My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: German English

Eurobarometer 64.1 (Sep-Oct 2005)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Mobility, Food Risk, Smoking, AIDS Prevention, and Medical Errors (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Gallup DK, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILReS, Luxemburg, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa SK, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Work and Industry
    • Patterns of Consumption
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Social and occupational mobility
  • Abstract

    Work and mobility. Food risks. Smoking behaviour and passive smoking. AIDS prevention. Medical errors. Topics: 1. Work and mobility: importance of life domains; attitude towards job change and job mobility (scale: no more jobs for life, training and learning are essential to stay employed, difficult to find a job, changing jobs is good for people); residential status; year of moving into current place of residence; age at moving away from the parental home; number of relocations since moving from the parental home; regional mobility (within the same city, within the same region, within the same country, to another EU country, or to a country outside the EU); reasons for moving; areas of life with improvements or deteriorations after the move; main reason for not having moved since leaving the parental home; school attendance or participation in higher education training in another European country; intent to move to another region or country after retirement; likelihood to move in the next five years; motivations and obstacles regarding a possible move to another country; most important difficulties when moving to another EU country; assessment of moving within the EU as a good thing with regard to individuals, families, economy, labour market, and European integration; willingness to move to another region or country to find a new job; year of starting first job; profession, sector, and location of first job; number of changing employers or reasons for not changing; year of last change of employer and motivations for this change; title and sector of previous job; location of previous job; year of joining current employer; title and sector of current job; type of contract; required skills in current job compared to previous job; working hours per week; travelling time to work and back; change in required skills in current position compared to position occupied in the beginning of working for the current employer; main reasons for changing current job; participation in training courses last year and reasons for or against participation; job satisfaction (scale); frequency of unemployment longer than 3 months. 2. Food risks: associations with food; assessment of the likelihood to become a victim of selected hazards (scale: victim of crime or terrorism, serious illness, health damage by unsafe food or consumer goods, injury in a car crash, health damage by environmental pollution); designation of further problems or risks associated with food; most important criteria when buying food; assessment of the current food safety compared to ten years ago; concern about selected health topics (scale: mad cow disease (BSE), genetically modified ingredients or additives like colours, preservatives or flavourings in foods or beverages, weight gain, allergic reactions to foods or drinks, contamination by bacteria like salmonella or by chemical substances that are formed during heating or frying, pollutants like mercury or dioxins, residues of antibiotics or hormones in meat, pesticide residues in fruit, vegetables or cereals, new viruses like avian influenza, unhygienic conditions in food handling at home as well as in food processing plants, shops or restaurants, welfare of farm animals); most trustworthy source of information in case of a serious food risk found in fish or chicken; knowledge of European Union regulations with regard to: food safety, maximum prices for food, consumers’ rights, health warnings on cigarette packs, quality standards for hospitals; opinion on the efficiency of EU authorities (quick action in the case of health risks for the population, taking citizens’ concerns about health risks very seriously, consumer health is more important than profits of producers, strict laws to ensure food security, proper enforcement of these laws, food from the EU is safer than imported food, too many rules and regulations about food, appropriate information of the citizens about food risks, decisions related to food risks are based on most recent scientific evidence), assessment of the measures of EU authorities in relation to food safety risks as adequate; reception of reports on selected health risks in the media in determined time periods (smoking, alcohol, obesity, infectious diseases such as influenza or SARS, hazardous chemicals, unsafe food); personal reaction to the last story on unsafe food. 3. Smoking behaviour and passive smoking: smoking status and smoking habits; regular or occasional smoker; daily cigarette consumption; frequency of asking smokers not to smoke near oneself; assessment of the danger of passive smoking; respondent smokes at home; respondent smokes in the car: alone, in the company of non-smokers or children; attitude towards smoking bans in: restaurants, bars and pubs, offices and indoor workplaces, any indoor public space; perceived discomfort caused by tobacco smoke in daily life, and reason for this; frequency of combining tobacco with alcohol, medicines, cannabis, or other drugs; attitude towards smoking in the presence of pregnant women and alcohol consumption during pregnancy; knowledge of anti-smoking campaigns; personal wish to quit smoking due to a campaign. 4. AIDS prevention: assessment of the risk of infection with AIDS based on selected types of behaviour in contact with infected persons (scale); personal precautions due to the spread of AIDS (careful when touching things, avoidance of certain places and people, stability in the choice of partners, precautions in sexual intercourse); assessment of the effectiveness of national measures being undertaken in the fight against AIDS (scale: information campaigns on risky behaviours, better identification of people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS, treatment of HIV-positive people to delay the onset of AIDS, treatment and care of AIDS patients, and funding research to find an AIDS vaccine); desire for cooperation and harmonization of efforts within the EU in the aforementioned measures. 5. Medical errors: frequency of the reception of reports on medical errors; importance of the problem of medical errors in the own country; trust in selected occupational groups regarding the prevention of medical errors (doctors, medical staff, dentists); personally or in the family experienced serious medical error in the local hospital or from a medicine prescribed by a doctor; assessment of the likelihood of becoming a victim of serious medical error in the own country; assessment of the likelihood for a hospital patient to avoid a serious medical error; own concern about becoming a victim of a serious medical error as well as assessment of the risk of hospital patients becoming a victim of a serious medical error. Demography: nationality; occupation; professional position; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; type of community; household composition and household size; national provenance; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone. Additionally coded was: date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; weighting factor; language of the interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-09-05 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-09-30
  • 2005-09-11 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-03 / 2005-09-28
  • 2005-09-08 / 2005-10-06
  • 2005-09-06 / 2005-10-05
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2005-09-02 / 2005-10-03
    United Kingdom
  • 2005-09-05 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-08 / 2005-10-04
  • 2005-09-08 / 2005-10-06
  • 2005-09-08 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-10-04
  • 2005-09-08 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-05 / 2005-10-03
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-09-29
    Czech Republic
  • 2005-09-09 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-14 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-09-29
  • 2005-09-05 / 2005-09-30
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-10-03
  • 2005-09-07 / 2005-09-22
  • 2005-09-04 / 2005-10-03
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
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 24643
    Number of Variables: 631
The topical modules on ´Smoking habits´ (QC1 to QC14), ´Aids prevention´ (QD1 to QD4), and ´Medical errors´(QE1 to QE8) were also surveyed in Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, and Northern Cyprus (TCC) in the framework of Eurobarometer 64.3 (ZA4415).
0 - Data and documents are released for everybody.
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4413 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 10.3886/ICPSR04641.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.4413
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 238 / Wave 64.1: Risk issues. Survey requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 239 / Wave 64.1 & 64.3: Attitudes of European towards tobacco. Survey requested by Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 240 / Wave 64.1 & 64.3: AIDS Prevention. Survey requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 241 / Wave 64.1 & 64.3: Medical Errors. Survey requested by Directorate General SANCO and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions: Mobility in Europe. Analysis of the 2005 Eurobarometer Survey on Geographical and Labour Market Mobility. Luxembourg 2006. Survey requested by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 64.1 (Sep-Oct 2005). Mobility, Food Risk, Smoking, AIDS Prevention, and Medical Errors. Version: 1.1.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.