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Eurobarometer 55.1OVR: Young Europeans, April-May 2001 (ICPSR 3362)

Principal Investigator(s): Christensen, Thomas, European Commission


This round of Eurobarometer surveys diverged from a focus on standard measures. During the fieldwork for Eurobarometer 55.1 (see EUROBAROMETER 55.1: GLOBALIZATION AND HUMANITARIAN AID, APRIL-MAY 2001 [ICPSR 3361]), an oversample of young respondents, aged 15-24, was added to the basic sample in order to obtain a total of at least 600 young respondents per country. An additional set of questions was administered to these young respondents eliciting responses on a number of topics, including the meaning and the importance of the European Union, areas in which the EU should be more or less active, sources of information about the EU, important aspects of society making participation of young people in society easier, suggestions for better integration of minorities into society, and opinions on foreigners living in the respondent's country. These young respondents were also asked about their leisure activities and organizations to which they belonged, their use of the Internet, use of computers and other electronic equipment (e.g., PC, CD, DVD, mobile phone), languages they spoke and would like to learn, countries they had visited in the last two years and reasons for the visits, employment considerations and money sources, and problems they would have if they wanted to study or work abroad. Respondents not underage were asked if they favored or were against a number of issues such as euthanasia, the death penalty, compulsory AIDS testing, premarital sex, cloning, etc. Demographic and other background information collected includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, region of residence, and type and size of community. For a comparable survey in this series, see EUROBAROMETER 47.2OVR: YOUNG EUROPEANS, APRIL-JUNE 1997 [ICPSR 2091].

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Christensen, Thomas. Eurobarometer 55.1OVR: Young Europeans, April-May 2001 . ICPSR03362-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03362.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03362.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, career goals, computer use, European Union, foreign workers, Internet, leisure, memberships, public opinion, racial integration, social change, social integration, social issues, sources of information, travel, young adults, youths

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 2001-04-12--2001-05-23

Date of Collection:   

  • 2001-04-12--2001-05-23

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 to 24 years, residing in the 15 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection was carried out by the European Opinion Research Group - EEIG on request of the European Commission.

The total number of interviews is 9,731 and the date of the data collection is April 12-May 23, 2001. The table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook shows the total number of interviews as 9,760 and the date of the data collection as April 12-May 22, 2001.

The codebook and setup files for this data 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.


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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2002-07-30

Version History:

  • 2010-06-29 The data have been further processed by GESIS. The SPSS setup file and codebook have been updated. SAS and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a data collection instrument, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added.

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