Eurobarometer 67.2 (Apr-May 2007)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 67 (Alternative Title)
  • European Union Enlargement, Personal Data Privacy, the National Economy, and Scientific Research (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (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)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Abacus, Milano, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Synovate, Nikosia, Rep. of Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • KADEM, Nicosia, Turkish Cypriot Community (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 AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • Puls, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Piar, Istanbul, Turkey (Data Collector)
  • TNS Brima, Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM),TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the EU. Common EU policy. Globalisation. Economy. Interest in science and research. Science and media. Topics: 1. Frequency of political discussions among friends; personal opinion leadership; life satisfaction; expected change in the next 12 months concerning: life in general, the economic situation in the country, the financial situation of the own household, the employment situation in the country, the personal job situation and the economic situation in the EU; assessment of the present personal situation compared with the past; expected change of the personal situation in the next five years (economic expectations); situation in the own country in comparison with other EU countries (economic situation, employment situation, cost of living, energy prices, healthcare system, pension system, social welfare situation, educational system, quality of life, public transport, environmental situation, knowledge of foreign languages); image of the EU (modern, democratic, protective, inefficient, technocratic); membership of own country in the EU is a good thing; benefits of the country´s membership in the EU; positive image of the EU; personal importance of the EU; knowledge of European institutions (European Parliament, European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Central Bank); importance of these institutions for the EU; trust in institutions; knowledge test (number of member countries, direct election of members of Parliament, presidential cycle); primary issues facing own country at the moment; opinions of national governments should be taken into account in European decision making; assessment of the general knowledge in the country (split: the respondents themselves) about the measures to be taken at European Union level; respondent’s knowledge (split: the citizens of its country) about European political affairs relating to: fighting crime, taxation, fighting unemployment, fighting terrorism, defence and foreign affairs, immigration, educational system, pensions, environmental protection, health and social welfare, agriculture and fishery, consumer protection, scientific and technological research, support for regions facing economic difficulties, energy, competition, transports, economy; self-rated knowledge about EU measures in other EU countries; preferred sources of information about the EU, its policies and institutions; impact of the EU enlargement; attitude to the European Monetary Union, a common foreign policy, a common defense and security policy, further enlargement of the EU, a constitution for the EU, a two-speed Europe, teaching school children about the way EU institutions work; image of: companies, welfare state, competitiveness, free trade, protectionism, globalisation, liberalisation, trade unions, reforms, public administration, flexibility; economic effects of globalisation for the own country; adequate protection from negative effects and benefit from the positive effects of globalisation by the EU; global warming as an urgent issue of EU policy; need for new policies to reduce greenhouse gases; respondent’s attachment to his village or to his city, to his country, to the European Union; agreement with statements on the issues: security of the own country by EU membership, economic stability of the own country due to EU membership, political stability due to EU membership, significance of own voice in the EU, understanding of the processes within the EU, significance of the country’s voice in the EU, growing influence of the own country in the EU, appreciation of the own country’s interests in the EU, power of the individual countries in the EU, personal involvement in European affairs; greatest successes of European integration (peace among the member states, free movement of people, goods and services within the EU, the Euro, student exchange programmes such as ERASMUS, common agricultural policy); association with the 50th anniversary of the Rome Treaty; optimism about the future of the EU; assessment of the future development of the EU in the next 50 years (direct election of a European president, secondary economic power, Euro as the strongest currency, position of a leading diplomatic power in the world and an EU own army); attitude to the expansion of the EU´s common foreign and security policy and the European security and defence policy (own foreign minister, independence of the EU´s foreign policy of the United States foreign policy, common immigration policy towards people from outside the EU); issues that create a feeling of community among the European Union citizens; most important issues to be treated to strengthen the EU; knowledge of the European flag, opinion on the European flag (good symbol for Europe, flag stands for something good, identification with the flag, flag should be seen on all public buildings next to the national flag); efficiency of selected educational measures on the EU (common European history book, common European curriculum on European education for all teachers, creation of European schools and universities focused on European issues, development and improvement of exchange programmes); assessment of the protection of personal data by state law; self-rated knowledge of data protection in the own country; provision of access to personal data to law enforcement authorities; assessment of the national economic situation and the personal financial situation; knowledge test: knowledge of the official growth rate of the economy in the own country in 2006 (Split: 2005), expected growth rate for 2007 compared to 2005; assessment of inflation in the own country in 2006, compared with 2005; assessment of the official unemployment rate in the own country in 2006, compared with 2005; necessity to know the inquired economic indicators; consideration of statistical information in political decisions in the own country; confidence in official statistics. 2. Research in the media (EU27): Interest in news and scientific research and preferred presented topics; frequency of: watching TV programmes, listening to radio programmes, purchase of journals, using the internet, reading science articles in general newspapers and magazines about scientific research; satisfaction with the provision of information on scientific research through the media; importance of scientific research in the media; attributes of presented information on scientific research (useful, difficult to understand, entertaining, wide range of topics, reliable, objective, visual enough, too far away from own concerns); most important aspects in the media presentation of scientific research; most trustworthy information media; preferred media sources to get information about scientific research; objectivity of the media in providing scientific news; social groups that decide on the presentation of scientific information in the media; preferred time and format for television programmes on scientific research; willingness to participate in a debate on a scientific research topic; preference for short regular or occasional in-depth information about scientific research; presentation of scientific news in dedicated sections in the press or rather spread throughout the newspaper; preference for the presentation of scientific information by scientists or journalists and reasons for this preference; position of researchers and scientists in the media; knowledge about the financing of European research; suspected focus of media reports: research primarily from the own country, from the EU or from outside the EU. Additionally asked in Germany: awareness of the current German presidency in the Council of the European Union; importance of the current German presidency. Additionally asked in Portugal: awareness of the upcoming presidency of Portugal in the Council of the European Union; importance of the Portuguese presidency. Demography: nationality; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; employment; occupation; type of community; household composition and household size; own a 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); country of birth of the respondent and his parents (migrant). Also encoded was: date of interview; beginning of interview; persons present during the interview; willingness to cooperate; city size; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2007-04-11 / 2007-05-07
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-14
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-09
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-08
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-10
  • 2007-04-13 / 2007-05-09
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-08
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-10
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-08
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-07
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-10
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-01
  • 2007-04-14 / 2007-05-07
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-10
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-06
    Great Britain
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-07
    Northern Ireland
  • 2007-04-11 / 2007-05-07
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2007-04-13 / 2007-05-04
    Czech Republic
  • 2007-04-16 / 2007-05-14
  • 2007-04-12 / 2007-05-10
  • 2007-04-13 / 2007-05-15
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-05
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-30
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-02
  • 2007-04-13 / 2007-05-01
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-09
  • 2007-04-13 / 2007-04-26
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-08
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-10
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-07
  • 2007-04-10 / 2007-05-06
    Turkish Cypriot Community
  • 2007-04 / 2007-05
    Macedonia (FYROM)
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)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot Community)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
Sampled Universe
Population o the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States. In the two candidate countries (Croatia and Turkey) and in the Turkish Cypriot Commmunity, the survey covers the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the Europan Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
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: 30224
    Number of Variables: 673
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4530 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR21160.v3 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.10068
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 282 / Wave 67.2: Scientific Research in the Media. Survey requested by Directorate General Development and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, December 2007.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Standard Eurobarometer 67. Public Opinion in the European Union. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, June 2007.
  • European Commission, Directorate-General Research: The image of science and the research policy of the European Union. Brussels, October 2008. (Qualitative study)

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