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Euro-barometer 18: Ecological Issues, October 1982 (ICPSR 09057)

Principal Investigator(s): Rabier, Jacques-Rene, Commission of the European Communities; Riffault, Helene, Faits et Opinions; Inglehart, Ronald, University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies

Summary:

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 this surveys was on respondents' concerns about various forms of pollution and ecological problems. Respondents also were asked about possible characteristics of a European television system. Their political orientation and level of political awareness and involvement were also measured, as well as their voting preference if general elections were to be held the next day in each country. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, marital status, family income, age when completed education, occupation, number of people living in respondent's household, and province and region of interview. Euro-Barometer 18 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 1982.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Citation

Rabier, Jacques-Rene, Helene Riffault, and Ronald Inglehart. Euro-barometer 18: Ecological Issues, October 1982. ICPSR09057-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-03-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09057.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09057.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8208333)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, communications systems, economic integration, environmental attitudes, environmental degradation, European unification, European Union, life satisfaction, political affiliation, political influence, political issues, pollution, public opinion, quality of life, social change, social interaction, television

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

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

Time Period:   

  • 1982-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982-10

Unit of Observation:    individual

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.

Methodology

Sample:    Multistage national probability sampling or national stratified quota sampling.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data are not weighted, however there are three weight variables, V7 (NATION WEIGHT) and V8 (EUROPEAN WEIGHT), that users may wish to apply during analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-27

Version History:

  • 2017-03-27 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, an R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection.

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