Eurobarometer 85.3: Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid, Gender-based violence, EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products, June 2016 (ICPSR 36884)

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Eurobarometer 85.3

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: public opinion regarding state aid, gender-based violence, and EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products. Respondents' opinions were collected regarding knowledge about company aid, transparency of state aid to companies, and Sectors needing transparency. Respondents were also questioned about Commonality of domestic violence, knowing victims of domestic violence, and attitudes toward the likeliness, unlawfulness, and acceptability of gender-based violence. Additional questions were asked regarding consumption and purchasing patterns regarding fish/aquaculture products, preferred types and features of products, and important information on products

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other 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).

Eurobarometer 85.3: Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid, Gender-based violence, EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products, June 2016. Ann Arbor, MI: GESIS [distributor], Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-02-15.

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GESIS, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2016-06-04 -- 2016-06-13

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European commission between June 04 - June 13, 2016. In some areas, fieldwork dates may vary slightly from this timeframe.

    The following are important remarks for certain questions and modules in this Eurobarometer:
  • Question module QA "Perception and awareness about transparency of state aid" was newly introduced.
  • Question module QB "Gender-based Violence" was newly introduced.
  • Question module QC "EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products: was newly introduced.
  • No data are available for protocol items p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number), p10 (interviewer number) and p11.
  • Questionnaire item D62_3 (Internet use on mobile device) was not actually presented to the respondents. D62_4 in the questionnaires is displayed as D62_3 in the data set.
  • P13BE (interview language in Belgium) shows abnormal frequencies for the regions Namur, East and West Flanders, Liege, and Brussels, suggesting that "French" and "Dutch" are reversed in those regions. Furthermore, in contrast to previous Eurobarometer waves, questionnaires in both languages were used in several regions.
  • Question qb5 refers to county-specific organizations that can be identified via the corresponding country questionnaires.
Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 85.3 can be found 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 is a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points were 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 each of the selected sampling points, a starting address was drawn, at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). All interviews were conducted face-to-face in the people's homes and in the appropriate national language. CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available. Please refer to the P.I. documentation, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.

In all, Eurobarometer 85.3 interviewed 27,818 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, reside in each of the Member States, and are aged 15 and over.

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2018-02-15 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 P.I. 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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