Eurobarometer 65.4: Discrimination in the EU, Organized Crime, Medical Research, Vehicle Intelligence Systems, and Humanitarian Aid (2006)

European Commission


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1.0 - 2007-12-01
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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 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 65.4 are as follows:

  • Discrimination in the European Union (EU): different types of discrimination, factors which may affect employment, the advantages of membership to a particular social group, combating discrimination, laws prohibiting discrimination
  • Fighting against organized crime: implementation of witness protection, frequency and prevention of identity and tax fraud, the involvement of the EU in developing policy on witness protection
  • Science and research: interests and knowledge of collaborative research projects, information sources on scientific research, personal association with individuals who have a chronic or life-threatening disease
  • Justice, freedom, and security policies: EU decision-making and priorities in enacting or developing policies pertaining to social issues
  • Intelligent systems in vehicles: driving habits and automobiles, opinion about car safety system and their development
  • EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO): the role of countries in providing aid to victims of natural disasters or conflicts outside of the EU, knowledge of organizations that fund humanitarian aid, including the European Commission and its Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO)

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Topic Classification:

  • HEALTH - specific diseases and medical conditions
  • LAW, CRIME AND LEGAL SYSTEMS - law enforcement
  • LAW, CRIME AND LEGAL SYSTEMS - legislation
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS - social welfare policy
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: residents in the respective country aged 15 and over

    Sample Procedure: about 1,000 individuals for each country, multi-stage stratified random sample

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

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format; 1 dataset in Stata format; 1 SPSS syntax file concerning missing value: 2 questionnaires in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format (eng) (6 file)


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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission. (2006) Eurobarometer 65.4: Discrimination in the EU, Organized Crime, Medical Research, Vehicle Intelligence Systems, and Humanitarian Aid. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI219. Data file version 2.0

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    Question modules QB “Fighting against Organized Crime”, QD “Justice, Freedom and Security Policy” and QE “Intellingent System in Vehicles” were only surveyed in the EU-25 member countries.