euandi 2919 (Expert Interviews)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Trechsel, Alexander H. (University of Luzern)
  • Garzia, Diego (University of Luzern)
  • Cicchi, Lorenzo (European University Institute)
Publication Date
  • European University Institute (EUI) und country teams (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Coded recording of the political position of the parties. Political parties were asked to position themselves with regard to 22 statements on: (a) Welfare, family and health: social programmes should be maintained even at the cost of higher taxes; (b) Migration and immigration: immigration [into your country] should be made more restrictive; acceptance of European values by immigrants; asylum-seekers should be distributed proportionally among EU Member States; (c) Society, religion and culture: the legalisation of same sex marriages is a good thing; the legalisation of the personal use of soft drugs is to be welcomed; Euthanasia should be legalised; (d) Finance and taxes: government spending should be reduced in order to lower taxes; the EU should acquire its own tax raising power; bank and stock market gains should be taxed more heavily; (e) Economy and work: the state should provide stronger financial support to unemployed workers; (f) Environment, transport and energy: renewable sources of energy (e.g. solar or wind energy) should be supported even if this means higher energy costs; the promotion of public transport should be fostered through green taxes (e.g. road taxing); (g) Law and order: restrictions of personal privacy on the Internet should be accepted for public security reasons; criminals should be punished more severely; (h) Foreign policy: the European Union should strengthen its security and defence policy; on foreign policy issues the EU should speak with one voice; (i) European integration: judgement about European integration; judgement about the single European currency (Euro); individual member states of the EU should have less veto power; EU should rigorously punish Member States that violate the EU deficit rules; in European Parliament elections, EU citizens should be allowed to cast a vote for a party or candidate from any other Member State. Additionally coded was: country name, party name (original language, English, and party abbreviation).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-02 / 2019-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Political parties competing for the election to the European Parliament in 2019. The selection should cover all relevant parties in the European elections. Therefore, the selection entirety was limited to those parties which, according to opinion polls had prospect of at least one seat in the European Parliament.
Total universe/Complete enumeration; Sampling Procedure Comment: Selection of parties: Total universe/Complete enumeration Selection of positions: A total of 22 European topics were chosen. Criteria for inclusion in the sample were the relevance of the topic and the degree of differentiation between the parties. The political positions were collected from the parties themselves. Parallel to this the same positions were assessed by experts on the basis of party manifestos, the websites of the parties, publications and other sources. In the case of discrepancies between self-reported items and the expert assessment, the parties were asked for statements. The final decision on the Code was taken by the respective country teams.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Content coding
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 29
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7563 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2019-11-13