Eurobarometer 12 (Oct 1979)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • European Parliamentary Elections (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)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the European Parliament and the EC in general from the view of the population of the EC shortly after the first election to the European Parliament. Topics: degree of familiarity of the elections; judgement on the significance of elections; personal election participation and personal behavior at the polls; expectations of the European Parliament and its members; most important political goals of the country in the next 10 years; attitude to society and satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in the country; general attitude to the European Community; attitude to membership of the country in the EC; approval of an acceleration of the European unification movement; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question) and party ties; religiousness; personal opinion leadership. Demography: marital status; company size; household income; degree of urbanization; behavior at the polls in the last European election.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-10-17 / 1979-10-22
  • 1979-10-06 / 1979-10-12
  • 1979-10-15 / 1979-10-31
  • 1979-10-17 / 1979-10-23
  • 1979-10-17 / 1979-10-30
  • 1979-10-06 / 1979-10-22
  • 1979-10-20 / 1979-10-28
  • 1979-10-11 / 1979-10-26
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1979-10-11 / 1979-10-26
    Great Britain
  • 1979-10-11 / 1979-10-26
    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 multi-stage random sample) according to country.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 8989
    Number of Variables: 62
The 8989 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 1000 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1005 cases, Denmark 1029 cases, France 986 cases, Ireland 1006 cases, Italy 1170 cases, Luxembourg 298 cases, Netherlands 1092 cases, United Kingdom 1403 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7778). The Eurobarometers 13-14 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1038 to 1039. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-11) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 and 1036.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1037 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07778.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1037
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 12: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft nach den Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1979.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 12. Brussels, December 1979. [DE
  • Ronald Inglehart and Jacques-Rene Rabier: "Europe elects a Parliament: Cognitive Mobilization, Political Mobilization and Pro-European Attitudes as Influences on Voter Turnout," Government and Opposition, Volume 14, No.4, Autumn, 1979, pp. 479-507.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 197 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08