Eurobarometer 53 (Apr- May 2000)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 53 (Alternative Title)
  • Racism, Information Society, General Services, and Food Labeling (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Education and Culture Citizen`s Centre - Analysis of Public Opinion (Researcher)
  • INRA BELGIUM, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CSA-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)
  • INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Minorities
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    The major topics are: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Union 2. European Parliament 3. Minorities 4. Public services 5. Labeling of genetically modified food 6. Emergency phone number 7. Information and communication technologies. Topics: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Union: nationality (multiple responses possible); interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; personal employment situation, employment situation in one's family and satisfaction with life in general; deterioration or improvement in personal life in the last and in the next five years; media usage; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the EU, its policies and its institutions; adequate reporting about interests of the EU in national media; judgement on membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of this membership; EU image in general; advantageousness of EU membership for selected social groups; satisfaction with democracy in one's country and in the EU; preferred source of information, information channels and means of information about the EU, its policies and its institutions; assessment of current speed of integration of Europe; importance of the role of the EU for daily life of respondent in five years; knowledge about European institutions and judgement on their importance for the EU; trust in European institutions; expected personal identity as European citizen or national citizen in the near future; national pride; attitude to the common European currency, foreign policy and defense policy; attitude to a European Central Bank independent of the member countries or responsible to the European Parliament; attitude to responsibility of the EU for matters that cannot effectively be solved on national, regional and local level; attitude to support of the president and members of the European Commission by a majority of the European Parliament; attitude to school instruction about the work of European institutions; preference for national or European decision-making power over selected political areas; desired priorities in EU policies, such as e.g. accepting new member countries, populism of the EU, successful introduction of the Euro, fight against poverty, environmental protection, consumer protection, fighting unemployment, reform of EU institutions, securing of peace and protection of the right to privacy and democratic principles in Europe; self-assessment of personal extent to which informed about the Euro; means of information about the Euro used; preferred new EU member countries; criteria for accepting new countries. 2. European Parliament: knowledge and significance of the European Parliament; desire for a strengthening of the European Parliament; assessment of the representation of interests of European citizens by the European Parliament; most important interests that should be represented by the European Parliament; attitude to a European constitution; decision-making power of all or only selected member countries after the EU extension to the east. 3. Minorities: perceived disturbances from people of another race, religion or culture; belonging to a majority or minority; origin of parents or grandparents from another culture, religion, race or nationality; assessment of proportion of minorities in the country; attitude to the role of minorities in education, job market, economy and culture; most important measures to improve relations with people of another race, religion and culture in one's country; job market acceptance of muslims, Eastern Europeans, refugees, persons seeking asylum and EU citizens; attitude to assimilation and integration of minorities and immigrants in society; attitude to immigrants from non-EU countries; advantages for the country from presence of immigrants from non-EU countries. 4. Public services: accessibility and affordablility of mobile phones, conventional telephones, electricity, gas, water, mail, public transportation and railroad travel; quality, extent to which informed and contract conditions of these public services; personal complaints in the last 12 months and satisfaction with the way the service provider dealt with these complaints. 5. Labeling of genetically modified food: frequency of noticing such identification of foods and degree of extent to which informed; judgement on product information on food packaging; significance of health information for purchase decision; extent to which informed about genetically modified food; necessity of identification of genetically modified food, trust in them and influence on purchase decision; preferred sources of information, information channels and means of information about genetically modified food. 6. Emergency phone number: degree of familiarity of the European emergency phone number 112 in case of accident in other European countries. 7. Information and communication technologies: possession and use of satellite dish, cable television, digital television, DVD player, game console, PC, laptop, PDA, CD-Rom drive, Internet access, Fax equipment, mobile phone and ISDN connection; interest in using new technologies; reasons for not using ISDN; planned employment of the above-mentioned products and services; personal surf practices; influence of Internet use on use of traditional media such as television, books, press, radio and on social life of respondent; place of access (job, at home, Internet cafe) and satisfaction with speed of Internet connection; measures for speed increase such as ISDN, DSL etc. and affordability on these measures; interest in certain Internet selections as well as willingness to pay for this. Demography: age; sex; marital status; size of household; children in household; residential status; size of residence in qm; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; postmaterialism; age at termination of education; occupation; revious occupation; religion; self-assessment of religiousness; city size; region. Also encoded was: date of interview; start of interview; length of interview; presence of further persons during interview; cooperation of respondent; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-04-07 / 2000-05-04
  • 2000-04-11 / 2000-05-12
  • 2000-04-07 / 2000-05-05
  • 2000-04-10 / 2000-05-02
  • 2000-04-11 / 2000-05-02
  • 2000-04-05 / 2000-04-30
  • 2000-04-10 / 2000-05-02
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2000-04-12 / 2000-05-02
  • 2000-04-12 / 2000-05-08
  • 2000-04-21 / 2000-05-23
  • 2000-04-14 / 2000-05-12
  • 2000-04-10 / 2000-05-08
    Great Britain
  • 2000-04-10 / 2000-05-02
    Northern Ireland
  • 2000-04-07 / 2000-05-04
  • 2000-04-09 / 2000-05-14
  • 2000-04-09 / 2000-05-23
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 Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16078
    Number of Variables: 685
In each country about 1000 interviews were conducted, except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each were surveyed in east and west. Swiss data available on ´Racism and Xenophobia´, Information Society´, and ´Genetic Engineering´ in the framework of EBCH 2000 (online access to integrated datasets EU+Switzerland via FORS online data catalogue)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3296 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03064.v5 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3296
  • European Commission. EUROBAROMETER 53. Public Opinion on the European Community. Brüssel, 2000.
  • Thalhammer, Eva; Zucha, Vlasta; Enzenhofer, Edith; Salfinger, Brigitte; Ogris, Günther. Attitudes towards minority groups in the European Union. A special analysis of the Eurobarometer 2000 survey on behalf of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia by SORA Vienna, Austria. Wien, 2001.
  • Eva Thalhammer: Attitudes towards minority groups in West and East Germany. A special Analysis of the Eurobarometer 2000 Survey on behalf of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia by SORA Vienna, Austria. Vienna, March 2001. [Einstellungen gegenüber Minderheitengruppen in West- und Ostdeutschland]
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Générale "Santé et protection des Consommateurs": Les Europeens et les services d´intérêts généraux. Brüssel, September 2000
  • INRA (Europe) for the European Commission: Measuring Information Society 2000. Brussels, Spring 2000.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16