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European Communities Studies, 1973-1984: Cumulative File

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Inglehart, Ronald
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene
  • Riffault, Helene
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • European Commission
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
developing nations; economic integration; energy policy; European Economic Community; European Parliament; European unification; European Union; foreign aid; income distribution; life satisfaction; military strength; national interests; nuclear energy; political attitudes; political participation; political party preference; pollution; public opinion; quality of life; religious beliefs; social attitudes; terrorism; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains cumulative attitudinal and demographic variables, in comparable form, selected from EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES STUDIES, 1973 (ICPSR 7330) and EURO-BAROMETER 3 through EURO-BAROMETER 21 (ICPSR 7416, 7417, 7418, 7511, 7512, 7604, 7727, 7728, 7752, 7778, 7957, 7958, 7959, 9022, 9023, 9057, 8152, 8234, and 8263). The questions selected were asked in at least four surveys and in many cases were asked in nearly all of the 20 individual surveys. This allows the user to run cumulative or longitudinal analyses using the year of the survey as a variable. Some of the attitudinal variables selected from the individual studies are: the respondent's overall life satisfaction, amount of social change desired, left/right political orientation, support of the Common Market, strength of religious attachment, and the political party for which the respondent would vote. Other variables provide information on respondents' views toward nuclear power, income equality, terrorism, military defense, and pollution. Cumulative demographic information includes age, sex, marital status, household composition, occupation, religion, income quartiles, age at which the respondent left school, town size, and region. Three indices constructed by the principal investigators -- cognitive mobilization, materialist/post-materialist values, and left/center/right vote -- are also included. The surveys were conducted on representative samples of respondents who were interviewed in the ten nations of the EC: Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Greece.
  • 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.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data
    • DS2: Codebook Appendix
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973 / 1984
    Time period: 1973--1984
  • 1973 / 1984
    Collection date: 1973--1984
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
Sampled Universe
Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples or national stratified quota samples.
Collection Mode
  • The survey was conducted by Faits et Opinions, Paris, France.

Funding insitution(s): European Commission. National Science Foundation (NSF: SES 8208333).
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8434 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08434.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Inglehart, Ronald; Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Riffault, Helene (1985): European Communities Studies, 1973-1984: Cumulative File. Archival Version. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.