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Eurobarometer 58.1 (2002)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Christensen, Thomas (European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls)
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls)
Publication Date
2003
Contributor
  • MARKETING UNIT-INRA BELGIUM, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • MARKETING UNIT-INRA BELGIUM, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • Market Analysis, Athen (Data Collector)
  • Market Analysis, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI-INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI-INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CSA-TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • CSA-TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, DublinUlster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • INRA Demoskopea, Rom (Data Collector)
  • INRA Demoskopea, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • INTOMART , Hilversum, Niederlande (Data Collector)
  • INTOMART, Hilversum, Niederlande (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • RAS - INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • RAS - INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund , Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brüssel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brüssel (internationale Kooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    This Eurobarometer survey queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, and what the priorities of the European Union (EU) should be. Topics: Additional questions focused on the respondents´ knowledge of and opinions about the European Union, including how well informed they felt about the EU, what sources of information about the EU they used, and whether their country had benefited from being an EU member. Other variables included respondents´ expectations regarding employment, and their present and future economic and financial situation. Opinions regarding various European institutions, such as the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, and the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union were elicited. Respondents were asked whether issues such as defense, currency, and cultural policy should be handled by the nation´s government or jointly with the EU, and whether issues such as welcoming new member countries, protecting the environment, or fighting terrorism were priorities the EU should undertake. Respondents were asked whether it was a good thing that the euro replaced their national currency, how comfortable they felt using the euro, to what degree they were attached to the single currency, whether they still felt a personal attachment to their previous currency, whether they felt that in the conversion to the euro, prices had generally been rounded down, rounded up, or not rounded at all, and whether they felt this was the case in all areas or only in certain areas. Respondents were further queried on their views regarding the EU enlargement. Specifically, respondents were asked how informed they were about the EU enlargement, whether they had read, seen, or been told about the enlargement via various media such as radio, newspapers, television, the Internet, books, brochures, or national or regional government offices, whether they were in favor of or opposed to particular countries joining the EU, their preferred option for the immediate future of the EU with regard to the enlargement (i. e. , whether the EU should include all, some, or none of the countries wishing to join), whether certain groups (small or large businesses, the elderly, and ethnic minorities) would benefit or lose out as a result of enlargement, and whether they agreed or disagreed with statements regarding the EU enlargement (e. g. , having more countries in the EU will mean more guaranteed peace and security in Europe, the EU should financially help future member countries before they join, and the EU should reform the way its institutions work before welcoming new members). Questions regarding financial services probed for respondents´ opinions on whether consumer protection standards should be harmonized within the EU, obstacles preventing consumers from using financial services in the EU, and what sort of feelings the respondent had when thinking about their finances and financial services (e. g. , comforted or intimidated). Respondents were asked to identify their top three financial priorities, choosing from the following: paying bills, paying off debt, buying a house, providing financial security for family in the event of unemployment, and saving for emergencies or retirement. Respondents were also asked to provide information on whether they had a checkbook, credit cards, life insurance policy, car and other loans, mortgage, or stocks/shares, and whether they would consider obtaining any of these items from another country. The survey also collected information on respondents´ preferred method of paying for significant purchases (e. g. , with cash, check, credit card, or bank transfer) inside and outside of their own country, and the reasons for this payment preference. Finally, respondents indicated whether or not they agreed with a series of statements regarding financial institutions, such as (1) having a bank account is too expensive, (2)buying on credit is more useful than dangerous, (3) the marketing techniques of financial institutions are aggressive, (4) financial transactions are generally secure, and (5) transactions on the Internet are generally secure. Demography: Age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, type and size of locality, and region of residence.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-10-04 / 2002-10-31
    Belgium
  • 2002-10-04 / 2002-10-31
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-11-05
    Denmark
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-11-05
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-20
    Germany
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-20
  • 2002-10-04 / 2002-11-01
    Greece
  • 2002-10-04 / 2002-11-01
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-28
    Spain
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-28
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-11-05
    France
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-11-05
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-29
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-29
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-31
    Italy
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-31
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-31
    Luxembourg
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-31
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-28
    Netherlands
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-28
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-10-24
    Portugal
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-10-24
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-11-03
    Great Britain
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-11-03
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-11-05
    Northern Ireland
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-11-05
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-23
    Austria
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-10-23
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-11-05
    Sweden
  • 2002-10-01 / 2002-11-05
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-11-05
    Finland
  • 2002-10-03 / 2002-11-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Sweden (SE)
Sampling
A multi-stage sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regions in every country (i.e., Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT regions). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of addresses was selected from each sampled PSU. Addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures, beginning with an initial address selected at random. In each household, a respondent was selected, by a random procedure. Up to three recalls were made to obtain an interview with the selected respondent. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. All respondents were aged 15 and over. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany.
Note
The regular sample size (in the sense of completed interviews) is 1000respondents per country, except the United Kingdom with separatesamples for Great Britain (1000) and Northern Ireland (300), Luxembourg(600) and Germany with separate samples for the Eastern and the Westernpart (1000 each). Effective number of realised interviews in thisround: France 1004, Belgium 1037, Netherlands 1000, Germany-West 1018,Germany-East 1016, Italy 1043, Luxembourg 600, Denmark 1000, Ireland1016, Great Britain 1014, Northern Ireland 300, Greece 1003, Spain1000, Portugal 1000, Finland 1013, Sweden 1000, Austria 1010.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 10 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Christensen, Thomas; Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (2003): Eurobarometer 58.1 (2002). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.3693