Eurobarometer 63.2: Radioactive Waste, Transport Services, Farm Animal's Welfare, and Means of Payment, February-March 2005 (ICPSR 4669)

Published: Aug 27, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Antonis Papacostas, European Commission


Version V2

This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on their opinions regarding radioactive waste, transport services, farm animal welfare, and means of payment. To start the interview, questions were asked regarding knowledge and support of radioactive waste disposal, as well as questions regarding the options of and preferences for nuclear energy. Respondents gave their views on the risks of radioactive waste disposal, the possibility of recycling noncontaminated materials from the nuclear industry, and the political and health-related consequences of handling dangerous waste. Next, questions were asked regarding transport services within the European Union (EU). Respondents gave their views on the rights of passengers, whether they were satisfied with the current transport services in EU countries, and their satisfaction with international travel within the EU. The third portion of the interview collected information on respondents' views on the welfare of farm animals. Questions were asked pertaining to the purchase and consumption of food derived from farm animals, respondents' views on the rights of farm animals, as well as their views and preferences regarding the protection of farm animals. Respondents gave their views on the purchase of eggs, meat, and milk from animal welfare-friendly production systems, their willingness to accept additional price premiums to ensure such production systems are used, and their perception of animal welfare in the EU versus other parts of the world. The last topic of the survey was means of payment. A series of questions addressed financial services in the EU, expectations of financial institutions, preferred payment options, and banking security. Background information includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when they stopped full-time education, household composition, region of residence, and telephone equipment.

Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 63.2: Radioactive Waste, Transport Services, Farm Animal’s Welfare, and Means of Payment, February-March 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-08-27.

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2005-02-09 -- 2005-03-20

2005-02-09 -- 2005-03-20

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

The variable P6UK (SIZE OF LOCALITY UNITED KINGDOM) integrates data for Northern Ireland (codes 1-2) and Great Britain (codes 3-5). The value labels have been corrected by the ZA after consultation with TNS Opinion & Social.

The categories and scales for P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) and P7 (REGION) may have changed compared to former Eurobarometer up to survey 61.

The fieldwork dates in the data file for Denmark, Germany, Ireland, and Estonia are not consistent with the fieldwork dates in the Technical Specifications.

Values in the data and setup files may vary from those shown in the questionnaire due to standardization of response categories.

Multistage national probability samples.

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, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom


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2008-08-27 The data have been further processed by the ZA, and the SPSS setup file and codebook have been updated. Also, SAS and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added.

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