Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 3 (Political Disintegration)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Publication Date
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Commission of the European Community, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • Cunningham, George (Commission of the European Community, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • Britalb, Tirana, Albania (Data Collector)
  • Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia (Data Collector)
  • Balkan British Social Surveys, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • Institute of Sociology, Belarussian Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus (Data Collector)
  • AISA, Prag, Czechoslovakia (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallin, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Georgian Social Research Centre, Tbilisi, Georgia (Data Collector)
  • Modus, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • Latvijas Fakti, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • BRIMA Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia (Data Collector)
  • INSOC, Moldova (Data Collector)
  • Pentor, Warszawa, Poland (Data Collector)
  • SCOP-SRL, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • ROMIR, Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • GRAL Marketing, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • Institute of Sociology, Ukranian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the European Community. Assessment of the political and economic situation of the country. Topics: Judgement on the general political and economic development of the country; expected development of the economic situation; judgement on the development of one´s own financial situation; attitude to the market economy; judgement on the speed of economic reforms as well as privatization of government companies; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; probability of establishment of a dictatorship in the country; satisfaction with democracy; comparison of the earlier political system with the current one; extent of respect for human rights in one´s country and reason for this assessment; attitude to the decay of countries in the east; satisfaction with western economic aid; knowledge about the ´Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe´, the European Community and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; attitude to the goals and activities of the European Community; knowledge about the location of the most important European institutions; designations of the country with which the future of one´s own country is most closely tied; interest in the EC; general interest in the EC and EC membership of the country; preferred point in time to join the EC; knowledge and interest in support programs of the EC, making trade easier with the EC and the agreements on political, economic as well as cultural cooperation; perceived advantages and disadvantages of membership of one´s own country; population groups or political areas that could profit from or be disadvantaged by a tie with the EC; judgement on the success of the UN, the EC, the CSCE and NATO in solving the Yugoslavia conflict; assessment of EC, Japan, USA and Russia as fair trading partners; most important source of information about the EC; trust in domestic and foreign television or radio stations as well as newspapers and magazines; attitude to freedom of the press; frequency of listening to foreign radio stations; probability of personally migrating to Western Europe for work; union membership; self-classification on a left-right continuum; religiousness; feeling as a European; perceived discrimination in the country due to ethnic affiliation; intent to participate in the election; party preference; native language. Also encoded were: city size; date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; presence of other persons during survey; willingness of respondents to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-11
  • 1992-11-02 / 1992-11-16
  • 1992-11-04 / 1992-11-13
  • 1992-10-31 / 1992-11-09
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-16
    Czech Republic
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-16
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-15
  • 1992-11-02 / 1992-11-15
  • 1992-10-30 / 1992-11-10
  • 1992-11-05 / 1992-11-15
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-11
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-08
    Macedonia (FYROM)
  • 1992-10-30 / 1992-11-14
  • 1992-11-13 / 1992-11-17
  • 1992-11-07 / 1992-11-13
  • 1992-11-01 / 1992-11-15
    Russian Federation
  • 1992-11-07 / 1992-11-17
  • 1992-10-31 / 1992-11-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Ukraine (UA)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample. However, the samples are restricted mostly to municipal areas.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 18469
    Number of Variables: 230
The 18469 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Albania 1049 cases, Armenia 918 cases, Bulgaria 1312 cases, Czech Republic 924 cases, Estonia 1000 cases, Georgia 1038 cases, Hungary 1000 cases, Latvia 1000 cases, Lithuania 1000 cases, Macedonia 1002 cases, Moldavia 1000 cases, Poland 999 cases, Romania 1000 cases, Russia (European) 1000 cases, Slovakia 734 cases, Slovenia 1063 cases, Ukraine 1400 cases, Belorussia 1030 cases. The cumulated data set of Eurobarometer 2 for Central and Eastern Europe is archived under ZA Study No. 2251. Due to differing survey topics the East Eurobarometer 1 has not been cumulated and is separately archived for the individual countries under ZA Study Nos. 2252 to 2260. The data set contains the data of all participating countries in cumulated form. This cumulation was produced by the Zentrum fuer Europaeische Umfrageanalysen und Studien (ZEUS), Mannheim.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2321 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer No. 3: Public Opinion about the European Community. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1993.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22