Eurobarometer 79.1: E-Communications and corruption (2013)

European Commission


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2015-03-15
* data update to the last release (3.0.0)

1.0 - 2014-03-10
* data archiving



Changelog (Source release):

3.0.0 - 2016-02-09
* Archive edition
- QA3_2: Variable for question QA3 item 2 is missing ("You are always able to connect to the mobile network to make phone calls") -> Variable integrated from the original TNS dataset
- QA3_3, QA3_4: Variable labels should read: QA3_3 MOBILE PHONE: LIMIT NATIONAL CALLS DUE TO CHARGES QA3_4 MOBILE PHONE: LIMIT INTERNAT CALLS DUE TO CHARGES -> Variable labels corrected
- System Missings: Cases skipped due to question routing (filter) are neither coded not defined. -> System missings coded and defined for the whole dataset

2.0.0 - 2015-12-10
* Archive Pre-release
- Household weights: HOUSEHOLD WEIGHTING FACTORS, intended for the analysis of e-communications issues on household level, have not yet been provided by the data producer (TNS). Only WEIGHT RESULT FROM TARGET (redressment) is available as a household version (w31)

1.0.0 - 2014-03-07
* Archive pre-release
- Errata in current version: Household weights (w33 to w70, wexhh HOUSEHOLD WEIGHTING FACTORS, intended for the analysis of e-communications issues on household level, have not yet been provided by the data producer (TNS). Only WEIGHT RESULT FROM TARGET (redressment) is available as a household version (w31).



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Time Dimensions:
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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 79.1 are as follows:

  • E-Communications in the household;
  • Corruption

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Topic Classification:

  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - information society
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - information technology
  • 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 PDF format; 1 SPSS syntax file for missing data management (5 file)


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

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    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    European Commission. (2013) Eurobarometer 79.1: E-Communications and corruption. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI329. Data file version 2.0

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