Eurobarometer 27 (Mar-May 1987)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Common Agricultural Policy and Cancer (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses (Researcher)
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (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:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    The Eurobarometer contains the following major questions: 1. General satisfaction 2. Equal rights for men and women 3. Attitude to smoking 4. Cancer 5. Attitude to agriculture and judgement on European agricultural policy 6. Attitude to Europe 7. Attitude to the USA and the Soviet Union. Topics: 1. Eligibility to vote at place of residence; general life satisfaction and satisfaction with democracy; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; postmaterialism; most important indicators for the prosperity of a country; most important associations with the European Community; frequency of discussion of social problems. 2. Judgement on the social situation of women in the country; preferred role distribution in one´s family; politics as something for men or for women; trust in women in selected occupations; attitude to more women in the national parliament; knowledge of national laws on equal treatment of men and women; knowledge about the EC department for equal rights for men and women at work; interest in employment of spouse; description of the type of household and reason for the situation of the family; financial support received in raising children. 3. Interest in health information; health-conscious nutrition; use of cigarettes; tar content as selection criteria for cigarettes; preference for low tar content; interest in changing one´s own smoking habits; doing without smoking in order not to bother others; perceived disturbance from the tobacco smoke of other persons; being together with smokers. 4. Preferred measures to reduce the general use of tobacco and thus the risk of cancer; general description of personal condition of health; serious illnesses suffered up to now; most important causes of cancer; reduced risk of cancer from healthful living; personal participation in cancer check-ups; possibility to avoid cancer through corresponding precautions; familiarity and assessment of the difficulties of cancer prevention measures; cases of cancer in one´s circle of friends and acquaintances. 5. Interest in agricultural questions; the significance of agricultural questions for the future; sources of information about agricultural questions; economic areas with the most significant support by the government; judgement on subsidies; most important problems of agriculture; attitude to agriculture as food supplier and as area of employment; preference for large or small agriculture companies; judgement on selected agricultural policy measures to support agriculture; judgement on the situation of national agriculture; preference for a national or European responsibility for agricultural policy; positive or negative impression of the common agricultural policy of the EC; advantages for national agriculture and consumers from the common agricultural policy; general judgement on food prices; judgement on the appropriateness of the agriculture budget of one´s own country as well as of the EC; judgement on the research support budget of the EC; attitude to export and subsidy of agricultural products for the world market. 6. General impression of the European Parliament; intent to participate in a European Election; attitude to strengthening the role of the European Parliament; attitude to unification of Western Europe; attitude to membership of the country in the EC; assessment of the advantageousness of EC membership for the country; regret of a failure of the European Community; most important effects of the 30-year existence of the Common Market; feeling of being a European; most important reason to feel proud as a European; desirable development of the European Community in the future. 7. Judgement on the relations of the country to the USA and the Soviet Union as well as personal attitude to these two countries; attitude to an intensification of this relation; concern about negative political influence of the Soviet Union or the USA on one´s own country; attitude to stationing of American troops in Western Europe; preference for NATO membership or leaving it; assessment of the conventional balance of power between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Demography: self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social change; party allegiance; religious denomination; marital status; age at end of education; party preference (Sunday question); sex; age; size of household; number and ages of children in household; monthly household income; occupational position; company size; position in household; occupation of head of household; city size; degree of urbanization; region. The following question was also posed in Belgium: language in household. The following question was also posed in Ireland: attitude to the Irish language. In Belgium, Spain and Portugal the following question was posed: behavior at the polls in the previous national election. Indices: cognitive and political mobility; postmaterialism; political orientation; EC support; affected by cancer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-03-24 / 1987-04-04
  • 1987-04-04 / 1987-04-12
  • 1987-03-20 / 1987-04-14
  • 1987-03-17 / 1987-04-18
  • 1987-03-31 / 1987-04-18
  • 1987-04-13 / 1987-04-29
  • 1987-03-31 / 1987-04-15
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1987-03-25 / 1987-04-10
  • 1987-04-13 / 1987-05-08
  • 1987-03-28 / 1987-04-04
  • 1987-03-26 / 1987-04-16
  • 1987-04-02 / 1987-04-21
    United Kingdom
  • 1987-03-31 / 1987-04-14
    Northern Ireland
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
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: 11651
    Number of Variables: 402
The 11651 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1010 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 994 cases, Denmark 992 cases, France 1002 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1005 cases, Italy 1053 cases, Luxembourg 287 cases, Netherlands 1004 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 998 cases, United Kingdom 1306 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 8715) or BASS (Study No. 8736). Earlier Eurobarometers (2-26) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318-1321 and 1541-1544, others are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1713 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
  • ZA1712 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08715.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1712
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 27: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1987.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 27. Brussels, June 1987. (Also available in German).
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die Europäer und ihre Landwirtschaft - Sondernummer Eurobarometer (Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy - Special edition of the Eurobarometer). Brüssel, Februar 1988.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Europe against Cancer - Survey: Europeans and the prevention of cancer. Brussels, September 1987.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Men and Women of Europe in 1987 - Supplement No. 26 of "Women of Europe". Brussels, December 1987.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08