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Eurobarometer 65.2: The European Constitution, Social and Economic Quality of Life, Avian Influenza, and Energy Issues, March-May 2006 (ICPSR 20322)

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Summary:

This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Union (EU) including how well-informed they felt about it, what sources of information about the EU they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EU member (or would benefit from being a future member), and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. Another major focus of the surveys was to ask respondents to express their opinion in regard to the European Constitution, including its adoption and ratification. Respondents also were asked about EU enlargement including whom they would favor to join the EU, the political, social, and economic effects of enlargement, and initiatives for the success of further EU enlargement. In addition, respondents were asked questions about exports versus imports and migration among the EU's old and new member states, the accession of Western Balkan countries and Turkey, and financial assistance available to EU member and candidate countries. Special topics included quality of life, avian influenza, and energy issues. For the first special topic, quality of life, the survey asked respondents to evaluate the economic, social, and environmental situation among several domains, in addition to their personal financial status and quality of life, and to identify priorities for the improvement of the EU economy. For the next special topic, respondents were queried about avian influenza, its transmission, regulations preventing its spread, their behavior in consuming poultry and eggs, dissemination of health information, and public safety. For the final special topic, respondents answered questions about their usage of energy and how the EU citizens and government could reduce energy consumption and utilize alternative resources. Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, nationality, birthplace, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of full-time education, household composition, religious affiliation and involvement, and ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods. In addition, country-specific data include size of locality, region of residence, language of interview (select countries), and a list of television channels, radio stations, and daily newspapers that respondents regularly viewed, listened to, or read during the course of a week.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Citation

Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 65.2: The European Constitution, Social and Economic Quality of Life, Avian Influenza, and Energy Issues, March-May 2006. ICPSR20322-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20322.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   agricultural policy, attitudes, citizen attitudes, constitutions, consumer behavior, economic integration, economic issues, energy conservation, European Economic Community, European unification, European Union, foreign policy, government, health attitudes, health behavior, health policy, information dissemination, international economics, life satisfaction, media use, political attitudes, political influence, political issues, products, public health, public opinion, public policy, public safety, quality of life, social attitudes, social change, social issues, trust in government

Smallest Geographic Unit:   country

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Time Period:  

  • 2006-03-27--2006-05-01

Date of Collection:  

  • 2006-03-27--2006-05-01

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 25 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens in the two EU acceding countries: Bulgaria and Romania, the citizens in the two candidate countries: Croatia and Turkey, and the citizens in the Turkish Cypriot Community

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The files included with this release of the collection derive from the data producer, TNS Opinion & Social.

The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Norway, but Norway was not a participant in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway.

The number of the interviews in the data file for Romania is not consistent with the dates in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook. For reference, the number of the interviews for this country in accordance with the data file is 957. The table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook shows the total number of interviews as 1,007.

A split ballot was used for one or more questions in this survey. The variable V3435 defines the separate groups.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:   Please review the "Weighting Information" section of the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2010-06-30 The data have been further processed by GESIS, and the SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, Stata system file, tab-delimited ASCII file, Excel document, and codebook have been updated. Also, the SPSS portable file has been replaced with an SPSS system file, and the SAS transport (XPORT) file has been replaced with a SAS transport (CPORT) file.

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