Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 2 (Current Affairs and the Media)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Publication Date
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel) (Researcher)
  • Cunningham, George (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel) (Researcher)
  • Sociological Research Centre, Tirana University, Tirana, Albania (Data Collector)
  • Balkan British Social Surveys, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • ECOMA, Research Institute of Commerce, Prag, Czechoslovakia (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallin, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Modus, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • Latvijas Fakti, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Sociological Laboratory of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • Pentor, Warszawa, Poland (Data Collector)
  • Centre for Urban & Regional Sociology, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • Institute of Sociology, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the European Community. Topics: Personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; judgement on the general and the economic situation of the country as well as one´s own financial situation; attitude to the market economy; judgement on the speed of economic reforms in one´s country; satisfaction with the development of democracy and the realization of human rights in the country; most important reasons for satisfaction with democracy; feeling as a European; knowledge of selected European and international organizations as well as the president of the EC Commission; attitude to the EC; attitude to one´s own country joining the EC; preferred time interval for such a membership; expected advantages or disadvantages for one´s own country from EC membership; attitude to agreements and cooperation with the EC; preference for territorial integrity or self-determination for the peoples of Yugoslavia; judgement on the EC initiatives to solve the crisis in Yugoslavia; attitude to EC aid for the Soviet Union; preference for continued existence of the Soviet Union or division in independent states; knowledge about the European domestic market 1992; expected effects of the European domestic market on the relation of one´s own country to Western Europe; judgement on EC, Soviet Union, Japan and USA as fair trading partners; interest in information on selected European institutions; most important sources of information about the EC; planned work migration to Western Europe; certainty of plans to emigrate to the west; intent to participate in the next election; party preference; union membership; religiousness; native language; national or ethnic affiliation; city size; self-classification on a left-right continuum. Except in Albania the following questions were also posed: frequency of use of western media; detailed information on satellite television programs and radio stations received. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-09-27 / 1991-10-15
  • 1991-10-25 / 1991-10-30
  • 1991-10-14 / 1991-10-31
  • 1991-10-18 / 1991-11-13
  • 1991-10-18 / 1991-10-28
  • 1991-10-23 / 1991-10-31
  • 1991-10-17 / 1991-10-28
  • 1991-10-17 / 1991-10-22
  • 1991-10-14 / 1991-10-30
  • 1991-10-19 / 1991-10-31
    Russian Federation
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSHH)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 10025
    Number of Variables: 246
The 10025 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Albania 1000 cases, Bulgaria 989 cases, Czechoslovakia 1076 cases, Estonia 999 cases, Hungary 987 cases, Latvia 999 cases, Lithuania 1000 cases, Poland 1000 cases, Romania 1000 cases, Russia (European) 975 cases. The data sets of Eurobarometer 1 in Central and Eastern Europe are archived unter ZA Study No. 2252-2260. The data set contains the data of all involved countries in a cumulated form. This cumulation was produced by the Zentrum fuer Europaeische Umfrageanalysen und Studien (ZEUS), Mannheim.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2251 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Commission of the European Communities (Hrsg.): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer No. 2: Public opinion about the European Community. Brüssel: Selbstverlag, January 1992.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22