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Euro-barometer 6: Twenty Years of the Common Market, October/November 1976

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Rabier, Jacques-Rene
  • Inglehart, Ronald
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
1984-06-27
Funding Reference
  • European Commission
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; economic behavior; economic integration; economic policy; environment; environmental policy; European unification; European Union; foreign policy; leadership; life satisfaction; political affiliation; political influence; public opinion; public policy; quality of life; social change
Description
  • Abstract

    This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures, such as how satisfied they were with their present life, whether they attempted to persuade others close to them to share their views on subjects they held strong opinions about, whether they discussed political matters, what their country's goals should be for the next ten years, and how they viewed the need for societal change. Additional questions focused on the respondents' knowledge of and opinions on the European Community (EC), including how well-informed they felt about the EC, what sources of information about the EC they used, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and the extent of their personal interest in EC matters. Another major focus of the surveys was on the achievements and problems of the Common Market and the European Community. These questions dealt with respondents' interest in a wide range of problems facing the EC, including the coordination of economic and foreign policy and the establishment of social and environmental policies. This section was extended to probe respondents' preferences on whether the EC or the individual countries should make the final decisions on these issues. The interview further inquired about perceptions of the EC's future and preferences among various policy choices the EC would be making. Another series of questions was directed at the election of the European Parliament, then scheduled for spring 1978. Standard demographic questions gathered information about the respondents' religious affiliation, education, occupation, marital status, age, and sex, as well as the occupation of the head of household and the composition of the household. In addition to the survey itself, the ICPSR version of the study contains four constructed indices. One of these indices places respondents along a materialist/postmaterialist values continuum, two indices categorize respondents' political ideology according to their partisan support and their left-right leanings, and the fourth index measures the respondents' opinion leadership in discussions with others about politics. Euro-Barometer 6 contains data gathered from representative samples of respondents aged 15 or older interviewed in each of the nine nations of the EC (Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Netherlands) in October-November 1976.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted, however, there is one weight variable, V3 (WEIGHTS), that users may wish to use during analysis. For additional information please see the "Original ICPSR Documentation, 1978 Release" in the ICPSR codebook.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-10 / 1976-11
    Time period: 1976-10--1976-11
  • 1976-10 / 1976-11
    Collection date: 1976-10--1976-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
Sampled Universe
Citizens of the EC aged 15 and over residing in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Smallest Geographic Unit: Country
Sampling
The sampling designs were either multistage national probability samples (Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands) or stratified national quota samples (France, Germany, Great Britain [including Northern Ireland], Italy, Ireland, and Luxembourg).
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    The text of the British questionnaire was used in constructing the codebook.

    The rural population was underrepresented in the French sample. In order to produce a sample more representative of the total French population, French rural cases have been duplicated (each appears twice) in the dataset. Their original identification numbers have been retained.

Note
2015-05-05 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection. Funding insitution(s): European Commission.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7511 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07511.v2
Publications
  • Nadeau, Richard, Niemi, Richard G., Yoshinaka, Antoine. A cross-national analysis of economic voting: Taking account of the political context across time and nations. Electoral Studies.21, (3), 403-423.2002.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0261-3794(01)00002-6 (DOI)
  • Hug, Simon, Sciarini, Pascal. Referendums on Europeans integration. Comparative Political Studies.33, (1), 3-36.2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/0010414000033001001 (DOI)
  • Duch, Raymond, Taylor, Michaell. Economics and the vulnerability of the pan-European institutions. Political Behavior.19, (1), 65-80.1997.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1024849806986 (DOI)
  • Borre, Ole, Scarbrough, Elinor. The Scope of Government. Beliefs in Government series, vol. 3.Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1995.
  • Deth, Jan W. van, Scarbrough, Elinor. The Impact of Values. Beliefs in Government series, vol. 4.Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1995.
  • Nidermayer, Oskar, Sinnott, Richard. Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance. Beliefs in Government.New York: Oxford University Press. 1995.
  • Putnam, Robert D., Leonardi, Robert, Nanetti, Raffaella Y.. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1993.
  • Janssen, Joseph I.H.. Postmaterialism, Cognitive Mobilization and Public Support for European Integration. British Journal of Political Science.21, (4), 443-468.1991.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400006256 (DOI)
  • Lonowski, Delmer Emmanuel. Political Cleavages in the European Community. Dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1991.
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1990.
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Political value orientations. Continuities in Political Action: A Longitudinal Study of Political Orientations in Three Western Countries.New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1990.
  • Abramson, Paul R., Inglehart, Ronald. Generational Replacement and Value Change in Six West European Societies. American Journal of Political Science.30, (1), 1-25.1986.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111292 (URL)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Aggregate Stability and Individual-Level Flux in Mass Belief Systems: The Level of Analysis Paradox. American Political Science Review.79, (1), 97-116.1985.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1956121 (URL)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. New Perspectives on Value Change: Response to Lafferty and Knutsen, Savage, and Boltken and Jagodzinski. Comparative Political Studies.17, (4), 485-532.1984.
    • ID: 10.1177/0010414085017004004 (DOI)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. The changing structure of political cleavages in western society. Electoral Change: Realignment and Dealigment in Advanced Industrial Democracies.Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1984.
  • Lewis-Beck, Michael S.. Economics and the French Voter: A Microanalysis. Public Opinion Quarterly.47, (3), 347-360.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/268795 (DOI)
  • Handley, David H.. Public opinion and European integration: The crisis of the 1970s. European Journal of Political Research.9, (4), 335-363.1981.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1475-6765.1981.tb00613.x (DOI)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Post-Materialism in an Environment of Insecurity. American Political Science Review.75, (4), 880-900.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1962290 (URL)
  • Inglehart, Ronald. Political dissatisfaction and mass support for social change in advanced industrial society. Comparative Political Studies.10, (3), 455-472.1977.
  • Inglehart, Ronald. The Silent Revolution: Changing Values and Political Styles Among Western Publics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1977.

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

Rabier, Jacques-Rene; Inglehart, Ronald (1984): Euro-barometer 6: Twenty Years of the Common Market, October/November 1976. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07511.v1