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Table 2 Description of the sample

From: Consumer perception of sustainable practices in dairy production

Group Country Total
AT BE DK FI IT UK
Valid respondents (N) 905 901 893 904 985 909 5497
Gender (%)
 Male 41.4 43.1 47.8 45.9 31.8 40.4 41.6
 Female 58.6 56.9 52.2 54.1 68.2 59.6 58.4
Age range, in years (%)
 18–29 25.1 18.8 16.5 21.5 26.8 8.4 19.6
 30–45 37.1 29.6 28.8 29.0 50.0 25.9 33.6
 46–65 34.0 44.7 43.9 39.4 21.4 49.4 38.5
 Over 65 3.8 7.0 10.9 10.2 1.7 16.4 8.2
Household monthly net income, in Euro (%)
 Less than 1500 27.0 20.1 18.6 28.2 30.1 30.6 25.8
 1501–2500 36.6 34.7 27.5 24.0 41.2 31.8 32.8
 2501–3500 25.2 28.9 22.5 23.7 21.5 19.6 23.5
 Over 3500 11.3 16.3 31.4 24.1 7.2 18.0 17.9
Years of formal education (%)
 Less than secondary education (up to 10 years) 45.5 17.4 30.6 15.0 1.0 35.5 23.8
 Secondary education (12–13 years) 36.4 34.9 37.4 53.1 51.8 20.4 39.1
 Tertiary education (more than 13 years) 18.1 47.7 32.0 31.9 47.2 44.1 37.0
Experience with organic products (%)
 Non-organic consumers 24.1 44.9 40.5 62.8 25.2 62.1 43.0
 Occasional consumers 30.1 27.5 28.1 22.9 25.0 18.8 25.2
 Regular consumers 45.8 27.6 31.4 14.3 50.8 19.1 31.8