euandi 2014 (Expert Interviews)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Trechsel, Alexander H. (European University Institute (EUI), Florence)
  • Garzia, Diego (European University Institute (EUI), Florence)
  • De Sio, Lorenzo (LUISS University, Rome)
Publication Date
  • European University Institute (EUI) and country teams (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Coded recording of the political position of the parties. Political parties were asked to position themselves with regard to 30 statements on: (a) Welfare, family and health: welfare programmes maintained even if taxes increase, social assistance for EU immigrants, reduction of pension benefits; (b) Migration and immigration: fight against illegal immigration, immigration restriction, acceptance of European values by immigrants; (c) Society, religion and culture: legalisation of same sex marriages, support for stem cell research, legalisation of soft drugs, legalisation of euthanasia; (d) Finances and taxes: reduction of government spending, tax-raising powers for EU, tax increase on stock market gains; (e) Economy and work: reduction of workers´ protection regulation, stronger support for unemployed, relaxation of austerity measures; (f) Environment, transport and energy: support for renewable sources of energy, promotion of public transport; (g) Law and order: restrictions of civil liberties, more severe punishment for criminals; access to abortion; (h) Foreign policy: EU should strengthen security and defence policy, EU should speak with one voice; (i) European integration; judgement about EU integration, issuance of Eurobonds, judgement about single European currency, less veto power for individual member states, referendum on EU-treaty; (j) Country specific items. Additionally coded was: country name, party name, and party abbreviation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-02 / 2014-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Political parties competing for the election to the European Parliament in 2014. The selection should cover all relevant parties in the European elections. Therefore, the selection entirety was limited to those parties which, according to opinion polls had prospect of at least one seat in the European Parliament.
Total universe/Complete enumeration; Sampling Procedure Comment: Selection of parties: Total universe/Complete enumeration) Selection of positions: A total of 28 European and 2 country-specific topics were chosen. Criteria for inclusion in the sample were the relevance of the topic and the degree of differentiation between the parties. The political positions were collected from the parties themselves. Parallel to this the same positions were assessed by experts on the basis of party manifestos, the websites of the parties, publications and other sources. In the case of discrepancies between self-reported items and the expert assessment, the parties were asked for statements. The final decision on the Code was taken by the respective country teams.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Content coding
  • Interactive self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 36
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5917 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Garzia, D.; Trechsel, A.; De Sio, L. (2015). Party placement in supranational elections An introduction to the euandi 2014 dataset. Party Politics, online first (DOI: 10.1177/1354068815593456)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 24 | Registration Date: 2014-12-16