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EB - Eurobarometer
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 81.4 are as follows:
- satisfaction with his/her own living conditions;
- important political issues faced personally, by his/her country and by European Union;
- perceptions of and attitudes towards the European Union and European Unification;
- opinions on the Europe 2020 strategy;
- opinions on the policy measures against the financial and economic crisis;
- national and European citizenship;
- European social reality and poverty.
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Nations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, 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 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; 1 dataset in Stata format; 1 SPSS syntax for missing data; 2 questionnaires in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format (6 file)
|Methodological Notes and codebook (pdf):|
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
Directorate General Communication. (2014) Eurobarometer 81.4: satisfaction with living conditions, perceptions of and attitudes towards the European Union, trust in institutions, Europe 2020, citizenship and European social reality. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI337. Data file version 3.0
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All question modules are asked in the standard Eurobarometer context and largely replicate questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 80.1.
Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably, except for Germany.
Categories for all other countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area – Towns and suburbs / small urban area – Cities / large urban areas).
For TURKEY the data provided by TNS do not match with the new scheme, but most likely appear to match with the former 5-point scheme. Value labels applied in former versions were not correct and non-matching data were coded to ´99´ (SYSTEM MISSING in the original data set).
Variable p6tr has been reconstructed by the archive for dataset version v3-0-0 using SIZE OF COMMUNITY data for Turkey included in a former integrated variable P6 (ALL COUNTRIES) with the “old” 5-point category scheme.
Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) has changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia and Croatia.
Data for protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available. Two duplicate cases (one doublet) in terms of identical coding of all substantial variables (except qd5_1) and demographics have been identified for Austria.
The corresponding case id variables are not identical. UNIQID is coded ‘12002223’/’12002585’. CASEID is coded ‘2223’/’2585’. An dataset update has been provided by TNS and all populations size weighting variables, protocol variables p4 and p5, a few corrected variables (d8, qa12_6, qd7.4, qd7.14) and slightly differently constructed variables (gen1, gen3, gen6) have subsequently been merged into the first dataset release (v1.0.0) by the archive.