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Eurobarometer 62.2: Agricultural Policy, Development Aid, Social Capital, and Information and Communication Technology, November-December 2004 (ICPSR 4668)

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


This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on the standard Eurobarometer measures as well as agricultural policy, development aid, social capital, and information and communication technology. To start the interview, standard trend questions were asked regarding support for membership of the European Union, trust in three specific institutions (the Parliament, the Commission, and the Council), support for the European Constitution, and the international political situation. Next, questions were asked regarding agriculture policy. Respondents gave their views on the role of the agriculture policy of the European Union (EU), whether the policy was playing its role well or badly, and whether the EU should subsidize agricultural products or grant more funds to the overall rural economy and to direct support for farmers. The third portion of the interview collected information on respondents' views on development aid. Questions were asked pertaining to the importance of helping people in impoverished countries, providing aid to those countries, how much of the nation's and the European Commission's budget should be spent on aid to other countries, whether the respondent had heard about the Millennium Development Goals, and which three actions would be the most important for their government to undertake in order to help developing countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Another major focus of the survey was social capital. A series of questions addressed satisfaction with life, the importance of different aspects of life, personal networks, political and social commitment, and discrimination experience. The last topic of the survey was information and communication technology at the workplace. Respondents were asked what technological devices were most prevalent in their daily lives (both professional and personal), to what extent they made use of computers and the Internet, whether they had received information and communication technology training, and whether they were able to telecommute (telework). Background information includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, origin of birth (personal and parental), marital status, left-to-right political self-placement, occupation, age when they stopped full-time education, household composition, and region of residence.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 62.2: Agricultural Policy, Development Aid, Social Capital, and Information and Communication Technology, November-December 2004. ICPSR04668-v2. Cologne, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2008-08-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04668.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04668.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agricultural policy, agricultural production, attitudes, citizen attitudes, communications systems, developing nations, European Parliament, European Union, foreign aid, information technology, life satisfaction, public opinion, social environment, social life, social status

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

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

Time Period:   

  • 2004-11-22--2004-12-19

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-11-22--2004-12-19

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 two candidate countries: Bulgaria and Romania.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

Values in the data and setup files may vary from those shown in the questionnaire due to standardization of response categories.

The total number of interviews is 27,008. The table in the Technical Specifications shows the total number of interviews as 25,978.

Many ending fieldwork dates do not match in both the data file and Technical Specifications.


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:    Please review the Weighting Information located in the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-04-11

Version History:

  • 2008-08-27 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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