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Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 7: Status of the European Union, October-November 1996 (ICPSR 2296)
Principal Investigator(s): Cunningham, George, Commission of the European Communities
The seventh round of Central and Eastern Eurobarometer surveys was carried out in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. Respondents were asked questions that appeared in earlier surveys in this series. These included items on whether respondents felt that things in their country were going in the right or wrong direction, how the financial situation of their household had changed in the last year and how it might change in the next year, how they felt about the creation of a free market economy, how economic reforms were going in their country, how satisfied they were with the way democracy was developing, and how much respect there now was for human rights. Respondents were also queried regarding their impressions of the aims and activities of the European Community after its name was changed to the European Union, which countries they believed their future was most closely tied to, whether their country or the European Union benefited most from the current relationship, their main sources of information about the activities of the Union, and which groups within their societies would likely benefit or lose out as ties between their country and the Union increased. Respondents also provided specific reasons behind their impressions of the aims and activities of the European Union and stated how they would vote if a referendum were held the next day on the questions of membership of the European Union and membership of NATO. Respondents were also asked which party or block they would vote for if a general election were held in their country. Demographic data collected on respondents covers age, highest level of education completed, occupation, voting status, mother tongue and knowledge of other languages, nationality/ethnic background, sex, region, size of locality, and income.
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Cunningham, George. Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 7: Status of the European Union, October-November 1996. ICPSR02296-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2005-07-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02296.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02296.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: democracy, economic conditions, economic integration, economic reform, European Economic Community, European Union, expectations, free markets, international alliances, life satisfaction, personal finances, political attitudes, political awareness, political change, political reform, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, social change, sources of information
Geographic Coverage: Albania, Armenia, Asia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Europe, Georgia (Republic), Global, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Date of Collection:
Universe: Persons aged 15 and over residing in 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The files included with this release of the collection derive from the data producer, GfK Europe Ad Hoc Research, Brussels. However, additional processing of the data was performed at the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung in Cologne, Germany.
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-02-23
- 2005-07-29 This data collection has been reformatted and updated in conformance with current Eurobarometer processing standards. Many variable names, variable labels, and value labels have been revised to current naming conventions. "EC/EU Info source" variables have been combined from question 17A and question 17B. Revised SAS and SPSS setup files and an updated documentation file are now available as well.
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