euandi (General Population Survey) - User Profiles in the 2014 European Elections

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), Florence (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Ideology
    • Political Issues
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Information society
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Users´ position on 30 political issues: (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. Basic socio-demographic information: age, gender, education level. Additionally coded: user-ID; day and time when user started and finished answering the questionnaire; user´s geo-localisation based on IP adresse (NUTS-0-level); user´s geo-localisation based on IP adresse (NUTS-3-level); version of the country questionnaire chosen by the user; perceived saliency of each issue; matching-score with the positions of the political parties; user´s propensity to vote for a given party in his country of choice; position of the user on a socio-economic policy-dimension (socio-economic left to socio-economic right); position of the user on a European policy dimension (anti-EU-integration to pro-EU-integration); position of the user on libertarian and authoritarian policy dimension (liberal values to traditional values).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-04-16 / 2014-05-25
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
Sampled Universe
Persons with Internet access
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 581
The euandi project is an online tool that shows users which party running for the European elections comes closest to the user´s political position (Voting Advice Application). Available in 24 languages, it invited users to react to 28 policy statements covering a wide range of contemporary policy issues and political values in European politics, as well as to two policy statements specific to the user’s national political context. During the six weeks before the election – that is, between April 16, when the website was launched, and May 25, when polling stations in all EU countries closed down – the euandi website, according to its own reports, attracted 1.186.744 users. The user dataset only includes those users who completed the entire questionnaire. In order to avoid duplicates (i.e., same users filling the questionnaire several times), the dataset only includes the answers provided to the first questionnaire by each user. The total amount of entries in the euandi user dataset corresponds to 399.882 unique user sessions. The political positions of the parties were collected in a separate survey of experts, and are available under the study-number ZA5917. Codebook is attached as a separate file.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5970 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12237
  • Garzia, D., Trechsel, A., De Sio, L. & De Angelis, A. (2015). "euandi. Project description and datasets documentation". EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2015/01. Fiesole: European University Institute.
  • 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: 21 | Registration Date: 2015-05-15