European Communities Study 1973

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Commission of the European Communities
Other Title
  • Eurobarometer 0 (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Researcher)
  • The Gallup Poll, London (Data Collector)
  • IFOP, Paris (Data Collector)
  • INRA, Brussles (Data Collector)
  • Nederlandse Stichting voor Statistiek, Den Haag (Data Collector)
  • GfM, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    The survey contains two different main focus areas: 1. Attitudes to the European Community and European unification. 2. General satisfaction of respondent with various areas of life and society. Topics: 1. Extent to which informed about the European Community and the Common Market; interest in the problems of the EC and television broadcasts about the EC; attitude to the election of a European Parliament and membership of one´s own country in the EC; problems which can better be solved in a European Government than is the case at national level; willingness to make sacrifices to support European unification; political interest; personal opinion leadership and evaluation of various sources of information on political opinion making; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; 2. Satisfaction of respondent in the areas housing, income, education of children, leisure, social services received, relationship between the generations; satisfaction with the social system and ability of democracy to function; general contentment with life and work satisfaction (scale); change of satisfaction in the last few years; evaluation of the discussions on environmental protection; evaluation of political goals such as: economic growth, co-determination, defense, city renovation, price stability, freedom of speech, combating crime, ideological progress and humanizing society. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children in household; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; employment; household income; size of household; head of household; party preference; political discussion; membership.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-09 / 1973-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 13484
    Number of Variables: 133
The 13484 cases of the data pools are distributed among the individual countries as follows: France 2227 (unweighted: 1940), Belgium 1266, Netherlands 1464 (unweighted: 930), Federal Republic of Germany 1957, Italy 1909, Luxembourg 330, Denmark 1199, Ireland 1199 and Great Britain 1933. See also the Eurobarometers archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986 to 0994, and 1036 as well as ZA Study No. 0078.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0628 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0628
  • Inglehart, Ronald: The Silent Revolution: Changing Values and Political Styles Among Western Publics. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1977.
  • Inglehart, Ronald; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter: "Party Identification, Ideological Preference and the Left-Right Dimension Among Western Mass Publics". In: Budge, Ian; Crewe, Ivor (Hrsg.): Party Identification and Beyond. New York, Wiley 1976.
  • Inglehart, Ronald: "Value Change Among the Publics of Advanced Industrial Societies". In: Lindberg, Leon (Hrsg.): Politics and the Future of Industrial Sciety. New York: McKay 1976.
  • Commission des Communautes Europeennes, L´europe vue par les Europeens. Analyse des données sur les attitudes du public à l´égard de l´unification de l´europe (Sondage de septembre 1973 dans les pays de la Communauté euroéenne), Bruxelles, Août 1974.
  • Commission des Communautes Europeennes, Satisfaction et insatisfaction quant aux conditions de vie dans le pays membres de la Communaute Europeenne, Bruxelles, Juin 1974.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 28 | Registration Date: 2012-10-17