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Eurobarometer 21 (1984)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Inglehart, Ronald (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Rabier, Jacques-René (Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Brüssel)
  • Riffault, Hélène (Faits et Opinions, Paris)
Publication Date
1984
Contributor
  • DIMARSO, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • DIMARSO, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup (Data Collector)
  • Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    The main survey focus of this Eurobarometer is: 1. The personal situation in life of the respondent; 2. Attitudes to the EC and political questions; 3. Regionally different: further main survey focus areas. Topics: 1. Personal situation in life of the respondent: recorded inelection register; general contentment with life and satisfaction withthe functioning of democracy in the country; personal opinionleadership; postmaterialism; frequency of political discussions withfriends; satisfaction in selected areas of life; inclination to save orconsume; development of job situation in the last year; personalparticipation in demonstrations; most important fears for the future;effects of European unification on situation in life of today´schildren; peace movement and national security; assessment of theeffectiveness of ecological ideas. 2. Attitude to the EC and political questions: self-classification ona left-right continuum; attitude to social change; party allegiance;noticing media information about the European Parliament; memory ofnews content; general attitude to unification of Western Europe;preferred name for the EC; areas on which EC work should concentrate;countries that should not join the EC; balance of advantages anddisadvantages of EC membership for the country; attitudes to a Europeanpassport, European currency, a European Olympics team, a European courtsystem, European Embassies in foreign countries, freedom to move withinthe European job market, uniform social services in the EC andunlimited freedom of trade; actual and desired influence of theEuropean Parliament; reasons for and against participation in the nextEuropean Election; preference for national or European practices by theEuropean parliamentarians; willingness to elect selected political andideological directions; religiousness. 3. The following questions were posed only in the Federal Republic,France, Italy and Great Britain: evaluation of general and personaleconomic development in the last year; development of the cost ofliving; fear of loss of job; development of unemployment in residentialsurroundings; development of financial conditions of comparablepersons; evaluation of influence of government policies on the economicsituation, the employment situation, prices and financial situation ofpersonal household; general judgement on the economic policy of thegovernment; most able party to deal with economic problems. The following questions were posed only in the Federal Republic,France, Italy, Great Britain and Netherlands: willingness to acceptforeign products and services; national pride; work orientation;inclination to consumption and pleasure in buying (scale); reasons forforegoing a purchase. The following questions were posed only in Denmark, Federal Republicof Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain: expected economicsituation after one´s own retirement; ideas about the level of pensionpayments; expected securing of purchasing power through public pensionand additional personal insurance. The following questions were posed only in Belgium, Federal Republicof Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and Great Britain: attitudes toviolence, co-determination, family, science and research, willingnessto make sacrifices for one´s own country, book censorship, workreluctance, students, trade unions, judiciary, nuclear power plants,solar energy, unemployment, influence of the government, homosexuality,defense expenditures, energy crisis, income distribution, televisionstation, abortion, peace and freedom, danger of war, existence of God,proportion of emigrants, peace movement and substition of electricityfor coal, gas and oil in households (scale). The following questions were posed only in the Federal Republic ofGermany, France, Italy, Netherlands and Great Britain: willingness tosupport and to participate in selected citizen initiatives. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; schooleducation and age at conclusion of school; occupation; employment;company size; household income; household size; household composition;respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household;party preference; degree of urbanization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-03-17 / 1984-04-09
    France
  • 1984-03-17 / 1984-04-09
  • 1984-03-14 / 1984-04-30
    Belgium
  • 1984-03-14 / 1984-04-30
  • 1984-03-24 / 1984-03-31
    Netherlands
  • 1984-03-24 / 1984-03-31
  • 1984-03-17 / 1984-04-09
    Germany
  • 1984-03-17 / 1984-04-09
  • 1984-03-19 / 1984-04-05
    Italy
  • 1984-03-19 / 1984-04-05
  • 1984-03-22 / 1984-04-13
    Luxembourg
  • 1984-03-22 / 1984-04-13
  • 1984-03-24 / 1984-04-01
    Denmark
  • 1984-03-24 / 1984-04-01
  • 1984-03-21 / 1984-04-06
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1984-03-21 / 1984-04-06
  • 1984-03-19 / 1984-04-05
    Great Britain
  • 1984-03-19 / 1984-04-05
  • 1984-03-19 / 1984-04-05
    Northern Ireland
  • 1984-03-19 / 1984-04-05
  • 1984-03-16 / 1984-03-27
    Greece
  • 1984-03-16 / 1984-03-27
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
Sampled Universe
Research area: Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom.
Sampling
Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) depending on country. Sample of persons 15 years old and older.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 262
Note
The 9746 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1018 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 992 cases, Denmark 996 cases, France 1009 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1000 cases, Italy 1060 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1015 cases, United Kingdom 1356 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (study no. 8263). Earlier Eurobarometers (2-20) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318-1319.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Inglehart, Ronald; Rabier, Jacques-René; Riffault, Hélène (1984): Eurobarometer 21 (1984). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1320