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Eurobarometer 76.3: The European Parliament, Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, and Media Use for Political Information, November 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; citizen attitudes; economic conditions; economic crises; economic forecasting; economic issues; employment; European Central Bank; European Parliament; European unification; European Union; finance; industry; information sources; innovation; Internet; job skills; life satisfaction; media influence; media use; national economy; newspapers; perceptions; political attitudes; political awareness; poverty; public opinion; quality of life; radios; reform; regulation; social networks; television; values; young adults
  • Abstract

    The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology. This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the standard modules and covers the following special topics: (1) the European Parliament, (2) Europe 2020, (3) the financial and economic crisis, and (4) media use for political information. Questions pertain to perceptions of the European Parliament and its policies, economic governance in the EU, the EU growth strategy, and EU citizenship. Other questions address political involvement and media use habits concerning political matters and information. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status and parental relations, current and previous occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).
  • Methods

    Please review the ICPSR codebook: the "Weighting Information" section for information concerning individual weights and the "Technical Specifications" section for general weighting information.
  • 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
  • 2011-11-05 / 2011-11-20
    Time period: 2011-11-05--2011-11-20
  • 2011-11-05 / 2011-11-20
    Collection date: 2011-11-05--2011-11-20
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
Sampled Universe
In all, Eurobarometer 76.3 interviewed 31,659 in the 27 countries of the European Union after the 2004/2007 enlargement (i.e. including the Accession Countries Romania and Bulgaria), in the remaining Candidate Countries (CC) Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey as well as the Turkish Cypriot Community. All respondents were residents in the respective country, nationals and non-nationals but EU-citizens, and aged 15 years and older. Respondents were expected to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    The original data collection was carried out by TNS Opinion and Social on request of the European Commission between November 5 and 20, 2011.

    The codebook and setup files for this collection contain characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

    The field work dates found in the "Technical Specifications" section of the codebook are inconsistent with the data.

    The documentation and/or setup files may contain references to Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein however these countries were not participants in this wave of Eurobarometer surveys. This collection contains no data for Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34568 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • TNS Opinion & Social. Parlemeter. Special Eurobarometer, Wave EB76.3.Brussels, Belgium: European Commission. 2012.
    • ID: (URL)
  • TNS Opinion & Social. Media Use in the European Union. Standard Eurobarometer 76.Brussels, Belgium: European Commission. 2011.
  • TNS Opinion & Social. Public Opinion in the European Union. Standard Eurobarometer 76.Brussels, Belgium: European Commission. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

European Commission (2013): Eurobarometer 76.3: The European Parliament, Europe 2020, Financial and Economic Crisis, and Media Use for Political Information, November 2011. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.