Eurobarometer 71.2: European Employment and Social Policy, Discrimination, Development Aid, and Air Transport Services, May-June 2009 (ICPSR 28183)
Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission
Summary: This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures such as how satisfied they were with their present life. Additional questions focused on the respondents? current living conditions as compared to five years ago, and expectations for the future, including jobs, unemployment, their financial situation, inequality, affordable energy and housing, and the economic situation in their country. Further questions centered on four major areas: (1) European employm... (more info)
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 71.2: European Employment and Social Policy, Discrimination, Development Aid, and Air Transport Services, May-June 2009. ICPSR28183-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2012-01-31. doi:10.3886/ICPSR28183.v2
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28183.v2
Scope of Study
Summary: This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures such as how satisfied they were with their present life. Additional questions focused on the respondents’ current living conditions as compared to five years ago, and expectations for the future, including jobs, unemployment, their financial situation, inequality, affordable energy and housing, and the economic situation in their country. Further questions centered on four major areas: (1) European employment and social policy, (2) discrimination, (3) development aid, and (4) air transport services. For the first major area, European employment and social policy, the survey focused on respondents’ familiarity with the European Social Fund (ESF), past and present employers, the most valuable assets in finding a job, job training, the likelihood of finding a job if laid off, and whether the European Union (EU) has a positive or negative impact on employment and social policies. For the second major area, discrimination, respondents were asked about discrimination based on ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and disability. The survey queried respondents about the extent of discrimination in their countries, whether discrimination is more or less common compared with five years ago, their personal experiences of discrimination in the past 12 months, their level of comfort with politicians of minority backgrounds, diversity in the media and workplace, how the economic crisis may affect discrimination, and respondents’ identification with minority groups. For the third major area, development aid, respondents were queried about the importance of helping people in developing countries, the Millennium Development Goals, motives for rich countries to provide aid to developing nations, the countries best positioned to help develop countries, the largest challenges facing developing nations, and the European Union’s contribution to development. The final major focus of the survey concluded with questions about respondents’ use of air transportation, knowledge of air passengers rights, and satisfaction and positive and negative experiences with air transport services. Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status and parental relations, left-right political placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, religious affiliation, ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods, difficulty paying bills, level in society, Internet use, minority group affiliation, type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (in select countries).
Subject Terms: age discrimination, air transportation, air travel, attitudes, consumer attitudes, consumer protection, developing nations, disability discrimination, discrimination, economic aid, economic crises, economic development, economic reform, employment, employment discrimination, employment practices, ethnic discrimination, European unification, European Union, globalization, job change, job search, job security, job skills, job training, layoffs, life satisfaction, public opinion, quality of life, religion, sexual preference, social attitudes, social change, social issues, social reform
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 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, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, and the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the EU member countries aged 15 years and over residing in the three EU candidate countries: Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Data for this Eurobarometer study are being released in two parts. Part 1 includes original study materials supplied by GESIS: (1) SPSS portable file; (2) SPSS syntax file containing user-defined missing values; and (3) documentation files. These files are being released in a zipped package. A documentation file has been provided by ICPSR to describe the contents of this zipped package. Part 2 includes study materials supplied by ICPSR: (1) SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files; (2) SPSS and Stata system files, and a SAS transport (CPORT) file; (3) ASCII column-delimited and tab-delimited data files; and (4) documentation files. The data in Part 1 and Part 2 are identical, except for the following in Part 2: For Variable V1 ?ARCHIVE STUDY NUMBER - DISTRIBUTOR?, all values have been recoded to the ICPSR study number. Documentation files have been provided both by GESIS and ICPSR; the ICPSR documentation files may contain additional information. Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 71.2 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue.
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 the Turkish Cypriot Community, but Norway and the Turkish Cypriot Community were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway and the Turkish Cypriot Community.
The total number of interviews is 29,768. The table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook shows the total number of interviews as 26,756.
The fieldwork dates in the data file for Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, and Sweden 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 "Archive Remarks" 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: 2010-07-08
- 2012-01-31 The collection has 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. Of note, the data for this Eurobarometer study are being released in two parts. The first part includes original study materials supplied by GESIS which are being released in a zipped package. The second part includes study materials supplied by ICPSR.
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