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Eurobarometer 62.0: Standard European Trend Questions and Sport, October-November 2004 (ICPSR 4289)

Principal Investigator(s): Papacostas, Antonis, European Commission


This round of Eurobarometer surveys, composed mainly of trend questions, queried respondents on the standard Eurobarometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present lives, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, what their respective country's goals should be, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Union (EU), including how well-informed they felt about the EU, what sources of information about the EU they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EU member, and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. There were also a number of questions regarding national identity. In particular, respondents were asked if they identified themselves more as Europeans or as citizens of their respective countries, whether or not they were proud to be Europeans, with what region they most associated, and what, if any, significance did the EU flag hold for them personally. Another major focus of the survey was the subject of sport. Respondents were asked about frequency of participation, motivation to participate, benefits received and values promoted, what role the EU should play in regulating sport in Europe, and about negative issues associated with sporting activities. Background information collected includes respondents' age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, type and size of locality, and region of residence.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 62.0: Standard European Trend Questions and Sport, October-November 2004. ICPSR04289-v2. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04289.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04289.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, economic integration, economic issues, European Parliament, European unification, European Union, life satisfaction, national identity, political influence, political interest, political issues, politics, public opinion, quality of life, social attitudes, social change, social issues, social values, sports, sports participation

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Time Period:   

  • 2004-10-02--2004-11-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-10-02--2004-11-08

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the EU member states of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus the citizens of the four EU candidate countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Turkey.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social, c/o EOS Gallup Europe on request of the European Commission.

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

Eurobarometer 62.0 is the first Eurobarometer conducted after the enlargement of the European Union to include the 10 new member States (which occurred on the 1st of May, 2004).

The ending fieldwork dates in the data file for Denmark and Great Britain are not consistent with the fieldwork dates in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook.

The table in the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook shows the incorrect number of interviews for Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Moreover, although the data file contains information on Northern Ireland, the table does not appear to provide any information for Northern Ireland.

The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Norway, but Norway was not a participant in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway.

A split ballot was used for one or more questions in this survey. The variable V540 defines the separate groups.


Sample:    Multistage national probability samples.

Weight:    Please review the "Weighting Information" section of the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

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:

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


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-10-26

Version History:

  • 2010-06-17 The data have been further processed by GESIS; the SAS and SPSS setup files and the codebook have been updated; the SPSS portable file has been replaced with an SPSS system file; and Stata setup and system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a tab-delimited ASCII data file and data collection instrument have been added.

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