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Flash Eurobarometer 230 (Quelle Europe? Attitudes des Français envers l’Union européenne)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, Frankreich (Data Collector)
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Domestic political issues
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the European Union. Topics: attitude towards European integration; feeling of national and / or European identity; most important characteristics of European identity; attitude towards the following statements on European integration: guarantees peace on the continent (split A), makes France stronger against the rest of the world (split B), contributes to France’s prosperity (split A), protects from the crisis (split B), only benefits richest people (split A), threatens national identity (split B), costly for France (split A), price increase due to integration (split B), shared values between member states set EU apart from the rest of the world (split A), 2004 EU enlargement was a good thing (split B), threatens national public services (split A), too remote from citizens’ concerns (split B); importance of the French EU presidency for Europe and for France; assessment of France’s membership in the EU as an asset or a risk with regard to the financial and economic crisis; assessment of the role of European institutions during the crisis; importance of the EU as economic market and political project; attitude towards selected statements: creation of a supranational government, develop European integration while respecting the roles of the single member states, freedom of cooperation between member states, disbandment of the EU; preferred national political fields to be supported by the EU; attitude towards selected countries joining the EU: Turkey (split A), Croatia (split B), Macedonia (split C); attitude towards an agreement on the final borders of the EU before any further enlargement; attitude towards selected statements on the involvement of citizens in the European debate: too little consultation of people (split A), little impact of European integration on daily life (split B), little weight of political action compared to economic realities (split A), solipsism of politicians (split B), respondent feels well informed about French politics (split A), respondent understands how the EU works (split B), citizens need more information on the EU given by French politicians (split A), citizens need more information on the EU given by the media (split B); preferred level for the debate on European integration: regional, local, national, European; satisfaction with the current personal situation and expected development; attitude towards selected social issues: re-establishment of death penalty, possibility to adopt children for same-sex couples, too many immigrants in France, legalization of cannabis, authorization of euthanasia in selected cases, more respect to religion; attitude towards the following economic issues: too many civil servants in France, state should intervene more in economy, raise of income tax for wealthy people, too heavy taxation of French companies, most unemployed could find a job if they really wanted to, ban of relocation; interventionism versus liberalism; left-right self-placement; party preference; intention to vote in the next European elections. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; call history; country; questionnaire split; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-04-28 / 2009-05-05
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: 2010
    Number of Variables: 107
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5204 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Quelle Europe? Les Français et la construction européenne. Brussels: European Commission Mai 2009

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2011-08-12

Europäische Kommission (2010): Flash Eurobarometer 230 (Quelle Europe? Attitudes des Français envers l’Union européenne). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.