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Eurobarometer 63.4: European Union Enlargement, the European Constitution, Economic Challenges, Innovative Products and Services, May-June 2005 (ICPSR 4564)

Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission


This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures such as how satisfied they were with their present lives, 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 individual country's goals should be, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Union (EU) including how well-informed they felt about the EU, what sources of information about the EU they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EU member, and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. Another major focus of the surveys was European Union enlargement. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on whether the European Union should be enlarged and what countries they would be in favor of or against becoming new members. Respondents were also asked if they had heard of the European Constitution, whether they were for or against it and why, and who they trusted the most to inform them about the European Constitution. The surveys also solicited respondents' assessments of the state of both national and European economies, the employment situation, social welfare, the educational system, and the overall quality of life in their individual countries. Questions about innovative products or services asked to what extent respondents were attracted to new or improved products or services, what "innovation" meant to them, if they would be willing to replace a product or a service that they already used, with an innovative one. Finally, special questions on the language skills of respondents were asked such as their native language, which other languages they knew, and the level of their language skills. Demographic and other background information provided includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, region of residence, household composition, national provenance, religion, telephone equipment, and major consumer durables.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 63.4: European Union Enlargement, the European Constitution, Economic Challenges, Innovative Products and Services, May-June 2005. ICPSR04564-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2008-10-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04564.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04564.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, citizen attitudes, constitutions, economic issues, employment, European Economic Community, European unification, European Union, foreign policy, innovation, language, life satisfaction, political attitudes, political issues, products, public opinion, public policy, quality of life, social attitudes, social issues, trust in government

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2005-05-09--2005-06-14

Date of Collection:   

  • 2005-05-09--2005-06-14

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 25 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens of the four EU candidate countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Turkey, as well as the citizens in the north part of Cyprus.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The documentation (the codebook as well as the SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files) for this collection contains characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages. (2) The categories for variables P6 (Size of Community) and P7 (Region) may have changed compared to former Eurobarometers up to Eurobarometer 61. (3) The variable P6UK (Size of Locality United Kingdom) integrates data for Northern Ireland (codes 1-2) and Great Britain (codes 3-5). (4) Values in the data and setup files may vary from those shown in the questionnaire due to standardization of response categories. (5) Data for variables QA14a and QA14b have been combined. (6) Data for QF1 (only to be asked in Portugal) are only available in the framework of EUROBAROMETER 63.2: RADIOACTIVE WASTE, TRANSPORT SERVICES, FARM ANIMAL'S WELFARE, AND MEANS OF PAYMENT, FEBRUARY-MARCH 2005 (ICPSR 4669) together with the data for the other countries and including more questions on animal welfare.


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:    Please review the ICPSR Weighting Information provided in the codebook for information regarding weights available with Eurobarometer 63.4.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2006-10-19

Version History:

  • 2008-10-03 The data have been further processed by the ZA, and the SPSS setup file and codebook have been updated. Also, SAS and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added.

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