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Eurobarometer 85.2: Standard Eurobarometer 85, May 2016

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • Eurobarometer 85.2 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
2018-01-16
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
budgets; citizen attitudes; citizen participation; decision making; democracy; economic policy; energy policy; European Union; family life; globalization; government agencies; households; immigration policy; life satisfaction; opinions
Description
  • 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. Eurobarometer 85.2 covered the following special topics: (1) trends in personal and political scenarios, (2) the Europe 2020 strategy and policy priorities, (3) the financial and economic crisis and related EU policies, and (4) European citizenship. Respondents' opinions were collected regarding their predictions for the next 12 months in several arenas, including the EU economic crisis, the Turkish Cypriot community, and the respondent's life generally. Respondents were further questioned about topics discussed amongst friends and family, priorities in establishing an energy union, and immigration concerns. Perspectives were also gathered regarding various measures intended to improve the economy, and positive aspects of European citizenship. 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2016
  • Collection date: 2016-05-21--2016-05-31
  • 2016-05-21 / 2016-05-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey has also been conducted in Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, and in the Turkish Cypriot Community. In these countries, it covers the national population of citizens and 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. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Sampling
A multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regionals units in every country (Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT NUTS 2 or equivalent). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from th initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. 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
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36734 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2018-01-16 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-01-16

European Commission (2018): Eurobarometer 85.2: Standard Eurobarometer 85, May 2016. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36734.v1