Eurobarometer Data Service

Eurobarometer 49     April-May 1998     ZA No.  3052

Food Product Safety, Child Sex Tourism, Health Care, and Cancer

Special Topics:

  • Information about the EU and the Common Currency 
  • Attitudes towards the EU enlargement
  • The role of the European Parliament
  • Political interest and organizational membership
  • The image of the Basque country
  • Safety and labeling of food products 
  • Attitudes towards health care systems
  • The prevention of cancer (with special regard to women and men)
  • Awareness of and attitudes towards sex tourism 

Documents and Data:

  • ZACAT online access - dataset v1.1.0 (study and variable retrieval, data browsing, descriptive analysis, data download)


  • Current archive dataset version / update: v1.1.0 (2012)
  • Errata




Sample size

Fieldwork datesField-Questionnaires pdf
France104510 Apr 98 - 30 Apr 98FR
Belgium100710 Apr 98 - 04 May 98


Netherlands103110 Apr 98 - 18 May 98NL
Germany (West)100509 Apr 98 - 03 May 98DE_W
Italy100015 Apr 98 - 30 Apr 98IT
Luxembourg60607 Apr 98 - 16 May 98LU_LU / LU_FR
Denmark100018 Apr 98 - 26 May 98DK
Ireland100010 Apr 98 - 04 May 98IE
Great Britain105507 Apr 98 - 04 May 98GB
Northern Ireland31116 Apr 98 - 03 May 98GB_NI
Greece101308 Apr 98 - 04 May 98GR
Spain100014 Apr 98 - 30 Apr 98ES
Portugal100014 Apr 98 - 05 May 98PT
Germany (East)100709 Apr 98 - 03 May 98DE_E
Finland104409 Apr 98 - 13 May 98FI_FI / FI_SE
Sweden102515 Apr 98 - 27 May 98SE
Austria101610 Apr 98 - 04 May 98AT
Questionnaire Copyright and Acknowledgements


  • Starting with Eurobarometer 34 and up to survey 61, NUTS 1 level data (REGION II) for the NETHERLANDS are not (re-)coded
    in accordance with the official EUROSTAT nomenclature of territorial unit statistics. The NUTS 2 level province ZEELAND should be
    coded as belonging to NUTS 1 region (landsdel) WEST instead of SOUTH Netherlands. (GESIS Data Archive editions will be corrected from EB 53 onwards, November 11, 2005)        

  • VOTE INTENTION (D4) categories for Denmark are shifted in the original INRA codebook and SPSS data set. : Category '8' should be "Venstre" instead of "Demokratisk Fornyels" (not asked in EB 49), category '9' should be "Fremskridtspartiet" instead of "Venstre" and category '10' "Enhedslisten - De Rod-Gronne" instead of "Fremskridtspartiet". Accordingly the correct frequencies for Denmark are as follows:


              Value Label



 Radikale Venstre256
 Konservative Folkepa365
 Centrum Demokraterne428
 Socialistisk Folkepa5103
 Dansk Folkeparti638
 Kristeligt Folkepart721
  • SPSS data sets delivered by GESIS Data Archive after November 30, 2000 have been corrected. Nevertheless categories '12' to '16' are not well documented; these data should only be used with caution.
  • Q.71.1 / V390 HEALTH CARE: BASIC SERVICE EVERYONE: Plausibility checks suggest that the scale (1) agree strongly to (5) disagree strongly is inverted in the case of the NETHERLANDS. This applies to the original data (as provided by the data producer) as well as to all hitherto available archive editions or releases. (2011-05-02).

© GESIS Meinhard Moschner