Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1, February-March 2004 (ICPSR 4350)

Published: Aug 17, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
European Commission. Directorate-General Press and Communication


Version V1

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 February 20 and March 17, 2004, in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. The three main topics covered were opinions regarding the European Union (EU), health, and Internet use by the respondents' children. For the first topic, respondents were asked about the enlargement of the EU, its policies, and its institutions. They were asked several questions to discern the impact the EU would have on their lives when their residing country joined the EU. Other questions focused on the European Parliament, its elections, and its voting intent. Further questions included national decision-making policies of the EU, statements on EU policies -- particularly foreign and defense policies -- and the EU's role in globalization. For the second main topic, health, the respondents were asked about health care and the health care system in their residing country. Other questions asked about the respondent's role in the care of a person with a long-term illness, a person with a handicap, or the elderly. They were further asked about their own health situations. The third topic was Internet usage. The questions focused on ways to protect children from possible dangers and risks associated with the Internet such as pornographic, discriminatory, or violent content. Respondents answered questions concerning Internet rules in their homes, Internet safety, and procedures for reporting harmful content. Demographic and other background information provided includes each respondent's age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of education, household income, region of residence, subjective size of community, and religious affiliation.

European Commission. Directorate-General Press and Communication. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1, February-March 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-08-17.

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Question 38 was a Split Ballot A and B.

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 three exceptions. In Estonia and Latvia, the survey covered permanent residents aged 15 and over. In Cyprus, the sample covered the territory of the Republic of Cyprus only.


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