Eurobarometer 29 (Mar-Apr 1988)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Environmental Problems and Cancer (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup (Data Collector)
  • Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • INTERGALLUP, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Nutrition
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    The main survey focus of this Eurobarometer are: 1. Political attitudes and satisfaction, 2. Eating, drinking and smoking habits, 3. Attitudes to environmental pollution, 4. Nuclear energy as well as 5. EC and European unification. Topics: 1. Eligibility to vote at place of residence; general contentment with life and satisfaction with democracy; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; most important political goals; postmaterialism; interest in selected forms of sport; attitude to summer time. 2. Information on eating and drinking habits; detailed information about eating and drinking behavior at meals the day before; smoking habits; use of cigarettes; preferred type of cigarettes; age at starting to smoke; duration of smoking; intended changes of one´s own smoking habits; changes in weight compared to last year; knowledge about the European program to combat cancer. 3. Complaints about environmental damages at place of residence; judgement on the environmental situation in the country; assessment of the significance of the environmental problem; most important areas of environmental pollution; most important consequences of environmental pollution; personal measures for environmental protection already conducted and intended; assessment of the effectiveness of environmental protection agencies; preference for economic development or environmental protection; desire for more information on selected environmental topics; knowledge about the ´European environment year´; source of information; interest in the environment year; knowledge and evaluation of individual actions for the European environment year; attitude to the environment year (scale). 4. Judgement on the radioactive danger in selected situations; judgement on nuclear energy problems (scale); personal protective measures after the nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl; primary consequences of the Chernobyl accident for one´s own country; assessment of the efficiency of protective measures in a nuclear power plant accident in Western Europe; extent to which informed about radioactivity in one´s country and trust in this information; reasons for dissatisfaction with information from this area; most trustworthy institution with information about radioactivity. 5. Perceived conflict between European and national identity; knowledge and judgement on the EC Commission; attitude to Western European unification; attitude to EC membership of the country; assessment of advantages for the country from EC membership; regret of a failure of the EC; assessment of advantages and disadvantages from the realization of the European domestic market in 1992; attitude to the European domestic market and further integration of Europe; preferred main focus of a common European policy; attitude to agricultural policy and recommendations on improvement in European agricultural policy; expected effects of the EC domestic market on the job market; effect of the domestic market on business in economically weak regions; knowledge and judgement on the role of the European Parliament; intent to participate in a European Election; attitude to strengthening the European Parliament; attitude to founding a European Government and political areas for which this government should be responsible; attitude to a constitution draft by the European Parliament; attitude to a referendum on a European Union; actual and desired significance of national and European institutions as well as organizations. Demography: self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social change; party allegiance; marital status; age at end of education; party preference (Sunday question); sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; monthly household income; occupational position; company size; position in household; occupation of head of household; city size; degree of urbanization; region. In Spain and Portugal the following additional question was posed: behavior at the polls in the past national election. The following additional questions were posed to women: knowledge about the forms of medical check-ups for cancer prevention; age at first medical check-up; frequency of cancer check-ups; medical check-up with the family doctor, gynecologist or in the hospital. The following additional questions were also posed in Germany: knowledge of the presidency of the Federal Republic in the Council of Ministers as well as assessment of the importance of this presidency; knowledge about the information office of the state in Brussels. The following question was also posed in Belgium: language in household. Indices: postmaterialism; political orientation; EC support; values orientation; cognitive and political mobility; unemployment rate of the region; gross national product per capita in the region.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-04-01 / 1988-04-13
  • 1988-04-10 / 1988-04-25
  • 1988-03-22 / 1988-04-18
  • 1988-03-20 / 1988-04-20
  • 1988-04-05 / 1988-04-19
  • 1988-03-30 / 1988-04-29
  • 1988-03-28 / 1988-04-19
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1988-04-01 / 1988-04-21
  • 1988-03-18 / 1988-04-22
  • 1988-03-03 / 1988-04-16
  • 1988-03-23 / 1988-04-22
  • 1988-03-23 / 1988-04-04
    Great Britain
  • 1988-04-11 / 1988-04-20
    Northern Ireland
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
Sampled Universe
Sample of persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) according to country.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 11729
    Number of Variables: 461
The 11729 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1002 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1007 cases, Denmark 1009 cases, France 993 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 592 cases, Italy 1021 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1023 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1017 cases, United Kingdom 1346 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 9083) as well as BASS (Study No. 8831). Earlier Eurobarometers (2-26) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544 as well as 1712-1713, others are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1715 as well as 1750 ff. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-2002) with selected trend questions is archived under ZA Study No. 3521.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1714 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09083.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1714
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 29: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1988.
  • Commission des Communautes Européennes: Les Europeens et l´Environnement en 1988. Bruxelles, Octobre 1988.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08