Eurobarometer 84.2: E-communications, European Union customs, agriculture and Common Agricultural Policy (2015)

European Commission


Changelog (Archive version):

4.0 - 2019-03-04
* data and documentation update to the latest release (4.0.0)

3.0 - 2017-02-09
* data and documentation update to the latest release (3.0.0)

2.0 - 2016-10-05
* data updating to the latest release (2.0.0)

1.0 - 2016-05-13
* data import



Changelog (Source release):

4.0.0 - 2019-02-21
* Archive edition

3.0.0 - 2016-11-25
* Archive pre-release (update)
- Corrected Romanian region variable p7ro/p7ro_r and the corresponding weights
- Corrected variables QA1, QA6, QA12, QA16, phone1 to phone5, internet.
- Added variable q1 (NATIONALITY)
- Added nuts and nutslvl variables

2.0.0 - 2016-08-05
* p7at, p7at_r: Please notice that value label for code 6 in p7at should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. Herewith variable p7at corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. Variables labels should read: p7at “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2” and p7at_r “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1”. The value label and variable labels will be corrected with the next update.

1.0.0 - 2016-03-30
* Archive pre-release



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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 84.2 are as follows:

  • E-communications and the Single Market: television access, telecommunication service packages, transparency of bundle offers and switching service providers, quality of and experiences with internet access;
  • European Union customs: awareness and perception of European Union customs;
  • Agriculture and rural areas: importance of agriculture and rural areas in the European Union, awareness and importance of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), financial aid for farmers and the environment, benefits of forests, recognition of food quality labels.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - rural economics
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - information society
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT - environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT - natural resources and energy
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - information technology
  • TRADE, INDUSTRY AND MARKETS - agricultural, forestry and rural industry
  • 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 and codebook in PDF format; 1 syntax file for missing data in SPSS format (6 file)


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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission. (2015) Eurobarometer 84.2: E-communications, European Union customs, agriculture and Common Agricultural Policy. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI352. Data file version 4.0

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    Module QA on ´E-Communications´ replicates a lot of questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 81.1 (ZA5878). For part of the e-communications questions, the respondents are asked to answer for their household. Alternative weighting variables are suited for the descriptive analysis of the corresponding variables on household level (w31 to w79 and wex_hh).

    Module QB on ´EU Customs´ is newly introduced.

    Module QC on ´Agriculture´ largely replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 80.2 (ZA5877) and/or 72.5 (ZA4999).

    Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3 (with 84.1 for Germany), the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably. Categories for all 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 p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.

    Extrapolated population figures as calculated by WEXTRA differ slightly from the population 15+ figures per country indicated in the technical specifications provided by TNS.

    The coding error in dataset version v2-0-0 for the Greek sample was corrected in the course of a new dataset delivery from TNS. The following variables have been corrected in version v3-0-0: phone1 phone2 phone3 phone4 phone5; qa1_1 qa1_1r qa1_1t qa1_2 qa1_2r qa1_2t; internet; qa6_1 qa6_2 qa6_3 qa6_4 qa6_5 qa6_6 qa6_7 qa6_8 qa6_9 qa6t_1 qa6t_2; qa12_3; qa16_4.

    In the course of a new dataset delivery from TNS the REGION variable for Romania has been corrected for an abnormal frequency distribution in version v3-0-0. Please note that the number of cases changed for the regions “Nord-Est (North-East)”, “Sud-Est (South-East)” and “Bucuresti – Ilfov (Bucharest)“ in variable p7ro: 75 former cases from “Sud-Est (South-East)” are now coded for “Bucuresti – Ilfov (Bucharest)“, 8 former cases from “Sud-Est (South-East)” are now coded for “Nord-Est (North-East)”. Accordingly the number of cases also changed for the regions “Macroregion 2” and “Macroregion 3” in variable p7ro_r. As a consequence of this data correction weights referring to Romania have been modified. Please note that official reports and tables may be based on former weights and slight deviations to the current dataset results can exist.