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Euro-barometer 10: National Priorities and the Institutions of Europe, October-November 1978 (ICPSR 7728)
Principal Investigator(s): Rabier, Jacques-Rene, European Commission; Inglehart, Ronald, University of Michigan
This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, 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 country's goals should be for the next ten years, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Community (EC), including how well-informed they felt about the EC, what sources of information about the EC they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and the extent of their personal interest in EC matters. Another major focus of the surveys was on European institutions and on problems that respondents felt should be given political priority in the coming years. These issues were probed both in terms of their importance and in terms of whether the national governments or the European Community as a whole might better deal with them. Perceptions of recent changes in the extent of integration and understanding among the Common Market countries also were explored, as were attitudes toward the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections. Standard demographic information collected includes each respondent's religion, education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as the occupation of the head of household and the composition of the household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains constructed indices on materialist/post-materialist values, left-right partisan vote, European Parliament partisan vote, and cognitive mobilization index (an indicator of an individual's potential to take an active role in the political process). Euro-Barometer 10 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents aged 15 or older interviewed in each of the nine nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Netherlands) in October-November 1978.
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
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Rabier, Jacques-Rene, and Ronald Inglehart. Euro-barometer 10: National Priorities and the Institutions of Europe, October-November 1978. ICPSR07728-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07728.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07728.v1
This study was funded by:
- European Commission
- National Science Foundation (NSF: SOC-7914619)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: economic behavior, economic conditions, economic integration, European Economic Community, European Parliament, European unification, European Union, life satisfaction, national interests, nationalism, parliamentary elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political behavior, political issues, political partisanship, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, social problems, voter attitudes
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Universe: Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.
In order to produce samples more representative of the French, Dutch, British, and Danish populations, a national weight variable was constructed for those nations.
The data collection instruments are provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Sample: The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or stratified national quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).
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:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-06-27
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