SI110

Eurobarometer 54LAN: Special Survey on Languages (2000)

DG Press and Communication, Opinion Polls (European Commission)

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2.0

Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2015-02-25
* data update to the last release (1.0.1)

1.0 - 2007-03-28
* data archiving

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Release:
1.0.1

Changelog (Source release):

1.0.1 - 2012-03-30
* Archive edition update
ISOCNTRY: alphanumeric country id variable (2011-7-1, variable added)
VERSION: dataset version id variable (2011-7-1, variable added)

1.0.0 - 2010-04-03
* Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy)

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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
EB - Eurobarometer

Questionnaire:
550.43 KB
185.98 KB
other documentation
Website
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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 54LAN are as follows:

  • what foreign languages respondents speak and on what level;
  • use of foreign languages;
  • motivations for learning other languages;
  • opinions on the necessity to speak European Union (EU) languages;
  • reasons why children should learn other European languages at school;
  • the influence of the EU enlargement on communication among the EU member countries.

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Topic Classification:

  • EDUCATION - life-long/continuing education
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - language and linguistics
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, 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)

    Documentation:

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

    Data Use Restriction:
    UniData – official representative for the dissemination of Eurobarometer surveys in Italy – provides a free data access for all Italian residents upon registration. Data are released in according to GESIS Licence (Category 0), available at this link. Other users will need to contact the GESIS Data Archive.
    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    Citation:
    DG Press and Communication, Opinion Polls. (2000) Eurobarometer 54LAN: Special Survey on Languages. European Opinion Research Group [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI110. Data file version 2.0

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