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Eurobarometer 75.4: Vocational Education and Training, Social Climate and Family Planning, Internal Security, and Climate Change, June 2011 (ICPSR 34556)

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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) vocational education and training (VET), (2) social situations and expectations, (3) family planning, (4) internal security of the European Union (EU), and (5) climate change. Questions pertain to level of education completed, work sector, opinions about and experience with VET, life satisfaction, expectations for the next 12 months, and life situations compared to 5 years ago. Also, opinions were collected on challenges to the security of the EU, as well as renewable energy in 2050.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, 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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Study Description


European Commission. Eurobarometer 75.4: Vocational Education and Training, Social Climate and Family Planning, Internal Security, and Climate Change, June 2011. ICPSR34556-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-03-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34556.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, climate change, European unification, European Union, expectations, family planning, life satisfaction, national security, public opinion, renewable energy, renewable resources, security, social attitudes, social behavior, social change, vocational education

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:  

  • 2011-06-04--2011-06-19

Date of Collection:  

  • 2011-06-04--2011-06-19

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   In all, Eurobarometer 75.4 interviewed 26,840 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 June 4 and 19, 2011.

At present the special topic "Family Planning" is under embargo. Variables for those questions under embargo are not included in this version of the collection. Please review the "ICPSR/GESIS Cooperative Agreement and Embargo Provisions" section in the ICPSR codebook.

The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 75.4 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.


Sample:   Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:   Please review the ICPSR codebook; "Weighting Information" 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.


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