Item Details

Print View

Eurobarometer 64.3 [electronic resource]: Foreign Languages, Biotechnology, Organized Crime, and Health Items, November-December 2005

Antonis Papacostas
Format
Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2006
Edition
2010-06-23
Series
ICPSR
Eurobarometer Survey Series
ICPSR (Series)
Access Restriction
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions.
Abstract
This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on (1) foreign languages, (2) biotechnology, (3) organized crime and corruption, (4) health consciousness, (5) smoking, (6) AIDS prevention, (7) medical errors, and (8) consumer rights. For the first topic, foreign languages, respondents were asked to identify their native language, and first, second, and third foreign languages spoken, including proficiency and frequency of use. In addition, respondents were asked to identify the main reasons to learn a new language, methods used in learning, and barriers preventing learning. Respondents' opinions were sought regarding the best age to start learning a first and second new language, language support, and whether there should be a common language used throughout the European Union (EU). For the second topic, respondents were asked about their understanding of biotechnology, including gene therapy, pharmacogenetics, genetically modified foods and plants, nanotechnology, stem cell research, and its application in industry. Respondents' opinions were sought regarding the use of these techniques, governing safety and regulatory processes, new technology development, and integration of biotechnology into society. Respondents were also queried about their knowledge of science and politics and discussion of these matters with others, their opinions regarding entity involvement, including the EU, in utilizing or advancing biotechnology, and their personal political involvement in this area. For the third topic, organized crime and corruption, respondents were asked to identify the degree of national corruption, sources where corruption exists, a regulatory force in reducing it, and any personal involvement with corruption, in addition to providing an opinion about whether information sharing or policy development may reduce corruption. For the fourth topic, health consciousness, respondents were asked about their current state of health, breastfeeding, dieting, views on eating, foods consumed, changes in eating or drinking patterns and associated reasons for these changes, ease of and barriers to eating healthily, and exercise. Respondents were asked about their knowledge of sports and physical activity, and their opinion about obesity among adults and children. For the fifth topic, smoking, respondents were asked about their smoking habits and use with other substances, sensitivity to smoke, knowledge about second-hand smoke, exposure to tobacco cessation campaigns, and the likelihood of quitting. In addition, respondents were asked to provide an opinion about smoking bans in public places and the consumption of alcohol and tobacco among pregnant women. For the sixth topic, AIDS prevention, respondents were asked about their knowledge of AIDS transmission, changes in personal behaviors influenced by AIDS, and their opinions regarding current national measures in managing the AIDS pandemic and the potential coordination with the EU. For the seventh topic, medical errors, respondents were asked about their awareness of incidents of medical errors in their country, the significance of those errors, personal experience of a medical error, the likelihood of avoiding an error, and their degree of concern about suffering a medical error. For the eighth and final topic covered by this survey, consumer rights, those respondents living in Poland were asked about where and how often they saw or heard information about consumer rights, how frequently the media talked about consumer rights, and who in the media was the source of this information. Respondents were also asked whether they had heard a particular message and to define the meaning of that message, to evaluate Poland's consumer rights in comparison to other EU countries, and to assess the effectiveness of the justice system in protecting consumer rights. In addition, respondents were queried about their knowledge of consumer rights in certain situations, which organizations they would trust to provide correct advice and information about consumer rights, and whether they would refer others to a specific organization that deals with consumer rights, Federacja Konsumentow. Demographic and other background information includes respondent's age, gender, height, and weight, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), religious affiliation and involvement, marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, use of a fixed or a mobile telephone, size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview.Cf: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04590.v3
Contents
Dataset
Description
Mode of access: Intranet.
Notes
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2016-02-11.
Series Statement
ICPSR 4590
ICPSR (Series) 4590
Other Forms
Also available as downloadable files.
Copyright Not EvaluatedCopyright Not Evaluated
Technical Details
  • Staff View

    LEADER 08557cmm a2201069la 4500
    001 ICPSR04590
    003 MiAaI
    006 m f a u
    007 cr mn mmmmuuuu
    008 160211s2006 miu f a eng d
    035
      
      
    a| (MiAaI)ICPSR04590
    040
      
      
    a| MiAaI c| MiAaI
    245
    0
    0
    a| Eurobarometer 64.3 h| [electronic resource] b| Foreign Languages, Biotechnology, Organized Crime, and Health Items, November-December 2005 c| Antonis Papacostas
    250
      
      
    a| 2010-06-23
    260
      
      
    a| Ann Arbor, Mich. b| Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] c| 2006
    490
      
      
    a| ICPSR v| 4590
    490
      
      
    a| Eurobarometer Survey Series
    516
      
      
    a| Numeric
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: Intranet.
    500
      
      
    a| Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2016-02-11.
    506
      
      
    a| AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions.
    530
      
      
    a| Also available as downloadable files.
    522
      
      
    a| Austria
    522
      
      
    a| Belgium
    522
      
      
    a| Bulgaria
    522
      
      
    a| Croatia
    522
      
      
    a| Cyprus
    522
      
      
    a| Czech Republic
    522
      
      
    a| Denmark
    522
      
      
    a| Estonia
    522
      
      
    a| Europe
    522
      
      
    a| Finland
    522
      
      
    a| France
    522
      
      
    a| Germany
    522
      
      
    a| Global
    522
      
      
    a| Greece
    522
      
      
    a| Hungary
    522
      
      
    a| Ireland
    522
      
      
    a| Italy
    522
      
      
    a| Latvia
    522
      
      
    a| Lithuania
    522
      
      
    a| Luxembourg
    522
      
      
    a| Malta
    522
      
      
    a| Netherlands
    522
      
      
    a| Poland
    522
      
      
    a| Portugal
    522
      
      
    a| Romania
    522
      
      
    a| Slovakia
    522
      
      
    a| Slovenia
    522
      
      
    a| Spain
    522
      
      
    a| Sweden
    522
      
      
    a| Turkey
    522
      
      
    a| United Kingdom
    520
    3
      
    a| This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from the standard Eurobarometer measures and queried respondents on (1) foreign languages, (2) biotechnology, (3) organized crime and corruption, (4) health consciousness, (5) smoking, (6) AIDS prevention, (7) medical errors, and (8) consumer rights. For the first topic, foreign languages, respondents were asked to identify their native language, and first, second, and third foreign languages spoken, including proficiency and frequency of use. In addition, respondents were asked to identify the main reasons to learn a new language, methods used in learning, and barriers preventing learning. Respondents' opinions were sought regarding the best age to start learning a first and second new language, language support, and whether there should be a common language used throughout the European Union (EU). For the second topic, respondents were asked about their understanding of biotechnology, including gene therapy, pharmacogenetics, genetically modified foods and plants, nanotechnology, stem cell research, and its application in industry. Respondents' opinions were sought regarding the use of these techniques, governing safety and regulatory processes, new technology development, and integration of biotechnology into society. Respondents were also queried about their knowledge of science and politics and discussion of these matters with others, their opinions regarding entity involvement, including the EU, in utilizing or advancing biotechnology, and their personal political involvement in this area. For the third topic, organized crime and corruption, respondents were asked to identify the degree of national corruption, sources where corruption exists, a regulatory force in reducing it, and any personal involvement with corruption, in addition to providing an opinion about whether information sharing or policy development may reduce corruption. For the fourth topic, health consciousness, respondents were asked about their current state of health, breastfeeding, dieting, views on eating, foods consumed, changes in eating or drinking patterns and associated reasons for these changes, ease of and barriers to eating healthily, and exercise. Respondents were asked about their knowledge of sports and physical activity, and their opinion about obesity among adults and children. For the fifth topic, smoking, respondents were asked about their smoking habits and use with other substances, sensitivity to smoke, knowledge about second-hand smoke, exposure to tobacco cessation campaigns, and the likelihood of quitting. In addition, respondents were asked to provide an opinion about smoking bans in public places and the consumption of alcohol and tobacco among pregnant women. For the sixth topic, AIDS prevention, respondents were asked about their knowledge of AIDS transmission, changes in personal behaviors influenced by AIDS, and their opinions regarding current national measures in managing the AIDS pandemic and the potential coordination with the EU. For the seventh topic, medical errors, respondents were asked about their awareness of incidents of medical errors in their country, the significance of those errors, personal experience of a medical error, the likelihood of avoiding an error, and their degree of concern about suffering a medical error. For the eighth and final topic covered by this survey, consumer rights, those respondents living in Poland were asked about where and how often they saw or heard information about consumer rights, how frequently the media talked about consumer rights, and who in the media was the source of this information. Respondents were also asked whether they had heard a particular message and to define the meaning of that message, to evaluate Poland's consumer rights in comparison to other EU countries, and to assess the effectiveness of the justice system in protecting consumer rights. In addition, respondents were queried about their knowledge of consumer rights in certain situations, which organizations they would trust to provide correct advice and information about consumer rights, and whether they would refer others to a specific organization that deals with consumer rights, Federacja Konsumentow. Demographic and other background information includes respondent's age, gender, height, and weight, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), religious affiliation and involvement, marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, use of a fixed or a mobile telephone, size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview.Cf: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04590.v3
    505
      
      
    t| Dataset
    567
      
      
    a| Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 25 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens in the two EU acceding countries: Bulgaria and Romania, the citizens in the two candidate countries: Croatia and Turkey, and the citizens in the Turkish Cypriot Community.
    650
      
    7
    a| AIDS prevention 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| attitudes 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| biotechnology 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| breast feeding 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| consumer rights 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| corruption 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| crime 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| diet 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| economic issues 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| European Union 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| exercise 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| foreign languages 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| genetic engineering 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| health attitudes 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| health behavior 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| medical care 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| obesity 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| politics 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| public opinion 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| public policy 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| quality of life 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| regulation 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| smoking 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| social values 2| icpsr
    650
      
    7
    a| technology 2| icpsr
    653
    0
      
    a| IDRC VI. Human Dimension of International Relations
    653
    0
      
    a| IDRC V. Health Data
    653
    0
      
    a| IDRC VII. Public Opinion Data
    653
    0
      
    a| IDRC III. Electoral Systems and Political Behavior
    653
    0
      
    a| DSDR XII. Childhood Obesity
    653
    0
      
    a| IDRC II. Economic Data
    653
    0
      
    a| ICPSR XIV.C.3.a. Mass Political Behavior and Attitudes, Public Opinion on Political Matters, Attitudes Toward Regional Integration, Europe
    700
    2
      
    a| Papacostas, Antonis u| European Commission
    710
    2
      
    a| Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
    830
      
    0
    a| ICPSR (Series) v| 4590
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04590.v3
    999
      
      
    w| WEB l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Access Online