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Eurobarometer 50.0: European Parliament and Radioactive Waste, October-November 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Melich, Anna
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; economic integration; environmental hazards; European unification; European Union; life satisfaction; nuclear reactor safety; parliamentary elections; political influence; public opinion; public policy; quality of life; radioactive waste disposal; radioactive wastes; social change; waste processing; waste storage
  • 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 the European Parliament and radioactive waste. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of the role of the European Parliament in the European Union and to indicate whether they voted in the June 1994 European Parliament elections and if they intended to vote in the June 1999 European Parliament elections. They were also queried about which policy areas, e.g., the environment, currency, employment, education, and immigration, the European Parliament should pay particular attention to in order to protect their personal interests. Another topic in the survey covered radioactive waste. Respondents were asked for their opinions on which European nation produced the greatest amount of radioactive waste and how worried they were about the radioactive waste problem. They also answered questions regarding underground projects for waste storage and indicated whether they were in favor of storing radioactive waste from another European Union country. Other questions on radioactive waste focused on waste management, waste processing, and safety issues. Demographic and other background information includes respondents' age, sex, marital status, and left-right political self-placement, as well as household income, number of people residing in the home, occupation, religion, and region of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-10 / 1998-11
    Time period: 1998-10--1998-11
  • 1998-10 / 1998-11
    Collection date: 1998-10--1998-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 15 member nations of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Data processing for this collection was performed at the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung (ZA) in Cologne, Germany. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. 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.

2004-07-26 The data have been further processed by ZA and the SPSS data definition statements have been updated. Also, a machine-readable codebook (PDF) and SAS data definition statements have been added, as well as related publications.2001-01-25 Data for all previously-embargoed variables are now available.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2830 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: (URL)
  • INRA (Europe), European Coordinating Office. Europeans and Radioactive Waste: Eurobarometer 50.0. Brussels: European Commission, DGXI, Directorate-General. 1999.
    • ID: (URL)

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

Melich, Anna (2000): Eurobarometer 50.0: European Parliament and Radioactive Waste, October-November 1998. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.