Eurobarometer 47.2 (Apr-Jun 1997)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 47 (Alternative Title)
  • Women and Cancer, the European Parliament, and Expectations of the European Union (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit (Researcher)
  • Marketing Unit-INRA, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • INRA Deutschland, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • RAS - INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • TEMO AB, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC Marketing Research, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Language and linguistics
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    European civil rights and attitude to the EU. Health precautions among women. Topics: interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; judgement on the membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of this membership; knowledge test of the civil rights made possible by the European Union such as freedom of movement beyond country borders in the search for work, in mobility, in elections, in the economic area or in training; knowledge about equalization of emergency telephone numbers in the EU; recently received information about rights and opportunities of an EU citizen and self-classification of extent to which informed; interest in further information and preferred sources of information; perception of the European Parliament in current media; importance of the European Parliament for Europe; more prestige for the European Parliament; trust in the European Commission, the national government, the European Parliament, the national parliament and the council of ministers; representation of citizen interests by the European Parliament; political areas which the European Parliament should devote more attention to; conduct given a hypothetical referendum on remaining or leaving the EU; necessity of progress in the areas of Common Market, agricultural policy, social policy, environmental policy, foreign policy, military policy, European currency, taxes, election of a European Government and European citizenship; classification of selected European political disputes according to their importance; most important concerns in connection with unification of Europe and classification of the probability of occurrence of these concerns. The following questions were also posed to women: thoughts of personal breast cancer; participation in medical check-ups in the last year and intended participation in the coming year; trust in medical check-ups; attitude to cancer check-ups and expected chances of healing or treating cancer (scale); regular participation in medical check-ups as guarantee of reduction in breast cancer; participation in medical check-ups on personal initiative or advice of doctor; most effective method of cancer check-up; interest in information on the topic of cancer; preferred source of information on cancer questions; cancer patients in one´s circle of friends. Demography: nationality; self-classification on a left-right continuum; marital status; age at conclusion of school education; sex; age; composition of household; professional position; head of household; occupation of head of household; religious affiliation; household income; possession of a telephone. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-04-24 / 1997-05-30
  • 1997-05-15 / 1997-06-07
  • 1997-04-26 / 1997-05-27
  • 1997-05-05 / 1997-05-22
  • 1997-04-24 / 1997-05-08
  • 1997-04-29 / 1997-05-30
  • 1997-04-28 / 1997-05-28
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1997-04-30 / 1997-05-27
  • 1997-04-20 / 1997-06-04
  • 1997-05-02 / 1997-06-05
  • 1997-04-25 / 1997-05-28
  • 1997-04-28 / 1997-05-24
    Great Britain
  • 1997-04-30 / 1997-05-20
    Northern Ireland
  • 1997-04-25 / 1997-05-28
  • 1997-04-25 / 1997-06-04
  • 1997-05-01 / 1997-06-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16201
    Number of Variables: 343
In each country approx. 1000 interviewx were conducted, except in Northern Ireland (approx. 300) and Luxembourg (approx. 600). In the Federal Republic of Germany there are separate samples for East and West with approx. 1000 respondents each. Data for questions Q.9 to Q.32 asked to respondents aged 15 to 24 are only available separately in the framework of Eurobarometer 47.2OVR including an additional OVeRsample of young respondents.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2937 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR02091.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2937
  • Paoli, Pascal et al.: Second European Survey on Working Conditions (1996): Report published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Dublin 1997.
  • European Commission: EUROBAROMETER 47. Public Opinion in the European Community. Brussels, October 1997.
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne: Les Européennes et le cancer. Bruxelles, juillet 1997.
  • INRA (Europe): Young Europeans (Eurobarometer 47.2). For EC Directorate General XXII Education, Training and Youth. Brussels, July 1997.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2012-08-09