European Parliament Election Study 2014, Voter Study, First Post-Election Survey

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schmitt, Hermann (MZES, Universiät Mannheim)
  • Hobolt, Sara B. (London School of Economics)
  • Popa, Sebastian A. (MZES, Universiät Mannheim)
  • Teperoglou, Eftichia (MZES, Universiät Mannheim & CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Monitoring Unit
Other Title
  • EES 2014 Voter Study (Alternative Title)
  • European Election Study Voter Study 2014 (Alternative Title)
  • European Election Study 2014 (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Behaviour and Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILRES, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • ipr Umfrageforschung Dr. Richard Költringer, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elections
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Religion and values
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    The EES 2014 Post-Election Survey was implemented in a cooperative arrangement between the European Election Studies Association (EES-A) and the European Parliament (EP). The dataset is a combination of two sets of questions: Items marked with ´qp´ in the variable name are financed by and account for the EP; items marked with ´qpp´ in the variable name are financed by and account for the EES-A. 1. Voting: party choice and turnout: participation in the European Parliament elections; party preference; party voted for at the (General Election); if there was a general election tomorrow, which party would be voted for; how probable voting for selected parties; reason for (not)voting; time of vote decision; main reasons to vote and not to vote. 2. Party ID: closeness to any particular party. 3. Engagement and mobilization: watch a program about the election on television, read about the election in a newspaper, talk to friends or family about the election, attend a public meeting or rally about the election, look into a website concerned with the election; contacted by a candidate or party organization during the election campaign; interest in campaign; interest in local, national and EU politics; participated in a demonstration. 4. Media Usage: how often following the news; newspaper read and frequency of reading. 5. Institutions: European Parliament takes into consideration the concerns of European citizens; trust in the EU institutions; trust national parliament; important which candidates win seats and become MEPs in the European Parliament elections; important which political party gained the most seats in the European Parliament elections; the national Parliament takes into consideration the concerns of citizens; politics seems too complicated. 6. EU integration: country’s membership of EU is a good or bad thing; respondent´s attitude to European unification; perception of party regarding EU unification; attitudes towards enlargement of the European Union; confidence that EU decisions will be in the interest of country; country´s support for Member State facing severe economic and financial difficulties; EU authority over members states. 7. Value orientations: self-placement and placement of parties on left-right continuum; state regulation and control of the market; redistribution of wealth; taxes and public spending; same-sex marriage; civil liberties; immigration; environment. 8. Domestic and European issues: most important problems; level problem mainly dealt with; most appropriate level to deal with problem; economy of the country is better compared to 12 months ago; general economic situation in the country over the next 12 months; direction country and the EU. 9. Representation: asessement of government’s records; asessement of EU institutions records; own voice counts in the European Union; own voice counts in the country. Severity of economic crisis: unemployment of household member; own household experienced a decrease in income. 10. Knowledge-test and experience: Switzerland is a member of EU; every country in EU elects the same number of representatives to the European Parliament; name of Head of government and party of Head of government; number of members of National parliament. 11. European party group or political party which supports the nomination of the three candidates for President of the next European Commission. 12. Attribution of responsibility and evaluation of performance: responsibility of national government, EU, IMF and the banks for the current economic conditions. 13. Demographics: trade union membership; age at completion of full-time education; gender; age; current marital status; current work situation; occupational sector; main occupation; current job; social class; degree of urbanisation; residence (number of years); religious denomination; attendance of religious services; number of people living in household (size of household); household composition; difficulty in paying bills; internet use. Additionally coded: respondent id; country; region; size of locality; date and length of interview; nationality; language of interview; respondent cooperation; number of persons present during the interview. Weighting factors: sample weight per country; political weight; political weight actual EP voters only.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-27
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-24
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
    Czech Republic
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-25
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-24
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-22
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-24
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-22
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-22
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-22
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-22
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-25
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-24
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-25
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-27
  • 2014-05-30 / 2014-06-23
    United Kingdom
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 18 years and over (16 years old and over in Austria). The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multistage random sample
Collection Mode
  • CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 422
Items beginning with ´qp´ are financed by the European Parliament and ´qpp´ items are financed by the EES.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5160 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12384
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12318
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12310
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12300
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.5160
  • Schmitt, Hermann, Sara B. Hobolt, and Sebastian Adrian Popa. “Does Campaign Personalization Increase Turnout? ‘Spitzenkandidaten’ in the 2014 European Parliament Elections.” Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, UK, Glasgow, September 3-6 2014.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2016-09-09