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Eurobarometer 67.2: European Union Enlargement, Personal Data Privacy, the National Economy, and Scientific Research, April-May 2007 (ICPSR 21160)
Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission
This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, what their expectations were for the next 12 months, and how they viewed economic and social issues in their country compared to the European Union (EU). Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the EU, including how well-informed they felt about the it, what sources of information about the EU they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EU member (or would benefit from being a future member), and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. Another major focus of the surveys was personal data privacy. The survey asked respondents about their knowledge of the rules and requirements in protecting personal data, the ability of the law to protect citizens from entities accessing their information, and whether law enforcement should be able to access personal information for the purpose of fighting crime and terrorism. For the second major focus of the survey, the national economy, respondents were asked to evaluate their personal financial situation and their nation's economy, as well as to estimate the official growth rate (Gross Domestic Product), inflation rate, and unemployment rate, and then to compare these rates to those from previous or future years. Respondents also provided their opinion about the use of statistical information, especially for political decision-making. As a final major focus, respondents were asked about their interest in scientific research including how the media presents information about scientific research and what types of media they access to get information about this topic. Additional questions were asked of respondents in regard to globalization and involvement of the EU in this process, the 50th anniversary of EU achievements, the development of environmental, foreign, and immigration policies, and the European Council presidency. Demographic and other background information includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods, type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 67.2: European Union Enlargement, Personal Data Privacy, the National Economy, and Scientific Research, April-May 2007. ICPSR21160-v3. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter- university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR21160.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21160.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: access to information, attitudes, decision making, economic conditions, economic integration, environmental policy, European unification, European Union, global warming, globalization, Gross Domestic Product, inflation rates, information management, information policy, information use, life satisfaction, mass media, media coverage, media influence, media use, policy making, political influence, political issues, political policy, public confidence, public information, public interest, public officials, public opinion, public relations, quality of life, scientific research, social behavior, social change, social issues, trust in government, unemployment rate
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Geographic Coverage: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 27 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens in the two EU candidate countries: Croatia and Turkey, and the citizens in the Turkish Cypriot Community and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission.
The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.
The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Norway, but Norway was not a participant in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway.
The fieldwork dates in the data file for Finland are not consistent with the fieldwork dates in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook.
"Technical Specifications" for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) were not provided by the data producer. Please refer to the "Processing Notes" section of the ICPSR codebook for further information.
The total number of interviews is 30,224. The table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook shows the total number of interviews as 29,222.
The total number of interviews for Turkey is 998. The table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook shows the total number of interviews for Turkey as 1,005.
A split ballot was used for one or more questions in this survey. The variable V672 defines the separate groups.
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
Weight: Please review the "Weighting Information" section of the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2007-11-02
- 2010-06-29 The data have been further processed by GESIS. The SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, tab-delimited ASCII data file, and codebook have been updated.
- 2008-02-20 Data for all previously-embargoed variables are now available. This collection now contains data for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), and the addition of seven variables. The data have been further processed by the ZA. The codebook, SPSS, SAS and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been updated.
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