Eurobarometer 56.3 (Jan-Feb 2002)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Getting Information on Europe and European Enlargement (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)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MARTIN HAMBLIN LTD, London, Grossbritannien (Data Collector)
  • ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Nordirland (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 media
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    The major topics are: 1. Gathering information on the EU and media usage (sources of information), 2. EU enlargement, 3. EU integration. Topics: 1. Media usage: television stations, daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, radio stations regularly used; preference for certain television broadcasts such as news, series, music broadcasts, sports broadcasts, films, documentary film, children's broadcasts, talk shows, home shopping e.g.; naming the two most positive and the two most negative aspects of the EU; desires for information and information actually found about the EU in daily newspapers and on television; sources of information and information media about the EU, used and preferred; usefulness of sources of information about the EU; judgement on the information content, the objectivity and the impartiality of reporting on television and in daily newspapers regarding EU questions; knowledge and frequency of use of information services of the EU; satisfaction with information received; readiness to use EU information services in the future; obtaining information directly from EU institutions and satisfaction with information received; readiness to use EU institutions in the future to obtain information; preferred means (SMS, e-mail, phone call, letter or visit) to communicate personal comments to the EU; interest in selected EU topics such as: personal rights as an EU citizen, history of the development of the EU, objectives and powers of the EU, certain EU institutions and EU treaties, EU policies and business, EU enlargement, consequences of introduction of the Euro, student exchange programs, immigration policy, traffic policy, policies on developing countries, agricultural policy, culture policies, fight against crime, environmental policy, health policies, food safety; personal Internet use; place of Internet connection; desired EU topics on the Internet; visit to the EU website "Europe" and reasons for the visit; desired topics on the EU website; willingness of respondent to take part in an online discussion with EU decision-makers; interest in opinions of people from EU member countries and from candidates to join the EU about the future of Europe and desired means of information in this respect; interest in opinions of politicians from other EU member countries, the national constitution and EU treaties. 2. EU enlargement: knowledge of selected European countries; candidates to join the EU already visited; planned visit to candidates to join the EU as well as connections and contacts in candidates to join the EU; interest in information about candidates to join the EU (in the areas tourism, business, culture, gastronomy, history, politics, sport e.g.); interest in vacation, work, study or business relations in the countries joining the EU; knowledge of candidates to join the EU; extent to which informed about the EU enlargement; sources of information on the EU enlargement, used and preferred; personal participation in the political discussion about the EU enlargement; attitude to the EU enlargement; the country that profits most from EU enlargement and reasons for this assessment; assessment of the personal situation after EU enlargement and reasons for this; assessment of the situation of various economic areas after EU enlargement; preferred pace of enlargement; importance of various acceptance criteria for candidates to join the EU (scale); attitudes to the EU enlargement and expected consequences; assessment of the level of immigration and commuters in one's own country through EU enlargement and evaluation as well as reasons for this assessment. 3. EU integration: solidarity with the place of residence, the region, country and the EU; preferred institutions that should spread information about the EU and its activities; assessment of the importance of EU political topics (split, alternative question formulations) as well as the effectiveness of the EU with the topics: enlargement, populism, introduction of the Euro, fight against poverty, environment, consumer protection, unemployment, EU reform, combating crime, securing of peace, significance of the EU in the world, democracy, immigration and economic growth; advantageousness of EU membership of one's country; best wishes for the EU (scale); evaluation of the decisions made in common in the EU for the country and the respondent himself; attitude to EU policies in general; estimated influence of the country and the citizens on EU decisions; assessment of personal effectiveness and of the country on EU decisions; most influencial groups in the EU; member countries with the greatest and least influence in the EU. Demography: size of household; persons over 15 years; nationality; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question); marital status; age at end of education; age; sex; occupation; head of household; city size; household income; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-01-23 / 2002-02-21
  • 2002-01-22 / 2002-02-28
  • 2002-01-23 / 2002-02-18
  • 2002-01-22 / 2002-02-27
  • 2002-01-23 / 2002-02-12
  • 2002-01-22 / 2002-02-27
  • 2002-01-27 / 2002-02-25
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2002-01-23 / 2002-02-22
  • 2002-01-23 / 2002-02-28
  • 2002-01-25 / 2002-02-24
  • 2002-01-25 / 2002-02-25
  • 2002-01-30 / 2002-02-24
    Great Britain
  • 2002-01-30 / 2002-02-19
    Northern Ireland
  • 2002-01-23 / 2002-02-20
  • 2002-01-22 / 2002-02-28
  • 2002-01-22 / 2002-02-24
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 or quota sample
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16038
    Number of Variables: 1959
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 trends, reduced demographics, including D.4 (Vote Intention)
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3635 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03480.v3 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3635
  • EUROBAROMETER 56.3 "SPECIAL BUREAUX" (2002). Getting information on Europe, the enlargement of the E.U. and support for European integration: European public opinion takes the floor. Survey carried out by: THE EUROPEAN OPINION RESEARCH GROUP (EORG). For: THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DIRECTORATE-GENERAL PRESS AND COMMUNICATION, UNIT «OPINION POLLS». Brussels: 2002.

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