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Eurobarometer 66.1: European Values and Societal Issues, Mobile Phone Use, and Farm Animal Welfare, September-October 2006 (ICPSR 21281)

Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission


This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, what their expectations were for the next 12 months, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Union (EU), including how well-informed they felt about the it, what sources of information about the EU they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EU member (or would benefit from being a future member), and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. Respondents were also asked to provide their opinion on social issues, identify personal and European values, and evaluate whether these values are shared among EU member states. A second major focus for the surveys was on mobile phone use, including roaming. Respondents were asked to evaluate the cost of local mobile phone services versus those services used in other countries and the involvement of the EU in price regulation, to describe their mobile phone access billing plan, and to identify mobile services they used most frequently while abroad. For a third major area of focus, the survey asked respondents about their knowledge of animal welfare, their opinions about its practice and application during food production and importation, the availability and purchase of animal welfare-friendly food products, labeling and signage indicating the source of food products, and financial compensation of farmers who farm animals in animal friendly conditions. In addition, respondents were asked their opinion in regard to the role of the EU and the United States, and the position of the EU as compared to the United States, in regard to several social issues. Demographic and other background information includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, national provenance, marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, religion and religious involvement, as well as household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other durable goods, type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 66.1: European Values and Societal Issues, Mobile Phone Use, and Farm Animal Welfare, September-October 2006. ICPSR21281-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21281.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21281.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agricultural policy, agricultural production, animal welfare, communications systems, consumer attitudes, consumer behavior, consumer expenditures, economic integration, European unification, European Union, farmers, food labeling, food production, food safety, globalization, government performance, information sources, life satisfaction, national economy, national identity, political influence, political interest, prices, public opinion, purchasing, quality of life, social attitudes, social behavior, social change, social issues, telecommunications, telephones, travel, trust in government, values

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 2006-09-06--2006-10-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-09-06--2006-10-10

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 25 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens in the two EU acceding countries: Bulgaria and Romania, the citizens in the two candidate countries: Croatia and Turkey, and the citizens in the Turkish Cypriot Community.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission.

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

A split ballot was used for one or more questions in this survey. The variable V582 defines the separate groups.

The fieldwork dates in the data file for the Czech Republic, Turkish Cypriot Community, Austria, Croatia, and Turkey are not consistent with the fieldwork dates in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook.

QA6/V89: In the data, the question pertaining to this variable was not asked of respondents in the Turkish Cypriot Community. This finding does not correspond with the questionnaire.


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:    Please review the "Weighting Information" section of the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.

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:   2007-12-03

Version History:

  • 2010-06-23 The data have been further processed by GESIS. 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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