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Euro-barometer 33.0: The Single European Market: Eastern Europe, Spring 1990 (ICPSR 9518)

Principal Investigator(s): Reif, Karlheinz; Melich, Anna


This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures such as life satisfaction, their country's goals for the next 10 or 15 years, and awareness of and attitudes toward the Common Market and the European Community (EC), as well as special topics including the recent changes in Eastern Europe, European sports and nationalism, and nuclear energy and radioactivity. The respondent's thoughts about the social dimension of the EC were explored by questions that asked whether the respondent thought the "Community Charter of Fundamental Social Rights" was a good thing, and what policy areas the respondent would favor or disfavor for inclusion in the charter. On matters concerning changes in Eastern Europe, respondents were asked how much they agreed with several proposals for how the EC could best respond to the changes, and which was more important--the Single European Market, the unification of the two German states, or the unification of Western and Eastern Europe. Other questions asked how threatening fascists and communists were to the respondent's country's way of life and whether the respondent agreed with statements detailing the level of participation of fascists and communists in the political process. The topic of sports and nationalism was addressed through questions asking whether respondents felt prouder when national sports teams won or when European teams won, whether they would favor Olympic teams from EC countries wearing a European Emblem, and whether the number of foreign "football" (soccer) players on club teams in the EC countries should be limited. The final line of query dealt with nuclear energy and radioactivity, and asked for the respondent's agreement with statements about the production, management, and wastes of nuclear power, how satisfied the respondent was with the information about radioactivity, and how much the respondent trusted several different sources of information about radioactivity. Demographic and other background information was gathered on number of people residing in the home, size of locality, home ownership, trade union membership, region of residence, and occupation of the head of household, as well as the respondent's age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, work sector, religion, religiosity, subjective social class, left-right political self-placement, and opinion leadership.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Reif, Karlheinz, and Anna Melich. EURO-BAROMETER 33.0: THE SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET: EASTERN EUROPE, SPRING 1990. Conducted by INRA (Europe), Brussels. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09518.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09518.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES 88-09098)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, economic integration, European unification, European Union, German reunification, life satisfaction, nationalism, nuclear energy, political influence, post-Cold War period, public opinion, quality of life, radioactive wastes, social change, sources of information, sports, trust in government

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

Time Period:   

  • 1990-03-19--1990-04-16

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-03-19--1990-04-16

Universe:    Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Community: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Multistage national probability 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.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-08-16

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