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Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 6 (Economic and Political Trends)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Commission of the European Community, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • Cunningham, George (Commission of the European Community, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • Department of Sociology, Tirana University, Tirana, Albania (Data Collector)
  • Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia (Data Collector)
  • NOVAK, Minsk, Belarus (Data Collector)
  • GfK BULGARIA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • CEMA, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • AISA, Prag, Czech & Slovak Republic (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallin, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research,Skopje, FYROM (Macedonia) (Data Collector)
  • Georgian Inst. of Public Opinion, Tbilisi, Georgia (Data Collector)
  • Modus, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • Giller Institute, Almay, Kazakhstan (Data Collector)
  • Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • Pentor, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • Research Team Romania, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • ROMIR, Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • GRAL Marketing, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • SOCIS, Kiev, Ukraine (Data Collector)
  • GfK Europe, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination, Datengeber) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Assessment of the political and economic situation of the country. Attitude to the European Union. Topics: Judgement on the general development of the country; judgement on the financial development of individual households in the last year and expectations on this for the next year; attitude to the free market economy; judgement on the speed of economic reforms as well as privatization of governmental companies; satisfaction with development of democracy in the country; assessment on the extent of respect of human rights in one´s country; attitude to the goals and activities of the European Union; designation of the country with which the future of one´s own country most likely will be tied; degree of familiarity of the aid programs called PHARE and TACIS for the countries of the former East Bloc; knowledge about the financial backer for the two programs; more advantages for the country or the EU through mutual relations; party preference; national or ethnic origins; native language; knowledge of foreign languages. Except in Russia the following additional question was posed: primarily used source of information about the policies of the EU. The following additional questions were posed in the countries that had signed the European Agreement: attitude regarding membership in the EU and NATO; groups having particular advantage or disadvantage from the tie with the EU. Also encoded was: region; city size; date of interview; time of start of interview; presence of other persons during the survey; willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-11-13 / 1995-11-24
  • 1995-11-01 / 1995-11-10
  • 1995-11-06 / 1995-11-27
  • 1995-11-04 / 1995-11-11
  • 1995-11-17 / 1995-11-24
  • 1995-11-01 / 1995-11-19
    Czech Republic
  • 1995-11-06 / 1995-11-17
  • 1995-11-07 / 1995-11-23
  • 1995-11-11 / 1995-11-27
  • 1995-11-07 / 1995-11-21
  • 1995-11-10 / 1995-11-24
  • 1995-11-10 / 1995-11-18
  • 1995-11-07 / 1995-11-16
    Macedonia (FYROM)
  • 1995-11-25 / 1995-11-28
  • 1995-11-08 / 1995-11-22
  • 1995-11-02 / 1995-11-15
    Russian Federation
  • 1995-11-01 / 1995-11-07
  • 1995-11-23 / 1995-11-29
  • 1995-10-30 / 1995-11-19
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania (AL)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Kazakhstan (KZ)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Ukraine (UA)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 20167
    Number of Variables: 145
The totals of the cases are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Albania 1003 cases, Armenia 1000 cases, Bulgaria 1098 cases, Croatia 990 cases, Czech Republic 1075 cases, Estonia 1001 cases, Macedonia 1000 cases, Georgia 1059 cases, Hungary 1004 cases, Kazakhstan 1000 cases, Latvia 1094 cases, Lithuania 1003 cases, Poland 1000 cases, Romania 1141 cases, Russia 1178 cases, Slovakia 1137 cases, Slovenia 1164 cases, Ukraine 1199 cases, Belorussia 1021 cases. The data set described here contains in a cumulated form the data of all countries involved. This cumulation was produced by the data provider (GfK EUROPE). The cumulated data set of Eurobarometer 1 is archived under ZA Study No. 2493, the cumulated data sets of the Central and Eastern Europe Eurobarometers 2-5, under 2251, 2321, 2474 and 2577.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2802 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission (Hrsg.): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer No. 6: Public Opinion and the European Union (19 countries' survey). Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1996.
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter; Hofferbert, Richard I.: Remembering the Bad Old Days: Human Rights, Economic Conditions, and Democratic Performance in Transitional Regimes. WZB-Papers, Nr. FS III 98-203.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Europäische Kommission (1996): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 6 (Economic and Political Trends). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.