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Eurobarometer 74.2: Europe 2020, the Financial and Economic Crisis, and Information on European Political Matters, November-December 2010 (ICPSR 34242)
Principal Investigator(s): European Commission
The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology.
This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the standard modules and the following special topics: (1) Europe 2020, (2) the financial and economic crisis, and (3) information on European political matters. Questions pertain to opinions about EU objectives and priorities for the next decade, as well as EU initiatives to recover from the financial crisis. Other questions address respondents' knowledge of EU policies and institutions, media habits, and opinions of media coverage on politics.
Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, Internet use, type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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European Commission. Eurobarometer 74.2: Europe 2020, the Financial and Economic Crisis, and Information on European Political Matters, November-December 2010. ICPSR34242-v3. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2013-06-20. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34242.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34242.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, citizen attitudes, economic conditions, economic crises, economic forecasting, economic issues, employment, energy, European Central Bank, European Parliament, European unification, European Union, finance, industry, information sources, innovation, Internet, job skills, life satisfaction, national economy, political attitudes, poverty, public opinion, quality of life, reform, regulation, social networks, values, young adults
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Geographic Coverage: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: In all, Eurobarometer 74.2 interviewed 30,780 citizens in the 27 countries of the European Union after the 2004/2007 enlargement (i.e. including the Accession Countries Romania and Bulgaria), in the remaining Candidate Countries (CC) Croatia, Iceland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey as well as the Turkish Cypriot Community. All respondents were residents in the respective country, nationals and non-nationals but EU-citizens, and aged 15 and over. Respondents were expected to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission between November 11 and December 1, 2010.
This collection is being released in two parts: Part 1 contains the original files provided by GESIS; Part 2 contains the ICPSR-processed files.
The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Norway and Switzerland however these countries were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway and Switzerland.
Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 74.2 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue. Additional information on the Eurobarometer Survey Series and the Eurobarometer data can be found at the GESIS Eurobarometer Web site and ZACAT, respectively.
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
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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: 2013-03-27
- 2013-06-20 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 2.2.0. The collection has been further processed by GESIS, and the SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, tab-delimited ASCII data file, and codebook have been updated.
- 2013-04-26 Data for Part 1 and Part 2 now correspond to GESIS data version 2.1.0. The collection has been further processed by GESIS, and the SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, tab-delimited ASCII data file, and codebook have been updated.
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