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Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 1 (Public Opinion in Central and Eastern Europe)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Publication Date
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Commission of the European Community, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • Cunningham, George (Commission of the European Community, Brussels) (Researcher)
  • SAMPLE, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • IPOS, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • NPOC/GALLUP, National Public Opinion Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • OBOP, Warschau, Poland (Data Collector)
  • MODUS, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • Institute of Sociology, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (Data Collector)
  • ECOMA/GALLUP, Czechoslovakia (Data Collector)
  • ECOMA, Research Institute of Commerce, Prag, Czechoslovakia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the EC and current political and economic questions of the country. Trust in other peoples and evaluation of democratic and economic reforms. Topics: In at least two of the involved countries the following questions were posed: judgement on the general political and economic development of the country; expected development of the economic situation; judgement on one´s own financial situation; attitude to the market economy; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; judgement on economic reforms; satisfaction with democracy; feeling as European; attitude to European unification; knowledge about the EC or the Common Market; judgement on the goals and activities of the EC; knowledge of the president of the EC Commission; judgement on Western European economic aid for the country; attitude to a closer cooperation with the EC and desired point in time for the country´s joining the EC; attitude to EC cooperation of the country in selected political, social and cultural areas; attitude to unification of the two German states; most important source of information about the EC; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the EC and frequency of obtaining news in press, radio and television; extent of trust in the residents of Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Russia, Romania, Austria, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Yugoslavia, Ireland, Italy, Holland, France, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Belorussia, Belgium, America; self-classification on a left-right continuum; attitude to the so-called ´European House´ and ´Pan-European Unification´; interest in affairs and problems of the EC; contentment with life; interest in politics; benefit of EC membership for one´s own country; knowledge as well as judgement on the European social charter and the common domestic market; judgement on the speed of unification of the two German states; judgement on the membership of reunited Germany in the EC; regret of a failure of the EC; approval of a European Government; satisfaction with the national government; expected price development and development of unemployment; judgement on price development in comparison to wage development; expected success of the government in economic policy; necessity of social reforms (scale); desired extent of rapproachment to the EC and domestic market; media usage.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-12
  • 1990-01
  • 1989-08
  • 1990-10
  • 1990-05
    German Democratic Republic
  • 1991-05
  • 1990-06
  • 1990-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSHH)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (SUHH)
  • Moscow (RU-MOW)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 10450
    Number of Variables: 191
Per country approx. 1000 to 1500 persons were interviewed. The data set described here contains selected data of all involved countries in cumulated form. The individual studies, archived under ZA Study Nos. 2252 to 2260, contain beyond this questions of the respective country surveys to the extent they were not appropriate for cumulation because they were only posed once. The cumulation was produced with support of the Zentrum fuer Europaeische Umfrageanalysen und Studien (ZEUS), Mannheim.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2493 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (1992): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 1 (Public Opinion in Central and Eastern Europe). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.