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Eurobarometer 34.0 (1990)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisual Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit)
Publication Date
1991
Contributor
  • OBEMAP, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • OBEMAP, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark/OBSERVA, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark/OBSERVA, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA srl, Rom (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA srl, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ICP-Research, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • ICP-Research, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • TMO Consultants, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NORMA, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, London (Data Collector)
  • NOP, London (Data Collector)
  • NORGES MARKEDSDATA, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • NORGES MARKEDSDATA, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    The main survey focus of this Eurobarometer is: 1. Political attitudes and satisfaction; 2. Attitudes to the EC and to European unification; 3. Knowledge of a foreign language; 4. Political self-classification, professional life and family situation. Topics: 1. Political attitudes and satisfaction: citizenship and eligibility to vote at place of residence; assessment of individual as well as general economic situation and future development; contentment with life; satisfaction with democracy; focus of personal interests in the areas science, culture and in political questions; readiness for action on political and social questions; membership in organizations, clubs, citizen initiatives, parties and other organizations; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions and interest in politics; postmaterialism (scale); attitude to social changes; perceived danger of war with participation of European armies. 2. Attitudes to the EC and to European unification: interest in EC policies; the significance of the EC for one´s own country and personal life; attitude to unification of Western Europe and to membership of the country in the EC; regret of a failure of the EC; judgment on the progress of European unification; assessment of the agreement between the EC countries; interest in information about the EC; knowledge about the European domestic market; hopes and fears in connection with the domestic market; preference for national or European decision-making authority in selected political areas; preference for national or EC-wide decisions on the rights of foreigners from non-EC countries; preference for expansion or limitation of the rights of foreigners; attitude to a European social charter; knowledge and judgment on the EC Commission; judgment on the program of the EC in the cultural area; attitude to EC policies regarding Central and Eastern Europe; attitude to unification of the two German nations; attitude to European financial aid for the USSR; judgment on EC crisis policies before the background of the Gulf Crisis; knowledge and general impression of the EC Parliament; significance of the EC Parliament for personal daily life and for the European Community altogether; attitude to an expansion of the powers of the European Parliament (scale); attitude to a European Government. 3. Knowledge of a foreign language: most important problems of young people; educational goals; frequency of visits in clubs and community facilities in the neighborhood; native language and foreign languages learned; ability to express oneself in a foreign language; languages used at home; source of knowledge of a foreign language; significance of learning a foreign language; judgment on the foreign language offerings in schools. 4. political self-classification, professional life and family situation: self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party allegiance; party preference (Sunday question); behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; party affiliation; temporary job; having and preference for full-time or part-time employment; marriage age and number of children; year of birth of first three children; age at start of working life; influences of family events on occupational life; longer employment interruptions; age, duration and type of side jobs with longer employment interruptions; major reasons for giving up a job; changed occupational status after a longer employment interruption; reasons for resumption of work; changes of occupational situation from the first children; employment of household help; division of housework between husband and wife; problems in the search for a babysitter; supervision person during pre-school time; preference for personal child care or care by third party. Demography: union membership; marital status; sex; age; size of household; number of children in household; monthly household income; occupational position; employment in the civil service or private enterprise (company sector); company size; supervisor status; position in household; occupation of head of household; self-assessment of social class; residential status; degree of urbanization; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; religiousness; person managing household; age at end of education, length of education, occupational position, company size, supervisor status, type and place of employment of head of household; possession of durable economic goods; city size; region. Additionally encoded were: date of interview; length of interview; time of interview; city size; identification of interviewer. Interviewer rating: presence of others during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate. Indices: opinion leadership; postmaterialism; EC support; professional status; support for the European Parliament; political orientation; support for the EC domestic market. In the former GDR the following additional questions were posed: satisfaction with the development of democracy in the GDR and the Federal Republic up to unification; judgment on joining the EC; vacation trip intended or already conducted to another EC country; interest in life or work in another EC nation; judgment on EC influence in selected political and social areas of the GDR; knowledge of information material or advertising about the European Community. In the old Federal Republic the following additional questions were posed: satisfaction with democracy before and after unification of the two German nations. In Italy the following additional questions were posed: judgment on the Italian EC Presidency. In Denmark the following additional questions were posed: attitude to an EC police in selected areas; attitude to the sales of land to foreigners. In France, Italy, the United Kingdom and all of Germany the following additional questions were posed: judgment on selected political social groups and organizations regarding representation of personal interests of respondent; specification of the personally most important of these groups and personal membership in one of these organizations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-11-02
    Belgium
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-11-02
  • 1990-10-14 / 1990-11-01
    Denmark
  • 1990-10-14 / 1990-11-01
  • 1990-10-13 / 1990-10-31
    Germany
  • 1990-10-13 / 1990-10-31
  • 1990-10-12 / 1990-10-29
    Greece
  • 1990-10-12 / 1990-10-29
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-10-26
    Italy
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-10-26
  • 1990-10-17 / 1990-10-31
    Spain
  • 1990-10-17 / 1990-10-31
  • 1990-10-12 / 1990-10-29
    France
  • 1990-10-12 / 1990-10-29
  • 1990-10-10 / 1990-10-31
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1990-10-10 / 1990-10-31
  • 1990-10-10 / 1990-10-31
    Luxembourg
  • 1990-10-10 / 1990-10-31
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-10-31
    Netherlands
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-10-31
  • 1990-11 / 1990-12
    Norway
  • 1990-11 / 1990-12
  • 1990-10-11 / 1990-10-29
    Portugal
  • 1990-10-11 / 1990-10-29
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-10-30
    Great Britain
  • 1990-10-15 / 1990-10-30
  • 1990-10-16 / 1990-10-27
    Northern Ireland
  • 1990-10-16 / 1990-10-27
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample of persons 15 years old and older.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 542
  • Number of Variables: 542
Note
The 12872 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 996 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (East) 1002 cases, Federal Republic of Germany (West) 1021 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, France 1022 cases, Greece 1008 cases, Ireland 1022 cases, Italy 1073 cases, Luxembourg 301 cases, Netherlands 1067 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Spain 1000 cases, Great Britain 1047 cases, Northern Ireland 313 cases. Previous Eurobarometers (2-33) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544, 1712-1715 as well as 1750-1753.A cumulated data set of the Eurobarometers (1973-1984)is archived under ZA Study No. 1684.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-01 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Reif, Karlheinz (1991): Eurobarometer 34.0 (1990). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1960