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Eurobarometer 64.2: The European Constitution, Globalization, Energy Resources, and Agricultural Policy, October-November 2005 (ICPSR 4580)

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


This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, 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 country's goals should be for the next 10 or 15 years, 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 (or would benefit from being a future member), and the extent of their personal interest in EU matters. Another major focus of the surveys was to ask respondents to express their opinion regarding EU enlargement including whom they would favor to join the EU, and in particular, the possible accession of Turkey. Respondents residing in EU countries were asked to identify fears they may have regarding EU enlargement. All respondents were asked their opinion about the effects of and the EU's role in globalization. The survey also examines world politics by asking respondents about the roles of the United States and the EU, and in general how the EU would compare itself to the United States, Japan, China, and India in several areas. In addition, respondents were asked to identify two most important issues facing their country, and whether the process of decision-making about these issues should be done by their country alone, by the EU, or jointly. The survey also queried respondents about their views on (1) the EU's budget and its allocation of funds to programs, (2) the EU's role in immigration, health care and economics including trade, pensions, and employment, and (3) the EU's development of economic, defense, and security policies, educational programs, and a constitution. Special topics included energy consumption, agricultural policy, and media use. Respondents were asked about their usage of energy, and about how the EU's citizens and government could reduce consumption and utilize alternative resources. They were also asked about EU agricultural policy and how it may benefit farmers, consumers, the environment, and the world market. In addition, respondents were asked questions regarding the types of media they used to obtain news and information about the EU, frequency of news media use, the purpose for Internet use, and their views regarding how frequently the media talks about the EU and how the media presents the EU to citizens. Demographic and other background information includes respondent's age, gender, nationality, marital status, left-right political self-placement, occupation, age at completion of full-time education, household composition, and use of a fixed or a mobile telephone. In addition, country-specific data include size of locality, region of residence (local codes), language of interview (select countries), household income, and a list of television channels, radio stations, and daily newspapers that respondents regularly viewed, listened to, or read during the course of a week.

Series: Eurobarometer Survey Series

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Study Description


Papacostas, Antonis. Eurobarometer 64.2: The European Constitution, Globalization, Energy Resources, and Agricultural Policy, October-November 2005. ICPSR04580-v3. Cologne, Germany: GESIS/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2010-06-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04580.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04580.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agricultural policy, citizen attitudes, constitutions, economic issues, energy conservation, European Economic Community, European unification, European Union, foreign policy, government, immigration, innovation, international development, international economics, life satisfaction, media use, pensions, political attitudes, political issues, products, public opinion, public policy, quality of life, social attitudes, social issues, trust in government, world politics

Smallest Geographic Unit:    country

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, 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:   

  • 2005-10-11--2005-11-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 2005-10-11--2005-11-15

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Citizens of the EU aged 15 and over residing in the 25 EU member countries: Austria, Belgium, Republic of 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 in the two EU acceding countries: Bulgaria and Romania, the citizens in the two candidate countries: Croatia and Turkey, and the citizens in the Turkish Cypriot Community.

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 (Brussels) on request of the European Commission.

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

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 V3403 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:   2006-11-17

Version History:

  • 2010-06-25 The value labels associated with variables V751, V1272 through V1303, V1305, V1306, and V1440 have been added or revised. Also, the codebook has been revised.
  • 2010-04-26 The Netherlands has been added to the D49 series (not previously available in the ICPSR Version 1 release). The data have been further processed by GESIS, and the SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, Stata system file, and codebook have been updated. Also, the SAS transport (XPORT) file has been replaced with a SAS transport (CPORT) file, the SPSS portable file has been replaced with an SPSS system file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file has been added.

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