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Eurobarometer 26 (Nov 1986)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Energy Problems (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, Athens (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • Instituto de Investigacion Gallup, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lisbon (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
    • Transport, travel and mobility
    • Natural resources and energy
  • Abstract

    This Eurobarometer contains the following main survey focus: 1. General attitudes to political and social questions 2. Attitudes to Europe 3. Use of various means of transport and traffic regulations in Europe 4. Judgement on energy problems Topics: 1. Political and social attitudes: general prospects for the next year; expected increase or decrease in strikes; prospects for peace; danger of world war (scale); judgement on the general economic situation of the country and of one´s own financial situation; general contentment with life; satisfaction with democracy in the country; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; contact with representatives in parliament; postmaterialism; frequency of watching news broadcasts on television, reading news in daily newspapers and listening to information broadcasts on the radio; most important areas of interest; national pride; feeling of of being exploited by the powerful and being excluded; government does not concern itself with the ordinary people and the rich become richer; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social change; support of nature protection associations, ecology, anti-nuclear power and peace movements; party allegiance; general feeling of happiness; preference for living in the country or in the city. 2. Attitudes to Europe: feeling of being a citizen of Europe; assessment of the development of harmony among the member countries; attitude to unification of Western Europe; interest in problems of the European Community and assessment of their significance; attitude to appearance of the national team under the European and national flag at the Olympic Games; attitude to free selection of place of residence within the EC; attitude to the right to vote in municipal elections for EC citizens; positive or negative impression from the last media publications about the European Parliament; the significance of the role played by the European Parliament at the moment and that it should have in the future; contacts with a member of the European Parliament; attitude to membership of the country in the EC; advantages for the country from membership; areas with particular advantages; regret at a failure of the EC and economic consequences of a withdrawal of the country from the EC. 3. Use of various means of transport and traffic regulations in Europe: frequency of use of motorcycle or motor-assisted bicycle; length of possession of drivers license; most frequently used means of transport; visit to an EC country in the last two years; perceived disturbances from different traffic regulations; frequency of not using seat belts, exceeding speed limits and driving under the influence of alcohol; significance of these offenses as cause of accidents; traffic regulations that should be made uniform Europe-wide and more strongly enforced; attitude to speed limits on freeways; preferred maximum speed limits on freeways, highways and in built-up areas; general attitude to standardization of traffic regulations in the EC; personal involvement in an accident; family members or friends as victim of traffic accidents. 4. Judgement on energy problems: judgement on current and future energy situation as a problem; alternative solutions for future energy problems; most important, most reliable and most environmentally friendly type of energy for the future; judgement on the latest and future development of gasoline prices; industrial facilities with the greatest risk; attitude to research on nuclear energy; attitude to nuclear power (scale); construction of nuclear power plants or reduction of electricity consumption; judgement on the dangers of nuclear power; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the way nuclear power plants work; knowledge about the nuclear power plant accident in the Soviet Union and feeling of personal jeopardy; adequate preparation of German authorities for a nuclear power plant accident; possession of durable economic goods; possession of moped and car; central heating. Indices: cognitive and political mobility; postmaterialism; typeology of political orientation; EC support. The following question was posed in the Federal Republic of Germany: associations with the European Community. The following questions were additionally posed in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal: familiarity of a bicycle tour in Southern Europe; familiarity of the Tour de l´avenir; attitude to financial support of sporting events by the European Community. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupational position; employment; company size; household income; size of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; city size; age at school or university conclusion; number of persons in household 15 years old and older. Interviewer rating: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-10-24 / 1986-11-14
  • 1986-09-30 / 1986-10-14
  • 1986-10-16 / 1986-10-24
  • 1986-10-06 / 1986-10-31
  • 1986-10-09 / 1986-10-27
  • 1986-10-13 / 1986-11-04
  • 1986-10-15 / 1986-10-28
  • 1986-10-09 / 1986-10-31
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1986-10-18 / 1986-11-11
    Great Britain
  • 1986-10-18 / 1986-11-11
    Northern Ireland
  • 1986-10-02 / 1986-10-20
  • 1986-10-13 / 1986-10-27
  • 1986-10-08 / 1986-11-04
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
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: 11837
    Number of Variables: 235
The 11837 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 999 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1085 cases, Denmark 997 cases, France 995 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1007 cases, Italy 1098 cases, Luxembourg 301 cases, Netherlands 1026 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1010 cases, United Kingdom 1319 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 8680) or BASS (Study No. 8709). Earlier Eurobarometers (2-25) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318-1321 as well as 1541-1543; further are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1712 ff. A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1970-2002) with selected trend questions is archived under ZA Study No. 3521.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1544 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08680.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1544
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 26: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1986.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 26. Brussels, December 1986. (Also available in German).
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Public Opinion and the Energy Problem in 1986. Brussels, January 1988.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Europeans and Road Safety. Brussels, March 1987.

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

Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (2012): Eurobarometer 26 (Nov 1986). Energy Problems. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.