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Eurobarometer 43.1 (1995)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Commission of the European Communities, Brussels DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisual Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit)
  • Melich, Anna (Commission of the European Communities, Brussels DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisual Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit)
Publication Date
1995
Contributor
  • Marketing Unit, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • Marketing Unit, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • SAMPLE INSTITUT, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI, 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)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (Data Collector)
  • PRAGMA, Rom (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)
  • TEMO AB, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • TEMO AB, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • Marketing Development Center, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • Marketing Development Center, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE, Brüssel (Internationale Koordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    1. Attitude to European unification, the European Parliament andfurther development of the Union. 2. Radioactivity and cancer. Topics:1. Attitude to European unification, the European Parliament andfurther development of the Union: eligibility to vote at place ofresidence; contentment with life; satisfaction with democracy atmunicipal level, state level and the level of the European Union;personal opinion leadership and interest in politics; postmaterialism;frequency of obtaining news on television, radio and in dailynewspapers; attitude to efforts to unify Europe (split: WesternEurope); attitude to membership of the country in the EU andadvantageousness of membership for one´s own country; regret of afailure of the EU; judgement on the speed of unification of the EU anddesired progress of this unification; perceived information about theEuropean Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Ministers,the European Court of Justice, the Common Market, the MaastrichtTreaty, the planned conference on checking the Maastricht Treaty, thediscussion about new members of the community, the Schengen Treaty andthe topic ´Europe of two speeds´ (split: in the last three months vs.recently); self-assessment of extent to which informed and informationneed about the European Union; most important sources of informationabout the EU; knowledge about the individual member countries of theEU; expected effects of the new entries by Austria, Finland and Swedenon the respondent, the country, the EU, unemployment, world-widecompetitive ability and equal rights for men and women; classificationof the member countries according to the criterion of the ´two speeds´;attitude to a ´Europe of two speeds´; governments most supportive aswell as least supportive of common actions in the EU; attitude toincreased integration of the EU; European citizenship; ideas aboutEurope in the year 2010 (scale); approval of a European Government;preferred national or European responsibility for the politicaldepartments and selected political measures; most important politicalareas for actions of the European Parliament; political areas where therespondent has the greatest need for information; preferred informationmedia; ways of looking for information on European topics; maximumacceptable costs for obtaining information about European topics; hopesor fears regarding the Common Market and the European Union; approvalof a common currency, an EU Central Bank, a common foreign policy, acommon security policy, the position of the EU President and theEuropean Commission regarding the parliament, an increased role of theEuropean Parliament, an active and passive right to vote in municipalelections of European citizens at their respective place of residence,to subsidiarity of political decisions at local, regional, national orEuropean level, to instructing schoolchildren about the work of theinstitutions of the EU and to support of film and televisionproductions in Europe in order to create a counterbalance to Americanand Japanese productions; perceived representation of interests of thepeople through institutions such as the European Commission, nationalgovernment, the European Parliament, the national parliament and theCouncil of Ministers; significance of the European Parliament for theEU and actual and desired significance; political areas recommended forparticular attention of the European Parliament; knowledge about theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the GATT, the WorldTrade Organization (WTO) as well as the economic negotiations betweenthe EU and the United States in the Uruguay Round; assessment of theefficiency of the European Union as representative of the interests intrade; preference for free trade for all products or desire forprotection for cultural products such as film and television programs.2. Radioactivity and cancer: self-classification of extent to whichinformed about radioactivity and preferred sources of information; mostimportant criteria for satisfactory information about radioactivity;classification of environmental groups, doctors, independentscientists, university instructors and government authorities asreliable providers of information about radioactivity; most importantcriteria for meaningful information about radioactivity; most importantsources of radioactive radiation; assumptions about the risk of cancerin the vicinity of nuclear power plants; assessment of theenvironmental pollution from storage of nuclear wastes on the bottom ofthe ocean; comparison of the significance of radioactive and chemicalenvironmental pollution in the country; possibility of an accidentcomparable to the one in Chernobyl in one´s own country; demand forcontinual information for a neighboring country in case of nuclearpower plants in the vicinity the border of a country; possession ofelectronic entertainment media and selected durable economic goods;possession of a telephone. The following question was also posed inFrance: extent to which informed about the French presidency in theCouncil of Ministers and significance of this presidency. Also encodedwas: date of interview; time of start of interview; length ofinterview; number of persons present during interview; willingness ofrespondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-04-14 / 1995-05-09
    Austria
  • 1995-04-14 / 1995-05-09
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-05
    Belgium
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-05
  • 1995-04-17 / 1995-05-08
    Denmark
  • 1995-04-17 / 1995-05-08
  • 1995-04-17 / 1995-05-05
    Germany
  • 1995-04-17 / 1995-05-05
  • 1995-04-16 / 1995-05-05
    Greece
  • 1995-04-16 / 1995-05-05
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-05
    Spain
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-05
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-04
    France
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-04
  • 1995-04-17 / 1995-05-13
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1995-04-17 / 1995-05-13
  • 1995-04-15 / 1995-05-04
    Italy
  • 1995-04-15 / 1995-05-04
  • 1995-04-07 / 1995-05-17
    Luxembourg
  • 1995-04-07 / 1995-05-17
  • 1995-04-19 / 1995-05-18
    Netherlands
  • 1995-04-19 / 1995-05-18
  • 1995-04-15 / 1995-05-06
    Portugal
  • 1995-04-15 / 1995-05-06
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-15
    Sweden
  • 1995-04-18 / 1995-05-15
  • 1995-04-19 / 1995-05-16
    Finland
  • 1995-04-19 / 1995-05-16
  • 1995-04-20 / 1995-05-04
    Great Britain
  • 1995-04-20 / 1995-05-04
  • 1995-04-20 / 1995-05-11
    Northern Ireland
  • 1995-04-20 / 1995-05-11
  • 1995-04 / 1995-05
    Norway
  • 1995-04 / 1995-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Norway (NO)
Sampled Universe
Research area: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Austria, Sweden.
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample of persons 15 years old and older
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 500
Note
The total of the cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 1056 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, Germany (West Sample) 1055 cases, Germany (East Sample) 1049 cases, Greece 1006 cases, Spain 1000 cases, France 1002 cases, Ireland 1000 cases, Italy 1057 cases, Luxembourg 499 cases, Netherlands 1010 cases, Portugal 1000 cases, Great Britain 1066 cases, Northern Ireland 305 cases, Austria 1014 cases, Sweden 1017 cases, Finland 1030 cases. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-42) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995, 1036-1039, 1206-1209, 1318-1321, 1541-1544, 1712-1715, 1750-1753, 1960-1962, 2031-2033, 2081, 2141, 2241-2243, 2291-2295, 2346, 2347, 2459, 2490, 2491, 2563 as well as 2636. A cumulated data set of Eurobarometers (1970-1992) is archived under ZA Study No. 2533. A split questionnaire was used (see reference: split).
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

Reif, Karlheinz; Melich, Anna (1995): Eurobarometer 43.1 (1995). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2637