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Euro-barometer 5: Revenues, Satisfaction, and Poverty, May 1976 (ICPSR 7418)
Principal Investigator(s): Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Inglehart, Ronald
This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer 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, what their country's goals should be for the next ten years, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Community (EC), including how well-informed they felt about the EC, what sources of information about the EC they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and the extent of their personal interest in EC matters. Another major focus of the surveys was on revenues, satisfaction, and perceptions of poverty and the respondents' standard of living. Respondents were asked whether poverty existed in their environments, what caused poverty, how it could be overcome, and what policies toward poverty the government did or should pursue. The interview probed the standard of living of the respondents and inquired about subjective estimates of income necessary for a comfortable life. In addition, satisfaction with various personal, social, and political life domains was ascertained. In a separate section, public attitudes toward multinational corporations were gauged. Besides probing the images of multinational corporations, the study inquired about advantages and problems associated with such corporations and elicited the public's views about methods for checking or reducing their power. The survey gathered standard demographic information for each respondent including religion, education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as the occupation of the head of household and the composition of the household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains three constructed indices. Two of these indices categorize respondents' political ideology according to their partisan support and their left-right leanings, and the third index measures the respondents' opinion leadership in discussions with others about politics. Euro-Barometer 5 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents aged 15 or older interviewed in each of the nine nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Netherlands) in May 1976.
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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Rabier, Jacques-Rene, and Ronald Inglehart. Euro-barometer 5: Revenues, Satisfaction, and Poverty, May 1976. ICPSR07418-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07418.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07418.v2
This study was funded by:
- European Commission
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: corporate behavior, corporate responsibility, economic behavior, economic integration, European Economic Community, European Parliament, European unification, European Union, income, life satisfaction, national interests, personal finances, political attitudes, political power, poverty, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, standard of living
Smallest Geographic Unit: Country
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.
The rural population was underrepresented in the French sample. In order to produce a sample more representative of the total French population, French rural cases have been duplicated (each appears twice) in the dataset. Their original identification numbers have been retained.
Sample: The sampling designs were either national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or stratified national quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Kind of Data: quantitative
Weight: The data are not weighted, however, there is one weight variable, V3 (WEIGHT), that users may wish to use during analysis.
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:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-06-27
- 2015-05-05 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection.
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