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European Communities Study 1971

Version
1.0.1
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Commission of the European Communities
Publication Date
2011-07-01
Contributor
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Researcher)
  • IRS, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GfM, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • IFOP, Paris (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Rural economics
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude to political unification of Europe. Topics: Feeling of belonging to a geographical region; regional origins and local residency; changes in region; mobility readiness; influence of the European Community on the development of the region in general and on special economic areas; attitude to jurisdictions about distributions between the country and European authorities; judgement on the economic difficulties of agriculture; attitude to the farmers demonstrations and use of force at such demonstrations; prospects for the future of agriculture; occupational prospects of farmers; the significance of the Common Market for agriculture as well as for industry; assumed influences of the Common Market on modernization, sales and the competition situation for agricultural products; assumed influences of further countries joining the European Community on agriculture, industry and one´s own country in general; familiarity and judgement on the Mansholt Plan; postmaterialism (scale); most important political goals; danger of an economic crisis and danger of war (scale); attitude to political unification of Europe; personal willingness to make sacrifices for a unification; self-assessment of extent to which informed about European economic problems, problems of national agriculture and of regional economic development; judgement on media reporting about these problems; assessment of the chances of a political unification of Europe; personal opinion leadership; receptiveness regarding new things; party preference (Sunday question); religiousness; self-classification as conservative or progressive; union member. Demography: age (classified); sex; number of children in household; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; head of household; political discussion; social origins; state; regional origins; membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
Sampled Universe
Sample of persons 16 years old and older.
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) depending on country.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9241
    Number of Variables: 92
Note
The total of cases of the data set is distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1296 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 2014 cases, France 2046 cases, Italy 1806 cases, Netherlands 1405 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7275). The EC studies can be viewed as precursors of the Eurobarometers, archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318 ff. A split questionnaire was used. With the question on jurisdiction distribution for part of the respondents regional preference was addressed instead of national.
Availability
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Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0627 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0627
Publications
  • Inglehart, Ronald: The Silent Revolution: Changing Values and Political Styles among Western Publics. Princeton: University Press 1977.
  • Commission des Communautes Europeennes: L´Opinion des Europeens sur les Aspects Regionaux et Agricoles du marche commun, L´Unification Politique de L´Europe et L´Information du Public, Bruxelles, Decembre 1971.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 56 | Registration Date: 2012-10-17

Commission of the European Communities (2011): European Communities Study 1971. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10852