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Eurobarometer 43.0 (Mar-Apr 1995)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Cross-Border Purchases, Smoking Habits, and Cancer Risks (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • Marketing Unit, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP Corporate & Financial, London (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • TEMO, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MARKETING DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    Experiences in purchasing foreign products, attitude to smoking and opportunities for cancer check-up. Topics: registration of respondent in election register; interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; attitude to unification of Europe; judgement on membership of one´s own country in the EU. 1. purchase of foreign products: manner and extent of purchase of products as well as services from other EU countries; satisfaction with foreign products purchased; in case of complaints: solving problems encountered. 2. smoking habits: daily use of cigarettes; preference for light brands of cigarettes; increased use of cigarettes after change from normal to light brands of cigarettes; desire to quit smoking or reduce use of cigarettes (split: in the second case the question was about intent rather than desire); time of quitting smoking (for former smokers); utilization of medications, hypnosis or acupuncture to quit smoking; resumption of use of cigarettes and reasons for this; intervals between the periods of tobacco abstinence; assumptions about the connection of advertising as well as tobacco costs and the general use of cigarettes; attitude to regimentation of advertising for cigarettes and tobacco; assumed orientation of tobacco advertising on young people; suspected relationship between use of tobacco and advertising for products that have the same brand name as tobacco products; attitude to absolute prohibition of direct and indirect advertising for cigarettes and tobacco; presence of smokers at home, in one´s circle of friends, at work and at other places; attitude to a smoking ban in public institutions; expected observance of such a smoking ban by smokers; preference for smoking zones or no-smoking zones at work; attitude to an individual solution among colleagues or for management decision; existence of smoking regulations at one´s place of work and perceived observance of these rules; degree of familiarity of no-smoking organizations; possible duties of such no-smoking organizations; knowledge of actions of the EU to reduce use of tobacco. 3. cancer: preference for national European efforts in the fight against illnesses; opportunities to avoid cancer through corresponding precaution; judgement on selected consumer habits as causing cancer; assumed connection between sun-bathing and cancer; attitude to medical check-up for women for early diagnosis of breast cancer; personal participation in such medical check-ups; deaths due to cancer in one´s circle of friends; knowledge about the European program to combat cancer. 4. miscellaneous: self-classification on a left-right continuum; religiousness; self-classification of class affiliation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-25 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-26 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-09
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-10
  • 1995-03-23 / 1995-04-20
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-22 / 1995-04-21
  • 1995-03-24 / 1995-04-13
  • 1995-03-22 / 1995-04-09
  • 1995-03-25 / 1995-04-17
  • 1995-03-27 / 1995-04-12
  • 1995-03-25 / 1995-04-13
    Great Britain
  • 1995-03-23 / 1995-04-20
    Northern Ireland
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
Sampled Universe
Respondents 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: 16238
    Number of Variables: 169
Except in Luxembourg (approx. 500 cases) and Northern Ireland (approx. 300 cases) in every country about 1000 persons were interviewed. There are two separate samples for Eastern and Western Germany. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers with selected trend questions (since 1970) is archived under ZA Study No. 3521. In this investigation questions were posed on drugs and AIDS that are not listed here but have been consolidated together with a special young people sample from Eurobarometer 43.1 in a separate data set under ZA Study No. 2638.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2636 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR06662.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2636
  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 43: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1995.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 43 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 43.0 (Mar-Apr 1995). Cross-Border Purchases, Smoking Habits, and Cancer Risks. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.