Eurobarometer 64.2 (Oct-Nov 2005)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • Standard Eurobarometer 64 (Alternative Title)
  • The European Constitution, Globalization, Energy Resources, and Agricultural Policy (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain:TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • KADEM, Nikosia, Turkish Cypriot Comm. (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • Puls, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
    • Technology, Energy
    • Economic Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Rural economics
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the EU and the European Constitution. European economy and globalisation. Energy. Agricultural policy. Topics: 1. Attitude towards the EU and the European Constitution: frequency of political discussions with friends; personal opinion leadership; life satisfaction; expectations for the next twelve months regarding: personal life in general, the national economic and employment situation, the financial situation of the own household, and the personal job situation; assessment of the present personal situation compared with five years ago; future expectations regarding the personal situation; trust in institutions; assessment of the own country’s membership in the EU as a good thing; benefits from the EU membership; impact of the own country’s EU membership on selected areas (country’s security, exports, standard of living, agriculture, industry, services, and employment); EU image; attitude towards the development towards a European political union; meaning of the EU to the respondent; personal feelings towards the EU; perceived personal political efficacy in the EU as well as understanding of the processes in the EU; attitude towards higher involvement of the citizens in European affairs (scale: feeling of being involved in European affairs, desire for greater involvement, desire for greater efforts of the European institutions, the national and the local government to further involve citizens in European affairs); assessment of the current and the desired speed of building Europe (scale); fears about the European Union in terms of: power loss for smaller member countries, increase in drug trafficking and international organised crime, higher payments of the own country to the EU, loss of social benefits, loss of national identity, language and culture, economic crisis, transfer of jobs to other member countries, difficulties for national farmers; additionally in non-euro countries: end of national currency; frequency of the reception of news in the media (television, newspapers, and radio); self-assessed personal knowledge about the EU, its policies and institutions (scale); interest in information about the EU; preferred topics or policy areas on which more information is desired; used information sources about the EU; assessment of the extent of media coverage of topics regarding the EU as well as the image evoked; knowledge of selected EU institutions and trust in them; knowledge test on the EU (number of member states, direct election of the members of the European Parliament by the EU citizens, own anthem, time of the last European elections); most important problems of the own country; subsidiarity in selected areas (crime, taxation, fighting unemployment, fighting terrorism, defence and foreign affairs, immigration, educational system, pensions, environmental protection, health and social welfare, agricultural and fishing policy, consumer protection, research, support for regions facing economic difficulties, energy and competition policy); attitude towards: European Monetary Union, common foreign policy, common defence and security policy, further EU enlargement, EU constitution, two-speed Europe, EU institutions as a school subject; most important political goals in the own country; postmaterialism (scale); preferred actions of the European Union; preferred level of decision making in the field of European defence policy: national governments, NATO, or EU; attitude towards an increase of the EU budget; knowledge test: field on which most of the EU budget is spent; assessment of the role of the United States and the European Union regarding: peace in the world, the fight against terrorism and poverty, global economic growth, and environmental protection; frequency of feeling European; expected future personal identification as European or citizen of a national state; national pride; pride of being European; frequency of the identification as a citizen of the world; attitude towards selected countries becoming part of the EU (Switzerland, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Turkey); attitude towards the accession of Turkey to the EU (scale); opinion on the European Constitution; assessment of the impact of the adoption of the European Constitution on democracy, efficiency, and transparency in the European Union; expected impact of the adoption with regard to the EU’s strength in the world, its economic competitiveness and social-mindedness; opinion on the necessity of a European Constitution for the functioning of the European institutions. 2. European economy and globalisation: comparison of the quality of life and the performance of the economy in Europe with the United States, Japan, China, and India; comparison of the development of Europe with the development of the USA regarding: scientific and medical research, environmental protection, innovation technology, healthcare system, education, fighting social disparities, unemployment and discrimination, and the creation of new companies; assessment of the effects of the increased competition due to the European single market as positive; associations with the term ´globalisation´; approval of the following statement: EU protects people from the negative effects of globalisation; assumed reasons for the relocation of companies; attitude towards the immigration of foreign workers (necessary for certain national economic sectors, necessary for solving the problem of the ageing of the European population); confidence regarding the ability to keep the own job and the future of pensions; preferred measures to guarantee the financing of the pension system in the own country; preferred measures to improve the performance of the European economy. 3. Energy: preferred measures of public authorities to help people reduce their energy consumption; preferred measures of the national government to reduce the dependency on energy imports; willingness to pay more for energy from renewable sources (Split: willingness to reduce energy consumption); preferred decision-making level to tackle the challenges in the energy sector (European, national, or local level); consideration of energy consumption when buying: light bulb, refrigerator, and car; reduction of car use in case of an assumed price increase for fuel over 2 euros per litre; preferred alternatives to the use of the own car. 4. Agricultural policy: attitude towards the agricultural policy of the European Union; most important objectives of the agricultural policy; positive or negative role of the European agricultural policy with regard to: income maintenance for farmers, the improvement of the competitiveness of European agriculture on world markets, helping farmers to adapt their production to consumer’s expectations, the improvement of life in the countryside, reducing development gaps between regions, encouraging the diversification of agricultural products, the promotion of organic farming, respectful treatment of the environment, the protection of the specificity of European agricultural products, the protection of small and medium sized farms, ensuring health and safety of agricultural products, animal welfare of farm animals; assessment of the EU agricultural policy shifting away from subsidising single agricultural products and rather focusing on granting funds for the overall development of the rural economy as positive. In Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, and Northern Cyprus were also asked: assessment of the future EU membership of the own country as a good thing; benefits from this membership. Only in the UK: awareness and significance of the current presidency of the United Kingdom in the Council of the European Union. Only in Austria: awareness and significance of the future Austrian presidency in the Council of the European Union. In the 25 EU member states were also asked: attitude towards the continuation of the ratification process of the European Constitution after the rejection by France and the Netherlands. Demography: nationality; occupation; professional status; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; media use; internet use. Additionally coded was: 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; language of the interview (in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV, MT, TR); weighting factor; interviewer-ID.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-10-11 / 2005-11-07
  • 2005-10-13 / 2005-11-06
  • 2005-10-21 / 2005-11-13
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-08
  • 2005-10-19 / 2005-11-10
  • 2005-10-12 / 2005-11-05
  • 2005-10-16 / 2005-11-13
  • 2005-10-13 / 2005-11-13
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2005-10-12 / 2005-11-15
    United Kingdom
  • 2005-10-17 / 2005-11-05
  • 2005-10-15 / 2005-11-05
  • 2005-10-17 / 2005-11-08
  • 2005-10-13 / 2005-11-09
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-06
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-03
  • 2005-10-17 / 2005-11-06
    Cyprus (Republic)
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-05
    Czech Republic
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-06
  • 2005-10-18 / 2005-11-06
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-07
  • 2005-10-15 / 2005-11-04
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-05
  • 2005-10-17 / 2005-11-07
  • 2005-10-17 / 2005-11-02
  • 2005-10-11 / 2005-11-07
  • 2005-10-19 / 2005-10-31
  • 2005-10-13 / 2005-10-31
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-07
  • 2005-10-13 / 2005-11-06
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-10-29
    Turkish Cypriot Community
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey has also been conducted in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Turkey, and in the Turkish Cypriot Community. In these countries, it covers the national population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in those countries and have a sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 29430
    Number of Variables: 3406
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4414 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR04580.v3 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.4414
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Standard Eurobarometer 64. Public Opinion in the European Union. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, December 2005.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 247 / Wave 64.2. Attitudes towards Energy. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Agriculture and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 242 / Wave 64.2. Europeans and the Common Agricultural Policy. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Agriculture and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16