Eurobarometer 56.0 (Aug-Sept 2001)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Information and Communication Technologies, Financial Services, and Cultural Activities (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication, Opinion Polls (Researcher)
  • INRA BELGIUM, Brussels (Data Collector)
  • GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • MARKET ANALYSIS, Athens (Data Collector)
  • INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CSA-TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • INRA Demoskopea, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILReS, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • INTOMART, Hilversum, The Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lisbon (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • INRA UK, London, Great Britain (Data Collector)
  • ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Northern IrelandEuropean Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels(Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide, international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Mass media
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from standard trend questions, instead focusing on information and communication technologies, financial services, and cultural activities. Respondents were questioned about how important it was to use a computer in their daily lives, whether and where they used a computer, for which uses a computer or the Internet was important, and which other communication products they used, such as cable TV and mobile phones. They were asked what type of computer training they had received, whether they worked remotely (telecommuted), whether communication technologies had been introduced at their workplace, if so, what the outcome had been, and how using a computer, e-mail, or the Internet had changed the way they worked. Respondents were further queried on financial services, governmental legislation of financial services, whether consumer protection standards should be harmonized within the European Union (EU), and what obstacles were preventing consumers from using financial services in the EU. They were asked about their preferred method of paying for significant purchases and the reasons for that preference, whether they used cards with a confidential code, and the types of financial accounts or loans they had. A final section focused on cultural activities and asked respondents which type of television programs they watched, whether they watched videos or DVDs, listened to the radio, or owned a computer, how often they used the Internet and for what purpose, how many books they had read in the past year, whether they read newspapers or magazines, and what types of music they listened to. They were asked to describe cultural activities they engaged in, types of media they had access to at home (such as a television set, records, CDs, video game player, books), and how many television sets, encyclopedias, and books they owned. Demographic and other background information provided includes respondent´s age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, region of residence, and subjective size of community.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-08-27 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-22 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-25 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-09-03 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-31 / 2001-09-21
  • 2001-08-27 / 2001-09-27
  • 2001-08-27 / 2001-09-24
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2001-08-22 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-25 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-25 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-30 / 2001-09-25
  • 2001-08-22 / 2001-09-24
    Great Britain
  • 2001-08-29 / 2001-09-19
    Northern Ireland
  • 2001-08-25 / 2001-09-24
  • 2001-08-28 / 2001-09-27
  • 2001-08-28 / 2001-09-27
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
  • Face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16200
    Number of Variables: 473
Per country approx. 1000 interviews were conducted except in Northern Ireland (approx. 300) and Luxembourg (approx. 600). In the Federal Republic of Germany there are separate samples for East and West with approx. 1000 respondents each. No standard trend questions; no questions Q.29 to Q.33; reduced demographics. EORG has produced additional weighting variables to provide a better basis of comparison with a previous EUROSTAT survey. They are applied in the official reports on "Cultural Activities" (Q.34 to Q.50). Standard Eurobarometer weighting variables are also available. Comparable data for the special module on the Cultural Activities for the candidate countries are available at a later time in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.1 (ZA4159).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3625 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03363.v4 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3625
  • Rosario Spadaro (THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP, EEIG): Europeans´ participation in cultural activities. A Eurobarometer survey carried out at the request of the European Commission, EUROSTAT. Brussels. April 2002 (also available in French and german).
  • Christophe Duflos (EORG, for the Directorate-General): Europeans´ views on banking and insurance services. (Comparative report with previous surveys). Brussels, December 2001 (report and comparative report also available in French).
  • THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP, EEIG, pour la Commission Européenne: Les européens et les technologies de l´information et de la communication dans le cadre de l´emploi. Bruxelles, Automne 2001.
  • Chiara Badalori: European Citizens and the Media. National Reports. Public Opinion in the European Union. Executive Summary. Brussels, May 2003.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16