Eurobarometer 35.1 (Apr 1991)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Public Transportation and Biotechnology (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)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, LondonINRA EUROPE, Brussels (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Economic systems and development
    • Biotechnology
  • Abstract

    1. Conduct at purchase and sale of EC products, attitude to the European domestic market 1992; 2. Attitude to the volume of traffic; 3. Attitude to biotechnology. Topics: 1. Conduct at purchase and sale of EC products: attitude to the European domestic market 1992: citizenship and eligibility to vote at place of residence; opinion leadership and frequency of political discussions; postmaterialism; approval or rejection of the unification of Western Europe; attitude to EC membership of the country; advantages or disadvantages for the country from EC membership; purchase of selected products and services from other EC countries; order as well as manner of payment for selected products and services of suppliers from foreign countries in the EC; general satisfaction with purchases of EC products; manner of difficulties experienced (e.g. with delivery, customs and payment) with EC transactions; preferred sources of information and institutions on purchase or sale in other EC countries; trust in selected products from foreign countries; country images regarding product groups and product quality; most important obstacles to business with other EC countries; knowledge of EC-initiated measures for consumer protection in one´s country; knowledge about the European domestic market 1992 and expected changes; general attitude to dismantling of customs barriers. 2. Attitude to volume of traffic: residence as well as job in a metropolitan area; judgement on the change in the volume of traffic in the last 10 years; ability to bear the consequences of changed volume of traffic; evaluation of consequence of traffic regarding quality of life and air pollution; assessment of the danger of accidents for various road-users such as pedestrians, cyclists, car drivers and users of public transportation; preferred possibilities to solve traffic conflicts between private and public transport, between car drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians; agreement of traffic policy decisions with the opinion of the population; frequency of use of selected public and private means of transportation; major reasons for not using or using public transportation; attitude to selected measures to reduce the volume of individual traffic and problem solutions for traffic jams (scale). 3. Attitude to biotechnology: expected developments in selected research areas and their influence on every-day life; knowledge about biotechnology and assignment of selected research projects to biotechnology; attitude to biotechnological research on plants, microorganisms, animals, foods, medications, vaccines and people; judgement on biotechnological animal experiments from a moral view; assessment of personal ability to judge on these questions; primary sources of information about more recent developments that could influence life; trust in selected sources of information on biotechnology. Demography: self-classification on a left-right continuum; party affiliation and union membership; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; monthly household income; occupational 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; attitude to Europe; status in profession.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-04-02 / 1991-04-22
  • 1991-04-09 / 1991-04-28
  • 1991-04-04 / 1991-04-16
  • 1991-04-09 / 1991-04-21
  • 1991-04-01 / 1991-04-23
  • 1991-03-28 / 1991-04-28
  • 1991-04-04 / 1991-04-25
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1991-04-04 / 1991-04-17
  • 1991-04-01 / 1991-04-30
  • 1991-04-02 / 1991-04-23
  • 1991-04-02 / 1991-04-16
  • 1991-04-01 / 1991-04-18
    Great Britain
  • 1991-04-10 / 1991-04-23
    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: 13149
    Number of Variables: 322
The 13149 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1021 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (West) 1031 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (East) 1046 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, France 1070 cases, Greece 1005 cases, Ireland 1048 cases, Italy 1074 cases, Luxembourg 509 cases, Netherlands 980 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1000 cases, United Kingdom 1059 cases, Northern Ireland 306 cases. Further questions of this study on the topic employment are contained in study No. 2033. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-34) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1544, 1712-1715, 1750-1753 as well as 1960-1962. A cumulated data set of Eurobarometers (1970-2002) with selected trend questions is archived under ZA Study No. 3521.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2032 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09698.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2032
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 35: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1991.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Consumer Behaviour in the internal Market - An Interim Report from Eurobarometer 35. Brussels, July 1991.
  • Commission of the European Communities and the International Union of Public Transport (UITP): European Attitudes towards Urban Traffic Problems and Public Transport. Brussels, July 1991.
  • Internationaler Verband für Öffentliches Verkehrswesen (UITP), im Auftrag der UITP und der Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Einschätzungen zur Mobilität in Europa. Brüssel, Januar 1992.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Opinions of Europeans on Biotechnology in 1991. Brussels, July 1991 (also available in French)

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