Eurobarometer 23 (Apr 1985)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • The European Currency Unit and Working Conditions (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Researcher)
  • DIMARSO, Brussels (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup (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
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    The main survey focus of this Eurobarometer is: 1. Working hours and income 2. The European currency ECU 3. Questions on the European Parliament and the EC Topics: 1. Working hours and income: frequency of travel to European countries; attitude to border checks for citizens of EC member countries; attitude to extradition of criminals within EC member countries. Preference for a wage increase or reduction in working hours; preferred normal weekly working hours; attitude to flexible working hours; attitude to salary reductions given difficult situations for the company; profit-sharing in the company; attitude to differences in pay with same activity. 2. The European currency ECU: knowledge about the European currency ECU; influence of strength of national currency on personal life; attitude to replacement of national currency by a European one as well as to concurrent use of both currencies; interest in currency and stock market information; personal business in foreign countries; possession of bank account and savings account as well as stocks and shares; expected development of use of the European currency; assumed integration function of the ECU; ECU as future international means of payment; interest in a savings account, traveler´s checks or investment in ECU currency; particular advantages of the ECU; preference for national currency, ECU or dollars for medium-term investment. 3. Questions on the European Parliament and the EC: general attitude to the European Parliament; assessment of the current and desired future significance of the European Parliament; personal participation in the last European Election; assessment of the development of harmony among the nations of the European Community; judgement on the advantages of national membership in the European Community; approval of the efforts for European integration; attitude to a European Government; countries that should in any case be represented in such a European Union; knowledge about countries that have applied for EC membership; interest in Spain and Portugal joining; judgement on Spanish membership for the EC as well as for one´s own country. 4. Miscellaneous: personal opinion leadership; satisfaction with the political system; postmaterialism index; political interest; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party sympathy; attitude to social reforms. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; company size; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party inclination; person managing household; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; city size; union membership; memberships; age at termination of school or university education (classified). Interviewer rating: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-03-28 / 1985-04-19
  • 1985-03-14 / 1985-03-30
  • 1985-03-23 / 1985-04-13
  • 1985-03-22 / 1985-04-11
  • 1985-03-26 / 1985-04-10
  • 1985-04-09 / 1985-04-22
  • 1985-03-23 / 1985-03-31
  • 1985-03-28 / 1985-04-12
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1985-03-25 / 1985-04-12
    Great Britain
  • 1985-03-25 / 1985-04-12
    Northern Ireland
  • 1985-03-25 / 1985-04-03
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
Sample of 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: 9929
    Number of Variables: 176
The 9929 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 1016 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1007 cases, Denmark 1022 cases, France 1018 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1009 cases, Italy 1127 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 985 cases, United Kingdom 1445 cases. Data provider: BASS. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-22) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318-1321; others under ZA Study Nos. 1542-1543.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1541 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08411.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1541
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 23: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1985.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 23. Brussels, June 1985. (Also available in German).
  • Faits et Opinions: L´opinion des salariés européens sur la flexibilité dans les conditions de travail. Paris, Juillet 1985.
  • Faits et Opinions: Die Europäische Öffentlichkeit und die ECU (Europeans and the ECU / Le public européen et l´ECU). Paris, November 1985.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 249 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08