Euro-barometer 3: European Men and Women, May 1975 (ICPSR 7416)

Published: May 1, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
Jacques-Rene Rabier; Ronald Inglehart


Version V2

This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer 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 ten years, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Community (EC), including how well-informed they felt about the EC, what sources of information about the EC they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and the extent of their personal interest in EC matters. Another major focus of the surveys was on European men and women. To mark International Women's Year and to arrive at a better understanding of men's and women's attitudes, this study focused on the status of women in the EC. Respondents were asked about the importance of this topic and their perceptions and evaluations of changes in the status of women. The study also attempted to ascertain whether both men and women desired to see fewer differences between the sexes. The survey also probed attitudes toward the political role of women. The survey includes standard demographic information for each respondent, including education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as occupation of head of household, and composition of household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains three constructed indices. Two of these indices categorize respondents' political ideology according to their partisan support and their left-right leanings, and the third index measures the respondents' opinion leadership in discussions with others about politics. Euro-Barometer 3 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents aged 15 or older interviewed in each of the nine nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Netherlands) in May 1975.

Rabier, Jacques-Rene, and Inglehart, Ronald. Euro-barometer 3: European Men and Women, May 1975. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-01.

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The rural population was underrepresented in the French sample. In order to produce a sample more representative of the total French population, French rural cases have been duplicated (each appears twice) in the dataset.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 3 can be found through the GESIS Data Catalogue. Additional information on the Eurobarometer Survey Series and the Eurobarometer data can be found at the GESIS Eurobarometer Web site and ZACAT, respectively.

The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.

The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or national stratified quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).


Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.


personal interviews

survey data

face-to-face interview



1984-06-27 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

2015-05-01 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection.

The data are not weighted, however, there is one weight variable, V3 (WEIGHT), that users may wish to use during analysis.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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