Eurobarometer 54.1 Building Europe and the EU, the European Parliament, Public Safety, and Defense Policy (2000)

DG Press and Communication, Opinion Polls (European Commission)


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2015-02-25
* data update to the last release (1.1.0)

1.0 - 2008-02-14
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Changelog (Source release):

1.1.0 - 2014-12-02
* Duplicate case (suspected): The following cases are coded completely identical for all variables except for the case ID: -- LUXEMBOURG: Serial case ID (V5:) 8931 and 8961; Original case ID (V465): 100564 and 100594 ---- [Acknowledgement: indications given by the project “Democratic Values and Protest Behavior: Data Harmonization, Measurement Comparability, and Multi-Level Modeling in Cross-National Perspective”]

1.0.0 2014-04-13
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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
EB - Eurobarometer

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The Eurobarometer survey is designed to provide regular monitoring of public social and political attitudes in the EU through specific trend questions. Therefore, the general aim of EB is to know the attitudes and evaluations of European citizens about large general themes. The questions concern to the European integration issues, but sometimes they regard also specific problem about single country or common problems of economic, political or social nature.


The arguments of Eurobarometer 54.1 are as follows:

  • opinions on and knowledge of the European Union e European institutions;
  • trust in European institutions;
  • attitudes towards the enlargement of the European Union;
  • the role of the European Parliament (including voting intention);
  • public safety, safety perception, crime victimization, protective measures taken;
  • attitudes towards European defence policy issues, opinions on the role of a European Army and common defence and safety policies;
  • opinions on the European Union budget, priorities for the EU initiatives, EURO.

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Topic Classification:

  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: whole national population of 15 years and older

    Sample Procedure: about 1.000 for each country. Multi-stage stratified random and stratified quota sample

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: face to face interview

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format; 2 questionnaires in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format; 1 SPSS syntax file for missing values (5 file)


    Methodological Notes and codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

    Data Use Restriction:
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    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    DG Press and Communication, Opinion Polls. (2000) Eurobarometer 54.1 Building Europe and the EU, the European Parliament, Public Safety, and Defense Policy. European Opinion Research Group [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI112. Data file version 2.0

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