Eurobarometer 87.2 (2017)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Other Title
  • Designing Europe´s Future, and E-Communications and Digital Single Market (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.3 ‘Media monitoring and analysis’ (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, 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)
  • Mediana, Ljubljana, 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
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Public expenditures
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Information and communication
    • Information society
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economics
  • 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. Designing Europe´s future (Embargo), 2. E-communications and the Digital Single Market. Topics: 1. Designing Europe´s future (Embargo) 2. E-communications and the Digital Single Market: number of mobile phones in the household with access to the telephone network and number of mobile phone contracts giving access to internet; TV reception via: aerial, Digital Terrestrial Television (i.e. aerial plus decoder), cable TV network (i.e. analogue), cable TV network plus decoder (i.e. digital), satellite TV via satellite dish plus decoder, telephone network plus modem and / or decoder, internet access; frequency of the following activities: make or receive phone calls over a landline phone, make or receive phone calls over a mobile phone, send or receive SMS, use instant messaging services on the internet, make phone or video calls via internet applications, send e-mails, post content on online social media; attitude towards the following statements on traditional means of communication that use a telephone number (compared to using the internet): are more reliable, provide more protection of consumer rights; subscription to a bundle consisting of: fixed line telephone, mobile phone, fixed internet access, mobile internet access, TV channels, music streaming services, video streaming services, other; change of service provider; experienced problems with regard to changing bundle service provider: temporary loss of services, loss of personal e-mails and online content, took some days for new services to work properly, need to change equipment, obligation to pay penalty to former service provider, need to pay for new and old bundle at same time; main considered factors when subscribing to an internet connection; experienced problems with regard to household internet subscription: interruption of connection, downloading or uploading delays, difficulty in using several applications at the same time on different devices, lack of internet responsiveness; frequency of using tools to monitor and control consumption of voice calls, SMS, and data; usefulness of summarized essential contract features; frequency of the following activities: make international phone calls over a landline phone within the EU, make international phone calls over a mobile phone within the EU, make international calls via internet applications (VoIP) within the EU, make international calls to a phone number using internet applications (VoIP) within the EU, send international SMS within the EU, use instant messaging services to reach people within the EU; reasons for using internet applications for phone calls or instant messaging services to reach people within the EU; awareness and use of special tariffs for landline and mobile phone calls within the EU; inclusion of (un)limited number of minutes of international calls within the EU for: fixed telephone subscription, mobile phone subscription; used telephone number in an event of emergency in the own country; knowledge of the European Union-wide emergency number 112. Demography: nationality; 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); left-right self-placement; marital status; sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; 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; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European, and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU; opinion leadership; EU image. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; language of the interview; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-25
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
    Czech Republic
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-23
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-23
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-24
  • 2017-04-15 / 2017-04-25
    United Kingdom
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 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: 28501
    Number of Variables: 535
Question module QA ´Designing Europe’s future´ is largely based on Standard Eurobarometer waves 86.2 (ZA6788), 84.3 (ZA6643), 83.3 (ZA5998), 79.3 (ZA5689), and 77.3 (ZA5612). Question module QB ‘E-Communications and Digital Single Market’ is partly based on questions asked in the context of the corresponding module surveyed in the framework of Eurobarometer 84.2 (ZA6642). For parts of the e-communications questions, the respondents are asked to answer for their household. Alternative weighting variables are suited for the descriptive analysis of the corresponding variables on household level (w31 to w79 and wex_hh). No data are available for protocol items p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number), p10 (interviewer number) and p11.
0 - Data and documents are released for everybody.
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6862 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.13165
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 462. E-Communications and Digital Single Market. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of Directorate-General for Networks, Content & Technology. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM ´Media monitoring and analysis´ Unit). Brussels, July 2018.
  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 461. Designing Europe´s Future. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of Directorate-General for Communication. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM ´Media monitoring and analysis´ Unit). Brussels, June 2017.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2021-01-11