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Eurobarometer 76.2 September-November 2011 (Special Eurobarometer 378)
Eurobarometer 76.2 September-November 2011 (Special Eurobarometer 378)

Topic
Intergenerational Relationships
Public Attitudes towards Older Age
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Relevance for this Topic
Country Europe
URL
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Contact information

Dr. Meinhard Moschner, Eurobarometer Data Service
GESIS - Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Köln
Germany
Phone: +49 (0221) 47694-460
Fax: +49 (0221) 47694-460
Email: meinhard.moschner(at)gesis.org
Url: http://www.gesis.org/en/eurobarometer/home/

Timeliness, transparency

Data collected between September 24th and November 8th, 2011, and was released in January 2012.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data


Access provided through DBK (Datenbestandskatalog) and ZACAT (social science data portal provided by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), both of which provide free access to complete ISSP data and documentation materials online; users must register online to obtain access and the data is only available for scientific analysis carried out in academic research and teaching. Complete Eurobarometer collections on DVD-R can be ordered online subject to handling charges of 25 € per DVD-R product. The most recent data is labelled “pre-release”, which means the data is restricted because it has not been fully consolidated and checked (data from the fall of 2010 to 2012).

Conditions of access


Researchers must register online and state the objective of the research project; fees are only paid when CD-Roms or customised data are requested. Researchers must also inform the Data Archive about when their research project is completed.


Immediate access for online retrieval, analysis and download after registration. For customised requests, data can be shipped the next day.


Questionnaires, tables, metadata, individual variable data, codebooks


SPSS, STATA


Data and documentation are available in English.

Access to data


Access provided through DBK (Datenbestandskatalog) and ZACAT (social science data portal provided by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), both of which provide free access to complete ISSP data and documentation materials online; users must register online to obtain access and the data is only available for scientific analysis carried out in academic research and teaching. Complete Eurobarometer collections on DVD-R can be ordered online subject to handling charges of 25 € per DVD-R product. The most recent data is labelled “pre-release”, which means the data is restricted because it has not been fully consolidated and checked (data from the fall of 2010 to 2012).

Conditions of access


Researchers must register online and state the objective of the research project; fees are only paid when CD-Roms or customised data are requested. Researchers must also inform the Data Archive about when their research project is completed.


Immediate access for online retrieval, analysis and download after registration. For customised requests, data can be shipped the next day.


Questionnaires, tables, metadata, individual variable data, codebooks


SPSS, STATA


Data and documentation are available in English.

Access to data


Access provided through DBK (Datenbestandskatalog) and ZACAT (social science data portal provided by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), both of which provide free access to complete ISSP data and documentation materials online; users must register online to obtain access and the data is only available for scientific analysis carried out in academic research and teaching. Complete Eurobarometer collections on DVD-R can be ordered online subject to handling charges of 25 € per DVD-R product. The most recent data is labelled “pre-release”, which means the data is restricted because it has not been fully consolidated and checked (data from the fall of 2010 to 2012).

Conditions of access


Researchers must register online and state the objective of the research project; fees are only paid when CD-Roms or customised data are requested. Researchers must also inform the Data Archive about when their research project is completed.


Immediate access for online retrieval, analysis and download after registration. For customised requests, data can be shipped the next day.


Questionnaires, tables, metadata, individual variable data, codebooks


SPSS, STATA


Data and documentation are available in English.


Coverage


Data collected from September 24th to November 8th, 2011 Sample size was 31,280 (approximately 1,000 per country, except the United Kingdom with separate samples for Great Britain (1,000) and Northern Ireland (300), Germany with separate samples for the Eastern (500) and the Western part (1,000), and Luxembourg and Cyprus (Republic) with 500 interviews each)


The first Special Eurobarometer survey was conducted in 1970, but this particular survey was first carried out in 2011.


Population and urbanisation


Multi-stage, random (probability) sample


All 27 EU Member states participated in addition to Croatia, Iceland, Macedonia, Norway and Turkey Used NUTS II to divide the regional units EU 15 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) NMS 12 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Republic of Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia


15+


The data allows for a detailed study on public attitudes towards old-age and somewhat less detailed studies on social and civic engagement and intergenerational relations. The survey includes questions as to support for and from elderly within the family.


• Broughan, C. "An evidence based approach to creating an age-friendly culture." Strategic HR Review 12(3) (2013): 138-144. • Eurostat. “Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. A Statistical Portrait of the European Union 2012.” Eurostat Statistical books (2012). • European Commission. “Demography, Active Ageing and Pensions.” Social Europe Guide 3 (2012).

Coverage


Data collected from September 24th to November 8th, 2011 Sample size was 31,280 (approximately 1,000 per country, except the United Kingdom with separate samples for Great Britain (1,000) and Northern Ireland (300), Germany with separate samples for the Eastern (500) and the Western part (1,000), and Luxembourg and Cyprus (Republic) with 500 interviews each)


The first Special Eurobarometer survey was conducted in 1970, but this particular survey was first carried out in 2011.


Population and urbanisation


Multi-stage, random (probability) sample


All 27 EU Member states participated in addition to Croatia, Iceland, Macedonia, Norway and Turkey Used NUTS II to divide the regional units EU 15 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) NMS 12 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Republic of Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia


15+


The data allows for a detailed study on public attitudes towards old-age and somewhat less detailed studies on social and civic engagement and intergenerational relations. The survey consists of a large number of questions relating to perceptions of ageing at the macro and micro level. At the macro level it looks at what people think about the future development of population ageing, as well as what are people concerned about in that regard. At the micro level, the Eurobarometer examines attitudes toward old-age and older people’s life satisfaction. It also looks at attitudes towards older people within the family and within the country. Finally, the survey covers sub-topics such as attitudes towards longer working life, perceptions of retirement age, and age discrimination.


• Broughan, C. "An evidence based approach to creating an age-friendly culture." Strategic HR Review 12(3) (2013): 138-144. • Eurostat. “Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. A Statistical Portrait of the European Union 2012.” Eurostat Statistical books (2012). • European Commission. “Demography, Active Ageing and Pensions.” Social Europe Guide 3 (2012).

Coverage


Data collected from September 24th to November 8th, 2011 Sample size was 31,280 (approximately 1,000 per country, except the United Kingdom with separate samples for Great Britain (1,000) and Northern Ireland (300), Germany with separate samples for the Eastern (500) and the Western part (1,000), and Luxembourg and Cyprus (Republic) with 500 interviews each)


The first Special Eurobarometer survey was conducted in 1970, but this particular survey was first carried out in 2011.


Population and urbanisation


Multi-stage, random (probability) sample


All 27 EU Member states participated in addition to Croatia, Iceland, Macedonia, Norway and Turkey Used NUTS II to divide the regional units EU 15 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) NMS 12 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Republic of Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia


15+


The data allows for a detailed study on public attitudes towards old-age and somewhat less detailed studies on social and civic engagement and intergenerational relations. Regarding Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement, the Eurobarometer covers questions as to participation and time spent in voluntary work; perceptions of satisfaction with personal relationships; and contribution to society.


• Broughan, C. "An evidence based approach to creating an age-friendly culture." Strategic HR Review 12(3) (2013): 138-144. • Eurostat. “Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. A Statistical Portrait of the European Union 2012.” Eurostat Statistical books (2012). • European Commission. “Demography, Active Ageing and Pensions.” Social Europe Guide 3 (2012).


Linkage


N/A


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Linkage


N/A


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Linkage


N/A


N/A


Data quality


Data is not quite available online and is still being checked for completeness and any errors.


The TNS Opinion and Social Network was responsible for carrying out the survey and partner institutes in each of the countries were assigned the task of completing the fieldwork in their respective countries.


N/A

Data quality


Data is not quite available online and is still being checked for completeness and any errors.


The TNS Opinion and Social Network was responsible for carrying out the survey and partner institutes in each of the countries were assigned the task of completing the fieldwork in their respective countries.


N/A

Data quality


Data is not quite available online and is still being checked for completeness and any errors.


The TNS Opinion and Social Network was responsible for carrying out the survey and partner institutes in each of the countries were assigned the task of completing the fieldwork in their respective countries.


N/A


Applicability


Quite useful in understanding people’s attitudes towards old-age and the elderly. The database also covers attitudes towards longer working lives, retirement age, and age discrimination. Since the database covers 33 countries in Europe, it allows for an analysis of attitudes, not only in the EU-27, but in Europe as a whole; cross-country comparison is also possible. However, as the survey is occasional, it does not allow studying changes over time.

Applicability


Quite useful in understanding people’s attitudes towards old-age and the elderly. The database also covers attitudes towards longer working lives, retirement age, and age discrimination. Since the database covers 33 countries in Europe, it allows for an analysis of attitudes, not only in the EU-27, but in Europe as a whole; cross-country comparison is also possible. However, as the survey is occasional, it does not allow studying changes over time.

Applicability


Quite useful in understanding people’s attitudes towards old-age and the elderly. The database also covers attitudes towards longer working lives, retirement age, and age discrimination. Since the database covers 33 countries in Europe, it allows for an analysis of attitudes, not only in the EU-27, but in Europe as a whole; cross-country comparison is also possible. However, as the survey is occasional, it does not allow studying changes over time.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Diana Lopez-Falcon
  • (see Partners)