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Euro-barometer 28: Relations With Third World Countries and Energy Problems, November 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene (Commission of the European Communities)
  • Riffault, Helene (Faits et Opinions)
  • Inglehart, Ronald (University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
attitudes; developing nations; economic development; economic integration; energy conservation; energy policy; energy shortages; energy supplies; European unification; European Union; hunger; international relations; life satisfaction; nuclear energy; political influence; poverty; public opinion; quality of life; renewable energy; social change
  • Abstract

    The major focus of this Euro-Barometer is the respondent's knowledge of and attitudes toward the nations of the Third World. Topics covered include the culture and customs of these nations, the existence of poverty and hunger, and the respondent's opinions on how best to provide assistance to Third World countries. Individuals answered questions on social and political conditions as well as on the level of economic development in these countries. Additionally, respondents were asked to assess the state of relations between the respondent's country and various Third World nations. Another focus of this data collection concerns energy problems and resources in the countries of the European Economic Community. Respondents were asked to choose which regions of the world are considered to be reliable suppliers of fossil fuel for the future and to evaluate the risks that various industrial installations such as chemical and nuclear power plants pose to people living nearby. Respondents were also asked about solutions to the need for additional energy supplies in the future. Possible solutions included the development or continued development of nuclear power, the encouragement of research into producing renewable energy sources such as solar energy, and the conservation of energy. As in previous surveys in this series, respondents' attitudes toward the Community, life satisfaction, and social goals continued to be monitored. The survey also asked each individual to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the creation of a single common European market and whether they approved or disapproved of current efforts to unify western Europe. In addition, the respondent's political orientation, outlook for the future, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics were probed.
  • Methods

    Please review the "Weighting Information" section located in the ICPSR codebook for this Eurobarometer study.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10 / 1987-11
    Time period: 1987-10--1987-11
  • 1987-10 / 1987-11
    Collection date: 1987-10--1987-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Community: Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and West Germany (including West Berlin). Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Multistage probability samples and stratified quota samples.
Collection Mode
  • The original data collection was carried out by Faits et Opinions on request of the Commission of the European Communities.

    The GESIS-ZA study number for this collection is ZA1713, as it does not appear in the data.

    References to OSIRIS, card-image, and SPSS control cards in the ICPSR codebook for this study are no longer applicable as the data have not been provided in OSIRIS or card-image file formats.

    Please disregard any reference to column locations, width, or deck in the ICPSR codebook and questionnaire files as they are not applicable to the ICPSR-produced data file. Correct column locations and LRECL for the ICPSR-produced data file can be found in the SPSS and SAS setup files, and Stata dictionary file. The full-product suite of files produced by ICPSR have originated from an SPSS portable file provided by the data producer.

    Question numbering for Eurobarometer 28 is as follows: Q128-Q180, Q211-Q280, Q313-Q359, and Q60-Q80 (demographic questions). Some question numbers are intentionally skipped, however neither questions nor data are missing.

    For country-specific categories, filter information, and other remarks, please see the corresponding variable documentation in the ICPSR codebook.

    V465 (VOTE INTENTION - DENMARK): Danish respondents who declared for political party "Venstre" had been coded as falling into the missing value category during the raw data processing for Eurobarometer 28. The original coding for Eurobarometer 28 has been made available by Danish Gallup via Danish Data Archives. The ZA corrected the Danish data for 'VOTE INTENTION' accordingly for Eurobarometer 28. Responses for "Venstre" could not be recovered, and collapsed responses for "De Groenne" and "Fremskridtspartiet" not be separated.

    V465 (VOTE INTENTION - NORTHERN IRELAND): The data reveals 32 cases coded '99' "INAP"; however, "UNDECIDED" appears as a label for this value in the codebook and as a response category in the country-specific questionnaire for Northern Ireland. To preserve code '99' as a standard missing value, these cases for Northern Ireland have been recoded to '96' and provided the value label "(COUNTRY SPECIFIC)".

    Q75, Q76, and Q77/V478, V479, and V480: 5,887 respondents coded '1' "Yes" in V478 answered questions Q76 and Q77.

    V484 (REGION - UNITED KINGDOM): According to GESIS-ZA, category '4' "NORTH MIDLANDS" appears in the codebook; rather, category '4' should read "EAST MIDLANDS". In addition, the data for Scotland and Greater London are exchanged. Contrary to the documentation, 95 cases coded '12' pertain to "Scotland" and 90 cases coded '11' pertain to "Greater London".

    V495 (ORIGINAL RESPONDENT ID): 24 cases with non-unique respondent identification numbers have been detected, including one duplicate, 122578 and nine almost identical cases: 122014, 122053, 122134, 122147, 122283, 122341, 122567, 122976, and 123101.

2009-04-13 The data have been further processed by GESIS-ZA, and the codebook, questionnaire, and SPSS setup files have been updated. Also, SAS and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES 85-12100 and SES 88-09098).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9082 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Riffault, Helene; Inglehart, Ronald (1989): Euro-barometer 28: Relations With Third World Countries and Energy Problems, November 1987. Version 2. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.