European Election Study 1994 (Second Post-Election Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Europäische Kommission, Brüssel)
  • Marlier, Eric (Europäische Kommission, Brüssel)
Publication Date
  • Marketing Unit, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP Corporate & Financial, London (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, NordirlandINRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Questions on European politics and especially the European Election. The data set contains parts of Eurobarometer 42 concentrating on the European Election. The data set is archived in a cumulated form on four studies under ZA Study No. 2865. Topics: Among others the following questions were posed: general contentment with life; postmaterialism; expected development of personal situation, one´s own financial situation and the job situation in the coming year; expected general economic development of the country; frequency of obtaining news on television, radio and daily newspapers; national pride and reasons for national pride; self-classification of political orientation; general interest in politics and special interest in European politics; satisfaction with democracy on municipal, national and European level; European citizenship; approval of European unification; attitude to membership of the country in the EU and advantageousness of membership for one´s country; desired national or European responsibility for political departments and selected political measures; desire for increased information about the European Union; information noticed about the European Parliament, the European Commission, the council of ministers, the European Court of Justice, the Common Market and the Maastricht Treaty; approval of future membership of Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia in the EU; personal election participation; behavior at the polls; political areas to which the European Parliament should give particular attention; assessment of the proportion of foreigners in the country; perceived disturbances from people of other nationality, another race or other religion.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-11 / 1994-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 13063
The totals of respondents are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1043 cases, Denmark 1001 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (West) 1018 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (East) 1034 cases, Greece 1002 cases, Spain 1006 cases, France 1007 cases, Ireland 1002 cases, Italy 1055 cases, Luxembourg 500 cases, Netherlands 1047 cases, Portugal 997 cases, Great Britain 1045 cases, Northern Ireland 306 cases.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2869 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 42: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1995.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22