Flash Eurobarometer 227 (Expectations of European Citizens Regarding the Social Reality in 20 Years’ Time)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
2008
Contributor
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP SPAIN, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
Description
  • Abstract

    Future social reality in Europe. Topics: expectations regarding people’s lives in the own country in 20 years’ time; attitude towards the following statements about social reality in 20 years’ time: people will earn less due to competition from rising economies, no guarantee to find good job for well educated people, increasing dependence of success in life from own efforts, better quality of life due to technological progress, more equal opportunities at work for men and women, more equal share of daily tasks at home, higher retirement age, better working conditions, wider gap between rich and poor in the own country, easier access to education, weaker family ties, more difficult to find affordable housing, better understanding between people from different cultures, more involvement of people in political decision making, more social engagement, difficulty to afford medical treatment; attitude towards selected political issues: higher taxes to improve public services, emphasis of policies on quality of life, stronger public support of people in social engagement, social support of caring for elderly and sick people, higher taxes for people without children, more respectful lifestyle with regard to the environment, more independence of social and economic development within the EU from the rest of the world, policies to reduce gap between rich and poor in the own country. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; type of phone line; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    total
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Belgium
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Czech Republic
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Denmark
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Germany
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Estonia
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Greece
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Spain
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    France
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Ireland
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Italy
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Cyprus
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Latvia
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Lithuania
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-12
    Luxembourg
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-11
    Hungary
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Malta
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Netherlands
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Austria
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-12
    Poland
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Portugal
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Slovenia
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-11
    Slovakia
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Finland
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Sweden
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    United Kingdom
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-13
    Bulgaria
  • 2008-04-09 / 2008-04-10
    Romania
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and over
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interviews were conducted in each country with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted (70% webCATI and 30% F2F interviews).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 25103
    Number of Variables: 84
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4811 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Expectations of European citizens regarding the social reality in 20 years’ time. Brussels: European Commission May 2008 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_227_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22