Eurobarometer 8 (Oct-Nov 1977)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Men, Women and Work Roles 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)
  • The Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Retirement
    • International politics and organisation
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    The three major topics are: 1. Attitudes to the European Community and to European integration, 2. Work satisfaction and attitude to retirement, 3. Satisfaction and political attitudes. Topics: 1. Attitudes to the EC: attitudes to membership of one´s own country in the EC and to joining by Greece, Portugal and Spain; attitude to direct election of the European Parliament. 2. Work satisfaction: judgement on one´s own job security; attitude to sex-specific roles in work life and in politics; work satisfaction (scale); attitude to reduction in working hours instead of wage increase; attitude to employment after reaching the age limit and reasons for an intent to remain further employed; intent of early retirement and preference for a transition time before retirement. 3. Satisfaction: general contentment with life and feeling of happiness; expected changes in the quality of life; most important political goals at national level; attitude to the environmental protection movement, the women´s movement and the change of the social system; satisfaction with the manner of functioning of democracy; political interest; expected social tensions and judgement on the danger of war. 4. Miscellaneous: helping by the man with housework; attitude to emancipation of women; membership in clubs and citizen initiatives; party preference, party ties and voting intent in the Federal Parliament election; left-right orientation; opinion leadership. The following questions were posed to unemployed: earlier occupation; willingness to accept part-time employment and urgency of job search. The following questions were posed to housewives: satisfaction with occupation of housewife; helping in occupation of husband; reasons for non-employment. Demography: membership in clubs and citizens´ initiatives; party preference; religiousness; age; sex; marital status; nationality; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-10-24 / 1977-11-07
  • 1977-10-24 / 1977-11-04
  • 1977-10-27 / 1977-11-07
  • 1977-10-27 / 1977-11-07
  • 1977-10-28 / 1977-11-15
  • 1977-10-24 / 1977-11-07
  • 1977-10-01 / 1977-11-08
  • 1977-10-24 / 1977-11-07
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1977-10-24 / 1977-11-07
    Great Britain
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) depending on country.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 8826
    Number of Variables: 145
The 8826 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1006 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1009 cases, Denmark 995 cases, France 1002 cases, Ireland 997 cases, Italy 1155 cases, Luxembourg 344 cases, Netherlands 960 cases, United Kingdom 1358 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7604). The Eurobarometers 9-10A are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0993 to 0995. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-7) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0991.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0992 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07604.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0992
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 8: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1978.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Die Erwerbspersonen und die Perspektiven des Ruhestandes. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1978.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 8. Brussels, January 1978.
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Men and Women in 1978. Brussels, February 1979.
  • Commission of the European Communities: The attitude of the working population to retirement. Brussels, May 1978.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 41 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08