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Eurobarometer 60.2 (Nov-Dec 2003)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Employment and Social Policies, Financial Services, Harmful Internet Content, and Product Safety (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector (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 GFK, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MARTIN HAMBLIN, London, Großbritannien (Data Collector)
  • ULSTER Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brüssel(internationale Koordination, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Crime
    • Mass media
    • International politics and organisation
    • Social welfare policy and systems
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on their opinions regarding employment and social policies of the European Union (EU), financial services and practices, illegal and harmful Internet content, and product safety instructions. Topics: The first topic focused on the respondents´ knowledge of and opinions about the EU in the areas of employment and social policies, including current and future sources of information about the EU in these areas. Respondents were asked questions concerning their awareness of rules and guidelines set by the EU pertaining to employment. They were also questioned as to whether the EU has a positive or negative image with regard to employment and social policies. Another topic covered was financial services. Respondents were asked about their top financial priorities, the type of bank accounts they personally had, and if they had a checkbook, credit card, pension, stocks, bonds, mortgage, and loans. Respondents were also asked if they use the phone or Internet to conduct financial transactions. A third topic was about protecting children from illegal and harmful Internet content. Respondents answered questions concerning Internet rules in their house, Internet safety, and procedures for reporting harmful content. The final topic about product safety instructions included questions about household products, beauty products, and paints/varnishes. Demography: 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
  • 2003-11-06 / 2003-11-20
  • 2003-11-04 / 2003-12-08
  • 2003-11-04 / 2003-12-08
  • 2003-11-04 / 2003-11-20
  • 2003-11-07 / 2003-11-30
  • 2003-11-06 / 2003-12-04
  • 2003-11-08 / 2003-12-08
  • 2003-11-03 / 2003-12-02
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2003-11-02 / 2003-11-28
    Great Britain
  • 2003-11-06 / 2003-12-02
    Northern Ireland
  • 2003-11-04 / 2003-12-01
  • 2003-11-01 / 2003-12-03
  • 2003-11-07 / 2003-11-29
  • 2003-11-05 / 2003-12-11
  • 2003-11-04 / 2003-12-12
  • 2003-11-03 / 2003-12-02
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
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). 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 with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16059
    Number of Variables: 590
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 1004, Belgium 1017, Netherlands 1016, Germany-West 1024, Germany-East 1021, Italy 997, Luxembourg 600, Denmark 1000, Ireland 1007, Great Britain 1038, Northern Ireland 300, Greece 1002, Spain 1000, Portugal 1000, Finland 1001, Sweden 1000, Austria 1032. The special topic module on ´financial services´ has also been surveyed in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5 (ZA-Study-No. 4240), the questions on ´illegal and harmful content on the Internet´ have also been asked in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1 (ZA-Study-No. 4246). No standard trend questions Comparable data in the Candidate Countries Eurobarometer series for the special modules on Internet Usage (CCEB 2004.1 / ZA4246), and on Financial Services (CCEB 2003.5 / ZA4240).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3939 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03992.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3939
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG): Standard Eurobarometer 205 / Wave 60.2. Public Opinion in Europe: Financial services. Report B. This survey was requested by the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: January 2004.
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG): Special Eurobarometer 202 / Wave 60.2. Communication of European Union Employment and Social Policy. This survey was requested by the Employment and Social Affairs Directorate-General and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: March 2004.
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG): Special Eurobarometer 203 / Wave 60.2. Illegal and harmful content on the Internet. This survey was requested by the Information Society Directorate-General and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: March 2004.

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

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 60.2 (Nov-Dec 2003). Employment and Social Policies, Financial Services, Harmful Internet Content, and Product Safety. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.