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Eurobarometer 15 (Apr 1981)

Resource Type
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Membership in the European Community (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Researcher)
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (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
  • Abstract

    Eurobarometer 15 has the following main survey focus areas: 1. the mood and satisfaction of Europeans, 2. attitude to Europe and the European Community and 3. attitude to introduction of a European passport. Topics: 1. The mood and satisfaction of Europeans: general contentment with life; fundamental philosophy on society; judgement on the importance of political goals in one´s country. 2. Attitude to Europe and the European Community: attitude to unification of Western Europe; judgement on the development of harmony between the nations of the EC; attitude to membership in the community and degree of solidarity with the EC; index of attitude to the European Community; advantages and disadvantages of membership of one´s country in the EC; attitude to remaining or leaving the EC; judgement on solidarity within Europe. 3. Attitude to introduction of a European passport. 4. Miscellaneous: judgement on one´s own opinion leadership; political interest; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party allegiance and party preference; possession of television set (color or black and white) and average television time per week; preferred types of television broadcasts; postmaterialism index. Demography: age; sex; marital status; occupational position; company size; household income; household composition; respondent is head of household; party preference (Sunday question); degree of urbanization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-04-10 / 1981-04-27
  • 1981-03-23 / 1981-04-04
  • 1981-04-03 / 1981-04-16
  • 1981-04-01 / 1981-04-14
  • 1981-04-10 / 1981-04-17
  • 1981-04-02 / 1981-04-15
  • 1981-04-04 / 1981-04-12
  • 1981-04-15 / 1981-04-24
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1981-04-01 / 1981-04-30
    Great Britain
  • 1981-04-01 / 1981-04-30
    Northern Ireland
  • 1981-04-01 / 1981-04-15
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)
  • Greece (GR)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
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: 9898
    Number of Variables: 74
The 9898 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 949 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1004 cases, Denmark 1006 cases, France 991 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1005 cases, Italy 1183 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1091 cases, United Kingdom 1369 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7959). The Eurobarometers 16-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1207 to 1209. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-14) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1206 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07959.v2 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1206
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 15: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1981.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 15. Brussels, June 1981 (also available in German).

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 234 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08

Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (2012): Eurobarometer 15 (Apr 1981). Membership in the European Community. Version: 1.1.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.