Eurobarometer Data Service

Information Society Technologies and Services

1) Access to Information Society technology in general

Do you have access to, or do you use ...? 

  • A video recorder [up to EB 56.0]
  • A fax [up to ...]
  • A satellite dish to pick up satellite TV programmes
  • A decoder for pay-TV programmes, such as ... (PAY-TV CHANNEL)
  • A television fitted with teletext
  • A minitel or another videotext system working without a television set
  • A computer [starting with EB 63.4 in the context of demographic question D46; starting with EB 81: desk computer]
  • A CD-ROM or CDI-reader
  • A modem
  • The Internet or World Wide Web
    (44.2bis: An "on-line" service such as Compuserve, the Internet or World Wide Web)
     
  • Internet access / An internet connection at home [starting with EB 63.4 in the context of demographic question D46]
  • Laptop [starting with EB 81 in the context of demographic question D46]
  • Tablet [starting with EB 81 in the context of demographic question D46]
  • Smartphone [starting with EB 81 in the context of demographic question D46]

Please notice changing question wording and context as documented in the footnotes!

ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
2634Flash 4961995Q.1 (7) 
282844.2bis1-31996Q.38V455-V466
293647.13-41997Q.14 V104-V115
3052494-51998Q.14V109-V120
317151.03-41999Q.9 
338654.010-112000Q.47a (10)  
350755.14-52001Q.16 
350955.25-62001Q.55 (8) 
362556.08-92001Q.4 (8) 
369258.09-102002Q.23 (8) 
390559.25-62003Q.43 (8) 
441163.45-62005D46 (13) 
441664.412-12005/6QB1 (17) 
450565.12-32006D46  
450665.23-52006D46  
450765.35-62006D46   
452666.19-102006D46  
452766.210-112006D46   
452866.311-122006QB1 (17) 
452866.311-122006D46   
452967.12-32007D46   
453067.24-52007D46  
456167.35-62007D46   
456568.19-112007D46  
474268.211-122007QB1 (17) 
474268.211-122007D46  
474369.12-32008D46  
474469.23-52008D46  
481970.110-112008D46  
497171.11-22009D46  
497271.25-62009D46  
497371.36-72009D46  
500073.11-22010D46 
523273.22-32010D46  
523373.33-42010D46  
523473.452010D46  
523573.562010D46  
523774.18-92010D46  
545074.311-122010D46  
547975.12-32011D46  
548175.352011D46  
556475.462011D46  
556576.192011D46  
556676.29-102011D46  
556776.3112011D46  
559676.4122011D46  
559777.12-32012D46  
559877.232012D46  
561277.352012D46  
561377.462012D46  
568979.352013D46  
587579.562013D46  
587680.1112013D46  
587881.112014D46  
592881.45-62014D46  
592981.562014D46 
593082.192014D46 
593182.2102014D46 
593282.3112014D46 
593382.411-122014D46 
599883.352015D46 
659583.45-62015D46 
659684.192015D46 
664284.2102015D46 
664384.3112015D46 
664484.411-122015D46 
669385.142016D46 
669685.1OVR42016D46 
669485.252016D46 
669585.362016D46 
669786.19-102016D46 
678886.2112016D46 
679186.311-122016D46 
686187.132017D46 
686387.352017D46 
692788.2102017D46 
692888.3112017D46 
696389.132018D46 
748990.3112018D46 
755690.4122018D46 

 

2) Access to Information Society technology at home or at work

I am going to name some  systems, providing you with access to the services of the "information society". Do you yourself use at home, or not, in your leisure time ...? (IF NOT) Are you interested in this or not? 

Additional question in Eurobarometer 47. and 50.1

And, in your work, do you yourself use or not ..? (IF NOT) Are you interested in this or not?

  • Satellite dish (to pick up satellite programs)
  • (Desktop) Computer or PC
  • CD-ROM (driver) linked (build in or connected) to your computer
  • Fax working without a computer
  • Portable (Mobile) telephone, GSM (appropriate system in each country)
  • Internet / World Wide Web connection
  • Cable television

Additional items in Eurobarometer 47 and 50.1

  • Pager (appropriate name in different countries) 
  • Modem or faxmodem linked to a computer 
  • Decoder for pay-TV programs such as ... 
  • Teletext on your television 
  • Minitel or other videotext systems working without a television 
  • Video recorder 

Addditional items in Eurobarometer 53

  • Subscription to a digital TV service, such as ...
  • A DVD player connected to your television
  • Game console (e.g. play station)
  • Laptop computer
  • Palm computer / personal organizer such as ...
  • An ISDN line (appropriate service in each country)
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
293547.01-21997Q.64a/b V444-V458
308650.110-111998Q.2a/b (2) 
329653.04-52000Q.79a-c (3) 
362556.08-92001Q.50 (9) 

 

3) (Where ...) Do you use a computer ...

  • at work?
  • at home for work? 
  • at home but for other reasons than work (EB 62: ... for private life)?
  • at school or university? (in EB 62 split into separate categories) 
  • at a public Internet access point? (new item EB 56.0 ff.; in EB 62 split into modified items*)
  • elsewhere? (new item EB 56.0 ff.)
  • in a friend's house (new item EB 62)
  • at a public place (*new item EB 62)
  • in internet cafés/cybercafés (*new item EB 62)
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
338654.010-112000Q.39a-d  
362556.08-92001Q.3a-f 
369258.09-102002Q.22a-f 
423062.110-112004QE3 (14) 
423162.211-122004QE3 (14) 

 

4) Where do you use the Internet?

  • at work?
  • at home for work purposes? (use at home separated in EB 55.2 and 59.2)
  • at home for other reasons? (use at home separated in EB 55.2 and 59.2)
  • at school?
  • at university?
  • in a friend's house?
  • at a public Internet access point (office or place like a library)?
  • in Internet cafes/cyber cafes?
  • on the move from a laptop? (only EB 55.2)
  • on the move from a handheld or pocket computer? (only EB 55.2)
  • on the move from a mobile phone? (only EB 55.2)
  • elsewhere?
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
338654.010-112000Q.47b  
350955.25-62001Q.55b 
362756.210-112001Q.49 (11) 
363556.31-22002Q.21a (11) 
390559.25-62003Q.44 
393960.211-122003Q.24 (12) 
423062.110-112004QE3 (14) 
423162.211-122004QE3 (14) 
441664.412-12005/6QC1 (18) 
474268.211-122007D50 (18) 
523373.33-42010QA3 (19) 
559877.232012QE2 (20) 

 

5) Could you tell me if you use the Internet [...] everyday/almost everyday, two or three times a week, about once a week, less often, never?

  • at home, in your home
  • on your place of work
  • somewhere else (school, university, cyber-cafe, etc.)
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
497271.25-62009D62  
497371.36-72009D62 
497572.18-92009D62 
497672.29-102009D62 
499472.410-112009D62 
499972.511-122009D62 
500073.11-22010D62 
523273.22-32010D62 
523373.33-42010D62 
523473.452010D62 
523573.562010D62 
523673.2+32-42010D62 
523774.18-92010D62 
545074.311-122010D62 
548175.352011D62 
556475.462011D62 
556576.192011D62 
556676.29-102011D62 
556776.3112011D62 
559676.4122011D62 
559777.12-32012D62 
559877.232012D62 
559877.232012QE1 (21) 
561277.352012D62 
561377.462012D62 
568578.1112012D62 
568979.352013D62 
587579.562013D62 
587680.1112013D62 
587780.211-122013D62 
587881.112014D62 
591381.232014D62 
591481.34-52014D62 
592881.45-62014D62 
592981.562014D62 
593082.192014D62 
593182.2102014D62 
593282.3112014D62 
593382.411-122014D62 
599883.352015D62 
659583.45-62015D62 
659684.192015D62 
664284.2102015D62 
664384.3112015D62 
664484.411-122015D62 
669385.142016D62 
669685.1OVR42016D62 
669485.252016D62 
669585.362016D62 
669786.19-102016D62 
678886.2112016D62 
679186.311-122016D62 
686187.132017D62 
686287.242017D62 
686387.352017D62 
692487.462017D62 
692588.19-102017D62 
692788.2102017D62 
692888.3112017D62 
696389.132018D62 
748289.242018D62 
748389.36-72018D62 
748490.192018D62 
748990.3112018D62 
755690.4122018D62 

 

6) Interest in Information Society Services

I am going to name several examples of services you could have access to by using one of these communication networks, for example the Internet from a computer, teletext from a television etc. For each of these services, could you please tell me if it interests you, or not? And could you please indicate for which of these you would be ready to pay a monthly subscription/access right of (EQUIVALENT OF TEN ECU-S / EUROS IN DOMESTIC CURRENCY), in addition to communication costs? (4)

 

  • museum websites  
    (EB 53: cultural and artistic web sites such as the web sites of museums)
  • medical advice on a health problem
  • getting in contact with a politician or taking part in political debates
  • following a training program from home as if attending the course in person
  • consulting local town or council services to get information, advice or documents
  • reading on a screen (domestic and foreign) newspapers and magazines (EB 50.1: or other publications)
  • Getting information on products and services in order to by or rent them (5)
  • Looking for a job
  • Receiving and sending electronic mail (only EB 46 and 47) (6)
  • Taking part in discussion groups (only EB 46 and 47)
  • Preparing a complete trip from home (only EB 46, 47 and 50)
  • Managing the personal bank accounts from home (starting with EB 47)
  • Getting information on consumer rights (only EB 50.1)
  • Settling, by computer, financial services contracts (only EB 50.1)
  • Buying or selling shares on the Stock Exchange (only EB 53)
  • Playing computer games online with people far away (only EB 53)
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
289946.110-111996Q.44V245-V256
293547.01-21997Q.65a/b V459-V482
308650.110-111998Q.4a/b 
329653.04-52000Q.88a/b (6) 
423062.110-112004QE3 (15) 
423162.211-122004QE3 (15) 
441464.210-112005D.50 (16) 

(1) Please note that the variable names refer to the final ICPSR/ZA codebook editions, if available.

(2) An additional question (Q.3) asks, if the respondent is planning to buy one or more of a list of services in the next six months, including an Internet / World Wide Web connection.

(3) Different question: "Which of the following do you have at home? (ONLY FOR THOSE ITEMS THE RESPONDENT HAS AT HOME) And do you yourself use at home ...? (IF NOT USING ITEM) Are you interested in this, or not? An additional question (Q.81) asks, if the respondent is planning to buy one or more of a list of services in the next six months, including an Internet / World Wide Web connection.

(4) Modified question wording in Eurobarometer 46.1 and 53. In Eurobarometer 46.1 respondents are not asked if they are ready to pay for the respective services. In Eurobarometer 53 the question only refers to Internet services and services are "mentioned" or " not mentioned" as interesting instead of the explicit answer categories "Interested" or "Not interested".  

(5) Products mentioned starting with Eurobarometer 47: videos, CD's, books, computer software or hardware. "Services" are not mentioned any more in Eurobarometer 53.  

(6) A new question in Eurobarometer 53 asks for a detailed list of Internet services which have been used in the last three months, including "electronic mail".

(7) Different question asking for the interest in several communication technologies.

(8) Different question wording and partly different items:
Which of the following do you use? -a computer -the Internet -a mobile phone -cable TV -digital TV
(Eurobarometer 56.0 and 58.0: computer usage asked detailed in preceding question)

(9) Different question wording and partly different items:
Do you have, at home ...? Additional items related to cultural activities are: camera, camcorder, stereo hi-fi, walkman, books, encyclopedia on paper, encyclopedia on CD-ROM, music/film media, a musical instrument.  

(10) Eurobarometer 54.0 only asked for the item 'Internet' (yes/no).

(11) Eurobarometer 56.2 (Q.49) and 56.3 (Q.21a) do not explicitly ask for the use of the Internet (yes/no). 

(12) Only asked for selected categories and if children under 18 in the household (Filter: Q.23). 

(13) Starting with Eurobarometer 68.2 asked in the framework of a demographic question on ownership of durables in the Household (television, DVD player, music CD player, computer, internet access, ...)

(14) New question wording refers to computer use "including e-mail and/or the Internet". 

(15) New questions: Among the following, for which purpose do you use the Internet? Preceding question asks for the purpose of using the computer.

(16) A new demographic question asks for the purposes the Internet is used for at least once a week: - searching information; - reading a newspaper; - listening to the radio; - watching TV; - accessing blogs; - accessing forums; - accessing chats; - buying on line; - accessing leisure sites; - accessing your bank on line; - accessing e-government; - looking up practical information; - not use / no access; - use less often

(17) Different question in the context of the special topical module 'E-comunications in the household': For each of the following please tell me how many of them are available in your household: standard TV, wide-screen-TV, mobile phone contract, mobile phone pre-paid, mobile phone data communication, fixed telephone, ISDN line, desktop computer, laptop computer, internet access, wireless internet.

(18) Different question: During the last month, did you use the Internet? - at home, at work, at school or university or study centre, at othert place (Internet Cafe etc.), ...

(19) Different question: Where have you used the Internet in the last 3 months (using a computer or any other means)? - at home, at work, at school or university, another person's home, another place (Internet Cafe etc.)

(20) Different question: When do you most often access the Internet? - When you are at home? - ... at work, ... at school or university, ... in a public place,  ... in an Internet Cafe, - ... on the move

(21) Different question: How often do you access the Internet?