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Eurobarometer 39.1 (1993)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisual Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit)
  • Melich, Anna (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisual Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit)
Publication Date
1993
Contributor
  • Marketing Unit, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • Marketing Unit, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark/OBSERVA, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark/OBSERVA, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, London (Data Collector)
  • NOP, London (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Services, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Services, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • Nielsen Norge, Norwegen (Data Collector)
  • Nielsen Norge, Norwegen (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    Main focus of this Eurobarometer are environmental consciousness,attitudes to biotechnology and gene-technology as well as consumerbehavior in the Common Market. Topics: Eligibility to vote at place ofresidence; personal opinion leadership and frequency of politicaldiscussions; postmaterialism; frequency of obtaining news fromtelevision, radio and newspapers; actual and desired speed ofunification for the EC; importance of environmentally conscious conductand thrifty or efficient use of energy (scale); importance of energyconservation and clean air in the cities; knowledge as well asassessment of the seriousness of the problems from the greenhouseeffect, acid rain and destruction of the ozone layer; classification ofcauses for these environmental problems; actual personal contributionto energy conservation and perceived opportunities for further energyconservation; judgement on the efficiency of energy conservation ofpublic institutions at local, regional, national, European andworld-wide level; preference for direction decisions on energyinvestment by the market or government; judgement on energy sourcesregarding their future price stability, security of supply and theirenvironmental risk; attitude to future development of nuclear energy;attitude to an increase in energy taxes; attitude to reduced taxationof environmentally friendly packaging and increased taxes forenvironmentally unfriendly packaging; sources of information about therisks of radioactivity; satisfaction with information aboutradioactivity as well as reasons for dissatisfaction; assessment oftrustworthiness of information providers such as scientists,universities, government offices or environmental associationsregarding radioactivity; most important criteria for trustworthiness;perceived risks of nuclear energy (scale); attitude to prevention ofillegal transport of radioactive substances and improvement of securityconditions in Eastern European nuclear power plants; judgement on thedanger of radioactive radiation in selected situations. Source ofinformation for larger acquisitions; acquisition of products andservices from other EC countries; direct order from foreign suppliersin an EC country; satisfaction with purchase of foreign products;problems encountered with purchases from other countries;product-specific assessment of confidence in purchasing foreignproducts; country image relative to product groups; major reasons forselection of these countries and criteria for their image; mostimportant effects that a European domestic market should have on dailylife; major obstacles for purchase or sale of products in another ECcountry; ability of the national institution or the EC institution tosolve the problems of trade between the EC countries; living in thevicinity of an EC border. Effect of new technologies in selectednatural science areas; knowledge in microbiology and genetics (test);attitude to use of microbiologic and gene-technology procedures withplants, microorganisms, animals, food, medicines and humans;classification of biotechnology and gene-technology as complicated(scale); most important source of information about new developments;most trustworthy source of information on biotechnology andgene-technology; attitude to gene-technology and the significance ofethical rules (scale); assessment of the possibilities of opponents ofgene technology to exert influence on the further development;satisfaction with residential area, residence, rent and commuting timeto work; most important reason for moving because of a change in jobs.Self-classification on a left-right continuum; union membership;marital status; size of household as well as number of children inhousehold and their ages; equiping household with durable economicgoods, in particular in the area of entertainment electronics andcomputers; time worked each week; span of control; employment in thecivil service or in the private sector; self-classification of socialclass; residential status; rural or urban residential area;religiousness. The following questions were posed only in Norway: levelof information on the negotiations between EC and EFTA on a commonEuropean economic area; personal decision behavior regarding thiseconomic area in case of a referendum; importance of EC membership ofNorway for the country; preference for or against EC membership ofNorway; knowledge about the result of the Danish referendum on theMaastricht Treaty; influence of the referendum on one´s own attitude toEC membership of Norway. Also encoded were: date of interview; time ofinterview; length of interview; presence of third persons duringinterview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; possession of atelephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-06-02
    Belgium
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-06-02
  • 1993-05-16 / 1993-06-03
    Denmark
  • 1993-05-16 / 1993-06-03
  • 1993-05-16 / 1993-05-30
    Germany
  • 1993-05-16 / 1993-05-30
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-29
    Greece
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-29
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-31
    Italy
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-31
  • 1993-05-14 / 1993-05-31
    Spain
  • 1993-05-14 / 1993-05-31
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-29
    France
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-29
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-06-04
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-06-04
  • 1993-05-10 / 1993-06-05
    Luxembourg
  • 1993-05-10 / 1993-06-05
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-06-03
    Netherlands
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-06-03
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-31
    Portugal
  • 1993-05-17 / 1993-05-31
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-05-31
    Great Britain
  • 1993-05-15 / 1993-05-31
  • 1993-05-14 / 1993-06-04
    Northern Ireland
  • 1993-05-14 / 1993-06-04
  • 1993-05-25 / 1993-06-11
    Norway
  • 1993-05-25 / 1993-06-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Norway (NO)
Sampled Universe
Research area: Belgium, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Norway.
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample of persons 15 years old and older.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 541
Note
The 14045 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1034 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (West) 1027 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (East) 1063 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Spain 1000 cases, France 1004 cases, Ireland 1001 cases, Italy 1024 cases, Luxembourg 500 cases, Netherlands 1005 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, United Kingdom 1066 cases, Northern Ireland 308 cases, Norway 1013 cases. The Eurobarometer 39.0 is archived under ZA Study No. 2346. A data set is archived under ZA Study No. 2348 (Eurobarometer 39.A) containing the data on the topic of health and safety at work collected in this Eurobarometer and in Eurobarometer 39.0. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-38) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544, 1712-1715, 1750-1753, 1960-1962, 2031-2033, 2141, 2241-2243 as well as 2295. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-1989) is archived under ZA Study No. 1684.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Reif, Karlheinz; Melich, Anna (1993): Eurobarometer 39.1 (1993). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2347