Olive Oil Consumption Questionnaire

Dear Participants,

This survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary group of students from the Universities of Padova (Italy), Sydney (Australia) and Lausanne (Switzerland) enrolled in an Industry and Community Project Unit titled ‘Rethinking food systems for better health and sustainability’. 

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please answer the questions as best as you can; there are no right or wrong answers. It is your views and opinions that are important.

Your responses will remain anonymous and will be used only for the purposes of this project. A summary of the analysed data will be presented to our industry partners in a final report. 

You must be 18 years or older to participate in this survey. By completing the survey, you are providing consent to use your responses in our analysis.


How often do you consume olive oil?

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What type of olive oil do you currently consume?

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Rank the following factors by their importance to you when purchasing olive oil (top = most important, bottom = least important)

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Rank the following factors in order of trustworthiness to indicate the quality of an olive oil (top = most indicative of quality, bottom = least indicative of quality)

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Do you usually check the country of origin when purchasing olive oil?

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On a scale of 1-10, how important is it for you to know the source of your olive oil? (1 = not important, 10 = very important)

Use digits only

Do you believe olive oil is healthier than other culinary oils?

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Do you experience difficulty in selecting from the various kinds of olive oil available in stores?

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Would you be interested in learning more about olive oil quality?

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If your olive oil had a QR code that you could scan for more information about its origin and production, would you use it?

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How much do you usually pay for a litre of olive oil? Please include currency.

Use digits with currency only e.g. 10 AUD or €10

How much would you be willing to additionally pay, per litre, to know the guaranteed origins, processing method and quality of your olive oil?

Answers are written in euros


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Country of residence


Current professional status

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