Eurobarometer 53: Racism, Information Society, General Services, and Food Labeling (2000)

Directorate General Press and Communication, Opinion Polls (European Commission)


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2015-03-02
* data update to the last release (1.0.1)

1.0 - 2008-10-10
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Changelog (Source release):

1.0.1 - 2012-03-30
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VERSION : dataset version id variable (variable added)

Version 1.0.0 - 2010-04-13
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Data Kind:
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Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
EB - Eurobarometer

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The Eurobarometer survey is designed to provide regular monitoring of public social and political attitudes in the EU through specific trend questions. Therefore, the general aim of EB is to know the attitudes and evaluations of European citizens about large general themes. The questions concern to the European integration issues, but sometimes they regard also specific problem about single country or common problems of economic, political or social nature.


The arguments of Eurobarometer 53 are as follows:

  • attitudes towards immigrants and people from different “races”, religions and cultures (racism and xenophobia);
  • perception of the European Parliament;
  • services of general interest (telephone, electricity, gas, water, post, transport);
  • information society – technologies and services (internet and others);
  • consumer protection – food product labels and genetically modified food;
  • attitudes towards the enlargement of the European Union;
  • trust in European institutions.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • HEALTH - nutrition
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - information technology
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: whole national population of 15 years and older

    Sample Procedure: about 1.000 for each country. Multi-stage stratified random and stratified quota sample

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: face to face interview

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format; 2 questionnaires in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format; 1 SPSS syntax file for missing values (5 file)


    Methodological Notes and codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
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    Data Use Restriction:
    UniData – official representative for the dissemination of Eurobarometer surveys in Italy – provides a free data access for all Italian residents upon registration. Data are released in according to GESIS Licence (Category 0), available at this link. Other users will need to contact the GESIS Data Archive.
    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    Directorate General Press and Communication, Opinion Polls. (2000) Eurobarometer 53: Racism, Information Society, General Services, and Food Labeling. INRA, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI109. Data file version 2.0

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