Eurobarometer 83.2: Attitudes towards security, civil protection, humanitarian aid (2015)

European Commission


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2.0 - 2018-11-27
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1.0 - 2015-09-30
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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 83.2 are as follows:

  • Attitudes towards security: perception of security at various levels (neighbourhood, city/town/village, country, EU), perceived threats and challanges, responses to address security challanges;
  • Civil protection: concerns about natural or man-made disasters, preventing or preparing for distasters, economic impact, attitudes towards civil protection, awareness of and information about disaster risks and civil protection;
  • Humanitarian aid: awareness of, information about and attitudes towards EU humanitarian aid, efficiency compared on national and EU level.

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Topic Classification:

  • LAW, CRIME AND LEGAL SYSTEMS - law enforcement
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT - environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • POLITICS - conflict, security and peace
  • 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, Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

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


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

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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission. (2015) Eurobarometer 83.2: Attitudes towards security, civil protection, humanitarian aid. TNS Opinion [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI348. Data file version 2.0

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    Question module QA on ´Europeans’ attitudes towards security´ partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 75.4 (ZA5564) and Eurobarometer 76.4 (ZA5596). Question module QB on ´Civil Protection´ partly replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 77.1 (ZA5597); module QC on ´Humanitarian Aid´ largely replicates questions from the same survey context.

    Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3, the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably, except for Germany. Categories for all other countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area – Towns and suburbs/small urban area – cities/large urban areas).

    Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3 the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) has changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia, and Croatia.

    Data for protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation), p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.