Eurobarometer 72.2 (Sep-Oct 2009)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Nuclear Energy, Corruption, Gender Equality, Healthcare, and Civil Protection (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany Emor, Tallinn, Estonia TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, M (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
    • Work and Industry
    • Society, Culture
    • Technology, Energy
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Natural resources and energy
  • Abstract

    Nuclear energy, nuclear power plants. Corruption. Gender equality. Health and healthcare. Management of natural disasters. Topics: 1. Nuclear power: positive or negative associations with nuclear power; risks and benefits of nuclear power; contact with nuclear power issues in the past (visited a nuclear power plant, lived in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant, worked on nuclear energy issues); preferred sources of information about nuclear power; knowledge test on nuclear energy (EU as the largest nuclear energy producer, nuclear power plants are the only sources of radioactive waste, one third of Europe´s energy is produced by nuclear power plants, construction of new nuclear power plants in the own country); self-rated knowledge about the safety of nuclear power plants; most trusted sources of information on the safety of nuclear power plants; sufficient provision of information about the risks and benefits of different types of energy in school and through the media; assessment of nuclear power plants as a personal threat; assessment of the medial representation of nuclear incidents as exaggerated; attitude towards selected statements: safe operation of nuclear power plants is possible, national legislation ensures nuclear safety, national nuclear safety authority and companies ensure safe operation of nuclear power plants, safe disposal of nuclear waste, security against terrorism and criminal use; attitude towards the following statements on nuclear energy: helps to limit global warming, independence from imported fuels such as gas and oil, guarantees low and stable energy prices; reasons for and against extending the lifetime of nuclear power plants; attitude towards a reduction or increase of nuclear energy as a proportion of all energy sources; assessment of the benefits of an EU legislation on nuclear waste management; preferred site for a nuclear power plant (own country, another EU country outside the EU); preferred decision-making body in adapting and developing the energy supply (citizens, NGOs, or government agencies); interest in information on the safety of nuclear power plants; summarized assessment of the risks and benefits. 2. Corruption: opinion on corruption: is a big problem, assessment of existing corruption in local, regional, national, and EU institutions, successful prosecutions discourage from corruption; assumed spreading of corruption in selected areas; self-experienced corruption in the last 12 months; assessment of the causes for corruption; opinion on the fight against corruption: effective efforts of national governments, lenient court judgments, helpful support by the EU in the fight against corruption in the own country; assessment of the responsibility for preventing and fighting corruption; most trustworthy body for complaints in corruption cases. 3. Gender equality: occurrence of gender inequality; comparison with 10 years ago; opinion on the work of women: usually work less, number of working women in the own country is too low; preferred measures to increase the number of working women; unequal pay as a matter of urgency for the EU; important measures to reduce the gender pay gap; opinion on the employment of women: non-employment leads to isolation, father should give up his job to look after the children if his pay is lower than the one of the mother, childcare facilities costs are often higher than the additional income of the mother, career of the mother must be kept back for raising children, own income is indispensable for women, more men in education, role of men in the household; attitude towards men in child rearing and household; appropriate measures to improve the balance between work and family life; urgency to increase the proportion of women in parliament; most important measures to achieve a higher proportion of women; opinion on women in positions of responsibility: lower career orientation of women, less freedom due to obligations in family life, working life is dominated by men, too low-skilled women; assessment of the urgency to take action against violence against women; assessment of the urgency to take action against a higher risk of poverty for single mothers and older women; assessment of the occurrence of sexism in politics, media, work life, state institutions; areas where gender inequality occurs, and preferred measures at national or EU level; responsibility for gender equality in the state government or the EU; sufficiency of the measures made by the EU to combat gender inequality; successes in the last 10 years; reception of the actions taken by the EU to combat gender inequality in the media: equality of opportunity for all, gender equality in the workplace, empowerment of women in politics and business, increase the number of childcare facilities, increase the proportion of women in scientific research, strengthen gender equality in the context of the European structural funds, trafficking of women, combat sexism, strengthen women´s rights in developing countries; institutions that have contributed most to gender equality; assessment of the future: less stereotypes, equal pay, men will participate more in housework, higher proportion of women in government positions, more women in traditionally masculine occupations, less violence against women, increasing recognition of women´s rights in developing countries; impact of the economic crisis on gender inequality; knowledge of the rights against gender discrimination, for equal pay, for the protection of pregnant workers, for parental leave, for equal educational opportunities for both sexes; own experience with gender discrimination in education, at work, in society, in politics, in the health sector; own reaction to self-experienced discrimination; response to the complaint; contact person; institutions to contact in the case of discrimination. 4. Health and healthcare: most important criteria of high quality healthcare; assessment of the healthcare in the own country, and in comparison to other EU countries; likelihood to get harmed by hospital or non-hospital healthcare; assessment of the likelihood of adverse events in the case of receiving medical care: hospital infections, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication related errors, medical equipment related errors; personal or by a family member experienced adverse event of that kind; country in which the adverse event was experienced and reported; report of the adverse event; person or authority to whom the event was reported; institution responsible for patient safety in the own country; surgical procedure of the respondent or a family member recently; signing of a written consent before the procedure; assessment of the forms of redress if harmed whilst receiving healthcare in the own and another country; authorities that help in cases of redress in the own country and abroad; most important sources of information on adverse events in healthcare. 5. Natural hazards: perceived threat of natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, etc.; assessment of own knowledge about disaster prevention and preparedness by the EU and by the own country; attitude towards disaster management by the EU regarding natural disasters, industrial accidents, and terrorism; desire for more support from the EU in disaster prevention and disaster management in the own country; attitude towards the support of NGOs in disaster management by the EU; most important reasons for the support by the EU in disasters in the own country; attitude towards the cooperation of the EU with neighbouring countries concerning disaster management; most trusted source of information on natural hazards; introduction of common measures at European level for different kinds of disasters; attitude towards the introduction of common EU standards for the safety of buildings and the installation of common warning signals; own preparations for natural hazards; request for a reserve of equipment for use in natural events. Demography: nationality; marital status; family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household size and household composition; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, Internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for; financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); Internet use (at home, at work, at school). Also encoded was: date of the interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; interview language(only in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV and MT); interviewer-ID; city size; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-28
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-13 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-14 / 2009-10-01
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-15 / 2009-10-05
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-29
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-17 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-13 / 2009-09-30
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
    Great Britain
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
    Northern Ireland
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2009-09-12 / 2009-09-25
    Czech Republic
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-28
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-29
  • 2009-09-12 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-26
  • 2009-09-12 / 2009-09-28
  • 2009-09-12 / 2009-09-27
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-30
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-24
  • 2009-09-11 / 2009-09-21
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
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: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview 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: 26663
    Number of Variables: 587
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4976 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR28186.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.10009
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.4976
  • European Opinion Research Group EEIG: Special Eurobarometer 71.2 Attitudes of Europeans towards Corruption. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: European Commission November 2009
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 71.2 Gender equality in the EU in 2009. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: European Commission February 2010
  • European Opinion Research Group EEIG: Special Eurobarometer 71.2 Patient safety and quality of healthcare. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: European Commission April 2010
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 71.2 Civil protection. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication. Brussels: European Commission November 2009
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 324 / Wave 72.2: Europeans and Nuclear Safety. Report. Survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels, March 2010.

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