Eurobarometer 80.2: Climate Change, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Physical Activity, November-December 2013 (ICPSR 36627)

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Eurobarometer 80.2

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 round of Eurobarometer surveys covered the following special topics: (1) Climate Change, (2) Agriculture, (3) Healthcare, and (4) Physical Activity. Respondents' opinions were collected regarding how serious an issue they considered climate change, who within the EU is responsible for addressing it, and what personal actions they have taken to fight climate change. Respondents were also questioned about the importance of agriculture in the EU, their opinions on agricultural policies such as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the role of farmers in the EU, and the labeling of the place of origin for meat and dairy products. Additional questions were asked regarding patient safety, the quality of health care in the respondent's country compared to other countries, information sources used to assess the quality of hospitals, if the respondent or a family member had a surgical procedure, and whether the respondent or a family member experienced an adverse event when receiving health care. Lastly, respondents were queried about their level of physical activity, including how often and how vigorously they participated in activities, their opinions of exercise, how much time they spend sitting on an average day, any issues that prevent them from being physically active, and whether they volunteer in sporting activities.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of various 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 80.2: Climate Change, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Physical Activity, November-December 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-05-12.

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GESIS, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2013-11-02 -- 2013-12-02
2013-11-23 -- 2013-12-02

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European commission between November 23 - December 2, 2013. In some areas, fieldwork dates may vary slightly from this timeframe.

Related Data Collections:
  • Module QA (Climate change) mainly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.4 (ICPSR 34556)
  • Module QB (CAP) replicates a few questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 72.5 (ICPSR 29842)
  • Module QC (Healthcare quality / Patient safety) mainly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 72.2 (ICPSR 28186)
  • Module QD (Sport and physical activities) replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 72.3 (ICPSR 32441) or adapts questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 58.2 (ICPSR 3732)

2016-7-28: Please note that variables P7AT and P7AT_R require the following labeling changes: The value label for code 6 in variable P7AT should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". The data producer, TNS Opinion, confirmed that the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as presented in the dataset is incorrect. Herewith variable P7AT corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. The Variable labels should read: P7AT "REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2" and P7AT_R "REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1". The value label and variable labels will be corrected with the next update.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 80.2 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 website and ZACAT, respectively.

The basic sample design applied in all states was a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points was drawn with the probability proportional to population size (for a total coverage of the country) and to population density. In order to do so, the sampling points were drawn systematically from each of the "administrative regional units", after stratification by individual unit and type of area. They thus represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed according to the EUROSTAT NUTS II (or equivalent) and according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas. In the next stage, a cluster of starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from the initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. Please refer to the Technical Specifications section within the Questionnaire, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.

In all, Eurobarometer 80.2 interviewed 27,919 citizens in the 28 countries of the European Union after the 2013 enlargement with the accession of Croatia in July. All respondents have the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States, residence in each of the Member States, and are aged 15 and over.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • European Commission. Eurobarometer 80.2: Climate Change, Agriculture, Healthcare, and Physical Activity, November-December 2013. ICPSR36627-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2017-05-12.

2017-05-12 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.

For each sample (country or lower level region) through the post-stratification weighting procedure a comparison is carried out between the sample composition and a proper universe description. The universe description is made available by the National Survey Research Institutes and/or by EUROSTAT. On this basis a national weighting procedure, using marginal and intercellular weighting, is applied. As such in all countries, minimum sex, age, region NUTS II (basic regions as defined by the EUROSTAT nomenclature of territorial units for statistics), and size of locality are introduced in the iteration procedure. This post-stratification weighting is also referred to as redressement or non-response weighting. A design weight which would adjust for unequal selection probabilities (depending on the household size) is not made available. Please refer to the Weighting documentation, as well as ZACAT, for additional weighting information.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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