Eurobarometer 54.1 (Oct-Nov 2000)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 54 (Alternative Title)
  • Building Europe and the European Union, The European Parliament, Public Safety, and Defence Policy (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls (Researcher)
  • INRA BELGIUM, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen (Data Collector)
  • INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CSA-TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • INRA Demoskopea, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • INTOMART, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Bruessel (internationaleKooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    The major topics are: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Union 2. European Parliament 3. Public safety 4. Defense. Topics: 1. political attitudes and questions on the European Union: nationality; frequency of political discussions in one's circle of friends; personal opinion leadership; satisfaction with life in general; deterioration or improvement next year regarding life general, the economic situation of one's own country, the financial situation of one's own household, the situation in the job market of one's own country and one's own occupational situation; national pride and perceived pride in Europe; perceived solidarity with place of residence, region, country and Europe; satisfaction with democracy in the country and in Europe; media usage; satisfaction with reporting about European topics in the media; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the EU (scale), its policies and its institutions; preferred sources of information, information channels and means of information about the EU, its policies and its institutions; judgement on membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of this membership; assessment of current speed of integration of Europe and desired speed of integration; expected and desired significance of the EU for daily life of respondent in five years; knowledge about the European institutions and judgement on the importance of the European Parliament, the European Commission, Council of Ministers of the European Union, European Court of Justice, European Ombudsman, European Central bank, European Accounting Office, the Committee of the Regions of the European Union and the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union; trust in these European institutions; attitude to the common European currency, foreign policy, defense policy and EU Enlargement; attitude to support of the president and the members of the European Commission by a majority of the European Parliament; attitude to school instruction about the work of European institutions; preference for national or European decision-making power over selected political areas; desired priorities in EU policies, such as e.g. acceptance of new member countries, populism of the EU, successful introduction of the Euro, fight against poverty, environmental protection, consumer protection, fighting unemployment, fight against organized crime and drug trade, reform of EU institutions, securing peace and protection of the right to privacy and democratic principles in Europe; knowledge about the greatest expenditure budget in the EU; feared negative social and economic consequences from unification; self-assessment of personal extent to which informed about the Euro; means of information about the Euro used; preferred new EU member countries; criteria for acceptance of new countries; attitude to possible effects of EU enlargement (scale); preference for majority decisions of all or only selected member countries after EU extension to the East. 2. European Parliament: knowledge and significance of the European Parliament; desire for strengthening of the European Parliament; assessment of the representation of interests of the European citizens by the European Parliament; most important interests that should be represented by the European Parliament; frequency of personal election participation in European Parliament elections; probability of personal election participation in the next European Election (scale); perceived influence of national and European Parliament on personal life (scale). 3. Public safety: personal feeling of security; contact with drug problems at place of residence; victim of violence, home burglary or theft (victimization); crimes of violence or thefts reported; security devices against break-in in house or residence; security measures undertaken after a break-in. 4. Defense policy: personal fears of crisis situations (fear of war, weapons of mass destruction, race conflicts, terrorism, organized crime, epidemics); attitude to task areas of military forces (national defense, peace missions, protection in catastrophes); opinion on ability and decision-making in European defense policy; possible tasks of a European army; preferred form of European security policy and defense policy; opinion on European rapid deployment force; trust in institutions (politics, church, large concern, the judiciary, education system, media, parties, authorities, trade unions, army, United Nations, charitable organizations, non-governmental organizations); party preference (Sunday question). The following additional questions were posed in France: extent to which informed about the EU presidency of France and perceived importance. Demography: age; sex; marital status; size of household; children in household; age at termination of education; employment; occupation last practiced; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; activity in household; household income; possession of a telephone. Also encoded was: date of interview; start of interview; length of interview; presence of further persons during interview; cooperation of respondent; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-11-17 / 2000-12-16
  • 2000-11-14 / 2000-12-19
  • 2000-11-17 / 2000-12-09
  • 2000-11-21 / 2000-12-09
  • 2000-11-20 / 2000-12-14
  • 2000-11-14 / 2000-12-18
  • 2000-11-21 / 2000-12-19
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2000-11-16 / 2000-12-13
  • 2000-11-16 / 2000-12-19
  • 2000-11-14 / 2000-12-19
  • 2000-11-17 / 2000-12-13
  • 2000-11-14 / 2000-12-19
    Great Britain
  • 2000-11-14 / 2000-12-19
    Northern Ireland
  • 2000-11-16 / 2000-12-14
  • 2000-11-14 / 2000-12-19
  • 2000-11-15 / 2000-12-19
  • 2001-01-02 / 2001-02-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Norway (NO)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16067
    Number of Variables: 468
In each country about 1000 interviews were conducted ausser in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each were surveyed in East and West. The parallel survey conducted in NORWAY is not part of the official Eurobarometer 54.1. The second edition adds Norwegian data to Eurobarometer 54.1. The survey was conducted by NORSK Gallup in parallel to wave 54.2, but the available subset of variables corresponds to wave 54.1. NORWAY is not part of the official Eurobarometer 54.1.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3387 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03209.v4 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3387
  • European Commission: EUROBAROMETER 54: Public Opinion in the European Union. Brussels, April 2001.
  • Kernic, Franz; Callaghan, Jean; Manigart, Philippe: Public opinion on European security and defense: A survey of European trends and public attitudes toward CFSP and ESDP. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang Verlag 2002.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16