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Euro-Barometer 26: Energy Problems, November 1986 (ICPSR 8680)

Principal Investigator(s): Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Riffault, Helene; Inglehart, Ronald


This data collection focuses on a variety of energy problems and transportation-related issues affecting citizens of the nations comprising the European Economic Community. As in previous studies in this series, respondents' attitudes toward the Community, life satisfaction, and social goals continued to be monitored. All respondents were queried on such topics as the seriousness of energy problems in their countries, future energy needs, and the risks associated with various industrial installations. Respondents were also asked about the development and use of nuclear power stations for the production of electricity and whether they had heard of the nuclear power plant accident in the Soviet Union in the spring of 1986. Respondents who held a current driver's license were questioned about the size and type of vehicle driven most often, how frequently they drove, and whether or not they used a safety belt. In addition, the respondent's political orientation, outlook for the future, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics were recorded.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Rabier, Jacques-Rene, Helene Riffault, and Ronald Inglehart. EURO-BAROMETER 26: ENERGY PROBLEMS, NOVEMBER 1986. Conducted by Faits et Opinions, Paris. ICPSR08680-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1989. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08680.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08680.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, automobile ownership, Chernobyl accident, driving habits, economic integration, energy consumption, energy production, environmental hazards, European unification, European Union, life satisfaction, nuclear accidents, nuclear energy, political influence, public opinion, quality of life, social change, vehicles

Geographic Coverage:    Belgium, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1986

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986-11

Universe:    Population of youth and adults aged 15 and over in the 12 countries of the European Community: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples and national stratified quota samples.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-03-03

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