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ZA5914: Eurobarometer 81.3 (2014)

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Eurobarometer 81.3 (April-May 2014): The Environment and the European Area of Skills and Qualifications
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2017): Eurobarometer 81.3 (2014). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5914 Data file Version 3.0.0,
Study No.ZA5914
TitleEurobarometer 81.3 (2014)
Other Titles
  • The Environment and the European Area of Skills and Qualifications (Subtitle)
Current Version3.0.0, 2017-11-24,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR36242.v1, v1.0.0
Date of Collection26.04.2014 - 11.05.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractTopics: 1. Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment: personal importance of environmental protection; most important environmental issues; self-rated knowledge about environmental issues; issues where respondent lacks information most; main sources of information about the environment; most trustworthy institutions or persons regarding the provision of information about environmental issues; preferred evaluation criteria of national progress: mainly economic criteria, social, environmental, and economic criteria in equal parts, mainly social and environmental criteria; extent of the influence of the following factors on the personal quality of life: state of environment, economic factors, social factors; approval of the following statements: protection of the environment can boost economic growth in the EU, efficient use of natural resources can boost economic growth in the EU; willingness to pay more for environmentally friendly products; personal measures for protecting the environment; prioritized measures for people in the own country to protect the environment in daily life; approval of selected statements: individual plays a role in protecting the environment in the own country, big polluters should make good the damage they cause, environmental issues have a direct effect on daily life; preference for national public authorities to prioritize environmentally-friendly considerations over cost considerations or vice versa with regard to spending and investing; preference for decision making regarding the protection of the environment by the national government or jointly within the EU; sufficient action taken to protect the environment by: big companies and industry, citizens, own city, town, village, or region, national government, European Union; most effective ways to tackle environmental problems; attitude towards the following statements: European environmental legislation is necessary for protecting the environment in the own country, EU should be able to check the correct application of environmental laws in the own country, EU should assist non-EU countries to improve their environmental standards, more EU funding to support environmentally-friendly activities. 2. Skills and qualifications in the EU: highest completed level of education or training; most important skills education provides; designation of skills that can be obtained outside of formal education; ways to obtain skills outside of formal education; most important aspects of education; preference regarding the improvement of selected aspects in the own country: teacher’s expertise or subject knowledge, teacher’s ability to motivate students, modern and stimulating learning methods and learning environment, periods of study abroad or student exchanges, practical work experience; assessment of own education and training at school, in vocational education, in higher education, in courses for adults, through online education; own education or training provided necessary skills to find an appropriate job; recognition of own educational or training qualifications in other EU member states; own stay abroad for studying, trainee- or internship, or working in another EU member state or outside the EU; own work or studies with an institution or company in another EU member state or outside the EU while based in the own country; recognition of the following experiences within in the own country in terms of: studying, working, trainee- or internship in another EU member state, studying online with an institution located in another EU member state, or working remotely for a company located in another EU member state; attempt to work or study in another EU member state; difficulties experienced regarding own qualifications; knowledge of the level of the European Qualifications Framework the own qualifications correspond to; possibility to obtain a qualification in the own country by combining skills or competences acquired in different ways; knowledge of selected kinds of proof for documenting skills and qualifications for employment in the own country or in another EU member state; use of career guidance services; reason for and occasion when using career guidance service; attitude towards career guidance services regarding: usefulness for decisions for further studies, for finding a job, for finding opportunities to work or study in another EU member state, availability throughout education and after education; search for information on study or career guidance, on education or training courses, on internships, traineeships or apprenticeships, on the recognition of own skills in other EU member states; difficulties finding information; knowledge of selected European information points. Demography: nationality; family situation; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use (at home, at work, at school); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU (political influence); general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; language of the interview; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Natural Environment, Nature
  • Education, School Systems
  • Educational policy
  • Vocational education and training
  • Higher and further education
  • International politics and organisations
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Plants and animals
  • Environment and conservation
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 3 Education
  • 3.1 Educational policy
  • 3.5 Vocational education
  • 3.6 Post-compulsory education
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 16 Natural environment
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 16.3 Plant and animal distribution
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Face-to-face interview
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR Market Research , Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; ipr Umfrageforschung, Vienna, Austria; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 26.04.2014 - 11.05.2014 (total)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Belgium)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 26.04.2014 - 09.05.2014 (Denmark)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Germany)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Estonia)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Ireland)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Greece)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Spain)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (France)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Croatia)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Italy)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Latvia)
  • 26.04.2014 - 05.05.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 26.04.2014 - 07.05.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 26.04.2014 - 07.05.2014 (Hungary)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Malta)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 26.04.2014 - 11.05.2014 (Austria)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Poland)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Portugal)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Romania)
  • 26.04.2014 - 07.05.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 26.04.2014 - 07.05.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 (Finland)
  • 26.04.2014 - 11.05.2014 (Sweden)
  • 26.04.2014 - 08.05.2014 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2017-11-24 Archive edition
2.1.02017-9-5 Archive pre-release (update)
2.0.02015-5-28 Archive pre-release (update)
1.0.02015-2-11 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2017-9-27p7be, p7be_rPlease note that region variables for Belgium are erroneous and should not be used without correction. The following correction should be applied to variable p7be: (1=9) (2=8) (3=10) (4=5) (5=4) (6=2) (7=11) (8=1) (9=3) (10=7) (11=6). After this, variable p7be_r must be reconstructed on the base of p7be using the following coding scheme: (1,3,6,7,11 = 1) (10 = 2) (2,4,5,8,9 = 3). The variables will be corrected with the next update.2017-11-24variables corrected
Changes between version 2.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
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 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 label and variable labels will be corrected with the next update.2017-9-5value label and variable labels corrected
2017-9-1d72_1, d72_2 The variable labels have erroneously been switched: Variable label for d72_1 should read “MY VOICE COUNTS - IN THE EU” and variable label for d72_2 should read “MY VOICE COUNTS - IN (OUR COUNTRY)”. The variable labels will be corrected with the next update.2017-9-5variable labels corrected
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-2-11p13luThe coding for LANGUAGE OF QUESTIONNAIRE in LUXEMBOURG is highly questionable. If comparing frequencies for GERMAN and FRENCH with former waves, these two categories are supposed to be exchanged. 2015-5-28Labelling corrected after confirmation by TNS.
2015-5-27p1 to p5Data for p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation) not made available.2015-5-28Data subsequently delivered by TNS and integrated by the archive starting with dataset v2.0.0.

Further Remarks

NotesModule QA (Environment) mainly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.2 [ZA5480]. Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably, except for Germany. Categories for all other countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area - Towns and suburbs / small urban area - Cities / large urban areas). Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) have changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia and Croatia. Data for protocol variables p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.
Number of Units: 27998
Number of Variables: 488
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 416: Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment. Survey conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Environment and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, September 2014.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 417: European area of skills and qualifications. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, June 2014.
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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.