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Eurobarometer 74.1: Poverty and Social Exclusion, Mobile Phone Use, Economic Crisis, and International Trade, August-September 2010 (ICPSR 34222)
Principal Investigator(s): European Commission
This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the Standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on the following major areas of focus: (1) poverty and social exclusion, (2) mobile phone use, (3) economic crisis, and (4) international trade. For the first major area of focus, poverty and social exclusion, the survey queried respondents about their own definition of poverty, the extent of poverty and homelessness in their area, and whether or not respondents believed poverty had increased in their area and elsewhere. Respondents were queried about what necessities people must be able to afford to meet a minimal acceptable living standard, who is most at risk for poverty, as well as the social, political, and personal causes of poverty and homelessness. Respondents were also asked about how poverty impacts peoples’ chances of completing certain activities, such as getting a good education or finding a job. Respondents were then asked whether or not they trust the European Union (EU), their governments, charities, other citizens, and miscellaneous institutions to effectively respond to poverty. Respondents were also asked to whom they assign primary responsibility for reducing or preventing poverty, what policies their governments should focus on in the future in the effort to help people out of poverty, and whether or not respondents approved of their government’s existing anti-poverty measures. Respondents were also queried about their perception of social tensions between groups, and about what they have done personally to help poor people. Additionally, respondents were queried about their own living conditions, satisfaction with life, ability to keep a job, efforts to fight poverty, finances, and their own risk of falling into poverty. For the second major area of focus, mobile phone use, the survey asked respondents about whether or not they owned a mobile phone, their mobile phone use in other EU countries, and the cost of cellular phone service in those countries. For the third major area of focus, economic crisis, the survey questioned respondents about the degree to which the crisis personally affected them, how the crisis affected the EU and its policy efforts, who should bear responsibility for the crisis, who should bear the burden of response to the crisis, and how the European Parliament and other bodies should respond to the crisis. For the fourth major area of focus, international trade, the survey queried respondents on whether they pay attention to the country of origin for products they purchase, how trade impacts respondents and their countries, what European Union trade policy should be going into the future, and the European Union’s international economic standing. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, left-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, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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European Commission. Eurobarometer 74.1: Poverty and Social Exclusion, Mobile Phone Use, Economic Crisis, and International Trade, August-September 2010. ICPSR34222-v3. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-07-02. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34222.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34222.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, cellular phones, child care, durable goods, economic crises, economic integration, European Parliament, European unification, European Union, globalization, homelessness, international trade, life satisfaction, national economy, personal finances, poverty, poverty programs, public opinion, social conflict, social services, social support, social welfare
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
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: In all, Eurobarometer 74.1 interviewed 26,635 citizens in the 27 countries of the European Union after the 2004/2007 enlargement (i.e. including the Accession Countries Romania and Bulgaria). All respondents were residents in the respective country, nationals and non-nationals but EU-citizens, and aged 15 and over. Respondents were expected to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany.
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 between August 26 and September 22, 2010.
This collection is being released in two parts: Part 1 contains the original files provided by GESIS; Part 2 contains the ICPSR-processed files.
The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Croatia, Macedonia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Turkey, and the Turkish Cypriot Community however these countries were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Croatia, Macedonia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Turkey, and the Turkish Cypriot Community.
The Poverty and Social Exclusion (QA) module replicates the complete set of questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 72.1 (ICPSR 28185).
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
Weight: Please review the ICPSR codebook; "Variable Documentation" section for information concerning individual weights and the "Technical Specifications" section for general weighting information.
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: 2012-07-18
- 2013-07-02 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 4.2.0. 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.
- 2013-04-26 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 4.1.0. 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.
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