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Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.4, October-November 2003

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • European Commission. Directorate-General Press and Communication. Public Opinion Analysis Sector
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Candidate Countries Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; European unification; European Union; foreign policy; life satisfaction; national identity; political participation; public opinion; social attitudes
  • Abstract

    The Candidate Countries Eurobarometer (CCEB) series, first conducted in 2001, gathers information from the countries applying to become members of the European Union (EU) in a way that allows direct comparison with the standard Eurobarometer series carried out in the existing EU countries. The CCEB provides decision-makers and the European public with opinion data on the similarities and differences between the EU and the candidate countries. The CCEB continuously tracks support for EU membership in each country and records changes in attitudes related to European issues in the candidate countries. This round of the CCEB surveys was conducted between October 11 and November 8, 2003, in the 13 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Respondents were queried on such topics as life satisfaction and expectations, political participation, trust in institutions, national and European identity, international threats, democracy satisfaction, European currency, European elections, fraud in the EU, and trust in opinion polls. Respondents also answered questions focusing on the EU and its image, citizenship, institutions, membership, enlargement, unification, importance, statements on EU policies, particularly foreign and defense policies, EU policy priorities, EU decision-making influence (i.e., the European Commission, Parliament, and Council), EU accession, and the EU's role in the world and in relation to the United States. Background variables include nationality, marital status, level of education, age, number of people living in household, whether anyone in the household owned a color television set, video recorder, video camera, automatic washing machine, dishwasher, home computer, microwave oven, mobile phone, or two or more cars, current occupation, whether the respondent was paid directly or indirectly by the state, local government, or other public administration, religious affiliation, and voting intent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-10 / 2003-11
    Time period: 2003-10--2003-11
  • 2003-10-10 / 2003-11-10
    Collection date: 2003-10-10--2003-11-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Citizens aged 15 and over residing in the 13 countries applying for European Union membership: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. There are two exceptions. In Estonia, the survey covered permanent residents aged 15 and over. In Cyprus, the survey only covered citizens living on the southern part of the island. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • personal interviews

    (1) The files included with this release of the collection derive from the data producer, Gallup Organization Hungary (Magyar Gallup Intezet). However, additional processing of the data was performed at the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung in Cologne, Germany. (2) The documentation (codebook and SPSS setup file) for this collection contains characters with diacritical marks used in many European languages.

2005-08-18 Country-specific variables for EDUCATION and VOTE INTENTION with value labels added are now included.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 4056 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04056.v2
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    • ID: 10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800114 (DOI)
  • Gallup Organization Hungary. Eurobarometer 2003.4: Public Opinion in the Candidate Countries. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer.Brussels: European Commission. 2004.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ingham, Mike, Ingham, Hilary. Enlargement and the labour market: perception, theory and fact. Industrial Relations Journal.35, (6), 500-517.2004.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-2338.2004.00330.x (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

European Commission. Directorate-General Press and Communication. Public Opinion Analysis Sector (2004): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.4, October-November 2003. Version 1. Candidate Countries Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.