Euro-Barometer 7: Science and Technology in the European Community, April 1977 (ICPSR 7612)

Published: May 14, 2015 View help for published

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Jacques-Rene Rabier, European Commission; Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07612.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 role of science and technology in modern life and on political priorities in public support for science and scientific research. Several questions centered on the portrayal of scientists on television. Questions about the European Parliament were expanded to include reactions to the European Parliamentary elections proposed for June 1978, expectations concerning the campaign, the future role of the European Parliament, and respondents' projected voting preference in the election. Demographic information for each respondent includes occupation, 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 constructed indices on materialist/post-materialist values, left-right partisan vote, and cognitive mobilization (an indicator of an individual's potential to take an active role in the political process). Euro-Barometer 7 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 April 1977. EURO-BAROMETER 10A: SCIENTIFIC PRIORITIES IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER, 1978 (ICPSR 7807) is a supplement to this study, containing many similar topics.

Rabier, Jacques-Rene, and Inglehart, Ronald. Euro-Barometer 7: Science and Technology in the European Community, April 1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07612.v2

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European Commission, National Science Foundation (NSF: SOC-7914619)

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1977-04
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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, 165 French rural cases have been duplicated (each appears twice) in this dataset. Their original identification numbers have been retained.

Access to GESIS data and documentation, including the GESIS DOI, for Eurobarometer 7 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 stratified national 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

2015-05-14

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, and Ronald Inglehart. Euro-Barometer 7: Science and Technology in the European Community, April 1977. ICPSR07612-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07612.v2

2015-05-14 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 are two weight variables, V5 (EUROPEAN WEIGHT VARIABLE) and V6 (FRENCH WEIGHT VARIABLE), that users may wish to apply during analysis.

Notes

  • 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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