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Attitudes towards Europe (1962)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Press- and Information Service of the European Communities, Brussels
Other Title
  • Europe in Public Opinion 1962 (Data Pool) (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • IFOP, Paris (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP INTERNATIONAL, Brussels (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the population to unification of Europe and the already existing European organizations. Topics: Expectations of a united Europe; advantages and disadvantages of European integration; plans that could be realized through the EEC; level of information regarding EEC agreements already made or scheduled; current problems of the EEC; judgement on the benefit of the EEC for one´s own country; most important problems of the country; political interest; sources used for information about the EEC; knowledge of a foreign language; visit of other parts of the world and other European countries; party preference. Demography: city size; school education; state; vocational training; number of children; sex; age (classified); employment; occupation; self-assessment of social class; size of household; marital status; religious denomination; refugee status; household income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-02 / 1962-03
    Germany (FRG)
  • 1962-01-31 / 1962-02-16
  • 1962-02-14 / 1962-03-03
  • 1962-02-10 / 1962-02-20
  • 1962-02-16 / 1962-02-28
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
National adult population, aged 20 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Various sampling procedures, random sampling was applied in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, quota sampling in France and Italy.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4774
    Number of Variables: 175
This data set is a summary of GESIS studies ZA0073 to ZA0077. The 4774 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: France 1518 (ZA0073) Belgium 770 (ZA0074) Luxembourg 184 (ZA0075) Netherlands 779 (ZA0076) Germany 1523 (ZA0077) Data for Italy (1562 interviews, conducted by DOXA, Milan) could not be included in the data set and in the documentation. Survey carried out on request of the Press- and Information Service of the European Communities (EEC). Data for Italy are not available.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0078 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0078
  • GALLUP: Das Europa der Sechs im Blickfeld der öffentlichen Meinung: Eine internationale Umfrage in Deutschland, Belgien, Frankreich, Italien, Luxemburg und in den Niederlanden. Bielefeld: EMNID, Selbstverlag 1962 (also published in French, Italian and Dutch)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 29 | Registration Date: 2012-10-17

Press- and Information Service of the European Communities, Brussels (2011): Attitudes towards Europe (1962). Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.