Eurobarometer 78.2: The Future of Europe, the European Parliament and the consumer behaviour (2012)

European Commission


Changelog (Archive version):

3.0 - 2016-03-15
* data update to the last release (3.0.0)

2.0 - 2015-09-29
* data update to the last release (2.0.0)

1.0 - 2014-04-29
* data archiving



Changelog (Source release):

3.0.0 - 2015-11-20
* Archive edition

2.0.0 - 2015-05-27
* Archive Pre-release (Update)
QP1 to QP14: Data on the European Parliament (QP) module are missing -> Data have subsequently been provided by TNS and been intgrated be the archive.

1.0.0 - 2014-03-31
* Archive Pre-release



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Data Kind:
individual data

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 78.2 are as follows:


  • The Future of Europe: living conditions, the EU in the world, EU values, assets, challenges and politics;
  • The European Parliament ;
  • Consumer behaviour in the EU: domestic and cross-border shopping problems and the small claims procedure

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • ECONOMICS - economic policy
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social conditions and indicators
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, 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: whole national population of 15 years and older

    Sample Procedure: about 1.000 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; 2 questionnaires (ita, eng) in PDF format; 1 methodological notes and codebook in ZIP format; 1 SPSS syntax file for missing data management (5 file)


    Methodological Notes and codebook (zip):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

    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

    European Commission. (2012) Eurobarometer 78.2: The Future of Europe, the European Parliament and the consumer behaviour. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI330. Data file version 3.0

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    Module on Consumer Behaviour was not surveyed in Denmark