Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 8

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Hersom, R. (European Commission, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • Vantom, Jacques (European Commission, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • GfK, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GfK, Prag, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL Ltd, Tallin, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • SOFRES MODUS, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • Pentor, Warszawa, Poland (Data Collector)
  • GfK Romania, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • GfK Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • GRAL Marketing, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Assessment of the political situation of the country. Attitude to the European Union. Topics: Judgement on the general development of the country; satisfaction with democracy in one´s country (split: democracy development versus manner of function of democracy); attitude to the free market economy; assessment of the extent of respect for human rights in one´s country; knowledge of the European flag; knowledge about the organizations UN, EU and European Council; attitude to the goals and activities of the EU; designation of the country with orientation function for the future of one´s own country; approval of one´s own country joining the EU as well as NATO and reasons for or against this; approval of joining the EU given previous membership of one´s own country in NATO; primary beneficiary of the relations between the EU and one´s own country; sources of information used about policies and institutions of the EU; population groups and political areas that could profit from a tie to the EU or could be disadvantaged; interest in information about topic areas of the EU, such as agriculture, foreign and security policy, environment, human rights etc. Demography: sex; school education; age; eligibility to vote; party preference (Sunday question); occupational position; nationality; knowledge of a foreign language; income (classified). Also encoded was: region; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-11-10 / 1997-11-17
  • 1997-10-31 / 1997-11-10
    Czech Republic
  • 1997-11-05 / 1997-11-13
  • 1997-11-01 / 1997-11-10
  • 1997-11-12 / 1997-11-24
  • 1997-11-12 / 1997-11-24
  • 1997-11-08 / 1997-11-12
  • 1997-11-11 / 1997-11-25
  • 1997-11-04 / 1997-11-17
  • 1997-11-12 / 1997-11-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
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: 10349
    Number of Variables: 130
In each country approx. 1000 persons were interviewed. The data set of the current study contains the data of all countries involved in a cumulated form. This cumulation was produced by the data provider (GfK EUROPE). Archived under ZA Study No. 2493 is the cumulated data set of the East Eurobarometer 1 and under ZA Study Nos. 2251, 2321, 2474 and 2802 the cumulated data sets of the Central and Eastern Europe Eurobarometers 2 - 4 as well as 6.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3068 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Mittel- und Ost-Eurobarometer No. 8: Die Öffentliche Meinung und die Europäische Union (Umfrage in 18 Ländern). Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1998.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22