EU Neighbourhood Barometer Wave 5 - Spring 2014

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

    Attitudes towards the European Union. Cooperation between the EU and the own country. Trust in institutions. Media use. Global crisis. 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, 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), Instagram; 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, LY); 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. Media use: frequency of the following activities: watching television on a TV set, watching television via the internet, listening to the radio, reading printed press, using online social networks, using the internet; preferred sources of information on national political matters; most frequently used TV channels, radio stations, daily newspapers, and websites; preferred TV and radio programmes; most trustworthy media with regard to political news; perceived focus of the following national media primarily on national or on international matters: TV, radio, printed press, websites; assessment of the reliability of the reporting of the aforementioned media; political independence of these media; timeliness; influence on public opinion; attitude towards selected statements: internet contributes to diversity of opinions, link between free and independent media and democracy, journalists should be protected in the exercise of their duties; preferred sources of information on the European Union, its policies and its institutions; attitude towards the following statements on political information in online social networks: modern way to keep abreast, not trustworthy, can get people interested, good way to have a say. 5. 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. 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
  • 2014-06-01 / 2014-06-19
  • 2014-05-27 / 2014-06-25
  • 2014-05-26 / 2014-06-19
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-12
  • 2014-06-05 / 2014-07-15
    Moldova, Republic of
  • 2014-06-13 / 2014-07-01
  • 2014-05-21 / 2014-06-10
    The Russian Federation
  • 2014-06-02 / 2014-06-30
  • 2014-06-04 / 2014-06-28
  • 2014-05-25 / 2014-06-11
  • 2014-06-01 / 2014-07-02
  • 2014-06-01 / 2014-06-30
  • 2014-05-24 / 2014-06-25
  • 2014-05-26 / 2014-06-16
    Palestinian Territories
  • 2014-05-20 / 2014-06-10
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: 15095
    Number of Variables: 445
The country specific fieldwork dates haven been calculated from the dataset (p1 and p2), excluding outliers. Only for Algeria the specifications in the official report have been applied because substantial deviations suggest potential coding errors. 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 original case identification numbers have been detected for Armenia (uniqid = 2000002, 2000037, 2000298, 2000369, 2000534), Georgia with up to 31 repeated numbers (uniqid= 5000001-5000068, 5000075), and the Ukraine (uniqid: 15000097). In total 904 records are affected. They all do not represent duplicate cases. A unique serial ID was produced by the archive. Original data provided for question ba12 (variables ba12.1 to ba12.17) were completely corrupted and for this reason dropped from the archive data file. The micro data for the open ended follow-up questions ab4o (specific EU programmes known), ac2o (other economic development actors), and ac3o (other security and stability actors) 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. Starting with wave 4 this is especially true for questions ab2 to ab7 and starting with wave 5 for sd16 and sd17. Information on the relevant question numbers in former waves is provided in the variable labels. In wave 5 this also applies to questions ba1 to ba12. Information on the relevant question numbers in former waves is provided in the variable labels; if applicable it is adverted to modifications in the question wording. Questions ba4a, ba4b and ba5 to ba10 are used a second time for completely new questions. For this reason the corresponding variables have been renamed by the archive adding the suffix ´ii´ (ba4aii, ba4bii and ba5ii to ba10_4ii). Starting with wave 4 the former trend question numbers bf2 and bf3 are 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. 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 (ZA6292_weighting.xlsx). The EU Neighbourhood Barometer survey series comprises six waves in the period 2012 to 2014. Due to the outbreak of the Libyan Civil War in May 2014, waves 5 and 6 were not conducted in this country anymore.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6292 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • European Commission; TNS Opinion: EU Neighbourhood Barometer: ENPI South. Report. Brussels 2014.
  • European Commission; TNS Opinion: EU Neighbourhood Barometer: ENPI East. Report. Brussels 2014.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2016-04-25