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Eurobarometer 76.1: Financial and Economic Crisis, Financial Services, Corruption, Development Aid, and Gender Equality, September 2011 (ICPSR 34552) RSS

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The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology.

This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the following special topics: (1) the economic and financial crisis, (2) European Parliament (EP) energy policy, (3) financial services, (4) corruption, (5) development aid, and (6) gender equality. Questions pertain to experiences and opinions of purchasing financial products and services abroad and within the EU, as well as awareness of, experiences with, and attitudes towards misconduct within the EU. Other questions address attitudes towards developing countries, opinions about equal opportunity for women, and the representation of women in leadership positions within the EU.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, left-right political self-placement, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other 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 76.1: Financial and Economic Crisis, Financial Services, Corruption, Development Aid, and Gender Equality, September 2011. ICPSR34552-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-10-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34552.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, corruption, crisis management, developing nations, economic conditions, economic crises, European unification, financial assets, foreign aid, personal finances, political attitudes, political behavior, political organizations, public opinion, social attitudes, social change

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:  

  • 2011-09-03--2011-09-18

Date of Collection:  

  • 2011-09-03--2011-09-18

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   In all, Eurobarometer 76.1 interviewed 26,856 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.

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 September 3 and 18, 2011.

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 Turkey, Croatia, the Turkish Cypriot Community, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein however these countries were not participants in this wave of the Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Turkey, Croatia, the Turkish Cypriot Community, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 76.1 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue. Additional information on the Eurobarometer Survey Series and the Eurobarometer data can be found at the GESIS Eurobarometer Web site and ZACAT, respectively.

Methodology

Sample:   The basic sample design applied in all states is a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points were drawn with probability proportional to population size (for a total coverage of the country) and to population density. In order to do so, the sampling points were drawn systematically from each of the "administrative regional units", after stratification by individual unit and type of area. They thus represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed according to the EUROSTAT NUTS II (or equivalent) and according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas. In each of the selected sampling points, a starting address was drawn, at random. Further addresses (every Nth address) were selected by standard "random route" procedures, from the initial address. In each household, the respondent was drawn, at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). All interviews were conducted face-to-face in people's homes and in the appropriate national language. As far as the data capture is concerned, CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available. Please refer to the Technical Specifications within the ICPSR Codebook for additional sampling information.

Weight:   For each country a comparison between the sample and the universe was carried out. The Universe description was derived from Eurostat population data or from national statistics offices. For all countries surveyed, a national weighting procedure, using marginal and intercellular weighting, was carried out based on this Universe description. In all countries, gender, age, region and size of locality were introduced in the iteration procedure. For international weighting (i.e. EU averages), TNS Opinion and Social applies the official population figures as provided by EUROSTAT or national statistic offices. Please refer to the ICPSR Codebook for additional 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.

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Version History:

  • 2013-10-11 Data for all previously embargoed variables are now available and correspond to GESIS data version 3.0.0.

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