Eurobarometer 57.0 (Feb-Apr 2002)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Agriculture, Energy, and Discrimination Issues (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:
    • Social exclusion
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    The major topics are: 1. Agriculture (attitude to agriculture and judgement on European agricultural policy), 2. Energy, 3. Discrimination. Topics: 1. Agriculture: influence of EU agricultural policy on food quality, the price of food, on labeling of food products regarding country of origin and manner of production as well as on animal protection; perceived preference for farmers or consumers through agricultural policy; preferred objectives of consumer-oriented or producer-oriented EU agricultural policy (scale) and judgement on the realization of these objectives through EU agricultural policy; attitude to subsidies for agricultural business (change of EU agricultural policy: away from subsidizing agricultural products to financial support of development of rural areas and farmers). 2. Energy: knowledge about the main energy consumer (household appliances, lighting at home, heating, air-conditioner, means of transport or factories); knowledge about increase or decrease in energy consumption domestically and in the EU; perceived opportunity to conserve energy at home and in the office; dependence of the transportation system on energy sources such as oil, gasoline and diesel; knowledge about the most important sources of energy in one´s country; knowledge about the proportions of energy in the production of electricity in the EU; knowledge about personal electricity use at home; knowledge about the effects of selected energy sources and consumers on the environment and global warming (scale); attitude to the growing dependence of the EU on energy providers outside of the EU; attitude to producing energy by means of nuclear fusion as alternative to nuclear fission (scale); interest in information about energy conservation opportunities, renewable energy sources, alternative fuel for motor vehicles, fuel cells, safety of nuclear facilities and EU activities regarding research and development; knowledge about energy-related research and development of the EU; sources of information about energy questions and related technologies; assessment of the influence of energy-related research and development on social and economic development, air, soil and water quality, the greenhouse effect, the employment rate and energy prices; most important tasks of the state government (low consumer prices, lasting provision of energy, environmental protection, public health system, public safety); assessment of the importance, favorable price and environment compatibility of selected energy resources in 50 years; most important energy-related tasks of the EU government (job security and company health, safety of the transport of chemicals, oil and gas, safety of chemical factories, nuclear power plants and oil refineries, disposal of radioactive waste, food safety, traffic accidents); assumed provision of needed energy in 20 years through a single or several different energy resources; reasons for financing nuclear research by the EU; preferred areas for increased energy-related research in the EU; assumed major reasons for the lack of interest of young students in energy-related studies; perceived possibilities for citizens, industry, EU institutions, governments, local and regional authorities to influence energy consumption of the EU; planned and actual energy conservation practices of respondent (scale); preferred governmental measures to conserve energy; willingness to pay increased energy prices for renewable energy; consideration of energy consumption in purchase of household products and purchase of a new motor vehicle; approval of long-term research in the area of alternative, environmentally compatible energy; desire for information about future energy resources, about regional means of transport and about future energy concepts of businesses and the government. 3. Discrimination: perceived harassment or discrimination of others at work, during time in school or college, as customer or in house-hunting as well as assumed reasons for discrimination (origins, religion, disability, psychological disturbance, age, sexual orientation, sex, nationality); personally experienced harassment or discrimination at work and regarding personal promotion during the past two years, in the search for work, during time in school and at university, as customer or in house-hunting as well as assumed reasons for discrimination; assessment of equal opportunities in the allocation of jobs, training positions and promotions of persons with other origins, from a religious minority, with a disability or psychological disturbance, of persons under 25 or over 50 or of persons of homosexual orientation; attitude to discrimination in the allocation of jobs and training positions, in promotions, in house-hunting and on discrimination against customers as well as assessment of public opinion on this; willingness to file an oral or written complaint or go to court because of experienced personal discrimination; knowledge of personal rights with discrimination or harassment experienced. 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 interview time; length of interview; number of persons present during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; region; interviewer number; possession of a telephone. In Luxembourg, Belgium and Finland: interview language.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-02-25 / 2002-03-25
  • 2002-02-23 / 2002-03-04
  • 2002-02-23 / 2002-03-26
  • 2002-02-25 / 2002-03-29
  • 2002-02-28 / 2002-03-18
  • 2002-03-02 / 2002-03-25
  • 2002-03-03 / 2002-03-25
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2002-02-27 / 2002-03-20
  • 2002-02-23 / 2002-04-04
  • 2002-02-25 / 2002-03-26
  • 2002-02-24 / 2002-03-23
  • 2002-02-26 / 2002-03-21
    Great Britain
  • 2002-03-02 / 2002-03-23
    Northern Ireland
  • 2002-02-26 / 2002-03-26
  • 2002-02-28 / 2002-04-04
  • 2002-02-23 / 2002-03-27
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
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16032
    Number of Variables: 599
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.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3638 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03520.v3 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3638
  • The European Opinion Research Group (EORG): Eurobarometer 57.0: Europeans and the Common Agricultural Policy 2001 - 2002. Report for: The Agriculture Directorate-General. Bruxelles: June 2002.
  • European Commission: Eurobarometer. Energy: Issues, Options and Technologies. Science and Society. A report produced by The European Opinion Research Group (EORG) for the Directorate-General for Research. December 2002.
  • Alan Marsh, Melahat Sahin-Dikmen: Discrimination in Europe (Report B). London (Policy Studies Institute). November 2002.
  • Alan Marsh, Melahat Sahin-Dikmen (for the the European Commission, Directorate General Employment and Social Affaires): Eurobarometer 57.0, Discrimination in Europe (Executive Summary). May 2003. [fr] [de]

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16