EU Neighbourhood Barometer Wave 4 - Autumn 2013

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
    • Community, Living Environment
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Politics
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Information society
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the European Union. Cooperation between the EU and the own country. Trust in institutions. Global crisis. Mobility and migration. 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; 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, in the Arab world (only in DZ, EG, TN, JO, LB, LY, PS, MA), in the European Union, in the world; image of the EU; 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; 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; 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), private companies in the own country, national banks, NGOs, religious organisations, regional public authorities (not in IL), local public authorities; 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; personal account on: facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Vkontakte (only in RU, AM, AZ, BY, GE, MD, UA), Odnoklassniki (only in RU, AM, AZ, BY, GE, MD, UA), Netlog (only in DZ, EG, JO, LB, LY, MA, PS, TN), Lifejournal (only in RU, AM, AZ, BY, UA); frequency of using the aforementioned networks; 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. Global crisis: assessment of the impact of the crisis on the national economic situation and the personal situation; experienced loss of job due to crisis: respondent himself / herself, family member or close friend, colleague. 5. Mobility and migration: likelihood of moving to another country in the next two years and name of countries intended to move to; knowledge test on selected aspects with regard to legally migrating to another country: where to find information concerning legal migration, procedures which have to be followed, chances of rejection of visa applications; expected duration of stay; reasons for moving abroad; preparations for moving abroad; relatives or friends in country to move to; most important difficulties when moving to another country; assumed development of the number of people migrating from own country to a European country in the last twelve months; awareness of illegal migration via the Mediterranean sea; main reasons for illegal migration to European countries; awareness of people who migrated illegally. 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; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-01-15 / 2014-01-23
  • 2013-12-10 / 2014-02-03
  • 2013-12-09 / 2013-12-26
  • 2013-12-18 / 2014-01-12
  • 2013-12-04 / 2014-01-21
    Moldova, Republic of
  • 2013-12-14 / 2014-01-04
  • 2013-12-06 / 2013-12-21
    The Russian Federation
  • 2013-12-12 / 2014-01-17
  • 2013-12-12 / 2014-01-21
  • 2013-12-08 / 2014-01-08
  • 2013-12-11 / 2014-01-16
  • 2014-01-13 / 2014-01-22
  • 2013-12-06 / 2014-01-20
  • 2013-12-08 / 2014-01-12
    Palestinian Territories
  • 2013-12-07 / 2013-12-20
  • 2013-12-10 / 2014-01-23
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: 16097
    Number of Variables: 432
The country specific fieldwork dates haven been calculated from the dataset (p1 and p2), excluding outliers. For Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon und Libya the specifications in the official report have been applied. For these countries substantial deviations indicate coding errors for the month (p2). 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. Non-unique, duplicate original case identification numbers have been detected for Tunesia (uniqid = 14000201) and the Ukraine (uniqid: 15000156). In the case of the Ukraine they do nor represent duplicate cases; in the case of Tunesia the two records are completely identical for all substantial variables, except variable ac4_1. A unique serial ID was produced by the archive. The micro data for the open ended follow-up questions ab4o (specific EU programmes known), ac2o (other economic development actors), ac3o (other security and stability actors) and bk11o (other reasons for illegal migration) have not been made available. Several trend questions have been renamed by the Archive in order to make them consistent with the official reports and the basic questionnaire. This is especially true for questions ab2 to ab7. Information on the relevant question numbers in former waves is provided in the variable labels. Former trend question numbers bf2 and bf3 have been used a second time for completely new questions. For this reason the corresponding variables have been renamed by the archive into bf2ii, bf3ii_1, bf3ii_2 und bf3ii_3. Seven weighting variables are provided with the dataset, one for national weighting (redressment) and six for population weighting for total ´South´, total ´East´ (except Russia), total ´South+East´ (except Russia), as well as for the Maghreb and Mashrek countries, the latter including and excluding Egypt. The population size weights do not include the national redressment weighting factors. Please notice the weighting book provided by TNS (ZA6291_weighting.xlsx). The EU Neighbourhood Barometer survey series comprises six waves in the period 2012 to 2014.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6291 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • European Commission; TNS Opinion: EU Neighbourhood Barometer: ENPI South. Report. Brussels 2013.
  • European Commission; TNS Opinion: EU Neighbourhood Barometer: ENPI East. Report. Brussels 2013.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2016-04-25