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Euro-barometer 4: Consumer Attitudes in Europe, October/November 1975

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
1984-06-27
Funding Reference
  • European Commission
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; consumer protection; economic integration; European unification; European Union; life satisfaction; political influence; products; public opinion; quality of life; social change
Description
  • Abstract

    This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, what their country's goals should be for the next ten years, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Community (EC), including how well-informed they felt about the EC, what sources of information about the EC they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and the extent of their personal interest in EC matters. Another major focus of the surveys was on the attitudes and behavior of European consumers. An initial series of questions dealt with the buying habits of respondents in a number of areas. The questionnaire then inquired about complaints respondents may have had with various products and services, and actions they may have taken on those complaints. The interview also probed for awareness of various efforts to protect and inform consumers. Other questions assessed attitudes towards consumer protection attempts and reactions to consumer testing institutes. The survey gathered standard demographic information for each respondent including education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as the occupation of the head of household and composition of the household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains three constructed indices. Two of these indices categorize respondents' political ideology according to their partisan support and their left-right leanings, and the third index measures the respondents' opinion leadership in discussions with others about politics. Euro-Barometer 4 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents aged 15 or older interviewed in each of the nine nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Netherlands) in October-November 1975.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted, however, there is one weight variable, V3 (WEIGHT), that users may wish to use during analysis.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-10 / 1975-11
    Time period: 1975-10--1975-11
  • 1975-10 / 1975-11
    Collection date: 1975-10--1975-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
Sampled Universe
Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Smallest Geographic Unit: Country
Sampling
The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or national stratified quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.

    The rural population was underrepresented in the French sample. In order to produce a sample more representative of the total French population, French rural cases have been duplicated (each appears twice) in the dataset.

Note
2015-04-30 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection. Funding insitution(s): European Commission.
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
  • 7417 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07417.v1
Publications
  • Duch, Raymond, Taylor, Michaell. Economics and the vulnerability of the pan-European institutions. Political Behavior.19, (1), 65-80.1997.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1024849806986 (DOI)
  • Deth, Jan W. van, Scarbrough, Elinor. The Impact of Values. Beliefs in Government series, vol. 4.Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1995.
  • Nidermayer, Oskar, Sinnott, Richard. Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance. Beliefs in Government.New York: Oxford University Press. 1995.
  • Putnam, Robert D., Leonardi, Robert, Nanetti, Raffaella Y.. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1993.
  • Janssen, Joseph I.H.. Postmaterialism, Cognitive Mobilization and Public Support for European Integration. British Journal of Political Science.21, (4), 443-468.1991.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400006256 (DOI)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1990.
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Political value orientations. Continuities in Political Action: A Longitudinal Study of Political Orientations in Three Western Countries.New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1990.
  • Inglehart, Ronald. The changing structure of political cleavages in western society. Electoral Change: Realignment and Dealigment in Advanced Industrial Democracies.Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1984.
  • Lewis-Beck, Michael S.. Economics and the French Voter: A Microanalysis. Public Opinion Quarterly.47, (3), 347-360.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/268795 (DOI)
  • Flanigan, William H., Zingale, Nancy H.. Western European and Anglo-American party systems: A dimensional analysis. Comparative Political Studies.14, (4), 481-515.1982.
    • ID: 10.1177/0010414082014004003 (DOI)
  • Handley, David H.. Public opinion and European integration: The crisis of the 1970s. European Journal of Political Research.9, (4), 335-363.1981.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1475-6765.1981.tb00613.x (DOI)
  • (author unknown). Le consommateur europeen/European consumer. Commission of the European Community?. 1976.
  • (author unknown). Euro-Barometre 4. Brussels: Commission of the European Communities. 1975.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Rabier, Jacques-Rene (1984): Euro-barometer 4: Consumer Attitudes in Europe, October/November 1975. Archival Version. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07417