Eurobarometer 77.2 (2012)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Economic and Financial Crisis, Helplines for Social Services, Railway Competition, Food Production and Quality, and Cyber Security (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication (COMM.A.1 ´Research and Speechwriting´) (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)
  • Ipsos 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, Milan, 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 Hoffmann Kft, 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 & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Social welfare policy and systems
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Agricultural, forestry and rural industry
    • Rural economics
    • Crime
    • Information society
    • Mass media
  • 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. European Parliament Eurobarometer, 2. Telephone numbers and helplines for social services, 3. Railway competition, 4. Europeans and agriculture, 5. Cyber security. Topics: 1. European Parliament Eurobarometer: reduction of public spending or public investments as a way out of the crisis; evaluation of possible measures of the EU Parliament as a way out of the crisis; preference for national or EU-wide measures; attitudes towards a tax on financial transactions; most important reasons for or against a tax on financial transactions ; attitude towards assumption of public debt of allEU member states (scale); attitude towards a common EU budgetary policy; preference for automatic fines or reducing funding for the enforcement of debt settlement; knowledge of and attitudes towards Eurobonds and credit rating agencies. 2. Telephone numbers and helplines for social services: knowledge of the different emergency numbers; knowledge of the emergency number for children; knowing the phone number for emotional support (telephone counseling); awareness of the EU initiative to provide free telephone counseling services and hotlines; sourcesof information about counseling services; knowledge of the number in other Member States; knowledge of organizations that operate the 116-advisory services; usefulness of selected counseling services (scale); sufficient knowledge of citizens about counseling services. 3. Railway competition: frequency of travel by trains; purpose of using national and regional trains; most important motivation for increasing frequency of traveling by train; satisfaction with the rail system; attitudes towards privatization of the railways; expected impact of privatization on rail transport (scale); expected beneficiaries or losers of privatization (passengers, operator or employee); expected change in public funding due to increased competition in the rail market; expected changes in rail traffic through competition; importance of services from a single service provider. 4. Europeans and agriculture: concern about sufficient food production in the future;; advocacy of a food supply in the EU by imports, self-sufficiency or with export surpluses; EU agricultural production (scale); most important criteria when buying food (scale: quality, price, geographical origin, brand); attention to quality labels for food; awareness of food label; attitude to agriculture (scale: environmental, protection, and landscape management). 5. Cyber security: frequency of internet use; locations of Internet access (work, home, internet cafe); type of device to access the Internet; online activities; Rating of the general safety of activities like online banking and online shopping; concerns about using the Internet for online banking or buying things online; habit change because of concerns about security issues using the Internet; information on cybercrime; self-rated of knowledge about cybercrime; frequency of self-experienced cybercrime; personal concern to be victims of selected forms of cybercrime; preferred points of contact in the case of becoming victim of cybercrimes; concern about cybercrime (scale); change of password during past 12 months for selected online services. Demography: nationality; self-rated position on a left-right continuum, family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; degree of urbanization; number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older; number of children in household less than 10 years and 10 to 14 years; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; have durable goods (entertainment electronics, Internet connection, have a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for; Financial difficulties last year; self-assessment on social position (scale); Internet use (at home, at work, at school, university or internet café). Also encoded: survey date; survey beginning; interview duration; presence of third parties; willingness to cooperate; city size; region; interview language; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-23
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-24
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-21
  • 2012-03-12 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-13 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
    Great Britain
  • 2012-03-12 / 2012-03-25
    Northern Ireland
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-23
    Czech Republic
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-19
  • 2012-03-10 / 2012-03-25
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
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years 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: 26593
    Number of Variables: 521
Module QA partly replicates questions on the “economic and financial crisis” asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.2 [ZA5480] or 76.1 [ZA5565]. Module QB replicates the module on “helplines for social services” surveyed in the context of Eurobarometer 75.2 [ZA5480]. Module QC on “railway competition” was not surveyed in the Republic of Cyprus and Malta. For France, Ireland, Greece, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria the end of fieldwork dates coded in the dataset (P1) differ from the end of fieldwork dates indicated in the official technical specifications. d8 (AGE EDUCATION): Please note that the coding instruction in the Portuguese field questionnaire does not show any deviant specification, therefore no data correction is carried out for Portuguese data. The documentation will be adjusted accordingly with the next update.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5598 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR34578.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11696
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11482
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    DOI: 10.4232/1.11446
  • European Parliament Eurobarometer (EB77.2): CRISIS AND ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE V. Summary. Brussels, 21 May 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 390 / Wave 77.2: CYBER SECURITY. Survey requested by the, European Commission,Directorate-General Home Affairs and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, July 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 389 / Wave 77.2: EUROPEANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY, FOOD QUALITY AND THE COUNTRYSIDE. Survey requested by the, European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, July 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 388 / Wave 77.2: Rail competition. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, September 2012.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 387 / Wave 77.2: HARMONISED NUMBERS FOR SERVICES OF SOCIAL VALUE - 116. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General Information Society and Media and co-ordinated by Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, May 2012.

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