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Euro-Barometer 31A: EUROPEAN Elections, 1989: Post-Election Survey, June-July 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Reif, Karlheinz
  • Melich, Anna
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
attitudes; democracy; economic integration; energy; environmental attitudes; environmental degradation; European unification; European Union; life satisfaction; nuclear energy; parliamentary elections; personal finances; political influence; pollution; public opinion; quality of life; social change; voter behavior; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This round of Euro-Barometer surveys focused on the European Community and on the European Parliamentary elections, energy resources, environmental pollution, and the financial well-being of the respondents' households. Respondents' attitudes towards the European Community were elicited through a series of questions that asked about respondents' interest in politics and in European Community politics, views on the importance of European Community matters for the future and, more specifically, for people of the respondent's country, support of efforts to unify western Europe, and opinions on whether the respondent's country had benefited from being a member the European Community. Questions about the European Parliamentary elections included queries on the role of the media, whether the respondent had voted in the recent European elections and which party the respondent voted for, and reasons for not voting. Respondents were asked if candidates' stands on domestic matters or on European matters were important in their voting decision, and which reason best explained the way they voted. Other questions examined the respondent's views on whether cooperation among national members of the European Parliament should be based on nationality or on party affiliations. Political queries included questions about the idea of democracy, how well democracy worked in the respondent's country, and to what extent the respondent believed the European Community was democratic. In a series of questions on environmental issues, respondents were asked to evaluate major energy resources in terms of price stability, supply, and pollution, and to weigh the risks, costs, and benefits of nuclear energy. They were also asked about the causes, effects, and possible solutions for the problems of acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and the deteriorating ozone layer. Additional information gathered by the survey includes life satisfaction, family income, home ownership, number of persons and children under 15 residing in the home, size of locality, region of residence, occupation of the head of household, and the respondent's age, sex, occupation, education, religion, religiosity, and subjective social class standing.
  • 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: Data
    • DS2: SAS Control Cards for Logical Record Length Data
    • DS3: SAS Control Cards for Card Image Data
    • DS10: Diskette D00071 (first of two-volume set)
    • DS11: Diskette D00072 (second of two-volume set)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-06-19 / 1989-07-19
    Time period: 1989-06-19--1989-07-19
  • 1989-06-19 / 1989-07-19
    Collection date: 1989-06-19--1989-07-19
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).
Multistage national probability samples and national stratified quota samples.
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
  • 9360 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Reif, Karlheinz; Melich, Anna (1993): Euro-Barometer 31A: EUROPEAN Elections, 1989: Post-Election Survey, June-July 1989. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.