Eurobarometer 87.2: E-Communications and Digital Single Market (2017)

European Commission


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2021-03-18
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1.0 - 2019-01-16
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Changelog (Source release):

2.0.0 - 2021-01-11
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1.0.0 - 2018-11-20
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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 87.2 are as follows:

  • Designing Europe’s Future: European Union Budget appraisal and preferences, trust in institutions, perception of and attitudes towards the EU and European Unification, preferences for the future of the EU, globalisation
  • Use of electronic devices: mobile phones (with access to the telephone network and mobile phone contracts giving access to internet), television access and TV reception channels, frequency and use of devices (phone calls over a landline phone or mobile phone, SMS, instant messaging, calls via internet applications, e-mail, online social media)
  • Service packages: types of subscriptions, main considered factors in the choice of services, change of service provider and any experienced problems, quality of and experiences with internet access
  • International communication knowledge and behaviour: international phone calls (landline, mobile, VoIP), international SMS and use of instant messaging services within the EU, awareness and use of special tariffs for international calls, flat rates included in the subscription, international emergency phone numbers
  • Demography: political position, household composition, employment, internet use, current financial status, life satisfaction, frequency of political discussions, European Union’s perception

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • ECONOMICS - economic policy
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - information society
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • 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: Residents in the respective country aged 15 and over

    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 questionnaires in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes file in PDF format (eng). (5 file)


    Methodological Notes (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission. (2017) Eurobarometer 87.2: E-Communications and Digital Single Market. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI367. Data file version 2.0

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    Question module QA is largely based on Standard Eurobarometer waves 86.2, 84.3, 83.3, 79.3, and 77.3.

    Question module QB is partly based on questions asked in the context of the corresponding module surveyed in the framework of Eurobarometer 84.2. For parts 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).

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