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Eurobarometer 72.2: Nuclear Energy, Corruption, Gender Equality, Healthcare, and Civil Protection, September-October 2009 (ICPSR 28186)

Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission


This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on the following major areas of focus: (1) nuclear energy, (2) corruption, (3) gender equality, (4) health care quality, and (5) civil protection. For the first major topic, nuclear energy, the survey asked respondents questions about how well informed they were about nuclear energy, opinions on nuclear safety, lifetime extensions of nuclear plants, and who should make decisions about nuclear energy. For the next major focus, respondents were questioned about their trust in government, the pervasiveness of and reasons for corruption, and specific government groups that participate in corruption. The third area of focus surveyed respondents about gender inequality issues. Respondents were asked about working women, salary inequality, family issues, sexism, and violence against and poverty of women. In addition, respondents were surveyed about the course of action necessary to fix gender inequality in the European Union (EU). The next topic asked respondents about health care and its quality, adverse events, and responsibility and compensation for patient safety. Lastly, for the topic on civil protection, the survey asked respondents their opinion on the emergency preparedness and disaster prevention plans of their own countries and of the EU. Respondents were asked about the extent and input of volunteer organizations and the EU's cooperation with other member countries in the prevention of and recovery from disasters. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, occupation, age at completion of full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone, ownership of household durables, financial situation, and quality of life pertaining to health. In addition, country-specific data includes region of residence, type and size of locality, and language of interview (select countries).

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 72.2: Nuclear Energy, Corruption, Gender Equality, Healthcare, and Civil Protection, September-October 2009. ICPSR28186-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-07-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28186.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28186.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, civil defense, corruption, disaster relief, energy production, European unification, European Union, gender roles, health care, health care services, nuclear energy, political influence, product safety, public opinion, sexism, social change, trust in government, womens rights, working women, world problems

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 2009-09-11--2009-10-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 2009-09-11--2009-10-05

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 years 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, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection and documentation was carried out by TNS Opinion & 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.

Unlike former Eurobarometer waves, the following variables are not available: Date of Interview, Time of Interview Beginning, Duration of Interview, Number of Persons Present During the Interview, Respondent Cooperation, and Language of Interview.

Collection Dates were obtained from the Technical Specifications.

The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus TCC, or Macedonia, but these countries were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus TCC, or Macedonia.


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:   2010-07-19

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