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Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2003

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Kennedy, Craig (German Marshall Fund of the United States)
  • La Balme, Natalie (German Marshall Fund of the United States)
  • Isernia, Pierangelo (University of Siena-Italy)
  • Everts, Philip (University of Leiden-Netherlands)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Transatlantic Trends Survey Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy)
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Fundacao Luso-Americana (Portugal)
  • Fundacion BBVA (Spain)
Free Keywords
Arab Israeli conflict; economic sanctions; European Union; international affairs; international politics; military alliances; military interventions; NATO; United Nations
  • Abstract

    This survey, conducted June 10-25, 2003, was designed to assess respondents' opinions on their own and other countries' involvement in world affairs and events. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the way United States President George W. Bush was handling international policies, whether their respective countries should be involved in world affairs, whether the United States should be the only superpower, whether the European Union should become a superpower, or whether there should be no superpowers. On the issue of whether the European Union should become a superpower, respondents were asked whether they would make the same decision if it required an increase in military expenditures. Additional questions included whether the relationship between Europe and the United States had grown closer, further apart, or stayed the same, whether the United States or the European Union was more important to the respondent's own country, whether the war in Iraq was worth the human and economic costs, and whether the respondent could name five countries that were permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Opinions were gathered on how desirable it was that the United States and/or the European Union exert strong leadership in world affairs, the appropriateness of spending on defense, economic foreign aid, and social welfare and health by respondents' governments, the proper role of the European Union in the world, and the level of potential threat to the United States and/or the European Union by a variety of events and issues. Additional opinions were elicited on countries other than the respondent's own country, on the United Nations, on support for military action or economic sanctions against countries with weapons of mass destruction or nuclear weapons, and on proposals to aid in the resolution of the Arab or Palestinian conflict with Israel. Background variables include age, sex, education, ethnicity, the number of people aged 18 and over in the household, occupation, party preference, and residential region.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2003
  • 2003-06-10 / 2003-06-25
    Collection date: 2003-06-10--2003-06-25
Geographic Coverage
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • United States
Sampled Universe
National samples of men and women aged 18 and over.
Random-digit dialing sample.
Collection Mode
  • Related information can be found at: Transatlantic Trends

    Produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch, Horsham, PA, 2003.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3972 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03972.v1
  • Gezgor, Burcu. The Dynamics of Support for EU Membership in a Candidate Country: The Case of Turkey. Dissertation, University of Houston. 2014.
  • Maliniak, Daniel, Tierney, Michael J.. Legitimation effect: Do foreign publics care about IO approval in the use of military force?. Berlin Workshop on Legitimacy and Legitimation of International Organizations.Berlin. 2014.
    • ID:,%20Tierney%201.10.2014.pdf (URL)

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

Kennedy, Craig; La Balme, Natalie; Isernia, Pierangelo; Everts, Philip (2004): Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2003. Archival Version. Transatlantic Trends Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.