Eurobarometer 47.1 (Mar-Apr 1997)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 47 (Alternative Title)
  • Images of Switzerland, Education Throughout Life, Racism, and Patterns of Family Planning and Work Status (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit (Researcher)
  • Marketing Unit, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • RAS-INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • TEMO, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • Marketing Development Center, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE (Internationale Koordination), Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • In-job training
    • Life-long/continuing education
    • Religion and values
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Minorities
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
political education; EU; European Policy; further education; political attitude; racism
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the EU. Questions on further education. Attitude to minorities in the country. Racism. Family planning and occupation. Topics: 1. EU questions: nationality (multiple response possible); interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; postmaterialism; extent of obtaining news from radio, television and newspapers; self-classification of extent to which informed about the government of the country as well as about the EU; interest in information about the EU; preferred type of information and media; availability of new information technologies; attitude to membership of the country in the EU and advantageousness of membership for one´s own country; national citizen or European citizen; countries favored to join the EU; attitude to Switzerland and image of this country (scale); attitude to the EURO, a common European security and foreign policy and active and passive municipal right of EU foreigners to vote; attitude to European responsibility for matters that cannot be solved at national level; necessity of a majority in the European Parliament for the president and the members of the European Commission; attitude to equal rights for European Parliament and council of ministers; attitude to increased education of schoolchildren by European institutions; attitude to a subsidy for European film and television productions; preferred division of tasks between EU and nation-state in selected political areas. 2. Further education: attitude to life-long learning and reasons for further education even after school; preferred further education method; most important reasons against personal further education; judgement on improvement of further education in personal as well as professional life; personal participation in further education measures in the last 12 months; desire for increased effort of the EU in further education measures; necessity of continual further education; most important sources of information for further education; attitude to the information society and new information technologies (scale); current contentment with life as well as expected and previous contentment with life five years ago; satisfaction with democracy; personal unemployment and unemployment experience in family and circle of friends. 3. Minorities: national pride; feeling of political effectiveness or powerlessness; perceived conflict between poor and rich; most important political problems; most important national political goals; attitude to democracy; importance of human rights (scale); belonging to a minority; origin of parents or grandparents from another culture, religion, race or nationality; acceptance of ethnic, religious and cultural minorities (scale); assessment of the proportion minorities in the country; personal friends from the area of minorities; most important measures to improve relations with people of another race, religion and culture in one´s country; attitude to assimilation and integration of minorities (scale); attitude to immigrants from non-EU countries (scale); attitude to the right to asylum and to having children and family members come later; advantages for the country from the presence of immigrants from non-EU countries; preferred measures of EU institutions against racism; judgement on the success of the ´European year against racism 1997´ (scale); perceived disturbances from people of another race, religion or culture; social proximity to minority groups (Bogardus scale); acceptance of personal relations and willingness to help regarding minorities; contacts in neighborhood and at work with minorities; prejudices regarding minorities (scale); concession of civil rights and liberties, democratic rights and civil rights to such minorities; self-classification of racism (scale). Preferred accomodation opportunities for older persons living alone; individual or government responsibility for seniors; total number of children; ideal age for women at first as well as last child; full-time or part-time employment; living separately or living together with a partner; employment situation of partner; ideas about an ideal division of labor between occupation and raising children for respondent as well as for partner; preferred governmental measures to improve the situation of families with children. Self-assessment on a left-right continuum. In the Netherlands the following additional questions were posed: extent to which informed about the Dutch presidency in the council of ministers and significance of this presidency. The following additional question was posed to persons over 55 years old: most important reasons for further education in retirement age. Also encoded were: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-03-26 / 1997-04-25
  • 1997-04-03 / 1997-04-29
  • 1997-03-27 / 1997-04-17
  • 1997-03-26 / 1997-04-14
  • 1997-04-01 / 1997-04-18
  • 1997-03-27 / 1997-04-22
  • 1997-03-27 / 1997-04-28
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1997-03-26 / 1997-04-16
  • 1997-03-26 / 1997-04-21
  • 1997-03-27 / 1997-04-29
  • 1997-03-27 / 1997-04-19
  • 1997-03-26 / 1997-04-17
    Great Britain
  • 1997-03-30 / 1997-04-14
    Northern Ireland
  • 1997-03-26 / 1997-04-14
  • 1997-03-28 / 1997-04-28
  • 1997-04-01 / 1997-04-25
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16154
    Number of Variables: 483
In each country about 1000 interviews were conducted, except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany in East and West two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each were surveyed. A cumulated data set with selected Eurobarometer trend questions since 1970 is archived under ZA Study No. 2533.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2936 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR02089.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.2936
  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 47: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Union. Brüssel: Selbstverlag Herbst 1997.
  • INRA (Europe) for the European Commission, DG V: Racism and Xenophobia in Europe - First results presented at the Closing Conference of the European Year Against Racism. Luxembourg, December 1997 (also available in French).
  • European Commission: Europeans and their Attitudes to Education and Training. European Year of Lifelong Learning (1996).Against Racism. Luxembourg, December 1997 (also available in French).
  • European Commission: Young people´s attitudes to the European Union. A typology of public opinion among young Europeans. (Eurobarometer 47.1). Brussels, March 1998.
  • European Commission: Women´s attitudes to the European Union. A typology of public opinion among Europe´s women. (Eurobarometer 47.1). Brussels, December 1997

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2012-08-09