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Eurobarometer 47.1: Images of Switzerland, Education Throughout Life, Racism, and Patterns of Family Planning and Work Status, March-April 1997

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Melich, Anna
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
1999-04-12
Language
English
Free Keywords
continuing education; crosscultural perceptions; cultural pluralism; employment; family planning; immigration; information technology; lifelong education; public opinion; racial attitudes; racism; social attitudes; work
Description
  • Abstract

    This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the European Union (EU), and also focused on Switzerland's image, racism, education throughout life, and patterns of family planning and work status. Respondents were asked if the Swiss federal system and the Swiss direct democracy system should be considered as models for other countries. Respondents were also asked whether Switzerland was a good example of a multicultural society, whether it was a conservative country in urgent need of reforms, whether it participated enough in efforts aimed at solving economic, social, and political problems, and whether it had a strong tradition of humanitarian aid. Opinions were sought on Swiss banking practices, including the role of the Swiss in business, accountability for foreign investors, and repayment to World War II victims. A series of questions pertaining to minority groups of different races, religions, and cultures was asked. Items included perceptions of the presence or number of minorities in the country, workplace, and neighborhood of the respondent, as well as the impact of such groups on societal values, the economy, job markets, education, Social Security, and sports. Also probed were respondents' views on rights for legal and illegal immigrants (noncitizens), including freedom of speech, housing, education, protection against discrimination, and circumstances for deportation. A few questions covered the "European Year against Racism" (1997) campaign and the role European institutions play or should adopt in the fight against racism. Respondents were also asked to rate their own degree of racism and to name groups they or their country found disturbing. If a group was named, respondents were asked if they could imagine having a close relationship with or working for someone from this group, and if it would be difficult to accept their child marrying into this group and having children with someone from this group. Information was also gathered on education and training throughout life. Respondents indicated reasons for or against lifelong training, the necessity of such training in light of evolving information and communication technologies, the impact of continuing training on their own private and work lives, and preferred types of training courses. Other queries concerned family planning and work situations. Respondents listed the number of children they had and indicated whether they were working part-time, full-time, or not at all. In addition, respondents specified the age at which women should have their first child and their last child, and commented on the ideal work situation while rearing children. Respondents also described preferred arrangements for taking care of elderly parents, including who should be responsible for payment. Demographic and other background information provided includes respondent's age, sex, marital status, and left-right political self-placement as well as household income, the number of people residing in the home, and region of residence.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-03-16 / 1997-04-29
    Time period: 1997-03-16--1997-04-29
  • 1997-03-16 / 1997-04-29
    Collection date: 1997-03-16--1997-04-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 15 member nations of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
Sampling
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Data processing for this collection was performed at the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung in Cologne, Germany. (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2000-09-25 The data have been further processed by the ZA and the SPSS data definition statements have been updated. Also, a standard machine-readable codebook (PDF) with frequencies and SAS data definition statements have been added, and the data collection instrument is now available as a PDF file.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2089 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02089.v1
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    • ID: 10.1057/palgrave.cep.6110063 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/1465116505051984 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0951629804043206 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0010414004269826 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1016/S0167-4870(03)00010-2 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1353/sof.2003.0038 (DOI)
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  • European Commission. 1997 European year against racism: Racism and xenophobia in Europe, Eurobarometer opinion poll no 47.1. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 1998.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Melich, Anna (1999): Eurobarometer 47.1: Images of Switzerland, Education Throughout Life, Racism, and Patterns of Family Planning and Work Status, March-April 1997. Archival Version. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02089