Europe in Focus - The Image of Europe in Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung
Publication Date
  • Ipsos Public Affairs, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Perception of Europe. Attitudes towards Europe. Evaluation of German European Policy Topics: Personal situation/ satisfaction: general life satisfaction; assessment of the current and prospective economic situation in Germany; assessment of one´s own economic situation. Identification with Europe: attachment to one´s place of residence, to Germany and to the EU; self-image (identification as a citizen of Germany, first as a citizen of Germany, then as a European, first as a European, then as a citizen of Germany, as a European); similarities with other people in the EU Associations with the EU: associations related to the EU; positive or negative image of the EU; characteristics of the EU (semantic differential). Germany in the EU: Germany benefits from EU membership; advantages or disadvantages of EU membership; characterization of Germany´s relationship with the EU; agreement with statements about Germany´s role in the EU. Perception of the EU: characteristics of the EU; European values (current); values that should be more pronounced in the EU; elements of an ideal EU; concerns about changes in the country due to greater European integration (e.g. rising crime due to open borders, etc.); assessment of the influence of the EU on personal life; future expectations for Britain outside the EU. Current situation - issues, tasks, challenges: Future significance of various policy issues; responsibility for relevant issues. Performance of the EU: institutional trust; satisfaction with German European policy and European politics; opinion on the status quo of the EU (e.g. supports networking of knowledge in research, etc.); agreement on various statements about the EU. Proximity to (EU) politics: influence of the EU on one´s own life, on one´s own region and on Germany as a whole; positive or negative influence of the EU on one´s own life, on one´s own region and on Germany as a whole; agreement with various statements on the influence of the EU; decision-makers of decisions important for Germany; opinion on the influence of the EU on decisions in Germany; opinion on Germany´s influence on the EU. Expectations of the EU: approval of various measures in the EU; attitudes towards EU enlargement; approval of financial support in the EU in the event of economic difficulties of a member state; preferred measures of the EU for immigration to Europe; preferred measures for security in Europe; preferred measures for guaranteeing economic security; attitude towards agricultural subsidies. Political interest, satisfaction with democracy: satisfaction with democracy in Germany and in the EU; interest in politics in general and in European policy. Information behaviour: frequency of media consumption; assessment of the extent of coverage of the EU in German media; need for more information on various topics or policy issues; hypothetical decision in a referendum on Germany´s EU membership. Demography: sex; age (grouped); German nationality; household size; number of children in the household; marital status; employment status; assessment of income situation; household income; educational qualifications. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; educational qualifications (grouped); city size (BIK region); federal state; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-04-01 / 2019-04-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Population eligible to vote aged 18 and over in Germany
Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample. Quota characteristics were age and sex (crossed), state and educational level (ISCED). The MA Daily Newspaper Dataset 2018, weighted according to the Microcensus, served as the source for the target specifications.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 310
The study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6734 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • Werkmann, Caroline; Schoen, Alexandra: Europa im Fokus - Das Bild Europas in Deutschland: Qualitativ-Quantitative Studie im Auftrag des Bundespresseamtes Berlin: Ipsos Public Affairs 2019

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2020-02-05