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Euro-barometer 12: European Parliamentary Elections, October/November 1979

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene (European Commission)
  • Inglehart, Ronald (University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
1984-06-27
Funding Reference
  • European Commission
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; economic integration; European unification; European Union; life satisfaction; parliamentary elections; political influence; public opinion; quality of life; social change; voter attitudes; voting behavior
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 attitudes toward the institutions of the European Community in the wake of the European Parliamentary elections held on June 10-12, 1979. Respondents were asked how they voted in the elections. Their expectations of the elected Parliaments and of the future of the Common Market were explored by extending the set of questions that had been asked throughout the Euro-Barometer series on European integration and the respondents' political and party predispositions, as well as their interests in various political issues. Respondents were also asked about their satisfaction with their own national political systems. Standard demographic information collected includes respondents' 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 1979.
  • 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
  • 1979-10 / 1979-11
    Time period: 1979-10--1979-11
  • 1979-10 / 1979-11
    Collection date: 1979-10--1979-11
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
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
  • 7778 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07778.v1
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)
  • Kousser, T.. Retrospective voting and strategic behavior in European Parliament elections. Electoral Studies.23, (1), 1-21.2004.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0261-3794(02)00030-6 (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.
  • Rose, Richard. Politics in England: Change and Persistence, 5th Edition. Glenview: Scott Foresman. 1989.
  • 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)
  • Rose, Richard. Politics in England: Persistence and Change, 4th Edition. Boston: Little, Brown. 1986.
  • 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.
  • 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)

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

Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Inglehart, Ronald (1984): Euro-barometer 12: European Parliamentary Elections, October/November 1979. Archival Version. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07778