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Eurobarometer 75.1: Energy in the European Union, Citizens' Rights, E-Communications, the Internal Market, and Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, February-March 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
administration; air pollution; alternative energy; climate change; communications systems; consumer protection; consumers; domestic markets; employment; employment potential; energy conservation; energy consumption; energy industry; energy policy; European Parliament; European Union; expenditures; fuels; government employees; information policy; international markets; Internet; knowledge (awareness); media coverage; media use; pollution control; products; program evaluation; public opinion; purchasing; tariffs
  • Abstract

    The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology. This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the following special topics: (1) energy in the EU, (2) citizens' rights, (3) e-communications, (4) the internal market, and (5) carbon dioxide capture and storage. Information was collected on potential policies and ways to reduce energy consumption, the performance of EU administration, opinions about citizens' most important rights, and report access, use, and providers of various technology and media, including the Internet. Additional information includes respondents' views on employment across EU countries, counterfeiting and piracy, the handling of carbon dioxide, and effects on climate change. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).
  • Methods

    Please review the ICPSR codebook, "Variable Documentation" section, for information concerning individual weights; and the "Technical Specifications" section for general weighting information.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: GESIS
    • DS2: ICPSR
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-03-08
    Time period: 2011-02-09--2011-03-08
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-03-08
    Collection date: 2011-02-09--2011-03-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Sampled Universe
In all, Eurobarometer 75.1 interviewed 26,836 citizens in the 27 countries of the European Union after the 2004/2007 enlargement (i.e. including the Accession Countries Romania and Bulgaria). All respondents were residents in their respective country, nationals and non-nationals but EU-citizens, and aged 15 and over. Respondents were expected to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission between February 9 and March 8, 2011.

    This collection is being released in two parts: Part 1 contains the orignial files provided by GESIS; Part 2 contains the ICPSR-processed files.

    There is a discrepancy between the field work dates reported in the data and documentation. Please review the ICPSR codebook for more information.

    The European Parliament (EP) question module QA1 to QA15 on "Women in the European Union" is only available as a separate data set (ICPSR 34594).

    Module QC, "E-Communications", partly replicates the corresponding module, QA, of Eurobarometer 72.5 (ICPSR 29842).

    Module QD, "Internal Market", partly replicates Flash Eurobarometer 263 (ZA5206; not available from ICPSR).

    The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

    Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 75.1 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue. Additional information on the Eurobarometer Survey Series and the Eurobarometer data can be found at the GESIS Eurobarometer Web site and ZACAT, respectively.

2013-08-29 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 6.0.0. The collection has been further processed by GESIS, and the SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, tab-delimited ASCII data file, and codebook have been updated.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34266 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34266.v2
  • European Parliament, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit. Europeans and Energy (Part II): Analytical Synthesis. Special EB 75.1 European Parliament Eurobarometer.Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate General for Communication. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)
  • TNS Opinion & Social. E-Communications Household Survey. Special Eurobarometer 362, Wave EB75.1.Brussels: European Commission. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)
  • TNS Opinion & Social. Internal Market: Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts. Special Eurobarometer 363, Wave EB75.1.Brussels: European Commission. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)
  • TNS Opinion & Social. Public Awareness and Acceptance of CO2 capture and storage. Special Eurobarometer 75.1.Brussels: European Commission. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)
  • TNS Qual+. Obstacles Citizens Face in the Internal Market. Eurobarometer Qualitative Studies.. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

European Commission (2013): Eurobarometer 75.1: Energy in the European Union, Citizens' Rights, E-Communications, the Internal Market, and Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, February-March 2011. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.