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Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2014 (ICPSR 36138)

Principal Investigator(s): Stelzenmueller, Constanze, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Isernia, Pierangelo, University of Siena (Italy); Eichenberg, Richard, Tufts University


The aim of the Transatlantic Trends Survey (TTS), 2014 is to identify the attitudes of the general public towards foreign policy and transatlantic issues in ten European Union member states: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as in the United States, Russia and Turkey. This survey gathered respondents' views on topics including: the roles of the United States, the European Union (EU), Russia, and China in world affairs; opinions on international economic and military cooperation; and NATO's continued relevance. The survey also asked respondents about the current economic crisis, immigration, voting habits, and telephone usage. The Transatlantic Trends Survey is a continuation of the Worldviews 2002 survey undertaken by the German Marshall Fund and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. It is also part of the annual Transatlantic Trends Survey series undertaken by the German Marshall Fund and the Compagnia di San Paolo since 2003.

Series: Transatlantic Trends Survey Series

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Stelzenmueller, Constanze, Pierangelo Isernia, and Richard Eichenberg. Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2014. ICPSR36138-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-24. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36138.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36138.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy)
  • Barrow Cadbury Trust (United Kingdom)
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Fundacao Luso-Americana (Portugal)
  • Fundacion BBVA (Spain)
  • Communitas Foundation (Bulgaria)
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    economic crises, elections, European Union, foreign policy, government performance, immigration, international conflict, international cooperation, international relations, Middle East, military intervention, national elections, national security, NATO, nuclear weapons, political partisanship, public approval, public opinion, security, telephones, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Country

Geographic Coverage:    France, Germany, Global, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Time Period:   

  • 2014-06-02--2014-06-26

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-06-02--2014-06-26

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    The adult population (aged 18 years and over), with access to land-line or mobile telephone, in: France, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States; the adult population (aged 18 years and over), with access to land-line only, in: Germany and the United Kingdom; the adult population (aged 18 years and over) interviewed in face-to-face mode in: Russia, Poland and Turkey. The sample sizes amount to approximately 1,000 respondents per each country, except for Russia (1,500).

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

In order to protect respondent anonymity and prevent disclosure risk, the variables D28, P2A_1, P2A_2, P2B_1, and P2B_2 were removed from the data collection.

The original data was carried out by TNS Opinion -- Brussels, on request of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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

A split ballot was used for one or more questions in this survey. Please refer to the ICPSR Processing Notes in the ICPSR Codebook for additional information on affected variables.

Additional information on the Transatlantic Trends Survey is provided on the Transatlantic Trends Web site.


Sample:    Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews, except in Poland, Turkey and Russia, where face-to-face interviews were conducted due to the low telephone penetration rate in these four countries. The basic sample design applied in all states is multi-stage random (probability). In each household, the respondent was drawn at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). Up to 5 call-backs for telephone interviews and 4 visits in total for face-to-face interviews were attempted before dropping a potential respondent.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    Several weight variables are present in the data which users may wish to apply during analysis, including a weight to control the differences in the selection probability in land-line and mobile phone contacts, weights by country size, and weights to correct the data for socio-demographic characteristics. Please refer to the "Technical Information" section in the ICPSR Codebook for further information about weighting.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), face-to-face interview

Response Rates:    The total response rate for all countries surveyed is 9 percent. Please refer to the "Technical Information" section in the ICPSR Codebook for additional information about response rates.

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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-07-24



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