Eurobarometer 79.5: One year to go to the 2014 European Elections - European Parliament and Institutions, European Identity, and Globalization Challenges, June 2013 (ICPSR 36243)

Published: Oct 21, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
European Commission; European Parliament


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The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology.

This round of Eurobarometer surveys is a European Parliament Eurobarometer, or "Parlemeter", and covers the following special topics: (1) Information on and role of the European Parliament (EP), (2) Knowledge about European institutions and the EP, (3) Present and Future of the EP - values and policies, (4) European Identity, and (5) Globalization challenges. Respondents were asked about their opinions, awareness, and understanding of European institutions, most notably the European Commission and European Parliament, as well as about upcoming election and the election process for the European Commission and European Parliament. Additionally, respondents were asked about policies, procedures, and functions of European institutions, elements of European identity and citizenship, benefits and negative effects imposed by globalization, speculations on the growth of various country's economies and their economic power in the world, and about the European economy and European Union budget.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, occupation, age when full-time education ended, household composition, ownership of a fixed or a mobile telephone and other durable goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).

European Commission, and European Parliament. Eurobarometer 79.5: One year to go to the 2014 European Elections - European Parliament and Institutions, European Identity, and Globalization Challenges, June 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-10-21.

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2013-06-07 -- 2013-06-23

2013-06-07 -- 2013-06-23

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 79.5 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue. Additional information on the Eurobarometer Survey Series and the Eurobarometer data can be found at the GESIS Eurobarometer Web site and ZACAT, respectively.

The question module QP (European Parliament Eurobarometer ("Parlemeter")) largely replicates the corresponding questions in Eurobarometers 77.4 (QA) (ICPSR 34859) and 78.2 (QP) (ICPSR 35251).

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European commission between June 7th and June 23rd, 2013.

The basic sample design applied in all states is a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points was drawn with the probability proportional to population size (for a total coverage of the country) and to population density. In order to do so, the sampling points were drawn systematically from each of the "administrative regional units", after stratification by individual unit and type of area. They thus represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed according to the EUROSTAT NUTS II (or equivalent) and according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas. In each of the selected sampling points, a starting address was drawn, at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). All interviews were conducted face-to-face in the people's homes and in the appropriate national language. CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available. Please refer to the Technical Specifications section within the ICPSR Codebook for additional sampling information.


In all, Eurobarometer 79.5 interviewed 27,624 citizens in the 29 countries of the European Union after the 2004/2007 enlargement (i.e. including the Accession Countries Romania, Bulgaria, and the candidate country, Croatia). All respondents were residents in the respective country, nationals and non-national but EU-Citizens, and aged 15 and over. Respondents were expected to have sufficient command of the respective national languages to answer the questionnaire.


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2015-10-21 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

For each country, a comparison between the sample and the universe was carried out. The Universe description was derived from Eurostat population data or from national statistics offices. For all countries surveyed, a national weighting procedure, using marginal and intercellular weighting, was carried out based on this Universe description. In all countries, gender, age, region and size of locality were introduced in the iteration procedure. For international weighting (i.e. EU averages), TNS Opinion and Social applies the official population figures as provided by EUROSTAT or national statistic offices. Please refer to the ICPSR Codebook for additional weighting information.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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