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Eurobarometer 84.2: E-Communications in the Household, Awareness and Perception of Europeans about EU Customs, Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy, October 2015

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • Eurobarometer 84.2 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2017-12-14
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
agriculture; communication; communications systems; consumer behavior; consumption; economic activity; economic conditions; economic issues; environment; environmental protection; European Union; farmers; fiscal policy; government agencies; government employees; information; information dissemination; international relations; Internet; media use; policy; political attitudes; political expectations; political issues; politics; rural population; telephones; television; transportation; travel
Description
  • Abstract

    The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology. This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the following special topics: (1) E-Communications and the Digital Single Market, (2) Awareness and Perceptions of Europeans about EU Customs, and (3) EU Citizens, Agriculture, and the Common Agricultural Policy. Respondents were queried as to their use of telephones and digital electronics, the importance of specific factors in choosing to subscribe to an Internet connection, paid services that can be accessed via the Internet, bundling Internet connection with other services, and switching communication service providers. Questions were also asked regarding respondents' perceptions of EU customs authorities and their activities, the role of EU customs authorities, and how informed respondents were about various aspects of the EU Customs Union. Additional topics included respondents' support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the primary responsibilities of EU farmers, the effectiveness of the CAP, approval of EU financial support of the CAP, and importance of environmental protection. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, political preference, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
Sampled Universe
In all, Eurobarometer 84.2 interviewed 27,822 citizens in the 28 countries of the European Union after the 2013 enlargement with the accession of Croatia. All respondents have the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States, and are aged 15 and over. They are supposed to have sufficient command of one of the respective national languages(s) to answer the questionnaire. Separate samples are drawn for Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as for East and West Germany. Smallest Geographic Unit: Country
Sampling
The basic sample design applied in all states is a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points were drawn with the probability proportional to population size (for a total coverage of the country) and to population density. In order to do so, the sampling points were drawn systematically from each of the "administrative regional units", after stratification by individual unit and type of area. They thus represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed according to the EUROSTAT NUTS II (or equivalent) and according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas. In each of the selected sampling points, a starting address was drawn, at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). All interviews were conducted face-to-face in the people's homes and in the appropriate national language. CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available. Please refer to the Technical Specifications section within the Questionnaire, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • face-to-face interview
Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36669 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-14 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2017-12-14

European Commission (2017): Eurobarometer 84.2: E-Communications in the Household, Awareness and Perception of Europeans about EU Customs, Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy, October 2015. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36669.v1