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Eurobarometer 84.1: Parlemeter, September 2015

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • Eurobarometer 84.1 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
defense (military); European Parliament; European Union; Internet; ownership of durables; politics; population migration; terrorism; trust in government
  • Abstract

    The Eurobarometer series is a unique cross-national and cross-temporal survey program conducted on behalf of the European Commission. These surveys regularly monitor public opinion in the European Union (EU) member countries and consist of standard modules and special topic modules. The standard modules address attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as respondent and household demographics. The special topic modules address such topics as agriculture, education, natural environment and resources, public health, public safety and crime, and science and technology. This round of Eurobarometer surveys covers the following topics: (1) Attitudes and knowledge regarding the European Parliament, (2) Opinions on the EU, and (3) Migration. Respondents were asked about their trust in the Parliament and EU membership, their knowledge of the EU, level of interest in European affairs, and EU laws. People were asked to give their opinions on the EU, such as European Identity, important aspects of strengthening the EU, and assessment of their own countries membership. Migration, asylum seekers, legal procedures, and attitudes towards citizens of other member states were also topics of questions. Demographic and other background information collected includes age, gender, nationality, marital status, occupation, age when stopped full-time education, household composition, ownership of a fixed or mobile telephone and other goods, difficulties in paying bills, level in society, and Internet use. In addition, country-specific data includes type and size of locality, region of residence, and language of interview (select countries).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015
  • Collection date: 2015-09-19--2015-09-29
  • 2015-09-19 / 2015-09-29
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
Sampled Universe
In all, Eurobarometer 84.1 interviewed 28,150 citizens in the 28 countries of the European Union after the 2013 enlargement with the accession of Croatia. All respondents have the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States, and are aged 15 and over. They are supposed to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. Separate samples are drawn for Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as for East and West Germany. Smallest Geographic Unit: Country
The basic sample design applied in all states is a multi-stage, random (probability) one. In each country, a number of sampling points was drawn with the probability proportional to population size (for a total coverage of the country) and to population density. In order to do so, the sampling points were drawn systematically from each of the "administrative regional units", after stratification by individual unit and type of area. They thus represent the whole territory of the countries surveyed according to the EUROSTAT NUTS II (or equivalent) and according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan, urban and rural areas. In each of the selected sampling points, a starting address was drawn, at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). All interviews were conducted face-to-face in the people's homes and in the appropriate national language. CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available. Please refer to the Technical Specifications section within the Questionnaire, as well as ZACAT, for additional sampling information.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • face-to-face interview
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36668 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • TNS Opinion. Parlemeter 2015--Part I: The Main Challenges for the EU, Migration, and the Economic and Social Situation. Analytical Overview. European Parliament Eurobarometer (EB/EP 84.1).Brussels: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. 2015.
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  • TNS Opinion. Parlemeter 2015--Part II. Analytical Overview . European Parliament Eurobarometer (EB/EP 84.1).Brussels: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. 2015.
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Update Metadata: 2017-12-07 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2017-12-07

European Commission (2017): Eurobarometer 84.1: Parlemeter, September 2015. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.