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ZA6620: Opinions upon European Union and Digitization

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Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2016): Opinions upon European Union and Digitization. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6620 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6620
TitleOpinions upon European Union and Digitization
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-9-30,
Date of Collection13.04.2016 - 22.04.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractAttitudes towards the European Union and towards digitization. 1. Attitudes towards the EU: more positive or more negative thoughts and feelings with regard to the EU; expectations for the future related to Germany and to the EU; expected positive or negative impact of a possible EU exit of Britain (Brexit) to the other EU Member States; assessment of the likelihood of the occurrence of selected consequences of a Brexit; role of the Federal Government at the European level (enforcement of national interests vs. reaching compromises between EU Member States). 2. Attitudes towards digitization: rather hopes or fears associated with digitization; strength of the changes in everyday life by digitization and evaluation of these changes; expected benefits due to digitization in various fields (transportation, medicine, schools and universities, the fight against crime, private communication, access to information from government and business, communication with public authorities as well as the purchase of products and services); desired influence of politics on digitization; assessment of political tasks related to digitization (creation of new Internet companies, promoting digital education in schools and for senior citizens, strengthening of data protection, expansion of fast Internet in urban and rural areas, uniform rules for the use of music and video files across Europe, protection against cyber crime and application of digital technology in health care); Opinion on the digitization of services and information in public authorities and institutions; personally used digital offers of the public service and satisfaction with these offers; opinion on the constant evolution of digital technology; opinion on digital education (as important as reading and writing, as many as possible digital services for seniors, digital education beginning in elementary school); satisfaction with the speed of Internet at home. Demography: age; sex; highest educational degree; employment; occupational position; marital status; confession; income (groups); party preference (Sunday question). Also encoded was: state; city size; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 18.2 Information technology
  • 9.1 Information society


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseResident population aged 18 and over in private households
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data Collectordimap, Bonn
Date of Collection
  • 13.04.2016 - 22.04.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-9-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1003
Number of Variables: 57
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • dimap: Umfrage im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamts der Bundesregierung: Europäische Union und Digitalisierung. Tabellenband. Bonn 2016
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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.