Flash Eurobarometer 241 (Information society as seen by EU citizens)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • 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, 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)
  • NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, RomaniaThe GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary(international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Information society
    • Mass media
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the benefits of internet and mobile phone use. Topics: frequency of the following leisure activities: sport, cultural activities, watch TV, go out, pursue a hobby, keep oneself informed, meet friends; frequency of participating in activities of organisations; trust in other people; frequency of internet use; online activities: send or receive emails or instant messages, purchase goods or services, internet banking, download multimedia content or software, use electronic forms of public administration, learn, use social networks, look for information, read or watch news, upload content, do daily work, transfer content to other devices; assessment of the improvement in selected areas due to the internet: opportunity to meet new people, way to manage finances, way to deal with public authorities, way to get health-related information, way to perform job, way to shop, opportunity to learn, way to pursue hobbies, capability to be informed, personal relationships, opportunity to access culture; attitude towards the following statements on people that don’t use the internet: miss opportunity of greater contact to people, are at disadvantage in career prospects, are at risk of becoming old-fashioned, miss opportunity of finding good bargains, are less open to the world, are less informed, have more time, are not at risk of online fraud, are not at risk of others finding out personal information about them, are less reachable for professional purposes, avoid frustration of dealing with complicated technologies; asked other person in the last year to send email, get information from the internet or make online purchase for oneself; frequency of mobile phone use; assessment of the improvement in selected areas due to mobile phones: keep contact with people, capability to be informed, way to manage free time, share content, feel more secure, work; attitude towards the following statements on people that don’t use mobile phones: miss opportunity of greater contact to people, are less reachable, are saving money, have less stress. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-09-26 / 2008-09-30
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)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • 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). In Austria, Italy, Portugal, and Finland a part of the interviews was conducted on mobile phones.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 27130
    Number of Variables: 94
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4881 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Confidence in the Information Society. Analytical Report. Brussels: European Commission May 2009 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_250_en.pdf

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