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euandi (General Population Survey) - User Profiles in the 2019 European Elections

Resource Type
  • Trechsel, Alexander H. (University of Luzern)
  • Garzia, Diego (University of Luzern)
  • Cicchi, Lorenzo (European University Institute (EUI), Florence)
Publication Date
  • European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Data Collector)
  • Abstract

    euandi2019 is a Voting Advice Application (VAA) aiming at helping citizens make an informed choice in the 2019 European Parliament (EP) elections. Available in over 20 languages, euandi2019 invites users to react to 22 policy statements covering a wide range of contemporary policy issues and political values in European politics. (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: user-ID; country; language, in which the questionnaire was completed; day and time when user started and completed the questionnaire; weighting factors; user´s proximity to party number x.
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)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 67
The political positions of the parties were collected in a separate survey of experts, and are available under the study-number ZA7563.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7565 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2019-12-13 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-11-13

Trechsel, Alexander H.; Garzia, Diego; Cicchi, Lorenzo (2019): euandi (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsbefragung) - User Profiles in the 2019 European Elections. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.