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Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1, October 2001: Life in the Candidate Countries, Attachment to Nationality and Identification with Europe, Contact with Other Countries and Cultures, and European Union Enlargement (ICPSR 4054)
Principal Investigator(s): Christensen, Thomas, European Commission; Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben, European Commission; Soufflot de Magny, Renaud, European Commission
The Candidate Countries Eurobarometer (CCEB) series, first conducted in 2001, gathers information from the countries applying to become members of the European Union (EU) in a way that allows direct comparison with the standard Eurobarometer series carried out in the existing EU countries. The CCEB provides decision-makers and the European public with opinion data on the similarities and differences between the EU and the candidate countries. The CCEB continuously tracks support for EU membership in each country, and records changes in attitudes related to European issues in the candidate countries. This round of the CCEB surveys represents the first wave of surveys conducted in October 2001 in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Respondents were queried about life satisfaction and expectations, native tongue and foreign languages spoken, European countries visited and worked in, political discussion with friends, media use, trust in institutions such as the written press and churches, and national and European identity. Respondents were further questioned on knowledge of the EU, its image, role, membership process, and meaning and importance in the respondent's life. Respondents were also asked their opinions on EU enlargement, including whether a country was worthy of membership and what advantages the respondent, various groups, and the EU would have should a particular country be granted membership. Additionally, respondents were queried on what, if any, fears they had concerning the building of the EU. They were also asked what resources they would use to obtain information on the EU, how they would prefer to obtain that information, and on which topics they would like to get more information. Lastly, respondents were asked if they had access to devices such as computers, mobile phones, and fax machines. Demographic and other background information includes age, year of birth, gender, nationality, marital status, age when stopped full-time education and level of education, occupation, whether the respondent received government aid, vote intention, religious affiliation and participation, number of people in the household, if the respondent is the head of the household, household income, ownership of durable goods, type of community, and region of residence.
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Christensen, Thomas, Ruben Mohedano-Brethes, and Renaud Soufflot de Magny. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1, October 2001: Life in the Candidate Countries, Attachment to Nationality and Identification with Europe, Contact with Other Countries and Cultures, and European Union Enlargement. ICPSR04054-v3. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2012-01-05. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04054.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04054.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, durable goods, European unification, European Union, ideologies, information sources, life satisfaction, media use, national identity, national pride, native language, political influence, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, social change, trust (psychology)
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Citizens aged 15 and over residing in the 13 countries applying for European Union membership: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. There are two exceptions. In Estonia, the survey covered permanent residents aged 15 and over. In Cyprus, the survey only covered citizens living on the southern part of the island.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The original data collection was carried out by The Gallup Organization Hungary on the request of the European Commission.
The setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.
The number of interviews for Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia are not consistent with the table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook.
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
Weight: Please review the "Weighting Information" and "Technical Specifications" sections of the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.
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:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2004-09-02
- 2012-01-05 The data have been further processed by GESIS, and the SPSS and SAS setup files, and codebook have been updated. Also, the SPSS portable file has been replaced with an SPSS system file, and Stata setup and system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added.
- 2005-07-06 Country-specific variables for EDUCATION and VOTE INTENTION with value labels added are now included.
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