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Eurobarometer 43.0: Cross-Border Purchases, Smoking Habits, and Cancer Risks, March-April 1995 (ICPSR 6662)

Principal Investigator(s): Reif, Karlheinz; Marlier, Eric


This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the European Union (EU), and also focused on cross-border purchases, tobacco smoking habits, and risks of cancer. Respondents were queried about what consumer products they purchased from other member countries, their satisfaction with such products, and any complaints made in connection with cross-border purchases. They were also asked about their attitudes and behavior toward smoking, including the type of tobacco products used, the number of cigarettes consumed daily, the desire of smokers to limit their consumption, the attitudes of both smokers and nonsmokers toward the use of tobacco products in public, opinions regarding regulations prohibiting smoking in some public places, feelings about smoke in the workplace, and the advertising of tobacco products. A number of questions dealt with major diseases, the prevention of cancer, conditions causing increased risks of cancer, and knowledge of the "European Code of Cancer" (a set of ten elementary rules, developed by a committee of cancer experts, for the possible prevention of cancer). Demographic and other background information was gathered on the number of people residing in the home, size of locality, household income, and region of residence, as well as the respondent's age, gender, marital status, age when completed education, occupation, previous occupation, and left-right political self-placement.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Reif, Karlheinz, and Eric Marlier. Eurobarometer 43.0: Cross-Border Purchases, Smoking Habits, and Cancer Risks, March-April 1995. ICPSR06662-v1. Goteborg, Sweden: Swedish Social Science Data Service/Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06662.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06662.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, cancer, consumer attitudes, consumer protection, disease, disease prevention, economic integration, European unification, European Union, health, life satisfaction, lung cancer, political influence, public opinion, quality of life, smoking, social change

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 1995-03-22--1995-04-21

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-03-22--1995-04-21

Universe:    Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 15 member nations of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data processing for this collection was performed at the Swedish Social Science Data Service (SSD).


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-06-11

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