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ZA6962: Flash Eurobarometer 469 (Illegal Content Online)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2018): Flash Eurobarometer 469 (Illegal Content Online). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6962 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6962
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 469 (Illegal Content Online)
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-10-5,
Date of Collection18.06.2018 - 26.06.2018
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A3 ´Media Monitoring, Media Analysis and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractIllegal content on the internet. Topics: attitude towards the following statements: internet is safe for users, measures needed to limit spread of illegal content, need to protect freedom of expression, hosting services are effective in tackling illegal content; frequency of the following activities: online shopping, use collaborative economy platforms, use social networks, watch videos or listen to music, use file sharing services, read or write reviews, read blogs or comment on articles; experienced types of illegal content: child sexual abuse material, terrorist content, pirated content, counterfeit goods, hate speech, illegal commercial practices, other; actions taken; handling of reported illegal content: taken down, kept online, kept online with restricted access, slightly modified; satisfaction with management of the notification by provider; experience with uploading content that was wrongly blocked; reasons for blocking; actions taken; attitude towards selected statements on internet hosting services: should process all notifications received and assess legality of content, should immediately remove content flagged as illegal by public or law enforcement authorities, users should be able to appeal decisions on removing uploaded content. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; region; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
Topics Topics
  • 18.2 Information technology
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems


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)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Universe Population 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 Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data Collector Kantar TNS, Brussels, Belgium; Kantar TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Kantar TNS, Prague, Czech Republic; Kantar GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kantar, Munich, Germany; Kantar Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; Kantar TNS, Athens, Greece; Kantar TNS, Madrid, Spain; Kantar TNS, Montrouge, France; Kantar TNS, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kantar TNS, Riga, Latvia; Kantar TNS, Vilnius, Lithuania; Kantar TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Kantar Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; Kantar Public, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Kantar, Vienna, Austria; Kantar TNS, Warsaw, Poland; Marktest Limitada, Lisbon, Portugal; Kantar TNS, Bucharest, Romania; Mediana DOO, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kantar TNS, Bratislava, Slovakia; Kantar TNS Oy, Espoo, Finland; Kantar Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Kantar TNS, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 18.06.2018 - 26.06.2018 (total)
  • 18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Belgium)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Bulgaria)
  • 18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Czech Republic)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Denmark)
  • 19.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Germany)
  • 18.06.2018 - 21.06.2018 (Estonia)
  • 18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Ireland)
  • 19.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Greece)
  • 19.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Spain)
  • 18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (France)
  • 18.06.2018 - 26.06.2018 (Croatia)
  • 19.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Italy)
  • 19.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Cyprus)
  • 18.06.2018 - 26.06.2018 (Latvia)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Lithuania)
  • 18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Luxembourg)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Hungary)
  • 19.06.2018 - 21.06.2018 (Malta)
  • 18.06.2018 - 26.06.2018 (Netherlands)
  • 19.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Austria)
  • 19.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Poland)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Portugal)
  • 19.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Romania)
  • 19.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Slovenia)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Slovakia)
  • 18.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (Finland)
  • 18.06.2018 - 25.06.2018 (Sweden)
  • 19.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-10-5 archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 33244
Number of Variables: 199
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 469. Illegal content online. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Media monitoring, Media Analysis and Eurobarometer” Unit. Brussels, September 2018. doi:10.2759/780040
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  •  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.