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Eurobarometer 47.0 (Jan-Feb 1997)

Version
1.1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 47 (Alternative Title)
  • Images of Germany, Consumer Issues, Electronic Information, and Fair Trade Practices (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Contributor
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit (Researcher)
  • MARKETING UNIT-INRA BELGIUM, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI-INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • RAS - INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • TEMO, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE (Internationale Koordination), Bruessel (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the EU. Environmental protection and consumer protection. Questions on the EURO, finance market, ´Fair Trade´ products, information society. Interest in information on Germany. Topics: 1. Nationality (multiple response possible); interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; judgement on the membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of this membership at the time of interview and in future; necessity of a common European currency. 2. Importance of a common European drug, asylum and foreign policy; assessment of the most useful second language besides one´s own native language; trust in the people of individual member countries of the EU as well as in the Poles, Hungarians, Czechs, Russians and Americans; importance of cooperation between France and Germany; interest in information about Germany and sources of information used for this; assessment of the significance of Chancellor Helmut Kohl for European integration. 3. Expected quality changes in foods, such as e.g. fresh products, products in cans, frozen foods and prepared products or convenience products; assessment of the credibility of consumer information provided by private and government organizations as well as media; necessity of environmental protection; preference for economic growth or environmental protection; most important environmental problems and judgement on this regarding solution recommendations; knowledge of European initiatives on consumer protection, such as e.g. contract law, safety with toys, misleading advertising, price marking, identification of materials contained; judgement on the effects of these initiatives on consumer protection; most important consumer problems; assessment of the school as sensible preparation for life as well as for conduct as consumer; judgement on local, national and European institutions in their role regarding education of consumers; judgement on EU measures to improve safety of products; judgement on the safety of selected products and services such as medications, cosmetics, toys, food, motor vehicles, public places, hotels, sporting events, airplanes, restaurants and personal impact; judgement on the perception of the problem of safety of products and services through the media and schools; expectation of comparable safety standards and product standards in traveling to other European countries; judgement on the quality of goods produced by government companies; attitude to privatization of government supply and monopoly companies; expected changes from privatization and deregulation in the areas telephone, mail, electricity supply, gas supply, water supply, air travel and trains regarding price reduction, quality improvement, supplier variety and protection of consumer interests; expected effects from increased competition; rights of the citizen in access to selected government services; judgement on the quality of products from Central and Eastern Europe; attitude to expansion of the security standard of products to also include those exported from the EU; judgements on the possibilities of price comparison with products and services and designation of products and areas in which more clarity in product and price information is desired, such as e.g. housing system, public health system, finance system, repairs and e.g. travel agencies; product and service areas in which comparison of original pricing could achieve a price reduction; product areas and service areas in which foreign suppliers are also of interest. 4. Desire for information regarding the progress of the common European currency; expected improvement in international competitive ability and political power of the EU durch the EURO; country, finance institutions, companies or consumers as profiting from the common currency; expected adjustment time for the new currency; preference for a dual marking of prices in stores and bank account statements; desire for a longer transfer time; difficulties in dealing with foreign currencies; judgement on national laws regarding consumer protection, data protection, bank and insurance law and the safety of funds transfers; judgement on the counseling and provision of credit by banks and insurance companies; judgement on security aspects with telephone banking and the Internet; most important obstacles in the use of financial services in the EU; preferred manner of payment with larger purchases in one´s own country and in other EU member countries; most important reasons for the preferred manner of payment; use of modern means of payment with PIN code up to now; reasons against use of such means of payment; attitude to use of smart card at home and abroad; demand for more consumer protection with new technologies; use of technologies of the information society such satellite program, pay TV, teletext, Minitel, video recorder, computer, CD-ROM, fax, modem, mobile telephone, the Internet, pager and cable TV in the private as well as occupational area; personal interest in use of these new technologies. Knowledge and purchase of ´Fair Trade´ products; products purchased and place; interest in purchase of ´Fair Trade´ bananas; preferred purchase place for such products; accepted price increase for ´Fair Trade´ products in percent; reasons for not purchasing ´Fair Trade´ products; currently preferred brand of bananas; weekly consumption of bananas; self-classification on a left-right continuum. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-01-31 / 1997-02-20
    Belgium
  • 1997-02-02 / 1997-02-23
    Denmark
  • 1997-01-31 / 1997-02-21
    Germany
  • 1997-01-30 / 1997-02-16
    Greece
  • 1997-01-31 / 1997-02-18
    Spain
  • 1997-01-29 / 1997-02-18
    France
  • 1997-02-02 / 1997-02-18
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1997-02-04 / 1997-02-20
    Italy
  • 1997-01-24 / 1997-02-27
    Luxembourg
  • 1997-01-31 / 1997-02-27
    Netherlands
  • 1997-02-02 / 1997-02-20
    Portugal
  • 1997-01-30 / 1997-02-20
    Great Britain
  • 1997-02-04 / 1997-02-15
    Northern Ireland
  • 1997-01-30 / 1997-02-18
    Austria
  • 1997-02-02 / 1997-02-26
    Sweden
  • 1997-02-02 / 1997-02-25
    Finland
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)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16362
    Number of Variables: 552
Note
In each country about 1000 interviews were conducted, except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). in Germany in East and West two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each were drawn. A cumulated data set with selected Eurobarometer trend questions since 1970 is archived under ZA Study No. 2533. See basic survey 47.1 for the more comprehensive set of standard trend questions.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2935 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR02088.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2935
Publications
  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 47.0: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Union. Brüssel: Selbstverlag Herbst 1997.
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face aux secteurs de services finanvciers. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face à la qualité des produits alimentaires. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face à la securité des produits et services. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face aux problemes d´environnement. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face aux secteurs de services privés. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face à l´ouverture à la concurrence des monopoles de services publics. Bruxelles, mai 1997.
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: L´europe des Consommateurs - les citoyens face aux politiques de protection et d´éducation des consommateurs. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: Les citoyens et l´introduction de la monnaie unique. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Direction Générale XXIV - Politique des Consommateurs: Les citoyens et le commerce international. Bruxelles, mai 1997. (summary report)
  • European Commission: The Common Agricultural Policy. Attitudes of EU consumers to fair trade bananas. Brussels, December 1997.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 80 | Registration Date: 2012-08-09

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 47.0 (Jan-Feb 1997). Images of Germany, Consumer Issues, Electronic Information, and Fair Trade Practices. Version: 1.1.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10925