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EU Neighbourhood Barometer Wave 2 - Autumn 2012

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Unit B2 - Regional Programmes Neighbourhood South (Researcher)
  • TNS Maroc, Morocco (Data Collector)
  • REACH, Algeria (Data Collector)
  • El Amouri Institute, Tunisia (Data Collector)
  • REACH, Libya (Data Collector)
  • REACH, Egypt (Data Collector)
  • PORI, Israel (Data Collector)
  • REACH, Jordan (Data Collector)
  • REACH, Lebanon (Data Collector)
  • PCPO, Palestine (Data Collector)
  • IPSC, Armenia (Data Collector)
  • Siar, Azerbaijan (Data Collector)
  • GORBI, Georgia (Data Collector)
  • IMAS-INC Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (Data Collector)
  • Ukrainian Marketing Project, Ukraine (Data Collector)
  • Novak Center, Belarus (Data Collector)
  • Bashkirova Partners, Russian Federation (Data Collector)
  • TNS opinion SA in a consortium with Kantar Media SA and Particip GmbH(international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
    • Technology, Energy
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Society and culture
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Politics
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Natural environment
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the European Union. Cooperation between the EU and the own country. Trust in institutions. Globalisation. Global crisis. Environment. Energy. Topics: 1. Attitudes towards the European Union: life satisfaction; frequency of discussions about political matters on international, national, and local level with friends and relatives; opinion leadership; most important personal values; assessment of the current situation in the following areas: national economy, global economy, personal job situation, financial situation of the own household; expected development in the next twelve months regarding: national economy, personal job situation, financial situation of the own household, national employment situation, personal life in general; most important problems in the own country; general direction things are going in the own country; image of the EU; characteristics that best represent the European Union; assessment of the relations of the own country with the EU; awareness of financial support for the own country provided by the EU in the context of cooperation programmes; knowledge of specific programmes; areas with the highest benefit from current European Union’s policies for the own country; attitude towards the following statements: EU has appropriate level of involvement in the own country, EU brings peace and stability in region surrounding the own country, EU is an important partner of the own country, sufficient common values of own country and EU as the basis for cooperation, EU support contributes a lot to own country’s development, position taken by the EU during the Arab Spring was supportive of local populations; prioritized areas the EU should play a greater role in in the own country. 2. Cooperation between the EU and the own country: attitude towards selected statements: appropriate amount of information on the EU available in the own country, clear communication from the EU regarding the own country, communication from the EU not considering reality of life in the own country; most effective actors in helping economic development in the own country; most effective actors in helping security and stability in the own country; extent of contribution of the following local actors to economic development in the own country: national government, presidency (not in MA, JO, EG), private companies in the own country, national banks, NGOs, religious organisations; most important areas of cooperation between the EU and the own country; preferred area to focus EU’s development aid for the own country on. 3. Trust in institutions: trust in selected media: printed press, radio, TV, internet; trust in the following institutions: European Union, United Nations, NATO, Arab League (only in DZ, EG, TN, JO, LB, PS, MA); trust in selected national bodies: national government, national parliament, regional public authorities, local public authorities, political parties; satisfaction with democracy in the own country and in the own region; extent of applicability of the following elements to the own country: freedom of speech, free elections, gender equality, protection of the rights of minorities, independence of justice, freedom of press, rights of vote, respect of human rights, rule of law, good governance, lack of corruption; elements that best describe the concept of democracy. 4. Globalisation: awareness of globalisation; attitude towards the development of globalisation; preferred statement with regard to globalisation: good opportunity for national companies thanks to the opening-up of markets, threat to employment and national companies; attitude towards the effect of globalisation on: economic growth in the own country, cultural exchanges between countries, solidarity between countries, employment in the own country; benefit for each of the following actors from globalisation: consumers, financial markets, EU, United States, China, Japan, multi nationals, small and medium sized companies, developing countries, farmers; attitude towards selected statements on globalisation: requires common global rules (´worldwide governance´), leads to price increases in the own country, leads to more foreign investments in the own country. 5. Global crisis: assessment of the impact of the crisis on the national economic situation; impact of the economic crisis on the job market has already reached its peak; most effective actor in fighting the effects of the crisis in the own country: national government, European Union, United States, Arab League (only in DZ, EG, TN, JO, LB, PS, MA), NATO (not in LB), a G8 or G20 country, United Nations or one of its agencies (not in IL), Arab funds, private charitable foundations, GUAM Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (only in MD, GE, UA, AZ), single economic area with other CIS countries (only in AM, AZ, GE, MD, UA, RU, BY), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (only in UA, AM, AZ, GE), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), private companies, religious organisations; attitude towards the following statements with regard to the crisis: own country needs reforms to face the future, own country will be able to get out of the crisis without external support. 6. Environment: associations with the term ´environment´; self-rated knowledge about environmental issues; personal importance of environmental protection; most important environmental issues; issues where respondent lacks information most; awareness of EU environmental protection actions in the own country. 7. Energy: assessment of the difficulty to access energy in the own country; experience of power outages in the last six months; access to affordable energy in the own country; most affected areas by lack of affordable energy; preferred energy source in the future; attitude towards selected statements: appropriate measures of EU development aid to assist developing countries in getting access to energy, energy access as a serious issue for citizens in the own country. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; marital status; occupation; professional position; visited or lived in another EU country in the last twelve months for the following purposes: visited for business, visited on holiday, lived or worked, studied; EU countries visited or lived in in the last twelve months; relatives living in another EU country for the following purposes: work, study, other reasons; self-rated social position (scale); financial difficulties during the last year; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); internet use (at home, at work, at school); type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; interviewer ID; language of the interview; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-11-20 / 2012-12-13
  • 2012-11-24 / 2012-12-21
  • 2012-11-20 / 2012-12-09
  • 2012-11-20 / 2012-12-13
  • 2012-11-23 / 2012-12-14
  • 2012-11-18 / 2012-12-10
  • 2012-11-20 / 2012-12-20
  • 2012-11-20 / 2012-12-20
  • 2012-11-18 / 2012-12-08
    Palestinian Territories
  • 2012-11-28 / 2012-12-13
  • 2012-11-16 / 2012-12-11
  • 2012-11-27 / 2012-12-09
  • 2012-11-25 / 2012-12-17
    Moldova, Republic of
  • 2012-11-24 / 2012-12-14
  • 2012-11-21 / 2012-12-16
  • 2012-11-16 / 2012-12-02
    Russian Federation
Geographic Coverage
  • Morocco (MA)
  • Algeria (DZ)
  • Tunisia (TN)
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (LY)
  • Egypt (EG)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Jordan (JO)
  • Lebanon (LB)
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied (PS)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Azerbaijan (AZ)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • Ukraine (UA)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
Sampled Universe
Resident population in the respective countries, aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample (sampling points allocated with respect to regions and urbanization / population density) combined with Non-Probability Sample: Proportional Quota Sample (respondent selection within households are based on pre-defined quotas for gender by age according to national statistics).
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16086
    Number of Variables: 513
The country specific fieldwork dates haven been calculated from the dataset (p1 and p2), excluding outliers. For 32 Ukrainian cases fieldwork start dates between November 2 and 7 are coded, i.e. clearly before the official beginning of the fieldwork. The month (p1m) might have been coded erroneously. These cases have also been excluded for the calculation of the fieldwork dates. Derivation for variable opls: The POLITICAL INTEREST INDEX is based on the answers to the following question: ´When you get together with friends or relatives, would you say you discuss frequently, occasionally or never about (national/European/local) political matters?´ (aa2_1, aa2_2, and aa2_3). The index was constructed by first attributing a score to each item in aa2 (´Never´ or ´DK´ = 0; ´Occasionally´ = 1; ´Frequently´= 2) and then adding together the three political dimensions (national/European/local). This procedure results in four different index levels (´Not at all interested in politics´ if added up score = 0; ´Low´ if added up score = 1 or 2; ´Average´ if added up score = 3 or 4; ´Strong´ if added up score = 5 or 6) which have been coded accordingly into the categories 1 to 4. The index variables opls and polintr (POLITICAL INTEREST) have been constructed by the archive in accordance with the corresponding index variables provided by TNS for wave 1. The micro data for the open ended follow-up questions ab6o (specific EU programmes known), ac2o (other economic development actors), ac3o (other security and stability actors) and bc3o (other environment issues) have not been made available. Six weighting variables are provided with the dataset, one for national weighting (redressment) and five for population weighting for total ´South´, total ´East´ (except Russia), total ´South+East´ (except Russia), as well as for the Maghreb and Mashrek (except Egypt) countries. The population size weights do not include the national redressment weighting factors. Please notice the weighting book provided by TNS (ZA6289_weighting.xlsx). The EU Neighbourhood Barometer survey series comprises six waves in the period 2012 to 2014.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6289 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • European Commission; TNS Opinion: EU Neighbourhood Barometer: ENPI East. Report. Brussels 2012.
  • European Commission; TNS Opinion: EU Neighbourhood Barometer: ENPI South. Report. Brussels 2012.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 26 | Registration Date: 2016-01-06

European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (2016): EU Neighbourhood Barometer Wave 2 - Autumn 2012. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.