Eurobarometer 85.2: Standard Eurobarometer 85, May 2016 (ICPSR 36734)

Published: Jan 16, 2018

Principal Investigator(s):
European Commission

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36734.v1

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Eurobarometer 85.2

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.

Eurobarometer 85.2 covered the following special topics: (1) trends in personal and political scenarios, (2) the Europe 2020 strategy and policy priorities, (3) the financial and economic crisis and related EU policies, and (4) European citizenship. Respondents' opinions were collected regarding their predictions for the next 12 months in several arenas, including the EU economic crisis, the Turkish Cypriot community, and the respondent's life generally. Respondents were further questioned about topics discussed amongst friends and family, priorities in establishing an energy union, and immigration concerns. Perspectives were also gathered regarding various measures intended to improve the economy, and positive aspects of European citizenship.

Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other 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. Eurobarometer 85.2: Standard Eurobarometer 85, May 2016. Ann Arbor, MI: GESIS [distributor], Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-01-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36734.v1

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2016-05-21 -- 2016-05-31

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission between May 21 - May 31, 2016. In some areas, fieldwork dates may vary slightly from this timeframe.

Related Data Collections:

  • All question modules are in the standard Eurobarometer context and largely replicate questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 84.3 (ICPSR 36670) or 83.3 (ICPSR 36667).

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 85.2 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.

A multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regionals units in every country (Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT NUTS 2 or equivalent). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from th initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. No more than one interview was conducted in each household.

Please refer to the Technical Specifications section within the Questionnaire, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.

Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey has also been conducted in Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, and in the Turkish Cypriot Community. In these countries, it covers the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.

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  • 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 Documentation, as well as ZACAT, for additional weighting information.

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

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