West") for code 4 and "GB - United Kingdom" (not "GB - Great Britain") for code 9. --Value labels corrected in variable "country" for code ´4´ ("DE - Germany") and code ´9´ ("GB - United Kingdom").

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 25557
Number of Variables: 165
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 361. Chemicals. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General Enterprise and industry Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, February 2013.
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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 - Natural environment issues (resources, biodiversity, etc.)