Principal Investigator(s): Reif, Karlheinz; Melich, Anna
This dataset merges the responses to identical questions from two waves of Euro-Barometer surveys, EURO-BAROMETER 37.0: AWARENESS AND IMPORTANCE OF MAASTRICHT AND THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, MARCH-APRIL 1992 (ICPSR 9847), and EURO-BAROMETER 37.1: CONSUMER GOODS AND SOCIAL SECURITY, APRIL-MAY 1992 (ICPSR 9957). These surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the Common Market and the European Community (EC), and also focused on alcohol and drug use. Items covered the use of beer, wine, spirits, and other forms of alcohol, age at which the respondent began drinking, familiarity with major forms of drugs, age at which drugs were first offered, how difficult it was to get drugs, and the means available for getting drugs. Additional questions focused on how the respondent viewed the drug problem, the top priority in eliminating the drug problem, diminishing the effects of drug use, and whether drug use leads to AIDS, prostitution, health problems, social problems, violence, suicide, personality breakdowns, and problems with the law. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on several measures used to combat the effects of drug use and the major reasons for alcohol and drug use. Demographic and other background information was gathered on the number of people residing in the home, size of locality, home ownership, trade union membership, region of residence, and occupation of the head of household, as well as the respondent's age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, work sector, religiosity, subjective social class, left-right political self-placement, and opinion leadership.
Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series
Reif, Karlheinz, and Anna Melich. EURO-BAROMETERS 37.0 AND 37.1: EUROPEAN DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM, MARCH-MAY 1992. ZA ed. Conducted by INRA (Europe), Brussels. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung [producer], 2000. Koeln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2000. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09956.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09956.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: alcohol consumption, attitudes, drug abuse, drug dependence, drug offender profiles, drug related crimes, economic integration, European unification, European Union, life satisfaction, political influence, public opinion, quality of life, social change
Date of Collection:
Universe: Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Community: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as Norway.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Data processing for this collection was performed at the Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung in Koeln, Germany. (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.
Sample: Multistage national probability samples.
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-03-27
- 2000-09-25 The data have been further processed by ZA and the SPSS data definition statements have been updated. Also, a standard machine-readable codebook (PDF) with frequencies and SAS data definition statements have been added, and the data collection instrument is now available as a PDF file.
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