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Eurobarometer 48.0 (1997)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Melich, Anna (European Commission, Brussels DG X: Information, Communication, Culture, Audiovisual Public Opinion Surveys and Research Unit)
Publication Date
1998
Contributor
  • MARKETING UNIT-INRA BELGIUM, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • MARKETING UNIT-INRA BELGIUM, Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Mölln (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • KEME, Athen (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI-INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CIMEI-INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, DublinUlster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland (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)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • RAS - INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • RAS - INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • TEMO, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • TEMO, Solna, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE (Internationale Koordination), Brüssel (Data Collector)
  • INRA EUROPE (Internationale Koordination), Brüssel (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the EU, European unification and the currency union.Attitudes, knowledge, expectations, preferences as well as ideas aboutthe further development of the EU. Vacation behavior. Topics:citizenship (multiple responses possible); interest in politics;personal opinion leadership; future expectations in the areas ofeconomic situation of the country, one´s own financial situation,employment situation in the country, personal employment situation andlife in general; satisfaction with democracy at country level as wellas in Europe; trust in media, the police, church, military, tradeunions, parties, large concerns as well as national and supranationalinstitutions; most important sources of information or informationchannels about the EU and preferred means of information about the EU;media usage; judgement on the extent and quality of reporting aboutEuropean affairs in the media; judgement on the membership of thecountry in the EU; advantageousness of this membership; judgement onthe progress of European unification and personally preferredunification progress; attitude to a common European currency, foreignpolicy and defense policy; attitude to support of the president and themembers of the European Commission by a majority of the EuropeanParliament; attitude to equal rights for the European Parliamentregarding the Council of Ministers; attitude to a local passive andactive right to vote for all Europeans; attitude to school instructionabout the job of the European institutions; attitude to a subsidy forEuropean film and television productions; preference for national orEuropean decision power in selected political areas; preference for areduction of inflation or unemployment; attitude to a common Europeancurrency; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the Euro;attitude to an information campaign before introduction of the commonEuropean currency; desired priorities in EU policies, such as e.g.fight against poverty, accepting new member countries, environmentalprotection, consumer protection, fighting unemployment, reform of EUinstitutions, securing of peace in Europe and protection of personalrights and democratic principles in Europe; actually expected as wellas desired significance of the European Union in the next century forpersonal life of respondent; preferred new EU member countries;criteria for acceptance of new countries; most important effects ofexpansion of the EU by additional member countries; preference forbudget increase or division of what is available among additionalmember countries in selected political areas such as agriculture,research, support of weak regions, education and infrastructure;knowledge about the Amsterdam treaty and approval of a referendum inone´s country; personal decision behavior in case of such a referendum;positive or negative expectations of the next century in selectedpolitical, personal and social areas (scale); self-assessment oftolerance regarding members of other nationalities, races and religionsin one´s country; acceptance of immigrants from the southernMediterranean, Eastern Europe, applicants for political asylum andcitizens from other countries of the EU; attitude to the number offoreigners in one´s country; judgement on selected goals of Europeanagricultural policy; perception of reporting about the EuropeanParliament in the media; the significance of the European Parliamentfor the EU; desire for stronger significance of the EuropeanParliament; election participation at the last European Election andvoting intent in the coming election to the European Parliament;assessment of the representation of interests of the European citizensby the European Parliament; most important interests that should berepresented by the European Parliament; knowledge about the Basqueregion and its location; assessment of the state of development of theBasque region; image of the Basques as patriotic, hospitable, violent,industrious etc. Vacation: vacation in the last few years; reasons fornot going on vacation; vacation month; vacation duration and countryvisited on vacation for up to 6 vacation trips in the survey year;vacation spartner; preferred type of countryside such as mountains,lakes or cities; means of transport on the trip there as well as use ofvarious means of transport during the vacation; type of vacationhousing used; primary criteria for the choice of vacation destination;vacation costs and information on proportion for travel and housing;means of payment before start of vacation and during vacation; mostimportant product groups in vacation purchases; type of vacationattractions seen; vacation organized through a travel agency; sourcesof information used for vacation planning; type of information usedbefore decision for vacation destination; obtaining informationmaterial from tourist information offices and evaluation of suchinformation offices; most important problems in vacation preparation aswell as in the course of the vacation; general vacation satisfaction;vacation plans for next year and trip duration; preferred country tovisit on this vacation. Demography: self-classification on a left-rightcontinuum; marital status; age at termination of school or university;sex; age; number of children and adults in household; currentemployment; primary earner in household and his occupation; head ofhousehold. Only in Germany (East and West) as well as in Spain, France,Italy and in the United Kingdom the following additional questions wereposed: image of the European Union; trust in the individual EUcountries in the areas of politics, economy, business relations andEuropean orientation; self-assessment of observing the political eventsin Italy; judgement on the political as well as economic situation inItaly (scale); most important political tasks of the EU; assumedimprovement in the decision-making process in the European Unionthrough the Amsterdam treaty. In Luxembourg the following additionalquestion was posed: knowledge and significance of the presidency ofLuxembourg in the Council of Ministers of the EU. In Ireland thefollowing additional question was posed: attitude to participation ofthe country in a common European defense policy. Also encoded was: dateof interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; numberof persons present during interview; willingness of respondent tocooperate; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-03
    Belgium
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-03
  • 1997-10-15 / 1997-11-11
    Denmark
  • 1997-10-15 / 1997-11-11
  • 1997-10-12 / 1997-11-04
    Germany
  • 1997-10-12 / 1997-11-04
  • 1997-10-13 / 1997-11-12
    Greece
  • 1997-10-13 / 1997-11-12
  • 1997-10-22 / 1997-11-03
    Spain
  • 1997-10-22 / 1997-11-03
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-03
    France
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-03
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-12
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-12
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-10-31
    Italy
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-10-31
  • 1997-10-14 / 1997-11-10
    Luxembourg
  • 1997-10-14 / 1997-11-10
  • 1997-10-17 / 1997-11-15
    Netherlands
  • 1997-10-17 / 1997-11-15
  • 1997-10-18 / 1997-11-05
    Portugal
  • 1997-10-18 / 1997-11-05
  • 1997-10-13 / 1997-11-10
    Great Britain
  • 1997-10-13 / 1997-11-10
  • 1997-10-23 / 1997-11-10
    Northern Ireland
  • 1997-10-23 / 1997-11-10
  • 1997-10-17 / 1997-11-03
    Austria
  • 1997-10-17 / 1997-11-03
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-16
    Sweden
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-16
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-11
    Finland
  • 1997-10-20 / 1997-11-11
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)
Sampled Universe
Research area: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Spain
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified random sample of persons 15 years old and older
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 997
Note
In each country about 1000 interviews were conducted, except inLuxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland(approx. 300 respondents). In Germany two separate samplesof approx. 1000 respondents each in East and West were surveyed.
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

Melich, Anna (1998): Eurobarometer 48.0 (1997). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2959