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Euro-barometer 10: National Priorities and the Institutions of Europe, October-November 1978

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene (European Commission)
  • Inglehart, Ronald (University of Michigan)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
1984-06-27
Funding Reference
  • European Commission
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
economic behavior; economic conditions; economic integration; European Economic Community; European Parliament; European unification; European Union; life satisfaction; national interests; nationalism; parliamentary elections; political affiliation; political attitudes; political behavior; political issues; political partisanship; public opinion; quality of life; social attitudes; social problems; voter attitudes
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 European institutions and on problems that respondents felt should be given political priority in the coming years. These issues were probed both in terms of their importance and in terms of whether the national governments or the European Community as a whole might better deal with them. Perceptions of recent changes in the extent of integration and understanding among the Common Market countries also were explored, as were attitudes toward the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections. Standard demographic information collected includes each respondent's religion, education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as the occupation of the head of household and the composition of the household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains constructed indices on materialist/post-materialist values, left-right partisan vote, European Parliament partisan vote, and cognitive mobilization index (an indicator of an individual's potential to take an active role in the political process). Euro-Barometer 10 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 1978.
  • 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
  • 1978-10 / 1978-11
    Time period: 1978-10--1978-11
  • 1978-10 / 1978-11
    Collection date: 1978-10--1978-11
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.
Sampling
The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or stratified national quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).
Collection Mode
  • The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.

    In order to produce samples more representative of the French, Dutch, British, and Danish populations, a national weight variable was constructed for those nations.

    The data collection instruments are provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Note
Funding insitution(s): European Commission. National Science Foundation (NSF: SOC-7914619).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7728 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Iheduru, Obioma. Income maintenance policies in post-materialist Europe: implications for pre-capitalist societies. Politikon.32, (1), 149-157.2005.
    • ID: 10.1080/02589340500101857 (DOI)
  • Nadeau, Richard, Niemi, Richard G., Yoshinaka, Antoine. A cross-national analysis of economic voting: Taking account of the political context across time and nations. Electoral Studies.21, (3), 403-423.2002.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0261-3794(01)00002-6 (DOI)
  • Clark, Terry Nichols, Inglehart, Ronald. The new political culture: Changing dynamics of support for the welfare state and other policies in postindustrial societies. The New Political Culture.Boulder: Westview Press. 1998.
  • 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)
  • Borre, Ole, Scarbrough, Elinor. The Scope of Government. Beliefs in Government series, vol. 3.Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1995.
  • 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.
  • Abramson, Paul R., Inglehart, Ronald. Generational Replacement and Value Change in Six West European Societies. American Journal of Political Science.30, (1), 1-25.1986.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111292 (URL)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Aggregate Stability and Individual-Level Flux in Mass Belief Systems: The Level of Analysis Paradox. American Political Science Review.79, (1), 97-116.1985.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1956121 (URL)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. New Perspectives on Value Change: Response to Lafferty and Knutsen, Savage, and Boltken and Jagodzinski. Comparative Political Studies.17, (4), 485-532.1984.
    • ID: 10.1177/0010414085017004004 (DOI)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Post-Materialism in an Environment of Insecurity. American Political Science Review.75, (4), 880-900.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1962290 (URL)
  • Inglehart, Ronald, Rabier, Jacques Rene. Europe Elects a Parliament: Cognitive Mobilization, Political Mobilization and Pro-European Attitudes as Influence on Voter Turnout. Government and Opposition.14, (4), 479-507.1979.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.1979.tb00258.x (DOI)
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene. Femmes et hommes d'Europe en 1978/European men and women in 1978. Brussels: Commission des Communautis europiennes/Commission of the European Communities. 1979.

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

Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Inglehart, Ronald (1984): Euro-barometer 10: National Priorities and the Institutions of Europe, October-November 1978. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07728.v1