Eurobarometer 32 (Oct-Nov 1989)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • The Single European Market, Drugs, Alcohol, and Cancer (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • SOBEMAP, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • OBSERVA, Vedbaek (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA srl, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ICP-Research, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, LondonINRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Family life and marriage
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    The main survey focus of this Eurobarometer is: 1. General satisfaction, 2. Attitude to family policy, 3. European domestic market and attitude to the EC, 4. Europe and the democratization of the East 5. Attitude to European institutions and the Western security alliance, 6. Attitude to the UN, 7. Questions on health and health policy, 8. Attitude to the drug problem, 9. Attitude to the use of alcohol and questions on the problem of alcoholism, 10. Organ transplantation, 11. Attitude to immunization, 12. Cancer and AIDS, 13. Political self-classification, 14. Supplemental questions on the topic of health posed to respondents between the ages of 15 to 24 years. Topics: 1. General satisfaction: nationality and eligibility to vote at place of residence; prospect for the future for the next year; contentment with life; satisfaction with democracy; personal opinion leadership and frequency of political discussions; postmaterialism index; attitude to revolutionary social reforms. 2. Attitude to family policy: ideal number of children; most important social factors influencing number of children; preferred measures of a sensible family policy; most important tasks of family in society. 3. European domestic market and attitude to the EC: attitude to unification of Western Europe; attitude to EC membership of one´s country; advantages or disadvantage from EC membership; regret of a failure of the EC; perceived conflict between European and national identity; assessment of the effects of the European domestic market on the economy of the country; most important reasons to support the European domestic market; hopes or fears in connection with the domestic market; general attitude to the European domestic market; preference for national or European decision-making authority in selected political areas; desired influence of the EC on productions of the film and television industry; attitude to a European Social Charter. 4. Europe and the democratization of the East: desired rapproachment of the EC to the Eastern European countries; attitude to food aid as well as economic cooperation with Poland and Hungary; attitude to support of the democracy movements; trust in the USSR as well as the USA; attitude to the presidents Gorbachev and Bush. 5. Attitude to European institutions and the Western security alliance: political interest and interest in the European Community; knowledge and judgement on the EC Commission; attitude to a European Government and the European Parliament; preference for increasing the significance of the European Parliament; election participation at the last European Parliament election; reasons for non-participation in the election; attitude to a strong national defense power; attitude to NATO; trust in the decision of NATO and the European Community; the significance of NATO for national security; preference for the decision of European security and defense questions in NATO or at European level; attitude to military presence of the Americans in Europe. 6. Attitude to the UN: examples for good and bad work by the United Nations; degree of familiarity of the United Nations and its sub-organizations; degree of familiarity of the name of the current UN Secretary-General; most important sources of information about the work of the UN; interest in selected UN topics. 7. Questions on health and health policy: self-assessment of condition of health; concern about extent of jeopardy to health from selected environmental problems; influence of the EC domestic market on development of health of Europeans; concern about the increase in proportion of older people in Europe; most important health problems of older people; urgency of selected measures to deal with problems in old age; necessity of care and preparation for old age; significance of old people´s homes and day care centers; most important health risks in European countries; assumed most frequent causes of death in European countries and assumed further development or displacement regarding these causes of death; the health problem that should be addressed as first priority; judgement on the effectiveness of various measures; usefulness of a European emergency identification; knowledge about medical emergency numbers; assessment of the usefulness of a Europe-wide uniform emergency number; center for advice in cases of poisoning and familiarity of centers for emergency calls in case of poisoning; most important aspects of health education and assignment of responsibility for health education to selected institutions; significance of health education in school; attitude to exchange of health experts at EC level; most important reasons for coronary heart disease; concern about problematic materials contained in food; self-assessment of manner of nutrition in view of health; paying attention to content labels on food packages; health-conscious selection of food products; conducting a reducing program; height and weight; self-assessment of overweight; perceived health consequences of improper nutrition. 8. Attitude to the drug problem: classification of drug addicts as sick or criminals; classification of the drug problem as social, economic, moral, health or safety problem; adequate measures of national drug policy; assessment of effectiveness of selected measures to combat use of drugs; advantageousness of harmonization and cooperation of the European Community in selected measures to combat drugs; knowledge of substitute drugs and methadon programs; familiarity of selected drugs and assessment of their danger for the health of the user; assessment of the dangers from strong medications; institutions that should be authorized to conduct a test of drug use; personal contact with drug addicts; drug addicts in family and circle of friends or among colleagues; assessment of significance of drugs and alcohol at work; institutions responsible for combating drugs at work. 9. Attitude to use of alcohol and questions on the alcoholism problem: attitude and characterization of alcoholics; most important consequences of alcoholism; assessment of effectiveness of selected measures to combat the use of alcohol; advantageousness of harmonization and cooperation of the European Community in selected measures to combat the alcohol problem; personal contact with alcoholics; alcoholics in the family and circle of friends or among colleagues; drinking behavior and personal use of alcohol on weekdays and on weekends; assessment of the amount of alcohol that leads to being unable to drive. 10. Organ transplantation: assessment of the adequate availability of organ donors; general willingness to donate an organ; willingness to donate an organ depending on selected conditions; assessment of optimum health care, even for rare illnesss, in the country and possibilities of the EC to improve a possibly deficit situation. 11. Attitude to vaccinations: general attitude to compulsory vaccination; attitude to regular vaccinations; judgement on the necessity for selected vaccinations. 12. Cancer and AIDS: knowledge about the European program to combat cancer; knowledge about the ´European Code against Cancer´; use of cigarettes; attitude to AIDS patients; familiarity of the possiblities of infection with the HIV virus; assessment of personal risk of infection in selected situations (scale); increasing fear when donating blood, receiving a blood transfusion or injections; most urgent and effective measures to contain the AIDS danger; attitude to combating AIDS at the EC level; registry requirement or support programs for AIDS patients; personal contact with AIDS patients; AIDS cases in the family or circle of friends or among colleagues; warning about contact with AIDS patients; avoiding AIDS patients. 13. The following additional questions were posed to respondents between the ages of 15 to 24 years: judgement on one´s own health education; reference group and age during health education; most important topics and preferred sources of information in health education; personal behavioral changes due to the risk of AIDS; knowledge of precautions or protective measures against AIDS. Demography: self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party allegiance and party preference (Sunday question); conduct at the last national election; party affiliation; union membership; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; monthly household income; occupational position; company size; supervisor status; position in household; occupation of head of household; self-assessment of social class; residential status; degree of urbanization; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; city size; region. In France the following was also asked: knowledge and significance of the French presidency in the Council of Ministers of the European Community. Also encoded were: date of interview; time of start of interview; presence of further persons during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; identification of interviewer. Indices: moral orientation; opinion leadership; attitude to the EC; political orientation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-10-18 / 1989-11-15
  • 1989-10-16 / 1989-11-19
  • 1989-10-19 / 1989-11-18
  • 1989-10-19 / 1989-11-11
  • 1989-10-20 / 1989-11-22
  • 1989-10-16 / 1989-11-10
  • 1989-10-17 / 1989-11-12
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1989-10-16 / 1989-11-07
  • 1989-10-20 / 1989-11-16
  • 1989-10-17 / 1989-11-14
  • 1989-10-16 / 1989-11-22
    United Kingdom
  • 1989-10-12 / 1989-11-17
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
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: 23397
    Number of Variables: 1389
Two questionnaires, Form A and Form B, were used in this survey. Each was administered to one half of the respondents (standard sample size 2000). The Form A questionnaire comprised almost all of the questions asked by Eurobarometer 32. Form B contained a subset of the questions in Form A, plus some additional questions. The 23397 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1999 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 2217 cases, Denmark 2000 cases, France 2000 cases, Greece 2015 cases, Ireland 1945 cases, Italy 2088 cases, Luxembourg 603 cases, Netherlands 2036 cases, Portugal 2000 cases, Spain 1996 cases, United Kingdom 2498 cases. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-31) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544 as well as 1712-1715, others are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1750 and 1751. A cumulated data set of Eurobarometers (1970-2002) with trend questions is archived under ZA Study No. 3521. The ICPSR Study No. is 9519.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1752 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09519.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1752
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 32: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1989.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die Familie und den Wunsch nach Kindern - Sonderausgabe Eurobarometer. Brüssel, August 1990.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 44 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08