Flash Eurobarometer 209 (Consumer Protection Malta, Wave 1-3)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    Consumer rights in Malta. Topics: purchase of the following goods or services over the past two years: electronic or household appliance, consumer credit, package holiday, airline ticket, purchase via the internet or teleshopping, mobile phone company services; recent awareness of messages about consumer rights; topics of these messages; recent awareness of information about consumer rights regarding different products and services; source of the information; assessment of the information as detailed and informative enough; self-rated knowledge of consumer rights and interest in additional information regarding: malfunction of recently bought electronic or household devices, consumer credits, package holidays, delayed or cancelled flights, dislike of goods ordered via the internet or via teleshopping, problems with phone bill; satisfaction with information by information campaign; first point of information in case of problems with products, services, or sellers; most trustworthy sources of information on consumer rights; knowledge of selected institutions and organisations dealing with the protection of consumer rights and use of the provided services; willingness to support an independent consumer organisation by paying an annual membership fee, by giving this organisation a percentage of the own taxes instead of paying them to the government, by giving a donation deductible from income taxes; comparison of Maltese consumer rights and protection with other EU countries; efficiency of the Maltese justice in punishing misleading or cheating businesses. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: interviewer ID; language of the interview; respondent ID; wave; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2007-03-22 / 2007-03-25
    1st wave
  • 2008-05-29 / 2008-06-02
    2nd wave
Geographic Coverage
  • Malta (MT)
Sampled Universe
Population aged between 25 and 45 years
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1005
    Number of Variables: 101
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5296 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Consumer Protection: Analytical Report for Malta Brussels: European Commission April 2007 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_209_mt.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2011-09-14