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Eurobarometer 76.4 (2011)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • The Future of Europe, Awareness of European Home Affairs, and E-Communication in the Household (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.1 ´Research and Speechwriting´) (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Ipsos MRBI, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Österreichisches GALLUP, 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 Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
    • Technology, Energy
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Information and communication
    • Information society
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    Since the early 1970s the European Commission´s Standard & Special Eurobarometer are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries. Principal investigators are the Directorate-General Communication and on occasion other departments of the European Commission or the European Parliament. Over time, candidate and accession countries were included in the Standard Eurobarometer Series. Selected questions or modules may not have been surveyed in each sample. Please consult the basic questionnaire for more information on country filter instructions or other questionnaire routing filters. In this study the following modules are included: 1. Future of Europe, 2. Awareness of home affairs, 3. E-Communication in the household. 1. Future of Europe: being happy in the country and in the EU; associations with the words European Union; expected changes in the lives of future generations compared to the own life; expect changes in the lives of Europeans in 2030 compared to today; comparison of the EU and the U.S., Japan, China, India and Brazil in terms of: quality of life, political influence, and the current and future performance of the economy; expectation of the EU as a leading diplomatic power in 2030; values that the EU stands for;positive achievements of the EU; most important advantages of the EU; most important social values to deal with global challenges; biggest challenges for the EU to preserve its sustainability; most important political issues for the future of Europe; preference for more decision-making at the European level in selected policy areas; excessive state interference; free competition as a guarantee for economic prosperity; attitudes towards social reforms (gradual versus radical change); solidarity or individualism as preferred guidelines for the EU societies; globalisation requires common global rules; the EU has sufficient power to defend the economic interests of Europe in the global economy; identification as a European; decision-makers in the EU have the ability to face the main global challenges; gap between people’s opinion and political decisions; attitude towards a ’two speed europe’; own voice counts in the EU and in the country. 2. Awareness of home affairs: personal importance of traveling within the EU without border controls; attitudes towards relaxing entry requirements for non-EU citizens; perceptio of public security in the EU, in the country, the community and in the immediate neighborhood; preferred approach to the fight terrorism and organised crime (scale:, EU institutions and governments of the Member States should cooperate more closely, financial support to Member States by the EU, financial and practical support to non-EU countries by the EU, Member States can encounter threats without support); perceived restriction of fundamental rights and freedoms in the EU due to the fight against terrorism and organised crime; attitudes towards EU-supported immigration of workers from non-EU countries given demographic changes; attitudes towards asylum within the EU (scale: asylum by the EU Member States, demand for homonymous asylum regulations within the EU, more equal distributionof asylum seekers among all EU Member States, costs should be shared among all EU Member States); attitudes towards illegal immigration”; attitude towards the integration of immigrants from non-EU countries into European societies (scale: immigration as an economic and cultural enrichment, the same rights as citizens of the country, integration problems are due to discrimination or a lack of willingness for integration, immigration debate is based on reliable data; importance of the issues of forced labor and sexual exploitation within the EU. 3. E-Communication in the household: landline or mobile phone in the household; ownership of durable goods and paid-off residential property; number of mobile phones in the household (with contract, prepaid arrangement, and mobile phone subscription for Internet access); description of the personal mobile phone use (termination during a call, continuous access to the mobile network, limiting calls to mobile phones and fixed phones of another network operatordue to cost reasons, restrict Internet access via mobile phone due to cost reasons); type of television reception in the household (cable, satellite, DVB-T); type of Internet access in the household (ISDN, ISDL, cables); most important factors when selecting Internet provider; PC use for calls over the Internet (VOIP, e.g. SKYPE); maximum download speed according to the contract; characterization of the Internet connection (Internet connection never breaks down, download speedmatches the contract conditions, in case of problems, the Internet provider gives a useful answer); difficulties due to insufficient speed or download capacity; willingness to pay more for an Internet connection with a higher speed and download capacity; intention to use increased browsing speed; intention to change Internet service provider; experience of Internet blocking while surfing from home and with the mobile phone; types of contents blocked; assumed reasons for this Internet blocking; reasons for lack of Internet access at home; subscription of a combined package offering (e.g. mobile telephony, fixed telephony, internet access and TV channels); attitude to these combined packages; perceptionof comparability of prices of service packages; reception of comparisons for combined packages; intention to change provider of a combined package; desire for personal notificationby the service providers, if personal data was lost or stolen; knowledge of the monitoring of traffic data by network operators and service providers; attitudes towards an information obligation or to obtain an approval when monitoring traffic for marketing purposes. Demography: nationality, family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; number of persons in the household aged 15 years; number of children in household less 10 years and 10 to 14 years; financial difficulties last year; self-rated on social position (scale); use internet (at home, at work, at school, university or Internet cafe). Also encoded was: date of interview; interview start; interview; presence of third parties during the interview; cooperation of respondent; city size; region; language of the interview (only in Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Malta); weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
    All countries
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-12
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-12
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-14
    Czech Republic
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
    United Kingdom
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-15
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-16
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-16
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-17
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
    Northern Ireland
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-12
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
  • 2011-12-03 / 2011-12-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • France (FR)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 26693
    Number of Variables: 633
Former surveys on "E-communication in the Household" with partly identical questions are: Eurobarometer 75.1 (ZA5479), 72.5 (ZA4999), 68.2 (ZA4742), 66.3 (ZA4528) and 64.4 (ZA4416).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5596 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR34732.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11999
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11507
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 379 / Wave 76.4: Future of Europe. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, April 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 380 / Wave 76.4: Awareness of Home Affairs. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General Home Affairs and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, June 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 381 / Wave 76.4: E-Communications Household Survey. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, June 2012.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2015-02-20

Europäische Kommission (2015): Eurobarometer 76.4 (2011). The Future of Europe, Awareness of European Home Affairs, and E-Communication in the Household. Version: 3.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.