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Eurobarometer 55.1OVR (Apr-May 2001)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Young Europeans (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls (Researcher)
  • INRA BELGIUM, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen (Data Collector)
  • INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CSA-TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • INRA Demoskopea, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILReS, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • INTOMART, Hilversum, Niederlande (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)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG),Bruessel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    The major topic is: attitudes of European young people and young adults between 15 and 24 years. Topics: significance of the European Union; expectations of the EU; reasons to remain living with the parents longer; leisure activities; social, cultural, religious, political, athletic involvement; attitude to foreigners; knowledge of foreign languages and willingness to learn foreign languages; stays abroad in the last 2 years stating travel reasons; perceived difficulties studying or working abroad; conduct given personal unemployment; most important demands of an ideal occupation; sources of money of respondent; personal monthly income; use of new technologies (computer, Internet, cell phone, computer games); knowledge about personal rights as EU citizen; importance of topics of European Politics (housing situation, training, job creation and job security, health, consumer protection, nutrition, fight against crime, free choice of place of residence within the EU, social equality, culture, foreign policy, information campaigns for young people, new information technologies, environmental protection); sources used and media to gather information on the EU; approval of ethical questions such as euthanasia, the death penalty, obligatory herapies for pedophiles, limitation on the number of children for people with low income, right to marriage and adoption for homosexuals, obligatory HIV tests, sex before marriage, cloning, genetically modified food; necessary measures for integration of ethical, religious or sexual minorities, the homeless, alcohol and drug addicts and the handicapped; judgement on the responsibility of selected social institutions for making it easier for young people to participate actively in society and preferred measures in this respect. Demography: nationality; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; position in household; occupation of head of household; degree of urbanization; monthly household income. Also encoded was: date of interview and start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; region; interviewer number; possession of a telephone. In Luxembourg, Belgium and Finland the following additional question was posed: language of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-04-12 / 2001-05-10
  • 2001-04-19 / 2001-05-23
  • 2001-04-12 / 2001-05-12
  • 2001-04-17 / 2001-05-13
  • 2001-04-17 / 2001-05-12
  • 2001-04-12 / 2001-05-12
  • 2001-04-15 / 2001-05-11
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2001-04-17 / 2001-05-14
  • 2001-04-12 / 2001-05-18
  • 2001-04-14 / 2001-05-23
  • 2001-04-13 / 2001-05-14
  • 2001-04-16 / 2001-05-12
    Great Britain
  • 2001-04-15 / 2001-05-10
    Northern Ireland
  • 2001-04-12 / 2001-05-04
  • 2001-04-14 / 2001-05-23
  • 2001-04-12 / 2001-05-23
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 between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample or quota sample.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9731
    Number of Variables: 405
In each country approx. 600 interviews were conducted except for in Holland (approx. 750), Northern Ireland (approx. 200) and Luxembourg (approx. 200). In the Federal Republic of Germany there are separate samples for East and west with approx. 600 respondents each. Youth sample + youth OVeRsample of respondents aged 15 to 24. Data collected in the framework of Eurobarometer 55.1. Comparable data for the candidate countries are available at a later time in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.1YOUTH (ZA3982).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3508 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi.10.3886/ICPSR03362.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3508
  • European Commission: Young Europeans in 2001. Results of a European opinion poll. Brussles: November 2001 (executive summary).
  • INRA: Les Jeunes Europeens en 2001. Eurobarometre 55.1. Rapport redige par Philippe Manigart. Bruxelles, Aout 2001.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 55.1OVR (Apr-May 2001). Young Europeans. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.