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Eurobarometer 76.4: The Future of Europe, Awareness of European Home Affairs, and E-Communication in the Household, December 2011 (ICPSR 34732)

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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 sociopolitical 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 standard modules and the following special topics: (1) The Future of Europe, (2) Awareness of Home Affairs, and (3) E-Communications in the Household. Questions pertain to opinions about EU objectives and policy towards social and economic policy and respondents' awareness of social, economic, and political issues in the EU and its member countries. Other questions pertain to the availability, use, and problems with e-communication tools such as telephones and the internet.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other durable goods, difficulties paying bills, level within society (self-placed), and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


European Commission. Eurobarometer 76.4: The Future of Europe, Awareness of European Home Affairs, and E-Communication in the Household, December 2011. ICPSR34732-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-08-09. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34732.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   access to information, cellular phones, domestic relations, economic conditions, economic development, economic growth, economic recovery, economic reform, European Union, immigration, immigration policy, Internet, organized crime, political awareness, political issues, political perceptions, public safety, refugees, service providers, television, terrorism

Smallest Geographic Unit:   country

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Time Period:  

  • 2011-12-03--2011-12-18

Date of Collection:  

  • 2011-12-03--2011-12-18

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   In all, Eurobarometer 76.4 interviewed 26,693 citizens in the 27 member countries in the European Union. 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 from December 3rd, 2012 to December 18th, 2012.

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

E-communications module QC partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.1 [ICPSR study 34732].


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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