Eurobarometer 75.1 EP: Women in the European Union, February-March 2011 (ICPSR 34594)

Published: Aug 15, 2013

Principal Investigator(s):
European Commission


Version V2

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 Eurobarometer is part of wave 75.1 and covers the special topic of women in the EU. Questions in this survey pertain to gender equality and work, including gender pay gap and paternal leave. Other questions addressed women's representation in politics and violence against women.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable 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).

European Commission. Eurobarometer 75.1 EP: Women in the European Union, February-March 2011. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-08-15.

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2011-02-09 -- 2011-03-06

2011-02-09 -- 2011-03-06

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 75.1 EP 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.

No standard EU and trend questions included.

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission between February 9 and March 6, 2011.

The number of respondents for Belgium (n=913) corresponds with the duration of fieldwork and the given time frame for the official reporting for the module QA1 to QA15. All other questionnaire modules, QA16 to QA21, and QB to QE, are available in a second dataset (ICPSR 34266) which includes the entire sample for Belgium (n=1025).

This collection is being released in two parts: Part 1 contains the original files provided by GESIS; Part 2 contains the ICPSR-processed files.

Multistage national probability samples.

In all, Eurobarometer 75.1 EP interviewed 26,724 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 their 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.


survey data

face-to-face interview



2013-04-22 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.

2013-08-15 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 2.0.0. The collection has been further processed by GESIS, and 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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