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ZA6695: Eurobarometer 85.3 (2016)

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Eurobarometer 85.3 (June 2016): Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid, Gender-based violence, EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2020): Eurobarometer 85.3 (2016). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6695 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA6695
TitleEurobarometer 85.3 (2016)
Other Titles
  • Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid, Gender-based violence, and EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products (Subtitle)
Current Version2.0.0, 2020-5-11,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR36884.v1
Date of Collection04.06.2016 - 13.06.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ‘Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer’


AbstractTopics: 1. Perception and awareness about state aid: awareness of state aid in the own country in the last twelve months in selected media; self-rated knowledge about state aid in the own country; ease of finding information; level of public authority giving most support to companies: local, regional, national, European; attitude towards the following statements: citizens should have full access to information, sufficient availability of information, information should remain confidential; kind of information that should be published: name of company, amount, granting authority, time, purpose, results, cumulative amount received over several years; attitude towards selected statements about transparency in relation to state aid: efficient way to make policy-makers accountable to citizens, can improve management of public money, relevant for companies as well as for citizens, has significantly improved in the own country over the last years; type of company that should provide open access to all information about state aid received: small and medium-sized companies, large companies, state-owned companies; need for more transparency by industrial sector; preferred option with regard to most effectively ensuring transparency: provision of information to the public automatically or on request. 2. Gender-based violence: assessment of the extent of domestic violence against women and against men in the own country; acceptability of domestic violence; awareness of domestic violence: in circle of friends or family, in immediate area or neighbourhood, at workplace or at school and university; persons or institutions spoken to about the problem: persons involved, police, support service, health professional, friend or family member, other persons or services; reasons for not talking about the problem; awareness of selected support services for women; most likely place for women to become victim of violence; assessment of the extent of sexual harassment against women in the own country; knowledge test on and attitudes towards the legality of selected actions: repeated criticizing of a partner to make them feel inferior, permanent control of a partner, forcing a partner to have sex, sending unwanted sexually explicit messages, making sexually suggestive comments to women in the street, touching a colleague in an inappropriate or unwanted way; attitude towards the following statements on violence against women: women often make up or exaggerate claims of abuse or rape, violence is often provoked by the victim, domestic violence is a private matter, women are more likely to be raped by strangers than by someone they know; attitude towards the justification of sexual intercourse without consent in selected situations. 3. EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products: frequency of the following activities: consumption of fishery and aquaculture products at home, consumption of fishery and aquaculture products at restaurants or other food outlets, purchase of fishery and aquaculture products; reasons for not consuming fishery and aquaculture products; place of purchase; frequency of buying each of the following types of products: fresh or live products, frozen products, smoked, salted, dried products or products in brine, tinned products, breaded products and ready meals; frequency of purchasing loose and pre-packed products; preference regarding the following kinds of products: wild or farmed products, products from the sea or freshwater products, products from own region, own country, inside or outside the EU; main reasons for consuming fishery and aquaculture products; most important aspects with regard to buying fishery and aquaculture products; trust in selected types of information accompanying fishery and aquaculture products: information that must be shown by law, information certified by independent bodies, information provided by brand or seller; comprehensibility of information; importance of the following information on labels of fresh, frozen, smoked and dried products: name of product and species, wild or farmed product, area of catch or production, fishing gear, previously frozen, expiration date; importance of the following information on labels of tinned or prepared products: species, origin, wild or farmed, fishing gear, location of processing plant; desire for information on additional aspects: date of catch or production, port of discharge, country in which the shipping company is located, ethical information, social information, environmental information, information on fisherman or farmer; most important sources of information on fishery and aquaculture products; attitude towards selected statements: interest in trying new products and species, consumption of products suggested by family or friends, consumption of products suggested in the media, tasting of new products at home, tasting of new products in restaurants or on special occasions, tasting of new products at promotional events, desire to increase consumption if choice and points of sale were more diversified, desire to increase consumption if price was lower. Demography: nationality; occupation; professional position; left-right self-placement; marital status; age; age at end of education; sex; type of community; household composition and household size; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); 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; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European, and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU; image of 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
  • Political Institutions
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Society, Culture
  • Person, Personality, Role
  • International politics and organisations
  • Gender and gender roles
  • Diet and nutrition
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles
  • 7.2 Nutrition


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: Stratified
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
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; Mediana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS Gallup Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS Sifo AB, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 04.06.2016 - 13.06.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2020-5-11 Archive edition
1.1.02018-11-7 Archive pre-release update
1.0.02017-2-10 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2019-6-21qc1t.1, qc1t.2Please note that the standard missing values are erroneously not declared as USER MISSING in variables qct1.1 and qct1.2. The missing values (value code 9) will be defined as USER MISSING with the next update.2020-5-11Summarized variables qc1t_1 and qc1t_2 have been modified in dataset version v2-0-0 to make consistent with the official tabular reports by using all respondents as base. This means that respondents who eat/buy fishery or aquaculture products less than once a month, never or do not know have been coded 0 ("Not mentioned"). In former versions these respondents had been coded 9 ("Inap.") as not applicable.
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2018-11-2p7itRegion variable p7it "REGION - ITALY NUTS 2 MOD" is erroneously coded and should not be used. The variable will be corrected with the next update.2018-11-7Variable corrected.

Further Remarks

NotesQuestion module QA ‘Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid’ was newly introduced. Question module QB ‘Gender-based Violence’ was newly introduced. Question module QC ‘EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products’ was newly introduced. No data are available for protocol items p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number), p10 (interviewer number) and p11. Questionnaire item D62_3 (Internet use on mobile device) was not actually presented to the respondents. D62_4 in the questionnaires is displayed as D62_3 in the data set. P13be (interview language in Belgium) shows abnormal frequencies for the regions Namur, East and West Flanders, Liege, and Brussels, suggesting that “French” and “Dutch” are reversed in those regions. Furthermore, in contrast to previous Eurobarometer waves, questionnaires in both languages were used in several regions. Question qb5 refers to country-specific organizations that can be identified via the corresponding country questionnaires. Variable p7it ‘REGION - ITALY NUTS 2 MOD’ was corrected in version v1.1.0.
Number of Units: 27818
Number of Variables: 483
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 448. Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of Directorate-General Competition. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM ‘Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer’ Unit). Brussels, July 2016.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 449. Gender-based violence. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM ‘Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer’ Unit). Brussels, November 2016.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 450. EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM ‘Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer’ Unit). Brussels, January 2017.
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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.