Eurobarometer 81.2: Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and European Values, March 2014 (ICPSR 36659)

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Eurobarometer 81.2

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 covers the following special topics:(1) Financial and Economic Crisis, (2) European citizenship, and (3) European Values. Respondents' opinions were collected regarding the economic situation and quality of life on personal, national, and EU levels, and were asked about the impact of the economic crisis. Respondents were also asked about their employment situation and the national employment situation, as well as their expectations about the economy in the next 12 months. Additional questions were asked about respondents' feelings of national and European identity, as well as their knowledge of and trust in the EU. Respondents were also asked about their personal values, the values that the EU represents, and the amount of shared values between member states.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when respondent stopped full-time education, household composition, difficulties in paying bills, self-assessed level in society, self-assessed social class, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries only).

European Commission. Eurobarometer 81.2: Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European  Citizenship, and European Values, March 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-03-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36659.v1

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GESIS, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2014-03-15 -- 2014-03-24
2014-03-15 -- 2014-03-24

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European commission between March 15 - March 24, 2014. In some areas, fieldwork dates may vary slightly from this timeframe.

Eurobarometer 81.2 largely replicates standard EU and trend questions on living conditions and expectations, political issues, meaning of, attitudes towards and trust in the EU, and attitudes towards the future of the European unification process replicating identical questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 80.1 (QA, QB, QC, QD1, QD4) (ICPSR 35204).

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

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 81.2 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 website and ZACAT, respectively.

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 Questionnaire, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.

In all, Eurobarometer 81.2 interviewed 27,932 citizens in the 28 countries of the European Union after the 2013 enlargement with the accession of Croatia in July. All respondents have the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States, and are aged 15 and over.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • European Commission. Eurobarometer 81.2: Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and European Values, March 2014. ICPSR36659-v1. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2017-03-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36659.v1

2017-03-22 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 sample (country or lower level region) through the post-stratification weighting procedure a comparison is carried out between the sample composition and a proper universe description. The universe description is made available by the National Survey Research Institutes and/or by EUROSTAT. On this basis a national weighting procedure, using marginal and intercellular weighting, is applied. As such in all countries, minimum sex, age, region NUTS II (basic regions as defined by the EUROSTAT nomenclature of territorial units for statistics), and size of locality are introduced in the iteration procedure. This post-stratification weighting is also referred to as redressement or non-response weighting. A design weight which would adjust for unequal selection probabilities (depending on the household size) is not made available. Please refer to the Weighting Information document,as well as ZACAT, for additional weighting information.

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