Eurobarometer 24 (Oct 1985)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Entry of Spain and Portugal (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Inglehart, Ronald (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) (Researcher)
  • Rabier, Jacques-René (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel) (Researcher)
  • Riffault, Hélène (Faits et Opinions, Paris) (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)
  • Instituto de Investigacion Gallup, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (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
  • Abstract

    The main focus of Eurobarometer 24 are questions on the European Community. Topics: assessment of personal prospects for the future in the next year; expected company conflicts (strikes) and international conflicts in the next year; perceived danger of war; assessment of the general as well as one´s own economic situation; contentment with life; satisfaction with democracy in the country; personal opinion leadership; postmaterialism index; familiarity of the EUREKA project; frequency of political discussions with friends; trust in national government; national pride; feeling of being a citizen of Europe; willingness to go to war for one´s own country; attitude to planned EC-wide uniform signs at border-crossings; familiarity and evaluation of the European Parliament; significance of the European Parliament for personal life; attitude to an increase in importance of the European Parliament; preference for national or European decision-making responsibility in selected political questions; attitude to majority decisions in EC committees; preference for the term European Community or Common Market; benefit of EC membership for one´s own country; regret of a failure of the EC; attitude to mutual aid for member countries with economic difficulties; personal willingness to make sacrifices for this through increased tax payments; attitude to unification of Western Europe and a united Europe; estimate of time interval until a political unification will be completed; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social changes; importance of God (scale); feeling of happiness; approval of import restrictions to secure jobs in the country; attitude to import duty on foods to protect domestic agriculture; attitude to the USA and assessment of the relations between one´s own country and the United States; assumed attitude of the USA to European unification; assessment of the usefulness of economic relations of one´s own country to the USA and Japan; party allegiance; party preference. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; 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; person managing household; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; city size; union membership; memberships; age at conclusion of school or university education (classified). Interviewer rating: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-10-08 / 1985-10-28
  • 1985-10-15 / 1985-10-30
  • 1985-10-21 / 1985-10-31
  • 1985-10-17 / 1985-11-04
  • 1985-10-10 / 1985-10-30
  • 1985-10-15 / 1985-11-04
  • 1985-10-12 / 1985-10-31
  • 1985-10-23 / 1985-10-31
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1985-10-10 / 1985-10-31
    Great Britain
  • 1985-10-10 / 1985-10-31
    Northern Ireland
  • 1985-10-18 / 1985-10-31
  • 1985-10-24 / 1985-10-31
  • 1985-10-21 / 1985-11-05
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)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
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: 11849
    Number of Variables: 100
The 11849 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1011 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1029 cases, Denmark 995 cases, France 1000 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1008 cases, Italy 1047 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1068 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1003 cases, United Kingdom 1382 cases. Data provider: BASS. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-23) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318-1321 as well as 1541; another under ZA Study No. 1543.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1542 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08513.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1542
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 24: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, in Spanien und Portugal. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1985.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 255 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08