Eurobarometer 72.2: Nuclear Energy, Corruption, Gender Equality, Healthcare, and Civil Protection, September-October 2009 (ICPSR 28186)

Published: Jul 19, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Antonis Papacostas, European Commission


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This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on the following major areas of focus: (1) nuclear energy, (2) corruption, (3) gender equality, (4) health care quality, and (5) civil protection. For the first major topic, nuclear energy, the survey asked respondents questions about how well informed they were about nuclear energy, opinions on nuclear safety, lifetime extensions of nuclear plants, and who should make decisions about nuclear energy. For the next major focus, respondents were questioned about their trust in government, the pervasiveness of and reasons for corruption, and specific government groups that participate in corruption. The third area of focus surveyed respondents about gender inequality issues. Respondents were asked about working women, salary inequality, family issues, sexism, and violence against and poverty of women. In addition, respondents were surveyed about the course of action necessary to fix gender inequality in the European Union (EU). The next topic asked respondents about health care and its quality, adverse events, and responsibility and compensation for patient safety. Lastly, for the topic on civil protection, the survey asked respondents their opinion on the emergency preparedness and disaster prevention plans of their own countries and of the EU. Respondents were asked about the extent and input of volunteer organizations and the EU's cooperation with other member countries in the prevention of and recovery from disasters. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, occupation, age at completion of full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone, ownership of household durables, financial situation, and quality of life pertaining to health. In addition, country-specific data includes region of residence, type and size of locality, and language of interview (select countries).

Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 72.2: Nuclear Energy, Corruption, Gender Equality, Healthcare, and Civil Protection, September-October 2009. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-07-19.

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2009-09-11 -- 2009-10-05

2009-09-11 -- 2009-10-05

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

Collection Dates were obtained from the Technical Specifications.

Unlike former Eurobarometer waves, the following variables are not available: Date of Interview, Time of Interview Beginning, Duration of Interview, Number of Persons Present During the Interview, Respondent Cooperation, and Language of Interview.

The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus TCC, or Macedonia, but these countries were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus TCC, or Macedonia.

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

Multistage national probability samples

Citizens of the EU aged 15 years and over residing in the 27 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.


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