Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.3, October-November 2002: New Europeans and Agriculture (ICPSR 4140)

Published: Dec 21, 2004

Principal Investigator(s):
European Commission. Directorate-Generals Agriculture and Research


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The Candidate Countries Eurobarometer (CCEB) series, first conducted in 2001, gathers information from the countries applying to become members of the European Union (EU) in a way that allows direct comparison with the standard Eurobarometer series carried out in the existing EU countries. The CCEB provides decision-makers and the European public with opinion data on the similarities and differences between the EU and the candidate countries. The CCEB continuously tracks support for EU membership in each country and records changes in attitudes related to European issues in the candidate countries. This round of the CCEB surveys was conducted between October 16 and November 17, 2002, in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Respondents were queried on whether the EU should use its agricultural policy to ensure stable and adequate incomes for farmers, help farmers to adapt their production to consumers' expectations, favor and improve life in the countryside, reduce development disparities between regions, favor methods of organic production, promote respect for the environment, protect medium- or small-sized farms, or ensure that agricultural products were healthy and safe. Additional questions elicited respondents' feelings toward the EU subsidizing fewer agricultural products in favor of providing more funds for the protection and development of the overall rural economy. Respondents were asked if they had heard about the "Common Agricultural Policy," and if they felt the agricultural policy of the European Union would favor farmers, consumers, the environment in the countryside, or the food-processing industry. Respondents were also asked what they expected the impact would be on their farms if their country joined the EU. Demographic variables include sex, age, nationality, marital status, level of education, current occupation, income, whether the respondent lived in a rural area or village, small- or middle-sized town, or large town, religious affiliation, and voting intent.

European Commission. Directorate-Generals Agriculture and Research. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.3, October-November 2002:  New Europeans and Agriculture  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004-12-21.

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2002-10-16 -- 2002-11-17

(1) The files included with the first release of this collection derive from the data producer, Gallup Organization Hungary (Magyar Gallup Intezet). (2) The documentation (codebook and SPSS data definition statements) for this collection contains characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages. (3) The questionnaire located in the codebook was also used for CANDIDATE COUNTRIES EUROBAROMETER 2002.3, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2002: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ICPSR 4139). Questions Q.A1-Q.A5 correspond to the New Europeans and Agriculture component only. (4) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. 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 Web site.

Multistage national probability samples.

Citizens aged 15 and over residing in the 13 countries applying for European Union membership: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. There are two exceptions. In Estonia, the survey covered permanent residents aged 15 and over. In Cyprus, the survey only covered citizens aged 14 and over living on the southern part of the island.


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