Eurobarometer 81.1: future of Europe and e-communications (2014)

Directorate General Communication (European Commission)


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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 81.1 are as follows:

  • future of Europe:
    • main assets and challenges for the European Union (EU);
    • opinions on which decisions should be taken at an European level;
    • opinions on the future development of the EU (EU army, election of the President of the European Commission by EU citizens, designation of a justice minister for the EU);
    • opinions on the overall influence of the UE compared with other countries;
  • e-communications:
    • mobile phones ownership, contract and type of use;
    • type of broadcast TV sytem (digital, satellite, Internet);
    • type of Internet access and factors to be considered when subscribing to an Internet connection;
    • use of Internet to make phone calls;
    • information on Internet speed at home and on the mobile phone, issues and limitations;
    • information and opinion on e-communication service provider (TV, phone, mobile, etc.) and possible change of the provider;
    • use of the mobile data roaming capabilities when abroad.

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Topic Classification:

  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - information society
  • POLITICS - government, political systems and organisations
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • 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 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

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


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

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    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    Directorate General Communication. (2014) Eurobarometer 81.1: future of Europe and e-communications. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI341. Data file version 2.0

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    Module QA (Future of Europe) partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 78.2;

    module QB (E-Communications) largely replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 79.1, adding question on telecommunication services in the Single Market.

    Please note that interview dates in protocol variable P1 „DATE OF INTERVIEW“ differ from the fieldwork dates declared in official reports. According to official documents the survey was carried out between January 18 and January 27, 2014. Variable P1 indicates January 14 to 28 as fieldwork period.

    No data are available for protocol items p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number), p10 (interviewer number) and p11.