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Eurobarometer 81.4: Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and Living Conditions, May-June 2014 (ICPSR 36660)

Alternate Title:   Eurobarometer 81.4

Principal Investigator(s): European Commission

Summary:

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 following special topics: (1) Attitudes towards the EU, (2) Europe 2020, (3) European economy, (4) European citizenship, and (5) Social reality in Europe. Respondents' opinions were collected regarding life satisfaction, the standard of living, self-esteem, employment, and safety. Respondents were also questioned about the economic crisis, economic expectations, public debt, and education. Additional questions were asked regarding the social welfare system, EU policies, national and European identity, participation in the EU, EU membership, and democracy.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Citation

European Commission. Eurobarometer 81.4: Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and Living Conditions, May-June 2014. ICPSR36660-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2017-09-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36660.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36660.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    budgets, citizen attitudes, citizen participation, debt, democracy, economic conditions, economic crises, economic forecasting, economic policy, employment, European Parliament, European Union, globalization, government, government agencies, Internet, life satisfaction, national interests, political attitudes, political issues, quality of life, self esteem, social classes, social services, social welfare, trust (psychology), voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Time Period:   

  • 2014-05-31--2014-06-14

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-05-31--2014-06-14

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey has also been conducted in the five candidate countries (Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, and Serbia) and in the Turkish Cypriot Community. In these countries, the survey covers the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European commission between May 31 - June 10, 2014. In some areas, fieldwork dates may vary slightly from this timeframe.

All question modules are in the standard Eurobarometer context and largely replicate questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 80.1 [ZA5876](ICPSR 35204).

At present the special topic "Party attachment" and "Last vote in national parliamentary elections" is under embargo. Variables for those questions under embargo are not included in this version of the collection. Please review the "ICPSR/GESIS Cooperative Agreement and Embargo Provisions" section in the ICPSR codebook.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 81.4 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 website and ZACAT, respectively.

Methodology

Sample:    The basic sample design applied in all states is a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points was drawn with the probability proportional to population size (for a total coverage of the country) and to population density. In order to do so, the sampling points were drawn systematically from each of the "administrative regional units", after stratification by individual unit and type of area. They thus represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed according to the EUROSTAT NUTS II (or equivalent) and according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas. In each of the selected sampling points, a starting address was drawn, at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). All interviews were conducted face-to-face in the people's homes and in the appropriate national language. CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available. Please refer to the Technical Specifications section within the Questionnaire, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    For each sample (country or lower level region) through the post-stratification weighting procedure a comparison is carried out between the sample composition and a proper universe description. The universe description is made available by the National Survey Research Institutes and/or by EUROSTAT. On this basis a national weighting procedure, using marginal and intercellular weighting, is applied. As such in all countries, minimum sex, age, region NUTS II (basic regions as defined by the EUROSTAT nomenclature of territorial units for statistics), and size of locality are introduced in the iteration procedure. This post-stratification weighting is also referred to as redressement or non-response weighting. A design weight which would adjust for unequal selection probabilities (depending on the household size) is not made available. Please refer to the Weighting Documentation, as well as ZACAT, for additional weighting information.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), 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.

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Original ICPSR Release:   2017-09-08

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