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Eurobarometer 75.2 (2011)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Economic Crisis, Volunteer Work, the Environment, Audiovisual Interests, and Helplines for Social Services (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.2 ´Research and Speechwriting´) (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos MRBI, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
    • Society, Culture
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Information and communication
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Natural environment
    • International politics and organisation
    • Specific social services: use and provision
  • Abstract

    Since the early 1970s the European Commission´s Standard & Special Eurobarometer are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries. Principal investigators are the Directorate-General Communication and on occasion other departments of the European Commission or the European Parliament. Over time, candidate and accession countries were included in the Standard Eurobarometer Series. Selected questions or modules may not have been surveyed in each sample. Please consult the basic questionnaire for more information on country filter instructions or other questionnaire routing filters. In this study the following modules are included: 1. Financial and economic crisis, 2. Voluntary work, 3. Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment, 4. Interest in and access to audiovisual content, 5. Telephone numbers and helplines for social services. Topics: 1. Financial and economic crisis: preferred priority policy areas of the European Parliament; the euro has mitigated the negative effects of the crisis ; preference for national or European measures in crisis management; overcoming the crisis by reducing public spending or investing in measures to boost the economy; estimated time until a return to economic growth; attitude towards introducing a tax on financial transactions; reasons for the endorsement or rejection of a tax on financial transactions; attitude towards reasonable food prices, food security, combating food shortages in developing countries, and food storage by the EU; preferred measures against the increase in global prices of food (e.g. restriction of speculation, support of agriculture in developing countries). 2. Voluntary work: the most important area of voluntary activity; control of volunteer activities at national or European level; most important effects of volunteering for the EU and its citizens; attitude towards voluntary local rescue teams in case of natural disasters; own voluntary activity; type of organization of voluntary activity; attitude towards strengthening intergenerational solidarity. 3. Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment: personal assessment of the importance of environmental protection; connotation to ‘the environment’ (emissions, landscape, natural disasters, man-made disasters, climate change); designation of key environmental issues; personal knowledge level regarding environmental issues and identifying the range of information needs; sources of information about the environment; trust in institutions in environmental issues; preferred assessment of national progress by economic, social or environmental criteria; perceived influence of the quality of life by the state of the environment, economic or social factors; economic growth in the EU by environmental protection or the efficient use of resources; willingness to buy environmentally friendly products; personal behavior for environmental reasons; designation of the most important behaviors for eco-friendly behavior; individuals or companies as key players in environmental protection; environmental problems affect the daily live of the respondent; preference for green procurement or cost-centric procurement (split alternatively worded response categories); preferred level of decision-making in environmental issues: at national or European level; assessment of the efficient use of natural resources by businesses, citizens, the national government or the EU; preferred political control to deal with environmental problems; approval to a European environmental legislation; promotion of environmental standards in non-EU countries by the EU; attitude towards higher provision of financial resources for environmental protection; assessment of identifiability of environmentally friendly products by their labels. 4. Interest in and access to audiovisual content: Possession and use of media players; preferred genre (eg movies, sports, documentary, culture); type of Internet connection at home (mobile, satellite, fiber optics or power line); frequency of use of audiovisual media; reason for non-use of non-free media; consumption of audiovisual content of the home country while abroad; general interest to use national audiovisual media abroad and media from other countries; preferred country to receive audiovisual content from; willingness to pay for this kind of media services; motives for the use of such media content from abroad, or for the denial; preferred reception of media content (in the original language, synchronized with subtitles). 5. Telephone numbers and helplines for social services: knowledge of a phone number in case of the disappearance of a child (as a victim of crime); knowledge of a reference number for children; in countries with existing telephone helplines, the prevailing advice numbers have been queried additionally; knowledge and use of free telephone helplines of the EU (Hotline for missing children, helpline for victims of crime, helpline for children, emotional support helpline, helpline for medical on-call service in non-emergency situations; source of information regarding such free of charge hotlines and helplines, knowledge about the establishment of this advisory numbers in other EU countries, designation of national organizations or service providers that offer telephone helplines; knowledge of the national operator of 116 hotlines or helplines; already used hotline for missing children, victims of crime, for help-seeking children, for emotional support or for medical assistance and assessment of the usefulness of these hotlines; people in the country are adequately informed about the existence of such hotlines and helplines; demand for simplified use of these hotlines for the disabled. Demography: nationality; marital status and family situation; age at end of education; left-right self-placement; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; 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; self-rated social position (scale); Internet use (at home, at work, at school). Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; duration of interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; city size; region; language of the interview; weighting factor; interviewer-ID.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-04-13 / 2011-05-02
    all countries
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-02
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-03
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-02
    The Netherlands
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-18 / 2011-05-02
  • 2011-04-14 / 2011-04-29
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-03
  • 2011-04-14 / 2011-04-28
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-01
    Great Britain
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-04-30
    Northern Ireland
  • 2011-04-14 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-03
  • 2011-04-16 / 2011-05-03
  • 2011-04-13 / 2011-05-08
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-04
  • 2011-04-13 / 2011-05-02
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2011-04-16 / 2011-04-29
    Czech Republic
  • 2011-04-16 / 2011-05-02
  • 2011-04-16 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-16 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-04-29
  • 2011-04-14 / 2011-05-04
  • 2011-04-14 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-05-01
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-04-26
  • 2011-04-15 / 2011-04-27
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • 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)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 26825
    Number of Variables: 714
Questionnaire module QB on environmental issues largely replicates module QF in Eurobarometer 68.2 (ZA4742). The fieldwork end date for Finland is documented in accordance with the technical specifications (May 8). The latest date coded in the dataset (P1) is May 4, but for 104 cases from Finland no fieldwork date is coded at all.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5480 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi: 10.4232/1.11767 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11767
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11561
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11371
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11338
  • TNS Opinion & Social: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer 75.2: Volunteering and Intergenerational Solidarity. Survey commissioned by the European Parliament and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (Public Opinion Monitoring Unit). Brussels, October 2011
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 367 / Wave 75.2: Harmonised numbers for services of social value -116. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Information Society and Media and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, September 2011.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer 75.2: Crisis and Food Security. Survey commissioned by the European Parliament and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (Public Opinion Monitoring Unit). Brussels, October 2011
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 365 / Wave 75.2: Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Environment and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, August 2011.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer 75.2: Building the Digital Single Market – Cross Border Demand for Content Services. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 24 | Registration Date: 2014-03-06

Europäische Kommission (2014): Eurobarometer 75.2 (2011). Economic Crisis, Volunteer Work, the Environment, Audiovisual Interests, and Helplines for Social Services. Version: 4.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.