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Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.2, September-October 2002: Life in the Candidate Countries, Attachment to Nationality and Identification with Europe, Contact with Other Countries and Cultures, and European Union Enlargement

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Christensen, Thomas (European Commission)
  • Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben (European Commission)
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (European Commission)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Candidate Countries Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; communication technology; defense policy; domestic policy; European unification; European Union; foreign policy; foreigners; information technology; knowledge (awareness); life satisfaction; monetary policy; political influence; public opinion; social attitudes; social change
  • Abstract

    The Candidate Countries Eurobarometer (CCEB) series, first conducted in 2001, gathers information from the countries applying to become members of the European Union (EU) in a way that allows direct comparison with the standard Eurobarometer series carried out in the existing EU countries. The CCEB provides decision-makers and the European public with opinion data on the similarities and differences between the EU and the candidate countries. The CCEB continuously tracks support for EU membership in each country and records changes in attitudes related to European issues in the candidate countries. This round of the CCEB surveys was conducted between September 2 and October 15, 2002, in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Respondents were queried on such topics as life satisfaction and expectations, their native language, European countries visited and worked in, attitudes towards foreigners, trust in institutions, national and European identity, European currency, European elections, political participation, democracy satisfaction, and information media access. Respondents also answered questions focusing on their knowledge of the EU, as well as their opinion on its importance and meaning, national decision-making policies, policy priorities, image, membership, enlargement, unification, and constitution. Respondents were also asked questions about their awareness and familiarity with organizations like the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights. Background variables include nationality, age, gender, income, current occupation, whether the respondent was paid directly or indirectly by the state, local government, or other public administration, marital status, level of education, number of people living in household, whether anyone in the household owned a color television set, video recorder, video camera, automatic washing machine, dishwasher, home computer, microwave oven, mobile phone, or two or more cars, religious affiliation, how often religious services were attended, and voting intent.
  • Methods

    Please review the "Weighting Information" and "Technical Specifications" sections of the ICPSR Codebook for this Eurobarometer study.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-09-02 / 2002-10-15
    Time period: 2002-09-02--2002-10-15
  • 2002-09-02 / 2002-10-15
    Collection date: 2002-09-02--2002-10-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Global
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
Sampled Universe
Citizens aged 15 and over residing in the 13 countries applying for European Union membership: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. There are two exceptions. In Estonia, the survey covered permanent residents aged 15 and over. In Cyprus, the survey only covered citizens living on the southern part of the island. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    The original data collection was carried out by The Gallup Organization Hungary on request of the European Commission.

    The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

    The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Northern Cyprus, but Northern Cyprus was not a participant in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Northern Cyprus.

    Although the "Technical Specifications" section of the ICPSR codebook indicates that the survey was carried out between September 2 and October 15, 2002, Slovakia conducted the survey beyond this point with the final date of October 16, 2002.

2011-01-27 The data have been further processed by GESIS, and the SPSS setup file and codebook have been updated. SAS and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 4062 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04062.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Christensen, Thomas; Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben; Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (2004): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.2, September-October 2002: Life in the Candidate Countries, Attachment to Nationality and Identification with Europe, Contact with Other Countries and Cultures, and European Union Enlargement. Version 2. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.