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Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 (Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben (European Commission, Bruxelles) (Researcher)
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (European Commission, Bruxelles) (Researcher)
  • VITOSHA RESEARCH, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • BALTIC SURVEYS, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, POLAND, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND MARKET ANALYSIS, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • CATI CENTER, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, CZECH REP., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • KONSENSUS RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY, Istanbul, Turkey (Data Collector)
  • THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, CyprusInternational Coordination: Gallup Organisation Hungary, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Family life and marriage
    • Social welfare systems/structures
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards European Union membership and life satisfaction. Family and children. Elderly people. Health. Social services. Standard of living. Social integration. Employment and mobility. Topics: Current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next 5 years; personal situation; economic situation in the country; financial situation of the household; employment situation in the country; personal job situation; trust in public institutions; trust in other social institutions; news viewership on television; news readership of daily newspapers; news listenership on the radio; trust in the media; national pride; European pride; access to modern information technology; attachment to nationality and identification with Europe; contact with other countries and cultures; knowledge of foreign languages; foreign languages that are the most useful to know; contacts with foreign countries; tolerance towards other people; people of other races, nationalities, religions; attitudes towards foreigners; spontaneous image and meaning of the EU; image of the EU; meaning of the EU; meaning of being a citizen of the EU; trust in the EU and its institutions; trust levels in the EU; trust in the institutions and bodies of the EU; trust in European Parliament and in European Commission; support for EU membership; referendum about membership; perceived benefits of EU membership; personal benefits; benefits for the country; expected benefits for various social groups; expected and desired role of the EU in five year’s time; benefits of EU in five years time; support for joint EU decision-making; preferred decision-making mechanism of the enlarged EU about the EU; self-perceived knowledge about the EU; awareness of the EU, its institutions, bodies; interest in EU news; preferred methods for receiving information about the EU; EU topics people would like to know more about; attitudes towards enlargement; perception of support levels for country’s membership in the Member States; awareness of country’s bid for EU membership; feeling informed about enlargement and the accession process; speed and date of accession; assessment of pre-accession funds; ideal number of children; reasons for not having children; number of children; age when the first child was born; preferred action of the government to improve family policy; responsibility for looking after the children (father vs. mother); role of family in the society; responsibility for taking care about elderly parents; preferred way of taking care for elderly parents; financial responsibility; looking after someone who has a long-term illness; assessment of one’s own lifestyle; distances to social services; satisfaction with social and health services (scale); responsibility for social services (government vs. NGOs); lowest monthly income of the household; adequate household income; financial situation of the household; financial problems (paying mortgages, bills, food etc.); assessment of the standard of living; improving the standard of living; possession of household goods; factors of quality of life (work, education, a partner, children, friends, leisure time, holidays, neighbours, going out with friends, sufficient accommodations, being useful to others, feeling recognized, successful career, political participation); auxiliary person; social isolation (scale); socially excluded people; housing environment (scale); subscribe money; reason for living in need; social reason for poverty; risk of poverty; attitudes towards social inequality; active membership in social organisations; unemployment; preferred status of employment; size of workplace; sector; working hours; working conditions and work load (scale); frequency of negative working conditions; frequency of moves over the last ten years; reasons for moving/staying; move in the next five years; preferred place to move; move and work in a foreign European country. Demography: Occupational status; marital status; age; gender; age at termination of school training; educational level; size of household; size of community; size of residence; church attendance; income of the household and sources; occupational status of the head of the household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-03-10 / 2002-03-29
  • 2002-03-04 / 2002-03-26
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2002-03-09 / 2002-04-02
    Czech Republic
  • 2002-03-08 / 2002-03-21
  • 2002-03-14 / 2002-04-04
  • 2002-03-08 / 2002-03-24
  • 2002-03-07 / 2002-03-20
  • 2002-03-05 / 2002-04-04
  • 2002-03-08 / 2002-04-05
  • 2002-03-06 / 2002-03-28
  • 2002-03-12 / 2002-04-02
  • 2002-03-02 / 2002-03-29
  • 2002-03-01 / 2002-04-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Turkey (TR)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15+
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 14163
    Number of Variables: 478
1.000 persons were interviewed in each country with the exception of Malta and Cyprus (about 500 respondents) as well as Poland and Turkey (about 2.000 respondents). Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 provided the basis for a harmonized dataset integrating these data with five Standard&Special Eurobarometer on ´Quality of Life´ issues (EB50.1, EB51.0, EB52.1, EB54.2, EB56.1 und EB56.2). The harmonized dataset ´Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries´ is made available through the GESIS ´Datorium´ service (doi:10.7802/1209).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4153 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12465
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.4153
  • European Commission, Directorate General Press and Communication, Public Opinion Analysis: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002. 1. Highlights. Public Opinion in the Countries Applying for EU Membership. Support for EU Membership. October 2002.
  • European Commission, Directorate General Press and Communication, Public Opinion Analysis: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002. 1. Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership. Drawn up by The GALLUP Organization, Budapest. October 2002.
  • Alber, J. and Fahey, T.: Perceptions of living conditions in an enlarged Europe. Report for European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Luxembourg/Brussels/Dublin 2004.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2016-04-01

Europäische Kommission (2016): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 (Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership). Version: 1.1.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.