Eurobarometer 43.1bis (May-Jun 1995)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Regional Development and Consumer and Environmental Issues (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • Marketing Unit, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, London (Data Collector)
  • TEMO, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • Marketing Development Center, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
    • Rural economics
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Economic systems and development
    • Housing and land use planning
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the European market, environmental protection, the region and agriculture in the EU. Topics: 1. Attitude to the European market: interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; attitude to European unification and membership of one´s own country in the EU; expected political and economic advantages of a common European market (scale); purchase of products or services from another European country and assignment of the purchaser to a certain area of business; direct purchase of products in other European countries; satisfaction with these products; difficulties and negative experiences in these purchases; trust in purchases from other European countries relative to area of business; most important obstacles in purchase of products from other EU member countries; perceived measures of the EU to increase consumer protection. 2. Environmental protection: current significance of environmental protection; concern about environmental problems in the EU in general as well as in one´s country; most important environmental problems in the immediate vicinity; most important sources of environmental pollution; preferred measures to reduce vehicle traffic in cities (scale); ecology versus economy; preferred financing for elimination of environmental pollution; personal participation in environmental protection (scale); assessment of the efficiency of environmental protection on the different governmental levels from local to world-wide; preferred environmental policy measures on the part of the government; assessment of the environmental policy trustworthiness of selected organizations, occupational groups as well as the media; attitude to an environmental tax; approval of an immediate or gradual introduction of the environmental tax; desire for consideration of economic growth in introduction of environmental taxes; preference for reducd environmental tax for environmentally friendly packaging; approval of tax policy measures against environment polluters; general judgement on the effects of human activities on the environment. 3. Questions on the region: local ties or attachment with the region; attachment with the nation or European citizenship; judgement on measures of the government to support weaker regions; attitude to support of weaker regions; knowledge about the EU policy to support weaker regions; preferred measures to support weaker regions by the EU; sources of information about the development fund of the EU; attitude to an increased influence of the region on the policies of EU; desire for more influence by the regional commitee; most important source of information of respondent about the EU, its policies and institutions; preferred treatment of the Eastern European countries in comparison to the weak regions. 4. Agriculture: most important task of agriculture; significance of agriculture for society; assessment of cost effectiveness for foods in general; willingness to pay higher prices for foods from traditional breeding farms; assessment of the actions of farmers as appropriate for the environment; judgement on the job of the EU Commission for agriculture; knowledge about the common agricultural policy (CAP); preferred political measures through the CAP. 5. Miscellaneous: self-classification on a left-right continuum. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; presence of further persons during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; telephone in household. In Denmark the following additional question was posed: knowledge about the magazine ´Europe´.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-05-23 / 1995-06-13
  • 1995-05-29 / 1995-06-16
  • 1995-05-27 / 1995-06-19
  • 1995-05-26 / 1995-06-16
  • 1995-05-29 / 1995-06-16
  • 1995-05-29 / 1995-06-13
  • 1995-05-29 / 1995-06-15
  • 1995-05-20 / 1995-06-20
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1995-05-27 / 1995-06-13
  • 1995-05-19 / 1995-06-23
  • 1995-05-29 / 1995-06-26
  • 1995-06-01 / 1995-06-15
  • 1995-05-31 / 1995-06-22
  • 1995-05-31 / 1995-06-21
  • 1995-05-29 / 1995-06-15
    Great Britain
  • 1995-05-09 / 1995-06-15
    Northern Ireland
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16300
    Number of Variables: 373
The totals of the cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1071 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, Germany (West sample) 1058 cases, Germany (East sample) 1032 cases, Greece 1002 cases, Spain 1000 cases, France 1001 cases, Ireland 1006 cases, Italy 1070 cases, Luxembourg 501 cases, Netherlands 1008 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Great Britain 1096 cases, Northern Ireland 316 cases, Austria 1015 cases, Sweden 1092 cases, Finland 1032 cases.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2639 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR06840.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.10915
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2639
  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 43: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Union. Brüssel: Selbstverlag Herbst 1995.
  • INRA (Europe) for the European Commission, Directorate General XI/A/3: Europeans and the Environment in 1995. Brussels, November 1995 (also available in French).
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Generale, Unité F/2: Les Regions. Bruxelles, Novembre 1995.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 25 | Registration Date: 2013-11-08