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Eurobarometer 63.2 (Feb-Mar 2005)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Radioactive Waste, Transport Services, Farm Animal´s Welfare, and Means of Payment (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium TNS Gallup DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Lu (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Agricultural, forestry and rural industry
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Plant and animal distribution
    • 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 radioactive waste, transport services, farm animal welfare, and means of payment. Topics: To start the interview, questions were asked regarding knowledge and support of radioactive waste disposal, as well as questions regarding the options of and preferences for nuclear energy. Respondents gave their views on the risks of radioactive waste disposal, the possibility of recycling noncontaminated materials from the nuclear industry, and the political and health-related consequences of handling dangerous waste. Next, questions were asked regarding transport services within the European Union (EU). Respondents gave their views on the rights of passengers, whether they were satisfied with the current transport services in EU countries, and their satisfaction with international travel within the EU. The third portion of the interview collected information on respondents´ views on the welfare of farm animals. Questions were asked pertaining to the purchase and consumption of food derived from farm animals, respondents´ views on the rights of farm animals, as well as their views and preferences regarding the protection of farm animals. Respondents gave their views on the purchase of eggs, meat, and milk from animal welfare-friendly production systems, their willingness to accept additional price premiums to ensure such production systems are used, and their perception of animal welfare in the EU versus other parts of the world. The last topic of the survey was means of payment. A series of questions addressed financial services in the EU, expectations of financial institutions, preferred payment options, and banking security. Demography: Age, gender, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when they stopped full-time education, household composition, region, and telephone equipment.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-12
  • 2005-02-15 / 2005-03-09
  • 2005-02-22 / 2005-03-13
  • 2005-02-09 / 2005-03-08
  • 2005-02-22 / 2005-03-14
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-12
  • 2005-02-15 / 2005-03-20
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-11
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2005-02-10 / 2005-03-11
    United Kingdom
  • 2005-02-21 / 2005-03-10
  • 2005-02-17 / 2005-03-14
  • 2005-02-22 / 2005-03-15
  • 2005-02-15 / 2005-03-14
  • 2005-02-15 / 2005-03-09
  • 2005-02-22 / 2005-03-09
  • 2005-02-14 / 2005-03-07
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-07
    Czech Republic
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-14
  • 2005-02-24 / 2005-03-09
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-13
  • 2005-02-20 / 2005-03-03
  • 2005-02-14 / 2005-03-09
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-12
  • 2005-02-18 / 2005-03-07
  • 2005-02-16 / 2005-03-13
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
Sampled Universe
All respondents were residents in the respective country and aged 15 and over.
Sampling Procedure Comment: A multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regionals units in every country (Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT NUTS 2 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 starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from th initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. They were supposed to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. 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: 24708
    Number of Variables: 465
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), Germany with separate samples for the Eastern (500) and the Western part (1000), and Luxembourg, Cyprus (Republic), and Malta with 500 interviews each. Effective number of realised interviews in this round: France 1013, Belgium 1032, Netherlands 1030, Germany-West 1024, Germany-East 508, Italy 1024, Luxembourg 508, Denmark 1030, Ireland 997, Great Britain 1008, Northern Ireland 314, Greece 1000, Spain 1002, Portugal 991, Finland 1002, Sweden 1048, Austria 1062, Cyprus (Republic) 502, Czech Republic 1028, Estonia 995, Hungary 998, Latvia 1023, Lithuania 1002, Malta 500, Poland 1000, Slovakia 1042, and Slovenia 1025. The topical module C on ´Animal welfare´ is interviewed in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia in the framework of Eurobarometer 64.4 (ZA Study No. 4416). No standard trend questions
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4234 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 10.3886/ICPSR04669.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.4234
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 227 / Wave 63.2. Radioactive Waste. Survey requested by Directorate General Energy and Transport and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: September 2005.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 228 / Wave 63.2. Passengers´ Rights. Survey requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: July 2005.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 229 / Wave 63.2. Attitudes of consumers towards the welfare of farmed animals. Survey requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels: June 2005.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 63.2 (Feb-Mar 2005). Radioactive Waste, Transport Services, Farm Animal´s Welfare, and Means of Payment. Version: 1.1.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.