Euro-barometer 2: Problems Facing the European Community, October-November 1974 (ICPSR 6111)

Published: Oct 28, 1998

Principal Investigator(s):
Jacques-Rene Rabier, European Commission


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This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro- Barometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the Common Market and the European Community (EC), and also focused on problems facing the European Community. Respondents were asked to identify the most important and the second most important problems facing their country's government. In addition, they were asked to state how important or unimportant a list of problems were for the European Community: fighting rising prices, establishment of a common European currency, reduction of differences between developed and less developed regions of the Common Market, introduction of standardized educational qualifications, coordination of social policies regarding employment and job training, modernization of European agriculture, protecting consumers against fraud, and implementation of common policies for dealing with issues such as energy supplies, relations with the United States and the Soviet Union, developing scientific research, protecting nature and fighting pollution, and aid to underdeveloped countries. Other questions asked if these problems were best handled through the European Community or by each country individually. Respondents were also asked how well they thought newspapers, radio, and television covered European problems, if membership in the Common Market was a good or bad thing for their country, and which party they would be inclined to support if a general election were held the next day. The data include information on age, gender, nationality, age when finished full-time education, income, occupation (head of household), size of community, and region of residence.

Rabier, Jacques-Rene. Euro-barometer 2:  Problems Facing the European Community, October-November 1974. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998-10-28.

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1974-10 -- 1974-11

1974-10 -- 1974-11

The codebook is provided as an ASCII text file and as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

Data processing for this collection was performed at the Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung in Koeln, Germany.

Probability sampling and quota sampling.

Persons aged 15 and older in Belgium, West Germany, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

personal interviews

survey data



1998-10-28 An English codebook (text and PDF) replaces the German codebook for this study. Also, minor corrections have been made to the SPSS data definition statements.


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