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Euro-barometer 20: Aid to Developing Nations, October 1983 (ICPSR 8234)

Principal Investigator(s): Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Riffault, Helene; 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. Questions regarding European institutions focused particularly on the role of the European Parliament and the upcoming elections to that body. The survey elicited information on whether respondents would vote in the elections, their knowledge of the state of the European Parliament, and their opinions of the amount of power Parliament should hold. Another major focus of the surveys was aid to developing nations. Attitudes and perceptions concerning the Third World were extensively probed. Respondents were asked about their overall familiarity with national and international organizations that provide aid to Third World and developing countries and whether they would be willing to support those organizations. Demographic data for each respondent includes sex, age, occupation, marital status, occupation, party respondent would support if election were held tomorrow, composition of household, family income, objective and subjective size of community, and province and region of interview. Several constructed indices also are included, e.g., an indicator of an individual's potential to take an active role in the political process. Euro-Barometer 20 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents who were interviewed in each of the ten nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Greece) in October 1983.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Rabier, Jacques-Rene, Helene Riffault, and Ronald Inglehart. EURO-BAROMETER 20: AID TO DEVELOPING NATIONS, OCTOBER 1983. Conducted by Faits et Opinions, Paris. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08234.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08234.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES 8208333)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, developing nations, economic integration, European unification, European Union, foreign aid, international organizations, life satisfaction, nongovernmental organizations, political influence, political participation, power structures, public opinion, quality of life, social change

Geographic Coverage:    Belgium, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1983-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1983-10

Universe:    Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The dataset contains three separate weight variables. (2) The data collection instruments are provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples or national stratified quota samples.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:   1985-01-11

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