Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.2

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • 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 LTD, 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, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • CATI CENTER, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • Konsensus Research & Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey (Data Collector)
  • CVVM, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • International Coordination: Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Life in the candidate countries. Attitudes towards foreigners. Attitudes towards European Union and accession process. EU directives. Topics: Current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next five years; change in subjective well-being; trust in institutions; trust in political institutions; satisfaction with democracy; trust in other social institutions; problems facing the nations; media use; news viewership on television; news readership of daily newspapers; news listenership on the radio; trust in the media; citizens fear epidemics the most geopolitical orientation; role of the United States and the EU; contacts with foreign countries; knowledge of basic EU-related facts; self-perceived knowledge about the EU; information about the EU; sources of information about the EU; prefered topics; prefered methods for receiving information about the EU; preference for national versus EU-originated information; interest in EU news; attitudes towards the EU; feeling European; national pride; European pride; support for EU membership; awareness of country´s bid for EU membership; support for EU membership; referendum about membership; perceived benefits of EU membership; personal benefits; benefits for the country; expected benefits for various social groups; image of the EU; meaning of EU; meaning of being a citizen of the EU; fears related to the building of Europe; expected and desired role of the EU in five years time; support for key issues (common defence policy; teaching school children about EU, EC commissioners coming from each of the member states, enlargement of the EU in May 2004, common foreign policy, constitution for EU; one single currency, further enlargement of the EU to include other countries, speed of building Europe); participation in EP elections; support for a common foreign policy; support for joint EU decision-making; support of European Foreign Minister; support for a common security policy (CFSP); support for joint EU decision making about defence policy (ESDP); citizen´s support the setting up of a European Army; concrete measures related to CFSP and ESDP; European defence policy decision making: role of NATO and EU; attitudes and knowledge about enlargement and the accession process; attitudes toward enlargement; perception of support levels for membership in the current Member States; time frame of the EU accession; feeling informed about enlargement and the process of accession ; pre-accession funds; mutual support of membership in the candidate region; EU institutions EU among other supranational institutions; democracy in the EU; EU institutions and bodies; awareness of the EU and its institutions; role of the EU and its institutions; trust in the European Parliament and the European Commission; future of Europe for future citizens; Constitution; name of the EU; EP right to withdraw confidence from the EC; direct election of the President of the Commission; preference for a commissioner for each country; European tax; presidency; decision making; support for joint decision-making. Demography: Nationality; marital status; age; age at termination of school training; educational level; size of household; occupational status; employment in the public sector; position in the household; Size of community; church attendance; income of the household; party preference; gender.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-05-07 / 2003-05-23
  • 2003-05-05 / 2003-05-21
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2003-05-05 / 2003-05-26
    Czech Republic
  • 2003-05-05 / 2003-05-14
  • 2003-05-03 / 2003-05-31
  • 2003-05-09 / 2003-05-26
  • 2003-05-10 / 2003-05-19
  • 2003-05-04 / 2003-05-22
  • 2003-05-04 / 2003-05-24
  • 2003-05-04 / 2003-05-29
  • 2003-05-02 / 2003-05-19
  • 2003-05-08 / 2003-05-31
  • 2003-05-06 / 2003-05-23
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 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: 12098
    Number of Variables: 534
1.000 persons were interviewed in each country with the exception of Malta and Cyprus (about 500 respondents).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3983 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22