Euro-barometer 4: Consumer Attitudes in Europe, October/November 1975 (ICPSR 7417)

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Jacques-Rene Rabier

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07417.v2

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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 the attitudes and behavior of European consumers. An initial series of questions dealt with the buying habits of respondents in a number of areas. The questionnaire then inquired about complaints respondents may have had with various products and services, and actions they may have taken on those complaints. The interview also probed for awareness of various efforts to protect and inform consumers. Other questions assessed attitudes towards consumer protection attempts and reactions to consumer testing institutes. The survey gathered standard demographic information for each respondent including education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as the occupation of the head of household and composition of the 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 4 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 October-November 1975.

Rabier, Jacques-Rene. Euro-barometer 4:  Consumer Attitudes in Europe, October/November 1975. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-04-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07417.v2

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1975-10 -- 1975-11
1975-10 -- 1975-11

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

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 4 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 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).

Cross-sectional

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

individual

personal interviews

survey data

1984-06-27

2015-04-30

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene. Euro-barometer 4: Consumer Attitudes in Europe, October/November 1975. ICPSR07417-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-04-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07417.v2

2015-04-30 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.

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.

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

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

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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