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The Political Culture of Southern Europe: A Four Nation Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Mavrogordatos, George Th. (University of Athens)
  • Nicolacopolous, Ilias (National Social Research Center, Athens)
  • Tsoucalas, Constantine (National Social Research Center, Athens)
  • Guidorossi, Giovanna ("Bocconi" University, Milan)
  • Urbani, Giulani ("Bocconi" University, Milan)
  • Mannheimer, Renato (University of Milan)
  • Weber, Maria ("Bocconi" University, Milan)
  • Morlino, Leonardo (University of Florence)
  • Bacalhau, Mario (Institute NORMA, Lisbon)
  • Stock, Jose M. (University of Evora)
  • Conde, Rosa (Center for Sociological Studies, Madrid)
  • Martinez, Ubaldo (Center for Sociological Studies, Madrid)
  • Montero, Jose R. (University of Cadiz)
  • Sani, Giacomo (Ohio State University (Cross-National Coordinator))
  • Santamaria, Julian ("Complutense" University and Center for Sociological Studies, Madrid (Cross-National Coordinator))
Publication Date
  • Divisao de Marketing ecpiniao publica (NORMA), Lisbon (Data Collector)
  • Istituto per le ricercee statisticee e l'analisi dell'Opinione pubblica (DOXA), Mailand (Data Collector)
  • Centro de investigaciones sociologicas, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Forms and extent of political participation. Judgement on parties, political attitudes and moral orientations. Topics: most important political problems; ideal country in which economic development, individual freedom, social equality and democracy have been realized; media usage; memberships in clubs, occupation organizations, parties or trade unions; union membership of family members; religiousness; feelings with the term politics; political participation; feeling of belonging to a social class and self-classification of social class affiliation; attitude to forms of political participation from unconventional to violence-oriented; judgement on politicians; interest in politics; sympathy scale for the most important politicians for the USA, the USSR, the military, the Greens, peace groups, the church and the judiciary; designation of the institution having the greatest power in the country; preference for opportunism or loyalty to principles in political life; attitude to democracy; attitude to citizen involvement in government measures; attitude to revolutionary changes of society and to fascism; attitude to political parties (scale); preferred number of parties; compatibility of Catholicism and voting for a communist or socialist party; most important characteristics of an ideal party; classification of the parties on a left-right continuum; party allegiance; most important reasons for voting for a specific party and for not voting; self-classification on a left-right continuum; personal change in party voted for; assessment of personal proximity to the most important parties; eligible party and party one cannot vote for; behavior at the polls in the last election; company size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Greece (GR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Spain (ES)
Sampled Universe
Sample from the adult population
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 8570
    Number of Variables: 170
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2008 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 242 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Mavrogordatos, George Th.; Nicolacopolous, Ilias; Tsoucalas, Constantine; Guidorossi, Giovanna; Urbani, Giulani et. al. (1991): The Political Culture of Southern Europe: A Four Nation Study. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.