Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

March 2008 Barometer
Barómetro Marzo 2008

Public Attitudes towards Older Age
Relevance for this Topic
Country Spain
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Contact information

Research Department
Sociological Research Centre
Montalbán 8
28014 Madrid
Phone: (91) 580 76 00
Fax: (91) 580 76 19
Email: cis(at)

Timeliness, transparency

No information

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Access to data

Frequencies (, cross-tables (by age, sex, educational level, municipal size, political thoughts, voting reminder, economic status) ( To obtain access to the microdata, a formal agreement must be signed, which is available at: A formal agreement must be signed in order to gain access to the microdata.

Conditions of access

No agreement is signed to carry out this survey

No information provided

Frequencies, aggregated tables and microdata

Frequencies and tables are available on site, microdata in ASCII format

Methodology report (, questionnaire ( and results are in Spanish.


Data was collected between 24 and 31 of March 2009; The sample included 2,474 effective questionnaires.


Municipalities (according to size), census tracts and individuals, randomly selected

Random sample by using the Municipal register, but it is not reported

All of Spain

Population aged 18 and over

The main area of interest is on opinions on the elderly by focusing on: - features defining older people - social participation of the elderly - social images of the elderly - older individuals feelings - social added-value activities of the elderly - social perception about intergenerational relations - improvement of quality of life

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Data quality

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CIS gathers social data for research to identify trends in public opinion to applied research. It has developed an expertise founded in technical and social commitment with research in social and political challenges. As usual, this general survey explores specific opinions about some sensitive issues of social interest, so it is possible to connect these with the general opinions regularly surveyed, but no continuity in these specific aspects is available.

  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Vicente Rodríguez
  • (see Partners)