Euro-barometer 41.0: Trade Issues, Blood Donation, AIDS, and Smoking, March-June 1994 (ICPSR 6422)

Principal Investigator(s): Reif, Karlheinz; Marlier, Eric


This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the Common Market and the European Union (EU), and focused on perceptions about and factors affecting blood and plasma donation. Questions solicited opinions about the way blood and plasma are collected and handled, reasons for donating, understanding of the differences between blood and plasma, the necessity of rewards for donating, and sources of information about blood or plasma donation. Respondents were also surveyed about their perceptions of product quality based on country of manufacture, cross-border purchases and customs experiences, a single European currency, women's opinions on EU matters, tobacco smoking habits, AIDS risks, and perceived cancer risks of food products. On EU matters, respondents were asked how well-informed they felt about the EU, what sources of information about the EU they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EU member, and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. This survey also includes respondent opinions and party preferences for the June 1994 European elections. Demographic and other background information was gathered on number of people residing in the home, size of locality, home ownership, trade union membership, region of residence, and occupation of the head of household, as well as the respondent's age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, work sector, religion, religiosity, subjective social class, left-right political self-placement, and opinion leadership.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Reif, Karlheinz, and Eric Marlier. EURO-BAROMETER 41.0: TRADE ISSUES, BLOOD DONATION, AIDS, AND SMOKING, MARCH-JUNE 1994. Conducted by INRA (Europe), Brussels. 4th ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer], 1998. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1998.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    AIDS, attitudes, cancer, consumer attitudes, economic integration, euro, European unification, European Union, food security, life satisfaction, political influence, public opinion, quality of life, risk assessment, smoking, social change, sources of information, voter preferences, women

Geographic Coverage:    Belgium, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1994-03-08--1994-06-18

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994-03-08--1994-06-18

Universe:    Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Union: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as in Norway and Finland.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data collection instrument is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1996-05-14

Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 1998-02-26 The data have been revised and additional standardization of missing data codes was performed. The SPSS data definition statements were also revised. In addition, SAS data definition statements were added to the collection, as well as a full machine-readable codebook with bivariate frequencies, and the data collection instrument is now available as a PDF file.

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