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Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.3, June-July 2003 (ICPSR 4055)

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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 was conducted between June 16 and July 18, 2003, in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Respondents were queried on such topics as the importance of the EU, national decision-making policies of the EU, statements on EU policies, particularly foreign and defense policies, EU policy priorities, the EU's role in the world and in relation to the United States, information and communication technology, safety in Europe, immigration and asylum issues, EU citizen rights, and services of general interest (e.g., mobile telephone, electricity supply, gas supply, water supply, postal, and transport). Background variables include nationality, marital status, level of education, age, number of people living in household, whether anyone in the household owned a color television set, video recorder, video camera, automatic washing machine, dishwasher, home computer, microwave oven, mobile phone, or two or more cars, current occupation, whether the respondent was paid directly or indirectly by the state, local government, or other public administration, religious affiliation, and voting intent.

Series: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


European Commission. Directorates-General Press and Communication, ICT and Gender, Justice and Home Affairs, and Health and Consumer Protection. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.3, June-July 2003. ICPSR04055-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2005-12-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04055.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, communication technology, defense policy, domestic policy, European Union, foreign policy, immigration, information technology, public opinion, social attitudes

Smallest Geographic Unit:   country

Geographic Coverage:   Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Global

Time Period:  

  • 2003-06--2003-07

Date of Collection:  

  • 2003-06-16--2003-07-18

Unit of Observation:   individuals

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:

(1) The files included with this release of the collection derive from the data producer, Gallup Organization Hungary (Magyar Gallup Intezet). However, additional processing of the data was performed at the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung in Cologne, Germany. (2) Variables with a dot "." in the name have been replaced by an underscore "_" for technical reason. (3) The documentation (codebook and SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files) for this collection contains characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.


Sample:   Multistage national probability samples.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview


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Version History:

  • 2005-12-06 The variables D3_B (Level of Education) and D13 (Vote Intention) have been broken out into country-specific variables. SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been revised and an updated documentation file is available.

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