Eurobarometer 83.2 (2015)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Other Title
  • Perception of Security, Civil Protection, and Humanitarian Aid (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Italia, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR Market Research, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • ipr Umfrageforschung, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Crime
  • Abstract

    Since the early 1970s the European Commission´s Standard & Special Eurobarometer are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries. Principal investigators are the Directorate-General Communication and on occasion other departments of the European Commission or the European Parliament. Over time, candidate and accession countries were included in the Standard Eurobarometer Series. Selected questions or modules may not have been surveyed in each sample. Please consult the basic questionnaire for more information on country filter instructions or other questionnaire routing filters. In this study the following modules are included: 1. Attitudes towards security, 2. Civil protection, 3. Humanitarian aid. Topics: 1. Attitudes towards security: attitudes regarding the following statements: EU, own country, own city, immediate neighbourhood is a secure place to live in; most important challenges to the security of EU citizens at present; importance and assumed development over the next three years of each of the following challenges to the EU’s internal security: organized crime, terrorism, cybercrime, management of external borders, natural and man-made disasters; approval of selected statements regarding the sufficiency of police and other law enforcement authorities’ activities in the own country in the fight against: corruption, money laundering, terrorism, cybercrime, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, human trafficking and sexual exploitation; assessment of the following issues becoming a possible threat to the internal security of the EU: social exclusion (including poverty and discrimination), war or political instability outside the EU, extremist ideologies, climate change and pollution; assessment of the extent of the restriction of fundamental rights in the EU in order to fight terrorism and organized crime; impact of selected issues on respondent’s personal sense of security: national economic situation, national employment situation, respect for fundamental rights and freedom as well as absence of discrimination, financial situation of the own household; importance of each of the following players in ensuring citizens’ security in the own country: police and other public authorities, army, judicial system, EU institutions, citizens’ associations, citizens; assessment of the impact of new technologies on: security of citizens in the EU, rights and freedoms of citizens in the EU, public security ensuring actions of public authorities, economic activities of companies in the EU. 2. Civil protection: approval of the following statements: coordinated EU action in dealing with disasters is more effective than actions by individual countries, own country has sufficient means to deal with major disasters on its own, EU needs civil protection policy as major disasters may have cross-border effects, other EU countries are expected to provide help in case of a disaster in the own country, EU should help countries worldwide in case of disasters; preferred information sources on EU civil protection policy; awareness of the risk of disaster in the own region; sufficient information about disaster risks when traveling to other EU countries; sufficiency of measures to prevent or prepare for disasters in: own region, own country, EU; possibility of effects of disaster in the own region on the local economic situation. 3. Humanitarian aid: awareness and importance of the EU funding humanitarian aid activities; humanitarian aid provided by each member state separately is more efficient than provided by the EU as a whole; preferred information sources on EU humanitarian aid policy; crisis which raised personal awareness of EU humanitarian intervention most: Ebola crisis in West Africa, Syria and Iraq crisis, Ukraine crisis, South Sudan crisis, Central African republic crisis; approval of the EU continuing to fund humanitarian aid globally even during its own economic crisis; approval of the EU initiative to sending volunteers to carry out humanitarian aid actions all over the world. Demography: left-right self-placement; marital status; family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; financial difficulties during the last year; internet use (at home, at work, at school); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; life satisfaction; opinion leadership; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU; EU image; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; nationality; size of locality; region; nation group; weighting factor; language of the interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-03-21 / 2015-03-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 28082
    Number of Variables: 344
Question module QA on ´Europeans’ attitudes towards security´ partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.4 (ZA5564) and Eurobarometer 76.4 (ZA5596). Question module QB on ´Civil Protection´ partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 77.1 (ZA5597); module QC on ´Humanitarian Aid´ largely replicates questions from the same survey context. Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3, the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably, except for Germany. Categories for all other countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area - Towns and suburbs/small urban area - cities/large urban areas). Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3 the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) has changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia, and Croatia. Data for protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation), p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5965 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12342
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 432. Europeans’ attitudes towards security. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, April 2015.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 433. Civil protection. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. Survey coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2015.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 434. Humanitarian aid. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. Survey coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2015.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2018-10-16