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Eurobarometer 75.1 EP: Women in the European Union, February-March 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
career development; employee benefits; European Union; families; family work relationship; gender issues; maternity leave; parents; paternity leave; political representation; politics; public opinion; violence against women; voter attitudes; wages and salaries
  • 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 Eurobarometer is part of wave 75.1 and covers the special topic of women in the EU. Questions in this survey pertain to gender equality and work, including gender pay gap and paternal leave. Other questions addressed women's representation in politics and violence against women. 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 "Weighting Information" 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 / 2011-03-06
    Time period: 2011-02-09--2011-03-06
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-03-06
    Collection date: 2011-02-09--2011-03-06
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 EP interviewed 26,724 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 6, 2011.

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

    The number of respondents for Belgium (n=913) corresponds with the duration of fieldwork and the given time frame for the official reporting for the module QA1 to QA15. All other questionnaire modules, QA16 to QA21, and QB to QE, are available in a second dataset (ICPSR 34266) which includes the entire sample for Belgium (n=1025).

    No standard EU and trend questions included.

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

2013-08-15 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 2.0.0. 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
  • 34594 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34594.v2
  • European Parliament, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit. 8 March 2011: 100th Anniversary of Women's Day: Fighting against Gender Discriminations in the EU. Eurobarometer Special (EB 75.1), Analytical Synthesis.Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate General for Communication Direction C - Relations with Citizens. 2011.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

European Commission (2013): Eurobarometer 75.1 EP: Women in the European Union, February-March 2011. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.