This survey was carried out by KyklOIKOdromio and Strovolos Municipality and concerns citizens' opinions on the purchase, sale and exchange of used items, as well as their intention to participate in an online platform for the exchange and/or sale of these objects.
The questionnaire was prepared by researchers from the Cyprus Institute and KyklOIKOdromio and consists of 6 sections. The questionnaire was prepared in google form for the convenience of the participants. In the first Section, some demographic information (Age, Gender, Annual Income Level) was requested in order to draw conclusions about the type of audience approached by the survey. The second section consisted of 10 questions about the reuse of free used items and the intention to spend money to purchase them. The section 3 of the survey, which consisted of 7 questions, examined the public's receptiveness to borrowing second-hand items. In Section 4, participants were asked how they felt about selling and donating used items through 3 questions. While through section 5 which included 8 questions, the attitude of citizens, towards repairing items, versus buying new items was investigated. In the last Section, the general attitude of the participants towards reuse was asked.
The aim of the questionnaire was to collect opinions to better understand how they perceive the use and purchase of used items such as books, toys, furniture, clothes, tools, etc. and the intention to participate in an online platform for the exchange of these items.
The data collected from the questionnaires will be taken into account in the development of the online platform for the exchange of used objects which will promote the reuse of objects and repair, in the context of the implementation of the project "circular economy actions for all" funded by U-SOLVE.
The survey was carried out over a period of 4 weeks. It was available to the public from 15 September 2023 and was completed on 13 October 2023. 100 people participated in the survey.