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Eurobarometer 66.2: Nuclear Energy and Safety, and Public Health Issues, October-November 2006 (ICPSR 21460)

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


This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the Standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on (1) nuclear energy and safety, and several public health issues including (2) electromagnetic fields, (3) alcohol and smoking habits, and passive smoking, (4) organ donation, and (5) personal state of health and prevention. For the first topic, the survey queried respondents about their knowledge of and opinions regarding nuclear power and safety, the regulation of its use, their relationship with nuclear power, and nuclear energy as an energy source. For the second topic, respondents were asked to identify sources of electromagnetic fields, potential health risks associated with electromagnetic fields, and the entities protecting them from these risks. For the third topic, respondents were asked about their alcohol consumption, the effects of price fluctuation on alcohol purchases, knowledge of blood alcohol content, and liquor control laws. In addition, respondents were queried about their smoking habits, their efforts to quit smoking, their use of tobacco cessation products, and about passive smoking and the ban of smoking in public places. For the fourth topic, respondents were asked their views about organ donation, whether they have discussed this topic with family, their willingness to donate an organ after death, and their support for and use of an organ donor card. For the final topic, personal state of health and prevention, the survey queried respondents about their general health and quality of life, current or past health problems, and the location of body pain. Respondents were also asked about treatment for chronic illness, medical tests or health checkups, and recent changes in health behavior. In addition, women responded about their opinion of and use of hormone replacement therapy. Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of full-time education, household composition, and ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods. In addition, country-specific data include type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 66.2: Nuclear Energy and Safety, and Public Health Issues, October-November 2006. ICPSR21460-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS /Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-09-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21460.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21460.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    alcohol consumption, attitudes, citizen participation, consumer behavior, disease, disease prevention, electromagnetic fields, energy policy, energy use, environmental education, environmental hazards, environmental impact, environmental monitoring, environmental regulations, European Union, government regulation, health attitudes, health behavior, health policy, health problems, health status, information sources, knowledge (awareness), liquor control laws, medical care, medical evaluation, nuclear energy, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear reactors, pain, preventive medicine, price fluctuations, public health, public opinion, public safety, quality of life, radioactive materials, radioactive waste disposal, smoking, smoking cessation, tobacco use, treatment

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, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 2006-10-06--2006-11-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-10-06--2006-11-08

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 25 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, and the national population of citizens of the respective nationalities and the population of citizens of all the EU member countries aged 15 and over residing in the two EU acceding countries: Bulgaria and Romania, in one of the two candidate countries: Croatia, and in the Turkish Cypriot Community.

Data Type(s):    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 and Turkey, but Norway and Turkey were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway and Turkey.

The fieldwork dates in the data file for Greece are not consistent with the fieldwork dates in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook.


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:   2008-02-20

Version History:

  • 2010-09-23 Data for all previously-embargoed variables are now available. The data have been further processed by GESIS, and 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.

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