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Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, 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 was conducted between March 21 and May 4, 2003, in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. The main aim of this Eurobarometer survey was to capture some of the policy-relevant characteristics of the youth in the candidate countries. Respondents were queried on such topics as young adults living at home with their parents, activities (i.e., reading, watching television, going to the cinema, or shopping) done during leisure time, organizations in which they actively participated, attitudes toward foreigners, foreign languages spoken, European countries visited, unemployment, sources of revenue, information media usage, and social and political attitudes. The respondents were further asked questions about the meaning and importance of the EU, EU citizenship, areas in which the EU should give more priority (e.g., housing, education and training, public health, or cultural and artistic associations), from what sources information about the EU were obtained, and feelings regarding the EU "Youth Programme," which the EU uses as a way to show support to young people. Demographic variables include nationality, age, gender, household income, current occupation, and whether the respondent was paid directly or indirectly by the state, local government, or other public administration, marital status, level of education, 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, religious affiliation, how often religious services were attended, and voting intent.
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Papacostas, Antonis. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.1YouthOVR, March-May, 2003: Youth in New Europe. ICPSR04063-v3. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-09-17. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04063.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04063.v3
Scope of Study
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Citizens aged 15 to 24 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 to 24. In Cyprus, the survey only covered the territory of the Republic of Cyprus.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The original data collection was carried out by The Gallup Organization Hungary on request of the European Commission.
The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.
The technical specifications included within the codebook indicate this survey was conducted with persons 15-24 years of age, but the data indicate that, in all but two countries (Cyprus and Turkey), the respondents' ages were 15-25 years.
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
Weight: Please review the "Weighting Information" section of the ICPSR codebook for this study. For additional information, please review the "Technical Specifications" in the ICPSR codebook.
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: 2004-11-24
- 2010-09-17 The data have been further processed by GESIS. The SPSS, Stata, and SAS setup files, and ICPSR codebook have been updated. Also, the SPSS portable file has been replaced with an SPSS system file. A SAS transport (CPORT) file and tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added.
- 2005-12-15 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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