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Flash Eurobarometer 388 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
2014-07-10
Contributor
  • 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 OBOP, 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)
  • HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Natural Environment, Nature
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards waste management and resource efficiency. Topics: importance of efficient resource use in Europe; impact of more efficient resource use on the following issues in the own country: economic growth, employment opportunities, quality of life; most important measures with regard to efficient resource use; attitude towards the following statements: own country is generating too much waste, own household is generating too much waste, efforts to reduce waste in own household; personal measures taken to reduce amount of household waste; reasons for not taking measures; sorting of selected types of waste; preconditions to sort (more) waste; preferred way of financing the management of household waste: flat rate, payment in proportion to generated waste, costs included in product price; estimation of the percentage of food bought in the own household going to waste; helpful measures to reduce food waste; most important factors with regard to the purchase of durable products; readiness to buy selected second hand products; reasons for not buying second hand products; use of alternatives to buying new products: buy remanufactured product, lease or rent product, use sharing schemes; reasons for not using alternatives to buying new products; attitude towards the following statements on plastic waste: better information on recyclability of products needed, stop of production of non-recyclable products, reduction of the use of single use items, interdiction of micro plastic particles, prohibition of disposal of plastic waste in landfill sites, more local authority action, more industry action; amount of litter in respondent’s residential area; kind of litter; most efficient measures to reduce littering; approval of the development of an EU-level target to reduce litter entering the oceans. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: type of phone line; country; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-07
    total
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Belgium
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Bulgaria
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Czech Republic
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-07
    Denmark
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Germany
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Estonia
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Ireland
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Greece
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Spain
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    France
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Croatia
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Italy
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Latvia
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Lithuania
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Luxembourg
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Hungary
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Malta
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Netherlands
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Austria
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Poland
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Portugal
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Romania
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Slovenia
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Slovakia
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Finland
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    Sweden
  • 2013-12-03 / 2013-12-05
    United Kingdom
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
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over. 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.
Sampling
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 26595
    Number of Variables: 277
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5896 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 388. Attitudes of Europeans towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, June 2014. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_388_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2018-03-01 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2014-07-15

European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 388 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11994