Eurobarometer 34.1 (Nov 1990)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Health Problems (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • SOBEMAP, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark/OBSERVA, Kopenhagen (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)
  • IRLES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, LondonINRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Transport, travel and mobility
  • Abstract

    The major survey focus of this Eurobarometer is: 1. Political attitude and satisfaction 2. Attitude to health and to the use of alcohol when driving 3. Attitude to the drug problem 4. Attitude to AIDS Topics: 1. Political attitude and satisfaction: citizenship and eligibility to vote at place of residence; contentment with life; personal opinion leadership and frequency of political discussions; postmaterialism index; attitude to revolutionary or cautious social reforms. 2. Attitude to health and to the use of alcohol when driving: knowledge about the ´ European Code against Cancer´ (program to combat cancer); use of cigarettes; intended reduction in use of cigarettes; vacation or business trips with a motor vehicle to other EC countries; knowledge about blood-alcohol limits and the punishments for driving under the influence in other EC countries; driving after use of alcohol; alcohol checks and punishments received; alternatives to driving under the influence used after social events; preferred government measures to limit driving under the influence; assessment of the amount of alcohol that impairs one´s own ability to drive; self-assessment of condition of health; judgement on the benefit to health of one´s own nutrition; preferred and rejected materials contained in food; frequency of consumption of products low in fat or light products. 3. Attitude to the drug problem: classification of the drug problem as a social, economic, moral, health or security problem; adequate measures of national drug policy; assessment of the effectiveness of selected measures to combat the use of drugs; familiarity with selected drugs and assessment of their jeopardy for the health of the user; assessment of personal difficulties in acquiring selected drugs; possible sources of supply; use of selected drugs as well as drug addiction in the family and circle of friends or among colleagues; personal contact with drug addicts; institutions that should be permitted to conduct a test for drugs; classification of the effectiveness of selected measures to combat the use of alcohol; personal use of alcohol on weekdays and on weekends; assessment of the significance of drugs and alcohol at work; preferred institutions or persons to effectively combat drugs and alcohol at work. 4. Attitude to AIDS: familiarity with the possibilities of infection with the HIV-Virus; advantageousness of harmonizing and cooperation of the European Community with selected measures to combat the danger of AIDS; preferred governmental course of action with those infected by HIV; AIDS cases in the family or circle of friends or among colleagues; influence of the danger of AIDS on personal conduct. Respondents between the ages of 15 and 24 years were also asked: evaluation of selected precautionary measures in sexual conduct to prevent an HIV infection. The following questions were also posed to women between the ages of 22 and 60 years (except in Northern Ireland): duration of current employment; full or part-time work and preferred time worked each week; age at first marriage; number of children and age at birth of children; age at start of occupation; influence of changes in family life on professional life; times of non-employment and previous type of occupation; reasons for giving up work; resumption of occupation at a different level and type of employment; motive for the resumption of occupation; type and extent of employment after birth of the individual children; reasons for part-time work or continual occupation; type of employment of partner; child care; employment of cleaning help; division of labor with partner in household; frequency of problems with child care; preferred form of division of work and child care. Demography: self-classification on a left-right continuum; party membership; union membership; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; monthly household income; ccupational position; employment in the civil service or private enterprise (company sector); 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; religiousness; city size; region. Also encoded was: date of interview; length of interview; presence of third persons during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate. Indices: opinion leadership (cognitive mobility); postmaterialism; status in profession.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11-01 / 1990-11-27
  • 1990-11-06 / 1990-11-22
  • 1990-11-03 / 1990-11-20
  • 1990-11-06 / 1990-11-20
  • 1990-11-03 / 1990-11-22
  • 1990-11-02 / 1990-11-18
  • 1990-11-06 / 1990-11-22
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1990-11-06 / 1990-11-20
  • 1990-11-01 / 1990-11-22
  • 1990-11-05 / 1990-11-22
  • 1990-11-04 / 1990-11-22
  • 1990-11-06 / 1990-11-20
    Great Britain
  • 1990-11-09 / 1990-11-21
    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
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: 12733
    Number of Variables: 431
Questions on ´occupational and domestic patterns´ (TR.1 to TR.29) are repeated from Eurobarometer 34.0 but only put to female respondents aged 22 to 60 years. Meaningful results are obtained for the total population on the 34.0 data; for the target group of women and specific needs of this questionnaire topic, one should combine the 34.1 sub sample with the corresponding 34.0 data. The 12,733 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1012 cases, Federal Republic of Germany East 962 cases, Federal Republic of Germany West 1020 cases, Denmark 100 cases, France 1007 cases, Greece 996 cases, Ireland 1004 cases, Italy 1053 cases, Luxembourg 298 cases, Netherlands 1047 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1000 cases, United Kingdom 1031 cases, Northern Ireland 303 cases. Previous Eurobarometers (2-33) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1544, 1712-1715 as well as 1750-1753. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-2002) is archived under ZA Study No. 3521.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1961 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09577.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1961
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 34: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1990.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Family and Employment within the Twelve - Special edition of the Eurobarometer (Famille et emploi dans l´Europe des douze). Brussels, December 1991.

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