Flash Eurobarometer 385 (Justice in the EU)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • IPSOS PULS d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Legal systems
  • Abstract

    Justice in the EU. Topics: trust in the national justice system; self-rated knowledge on the national justice system on each of the following topics: procedure in case to go to court, the costs of proceedings, how to find a lawyer, the alternatives to court (e.g. mediation), the right to legal aid; attitude towards the national justice system (the State acts in accordance with the law, the law is applied and enforced effectively, all citizens can go to court to defend their rights, the law is applied to everyone equally and without discrimination, the State fights effectively against corruption, and public authorities act in a non-arbitrary way); assessment of the national justice system compared to other justice systems in the EU; assessment of the national justice system when dealing with civil and commercial affairs of the following aspects: length of proceedings, independence of courts and judges, fairness of judgements, execution of judgements, costs of proceedings, use of new technologies, easily understood judicial decisions, straightforward proceedings; assessment of the administrative courts and the criminal courts regarding the above-mentioned aspects; preferred solution to a dispute ( go to court, find an agreement with the other party directly or with the help of a non-judicial body that has a mediation role); respondent personally or a close relation have ever been to a courtroom in the own country or in another EU country ; within the EU the same procedural guarantees apply in all Member States (e.g. the right to a lawyer, the right to an in-terpreter and the right to information) ; knowledge test: the judicial decision will have to be taken in each Member State or in only one of the Member States if citizens in different Member States are involved ; differences between the judicial systems of the Member States in quality, independence and efficiency; functioning of national judicial systems is exclusively a matter for Member States or for the EU. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older (household size). Additionally coded was: mode of interview: type of phone line; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-09-30 / 2013-10-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15 years and over. Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 26581
    Number of Variables: 202
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5899 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 385. Justice in the EU. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice (DG JUST). Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, November 2013. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_385_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2014-06-25