Flash Eurobarometer 344 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards Water–related Issues)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´
Publication Date
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Mriehel, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Budapest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Natural environment
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards water-related issues. Topics: self-rated knowledge about problems facing groundwater, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters (only in member states with coasts: IE, UK, FR, ES, PT, IT, EL, SE, FI, DK, EE, LT, LV, PL, NL, BE, CY, DE, MT, SI, BG, RO) in the own country; assessment of each of the following issues as a serious problem in the own country: water quality, floods, droughts or overconsumption of water; assessment of the quality of groundwater, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters (only in member states with coasts: IE, UK, FR, ES, PT, IT, EL, SE, FI, DK, EE, LT, LV, PL, NL, BE, CY, DE, MT, SI, BG, RO) in the own country over the last ten years; impact of each of the following on water quality and quantity in the own country: household water consumption and waste water, water overuse in agriculture, pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture, energy production, tourism, shipping; main threats to water environment in the own country; personal measures taken to reduce water problems; attitude towards charging water users the volume they use; attitude towards the dependence of the price for water on the impact of the use on the environment; attitude towards the sufficiency of actions of the following groups in the own country: households, agriculture, industry, energy producers; most effective ways of tackling water problems; attitude towards additional EU measures to address water problems; awareness of the ´Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water resources´; preferred main focus of the ´Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water resources´; awareness of the ´River Basin Management Plans´; participation in consultations by national authorities on the ´River Basin Management Plans´; attitude towards the use of non-potable water in certain areas; kind of used drinking water. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; language of the interview; type of phone line; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
    Czech Republic
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-08
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
  • 2012-03-05 / 2012-03-07
    United Kingdom
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 27 Member States and aged 15 years and over
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 25524
    Number of Variables: 222
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5779 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; TNS Political & Social: Attitudes of Europeans Towards water-related Issues. Brussels: European Commission March 2012 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_344_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 26 | Registration Date: 2013-03-19