Eurobarometer 4 (Oct-Nov 1975)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Consumer Attitudes in Europe (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Researcher)
  • IFOP, Paris (Data Collector)
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • The Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    The two major topics are: 1. A series of questions on unification of Europe already posed in earlier Eurobarometers and 2. Attitudes and conduct of European consumers. Topics: 1. Personal interest in the problems of the EC; attitude to the election of the European Parliament and membership of the country in the EC; importance of problems with which the EC is occupied; preference for European Community actions or independent national actions; image of the Common Market; attitude to a European citizenship; judgement on the subjective tax burden and social services of the country; political interest; most important personal problems; general contentment with life. 2. Assessment of price development and individual reactions to compensation of inflation; conduct with complaints; quality-conscious and price-conscious conduct in purchase of consumer goods; judgement on personal level of information in purchase of durable economic goods and with groceries; perceived influence through advertising; attitude to advertising; name-brand articles and advertising; writings on purchase behavior and consumer advice; attitude to and judgement on consumer protection organizations; personal membership in such an organization and interest in this; trust in independent product tests and significance of test results for purchase decision; evaluation of consumer information in the various media; judgement on the ability of the party regarding consumer interest. Demography: club memberships; party preference (Sunday question); religiousness; age; sex; marital status; nationality; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-10-20 / 1975-10-28
  • 1975-10-14 / 1975-10-24
  • 1975-10-21 / 1975-10-22
  • 1975-10-17 / 1975-10-29
  • 1975-10-21 / 1975-11-05
  • 1975-10-12 / 1975-10-25
  • 1975-10-11 / 1975-10-19
  • 1975-10-13 / 1975-10-25
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1975-10-13 / 1975-10-25
    Great Britain
  • 1975-10-13 / 1975-10-25
    Northern Ireland
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Various sampling procedures (quota sample and random selection) depending on country.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9153
    Number of Variables: 166
The 9153 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1000 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1002 cases, Denmark 1023 cases, France 1276 cases, Ireland 1000 cases, Italy 1110 cases, Luxembourg 297 cases, Netherlands 1006 cases, United Kingdom 1439 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7417). The Eurobarometers 5-10A are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0989 to 0995. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-3) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0987.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0988 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07417.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0988
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 4: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1975.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Der europäische Verbraucher: Seine Befürchtungen, seine Bestrebungen, seine Unterrichtung. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1976.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 4. Brussels, 1976. (Also available in German).
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Customers - What do they care about? what do they want? How well informed are they? Brussels, 1976.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 42 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08