Eurobarometer 57.2 (Apr-Jun 2002)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Health Issues, Cross-Border Purchases, and National Identities (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls (Researcher)
  • INRA BELGIUM, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln (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, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MARTIN HAMBLIN LTD, London (Data Collector)
  • ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Northern Ireland (Data Collector)
  • INRA PRAHA, Prag (Data Collector)
  • INRA HUNGARY, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • IQS and QUANT Group, Warschau (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG),Brüssel (international cooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    This Eurobarometer is focusing on health issues, cross-border purchases, and national identities. Topics: European Union (EU) respondents provided information on their health status, including whether they had long-standing illness that limited their work or daily activities. They also answered questions about the health care system in their countries and indicated how well health care was run, whether the government should spend more money on health care, and if they were willing to pay more taxes to contribute to health care. They were also asked how well they were getting by with their households´ income, who should pay for taking care of elderly parents, and who should decide what long-term care services an elderly person needs. Another major focus of the surveys was cross-border purchases. EU respondents were asked whether in the last 12 months they bought anything for private use in stores located in other European Union countries, and if so, how they bought the product and how much they paid for it. They were also asked whether the introduction of the euro and the possibility of buying online made them more interested in buying products or services from other EU countries, whether in the last 12 months they heard or saw an advertisement from another EU country, whether they would be more or less confident buying different products or services in another EU country, and what factors would affect their level of confidence. European Union citizens and residents of three European Union candidate countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland) described how close they felt to the inhabitants of the city/village/region where they lived, their national fellows, EU citizens and other European residents, Arabs, Turks, Russians, United States´ citizens, Gypsies, Jews, and others. They also selected from a list those things or feelings that were crucial to sense of belonging to their nation and to Europe. EU respondents were asked what the most important issues facing their countries were and what their governments should spend extra money on. Additionally, respondents indicated whether they were satisfied with their lives, and the state of the economy, laws, and public transport in their countries. Demography: Age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, type and size of locality, and region.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-04-30 / 2002-05-30
  • 2002-04-30 / 2002-06-10
  • 2002-05-02 / 2002-05-24
  • 2002-05-11 / 2002-06-09
  • 2002-05-06 / 2002-05-27
  • 2002-05-08 / 2002-05-27
  • 2002-05-01 / 2002-06-10
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2002-05-01 / 2002-06-04
  • 2002-05-04 / 2002-06-08
  • 2002-05-08 / 2002-06-10
  • 2002-05-03 / 2002-06-04
  • 2002-05-30 / 2002-05-30
    Great Britain
  • 2002-05-06 / 2002-05-24
    Northern Ireland
  • 2002-05-02 / 2002-05-23
  • 2002-05-01 / 2002-06-10
  • 2002-05-06 / 2002-06-04
  • 2002-05-16 / 2002-05-31
    Czech Republic
  • 2002-05-10 / 2002-05-23
  • 2002-05-20 / 2002-05-30
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)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
Sampled Universe
All respondents were aged 15 and over.
Sampling Procedure Comment: A multi-stage sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regions in every country (i.e., Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT regions or equivalent). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of addresses was selected from each sampled PSU. Addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures, beginning with an initial address selected at random. In each household, a respondent was selected, by a random procedure. Up to three recalls were made to obtain an interview with the selected respondent. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany.
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interviews in respondent`s homes in the appropriate national language.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 19120
    Number of Variables: 343
The regular sample size (in the sense of completed interviews) is 1000 respondents per country, except the United Kingdom with separate samples for Great Britain (1000) and Northern Ireland (300), Luxembourg (600) and Germany with separate samples for the Eastern and the Western part (1000 each). Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1007, Belgium 1049, Netherlands 1014, Germany-West 1023, Germany-East 1016, Italy 1002, Luxembourg 600, Denmark 1001, Ireland 991, Great Britain 1038, Northern Ireland 314, Greece 1002, Spain 1000, Portugal 1000, Finland 1005, Sweden 1000, Austria 1018, Czech Republic 1013, Hungary 1027, Poland 1000. No standard trend questions except for "national identity" and demographics. Eurobarometer 57.2 includes data on "National and European Identities" (Q.25 to Q.27) plus demographics for the candidate countries Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Data for questions Q.28 to Q.35 (Youth attitudes on drugs) are only available separately in the framework of Eurobarometer 57.2OVR including an OVeRsample of young respondents aged 15 to 24.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3640 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03543.v3 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3640
  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG and EOS Gallup Europe: Views on business-to-consumer cross-border trade. Report for the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General and Enterprise Directorate-General. Managed and organised by: Press and Communication Directorate-General Public Opinion Analysis Unit. Brussels 2002.

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