Eurobarometer 87.4: Perception of Security, and Gender Equality (2017)

European Commission


Changelog (Archive version):

1.0 - 219-01-18
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Changelog (Source release):

1.0.0 - 2019-01-18
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Data Kind:
individual data

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 87.4 are as follows:

  • Attitudes towards Security: cyber security, concerns about internet transactions, awareness and experience of cybercrimes, importance of challenges to EU security, perception of national law enforcement authorities’ action in fighting specific threats, attitudes towards cooperation of police and other law enforcement to combat crime and terrorism
  • Gender Equality:  perception of gender equality and prevalence of stereotypical beliefs, gender equality and politics, gender pay gap, gender equality at work

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Topic Classification:

  • SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND GROUPINGS - gender and gender roles
  • 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; 1 questionnaire in PDF format (eng); 1 methodological notes in PDF format (eng); (4 file)


    Methodological Notes (pdf):
    Questionnaire (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission . (2017) Eurobarometer 87.4: Perception of Security, and Gender Equality. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI369. Data file version 1.0

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    Question module QA is currently under embargo.

    Question module QB partly replicates questions asked in the context of the corresponding module surveyed in the framework of Special Eurobarometers 83.2, 82.2, 79.4, 76.4 and 75.4.

    Question module QC carries on the topic in the context of Special Eurobarometers 82.4 and 72.2 but introduces many new questions.

    Data for protocol variables p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number), and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.