Eurobarometer 68.1: The European Parliament and Media Usage (2007)

DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector (European Commission)


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2015-03-31
* data update to the last release (4.0.1)

1.0 - 2009-05-04
* data archiving



Changelog (Source release):

4.0.1 - 2012-07-02
* Archive edition update

4.0.0 - 2010-09-09
* Archive edition update
- Variable missing: Q1 NATIONALITY OTHER COUNTRIES --> Variable added (V4063)
- Northern Ireland: Category "Metropolitan": P6 SIZE OF COMMUNITY - UNITED KINGDOM --> recoded (V3982)

3.0.1 - 2010-09-02
* Archive edition
- D49 Value Label: misspelling

3.0.0 - 2010-08-16
* Archive edition
- Variable for "other nationalities" missing --> Original data added as V4063
- Country Variable missing (questionnaire language version) --> Data extracted from original variable VP13

2.0.0 - 2010-04-14
* Archive edition



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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 68.1 are as follows:

  • attitudes towards the European institutions (European Parliament, European Commission, etc. – trend questions);
  • the national economic situation: opinions and expectations;
  • trust in national and international institutions;
  • the European Parliament: knowledge and evaluation;
  • media use: tv, radio, press, web.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - economic policy
  • POLITICS - government, political systems and organisations
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Turkish Cypriot Community

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: whole national population of 15 years and older

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

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

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

    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

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    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector. (2007) Eurobarometer 68.1: The European Parliament and Media Usage. TNS OPINION & SOCIAL [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI231. Data file version 2.0

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