Enquête Mobilité des Frontaliers (EMF)
    Cross-border Worker Mobility Survey (EMF)
    Database keywords :
    • Attitudes
    The first phase of the Cross-border Worker Mobility Survey was conducted in the autumn of 2010. The field of study comprised cross-border workers living within daily commuting range of their place of work, of whom there were 130,300 (from a total of 146,600 such workers) in December 2009 (source: IGSS). The sample was spatially stratified into 25 residential sectors, and a total of 40,000 letters and questionnaires were sent out. This batch contained the first phase of the questionnaire, which comprised the usual topics of a 'transport survey', while also being specially adapted to be presented on paper (nine pages) and self-administered. Thus, the first phase contained the key sociodemographic topics (type of housing, type of household, income category, education) as well as features connected with daily travel (activities on a workday, other regular travel, car, number of kilometres travelled, etc.) The response rate reached over 18% for this initial phase. A second phase was required, however, in order to gather more information about these key indicators concerning cross-border workers' daily travel experience and improve understanding of their practice. The information requested concerned their ideas, beliefs and attitudes, with respect to energy use, modes of transport and residential trajectory. To achieve this, in spring 2011, a follow-up, four-page questionnaire was sent to all those who had responded in the first phase - this time, the response rate was over 51%.