Eurobarometer “Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life”

Year of production: 2017

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The Special Eurobarometer “Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life” was designed to gauge public opinion in a range of areas related to digital technologies, robots and artificial intelligence. It follows on from previous surveys in this area in 2014 and 2012. 

It covers the following areas:

  • The impact of digital technologies on society, the economy and quality of life.
  • Citizen’s self-reported level of skills to make use of digital technologies at work, for learning,
  • and to use online public services.
  • The way social network users judge the trustworthiness of stories seen on these sites,
  • including the use of fact checking websites.
  • The use of robots at home or at work.
  • Attitudes towards robots and artificial intelligence, including their impact on jobs, and the
  • level of comfort citizens have with robots performing a range of tasks.
  • The use of online healthcare, citizens’ desire for online access to their own health and
  • wellbeing data, and their willingness to share this with others.
  • Actions Internet users have taken as a result of online privacy and security concerns.

Autores

European Commission (EC)

Branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.