Eurobarometer 75.1 (2011)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission and European Parliament, Brussels
Other Title
  • Energy in the European Union, Citizens´ Rights, E-Communications, the Internal Market, and Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.2 ´Research and Speechwriting´) (Researcher)
  • European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit (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)
  • Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • MRBI, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, 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 GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
    • Technology, Energy
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Information technology
  • 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. Energy in the European Union, 2. Citizens´ rights and the European Ombudsman, 3. E-Communication in the household, 4. Internal market, 5. Climate change: public awareness and acceptance of CO2 capture and storage. Topics: 1. Energy in the European Union: own measures to save energy during the past year; call for a compulsory target to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020 in all EU Member States; appropriate measures to reduce personal energy costs; most important benefits of an integrated EU energy network; specific energy tariffs as an appropriate measure to protect citizens from poverty; expected strengthening of the EU concerning energy issues by setting up a European Community for energy. 2. Citizens´ rights and the European Ombudsman: informed about the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU; assessment of the EU administration regarding effectiveness, service mindedness and transparency (10-point scale); most important tasks of the European Ombudsman; interest in these tasks; European citizens´ rights with the greatest importance for the respondent. 3. E-Communication in the household: ownership of 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; number of mobile phones in the household: with contract, prepaid and mobile subscription for Internet access); characterization of the personal mobile phone use (breaks during a telephone call, constant access to the wireless network, limitation of national and international calls from own mobile phone for telephone costs); - type of television reception in the household; type of Internet access in the household; use of a Wi-Fi connection at home for calls over the Internet (VOIP, e.g. SKYPE); characterization of Internet connection (uninterrupted internet connection , download speed corresponds to the contract terms, help from internet providers in case of problems) ; willingness to change the internet provider; reasons for no Internet access at home; reference and type of a combined benefit package (e.g. mobile-landline phone and internet access channels); attitude towards these service packages; assessment of the comparability of the rates of service packages; reception of rate comparisons of performance packages; intended change of providers offering a combined package; respondent wants to be informed by the telecom provider, if personal data was lost or stolen. 4. Internal market: connotation with the internal market of the EU; personal work experience in another EU Member State; interest in working in another EU Member State; personal barriers to work in another EU Member State; knowledge test: unlimited work permit for doctors and nurses in another EU Member State; for personal use of hairdressing services: importance of the EU country in which the hairdresser has gained his professional experience; personal experience with a hairdresser with professional experience in another EU Member State; for personal use of medical services: importance of the EU country in which the doctor has obtained his professional qualifications; personal experience with the use of services of a doctor, who obtained his qualifications in another EU Member State; preferred source of information on EU citizens´ rights; preferred public institutions for problems with an authority in another EU country; own experience and assessment of the difficulties with: switching provider for gas, electricity or telephone, when loading legal remedies for travel problems with bus, train or plane in the EU, when buying a car from another EU country, renting a car in another EU country, , reclaiming VAT, online purchases from other EU countries, opening a bank account abroad, applications for residence, transferring social security rights to another or from another EU country, academic recognition, getting information on EU rights; knowledge test: commong rules and laws in the EU to combat counterfeiting and piracy; own experience as a victim of counterfeiting; type of counterfeit product; attitude towards purchasing counterfeit products (scale: the purchase of counterfeit products is acceptable if the price of the original product is too high, in luxury products, original product is not available, the quality of the product does not matter); general attitude towards counterfeit products (scale: have the same quality as the original product, are harmful to health, support child labor and illegal trade, ruin businesses and jobs, discourage companies and the development of new products, support the economy in the countries of origin); the most important decision factor when awarding contracts for important projects with taxpayers’ money close to the own home town; justifiable reasons for public tender procedure for the award of the contract to a more expensive company (scale: integration of environmental aspects, social aspects, innovation, small and medium-sized enterprises, aesthetic aspects, national firms exporting company employs local workers); EU-wide rules on public procurement to combat favouritism and corruption; attitude towards the competition of national companies in public contracts in other countries or of foreign companies in national public contracts; attitude towards the EU internal market (scale: reinforces one´s own country in the competition with the USA, Japan or China, larger job offer in the EU, increases the standard of living, strengthen fair competition between companies in the EU, more choices, only for the benefit of large companies, a threat to national identity and culture, worsening of the national working conditions, reduction of national standards for consumer protection, leads to lower prices for products and services, tackles climate change, includes to many different countries, benefits poor and disadvantaged citizens, has limited the negative impact of the financial crisis, flooding of the own country with cheaper labour). 5. Climate change / public awareness and acceptance of CO2 capture and storage: informed about the causes and consequences of climate change and options in fighthing climate change; information sources on climate change; preferred measures in fighting climate change; knowledge test: carbon dioxide (CO2), characteristic of CO2 and largest producer of CO2; estimated impact of CO2 emissions on climate change; estimated percentage of coal-derived electricity from renewable energy sources as well as in the own country; knowledge of CO2 capture and storage (carbon capture and storage, CCS); knowledge of the CCS project. Again all: knowledge of selected types of energy: nuclear fusion, combined heat and power, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, biogas, geothermal, ocean energy, algae biofuels, solar photovoltaic, nuclear fission, clean coal, ground source heat pumps; preferred or rejected energy sources in the own country: solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric energy, biomass, coal, gas, nuclear energy; assessment of the effectiveness of CCS; presumed benefits of use of CCS in the own region and reasons for and against this assumption; concern about a deep underground storage of CO2 near the residential area and reasons for this concern; preferred storage of CO2 (offshore, under the seabed, underground near the CO2 generating power plant or underground in sparsely populated areas); preferred level of involvement in the decision-making process concerning the construction of an underground CO2 reservoir (personally, NGOs, national government or responsible authorities); trusted source of information about CCS; attitude towards CCS (scale: usability of fossil fuels after the year 2050, demand for unified methods within the EU in dealing with the capture and storage of CO2, CO2 storage is helpful to combat climate change, demand for monitoring by the authorities in the capture and storage of CO2, CCS is a safety risk in the future, will ensure lower and more stable energy prices, demand for compulsory CO2 storage when building new coal-fired power plants). Demography: nationality; marital status and family situation; age at end of education; left-right self-placement; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale). Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; duration of interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; city size; region; country; language of the interview (only in Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Malta); weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-02-12 / 2011-03-08
  • 2011-02-11 / 2011-03-02
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-27
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-03-04
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-28
  • 2011-02-16 / 2011-03-03
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-24
  • 2011-02-10 / 2011-03-01
  • 2011-02-11 / 2011-03-01
  • 2011-02-11 / 2011-02-27
  • 2011-02-12 / 2011-03-01
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-24
  • 2011-02-12 / 2011-02-28
    Great Britain
  • 2011-02-12 / 2011-02-28
    Northern Ireland
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-21
    Czech Republic
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-24
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-26
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-25
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-23
  • 2011-02-10 / 2011-02-27
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-21
  • 2011-02-09 / 2011-02-21
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15 and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 26836
    Number of Variables: 631
This survey contains an additional module on the situation of women in Europe. The data from this module are not containted within this dataset. Please see at ZA-Study-N°. 5526 to access this data. The present dataset contains more cases for Belgium than ZA-Study-N°. 5526 because field work was not completed when the dataset was created.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5479 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR34266.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
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  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 364 / Wave 75.1: Public Awareness and Acceptance of CO2 capture and storage. Survey requested by the Directorate-General for Energy and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, May 2011.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 363 / Wave 75.1: Internal Market: Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts. Survey requested by the Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services, and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, September 2011.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 362 / Wave 75.1: E-communications Household Survey. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Information Society and Media, and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit), Brussels, July 2011.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 29 | Registration Date: 2013-06-14