Flash Eurobarometer 178 (Quelle Europe?)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, Frankreich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • International politics and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the European Union. Topics: associations with the term ‘Europe’; feeling of national and / or European identity; most important elements of the European identity (split A); attitude towards the following statements on European integration: EU membership of France is a good thing, guarantees peace on the continent, contributes to France’s prosperity, protects from negative effects of globalisation, threatens national identity, makes France stronger against the rest of the world, costly for France, 2004 EU enlargement was a good thing, shared values between member states set EU apart from the rest of the world, need for further integration even if that means a loss of national sovereignty, develop competitiveness of the European economy in order to maintain social protection, harmonization of social policies (split A), reconcilement of existing national social policies (split B), interdiction of subsidies for enterprises, contributes to a better quality of life in France; assessment of the impact of European integration on France with regard to the following aspects (split A): citizens, economic growth, employment, cost of living, social protection, consumer protection, quality of public services, agriculture, airspace security, quality of the environment, education, small and medium enterprises; importance of the EU as economic market and political project (split B); expected benefit of the cooperation on EU level with regard to the following issues (split B): foreign policy and defence, international trade, competitiveness of enterprises, consumer protection, fight against insecurity, fight against terrorism, fight against unemployment, environmental protection, quality of public services, support of poor countries, energy, fight against illegal immigration, integration of non-European immigrants, research and development, quality of education; attitude towards the European constitution (split A); attitude towards selected countries joining the EU: Turkey (split C), Croatia (split D), Bulgaria (split E), Romania (split F); attitude towards an agreement on the final borders of the EU before any further enlargement (split B); attitude towards selected statements on the involvement of citizens in the European debate: too little consultation of people, too remote from citizens’ concerns, little impact of European integration on daily life, little weight of political action compared to economic realities, solipsism of politicians, respondent feels well informed about French politics, respondent understands how the EU works, more involvement of citizens in the decision making process, citizens need more information on the EU given by French politicians, citizens need more information on the EU given by the media; preferred level of discussion about European integration; preferred actors to promote discussion about European integration; preferred form of discussion; interest in discussions about European integration (split A); interest to follow discussions about European integration (split B). Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; region; type of community; left-right self-placement; voting behaviour in referendum on the European constitution. Additionally coded was: country; respondent ID; language of the interview; duration of the interview; questionnaire split; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-01-16 / 2006-01-23
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and above
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2001
    Number of Variables: 140
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4427 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; TNS Sofres Quelle Europe? Brussels: European Commission March 2006 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl178_fr.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22