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ZA5965: Eurobarometer 83.2 (2015)

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Eurobarometer 83.2 (March 2015): Perception of Security, Civil Protection, and Humanitarian Aid
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2018): Eurobarometer 83.2 (2015). TNS opinion [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5965 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5965
TitleEurobarometer 83.2 (2015)
Other Titles
  • Perception of Security, Civil Protection, and Humanitarian Aid (Subtitle)
Current Version2.0.0, 2018-10-16,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  •, v1-0-0
Date of Collection21.03.2015 - 30.03.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´


AbstractTopics: 1. Attitudes towards security: attitudes regarding the following statements: EU, own country, own city, immediate neighbourhood is a secure place to live in; most important challenges to the security of EU citizens at present; importance and assumed development over the next three years of each of the following challenges to the EU’s internal security: organized crime, terrorism, cybercrime, management of external borders, natural and man-made disasters; approval of selected statements regarding the sufficiency of police and other law enforcement authorities’ activities in the own country in the fight against: corruption, money laundering, terrorism, cybercrime, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, human trafficking and sexual exploitation; assessment of the following issues becoming a possible threat to the internal security of the EU: social exclusion (including poverty and discrimination), war or political instability outside the EU, extremist ideologies, climate change and pollution; assessment of the extent of the restriction of fundamental rights in the EU in order to fight terrorism and organized crime; impact of selected issues on respondent’s personal sense of security: national economic situation, national employment situation, respect for fundamental rights and freedom as well as absence of discrimination, financial situation of the own household; importance of each of the following players in ensuring citizens’ security in the own country: police and other public authorities, army, judicial system, EU institutions, citizens’ associations, citizens; assessment of the impact of new technologies on: security of citizens in the EU, rights and freedoms of citizens in the EU, public security ensuring actions of public authorities, economic activities of companies in the EU. 2. Civil protection: approval of the following statements: coordinated EU action in dealing with disasters is more effective than actions by individual countries, own country has sufficient means to deal with major disasters on its own, EU needs civil protection policy as major disasters may have cross-border effects, other EU countries are expected to provide help in case of a disaster in the own country, EU should help countries worldwide in case of disasters; preferred information sources on EU civil protection policy; awareness of the risk of disaster in the own region; sufficient information about disaster risks when traveling to other EU countries; sufficiency of measures to prevent or prepare for disasters in: own region, own country, EU; possibility of effects of disaster in the own region on the local economic situation. 3. Humanitarian aid: awareness and importance of the EU funding humanitarian aid activities; humanitarian aid provided by each member state separately is more efficient than provided by the EU as a whole; preferred information sources on EU humanitarian aid policy; crisis which raised personal awareness of EU humanitarian intervention most: Ebola crisis in West Africa, Syria and Iraq crisis, Ukraine crisis, South Sudan crisis, Central African republic crisis; approval of the EU continuing to fund humanitarian aid globally even during its own economic crisis; approval of the EU initiative to sending volunteers to carry out humanitarian aid actions all over the world. Demography: left-right self-placement; marital status; family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; financial difficulties during the last year; internet use (at home, at work, at school); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; life satisfaction; opinion leadership; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU; EU image; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; nationality; size of locality; region; nation group; weighting factor; language of the interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • International politics and organisations
  • Crime and law enforcement
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 6.2 Crime


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.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
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
  • 21.03.2015 - 30.03.2015

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2018-10-16 Archive edition
1.0.02015-9-23 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 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.2018-10-16value label and variable labels corrected
2018-8-14p7hr, p7hr_rPlease note that in the REGION variable for Croatia p7hr the region “3” (“Zadarska zupanija”) is erroneously declared as [not coded]. The respondents from this region (5 cases) have been incorrectly coded “99” ("Inap. (not HR in isocntry)"). Accordingly, the region is not coded in "1" ("Jadranska Hrvatska (Adriatic Croatia)") in the recoded variable p7hr_r, but also incorrectly coded “99” ("Inap. (not HR in isocntry)"). The variables will be corrected with the next update.2018-10-16Variable p7hr has been corrected for dataset version v2-0-0 using data for Croatia included in a former integrated variable P7 (REGIONS - ALL COUNTRIES). Variable p7hr_r has been corrected accordingly.

Further Remarks

NotesQuestion module QA on ´Europeans’ attitudes towards security´ partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.4 (ZA5564) and Eurobarometer 76.4 (ZA5596). Question module QB on ´Civil Protection´ partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 77.1 (ZA5597); module QC on ´Humanitarian Aid´ largely replicates questions from the same survey context. Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3, the 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). Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3 the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) has changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia, and Croatia. Data for protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation), p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.
Number of Units: 28082
Number of Variables: 344
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 432. Europeans’ attitudes towards security. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, April 2015.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 433. Civil protection. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. Survey coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2015.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 434. Humanitarian aid. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. Survey coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2015.
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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.