Eurobarometer 83.3: Attitudes towards the European Union, impact of the economic crisis, European Citizenship, Europe 2020, European Union budget (2015)

European Commission


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3.0 - 2018-11-28
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2.0 - 2018-01-08
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1.0 - 2015-10-05
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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 83.3 are as follows:

  • Attitudes towards the European Union: standard trend questions on living conditions, important political issues, trust in institutions, democracy satisfaction, perception of and attitudes towards the European Union and European Unification;
  • Impact of the economic crisis: impact of the crisis on the job market, policy measures against the financial and economic crisis;
  • European Citizenship: citizen rights and identification;
  • Europe 2020: opinions on the Europe 2020 stategy;
  • European Union budget: awareness of and attitudes towards the European Union budget;
  • European Union knowledge; political participation and general political attitudes; knowledge of and attitudes towards economic statistics.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - economic conditions and indicators
  • ECONOMICS - economic policy
  • LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT - employment
  • LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT - unemployment
  • LAW, CRIME AND LEGAL SYSTEMS - legislation
  • POLITICS - government, political systems and organisations
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Nations: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, 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 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; 1 dataset in Stata format; 2 questionnaire in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes in PDF format; 1 syntax file for missing data in SPSS format (6 file)


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

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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission. (2015) Eurobarometer 83.3: Attitudes towards the European Union, impact of the economic crisis, European Citizenship, Europe 2020, European Union budget. TNS Opinion [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI349. Data file version 3.0

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    All question modules in the standard Eurobarometer context and largely replicating questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 82.3 respectively 75.3 for QE and 72.1 for QF.

    Data for protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation), p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.

    No p6 (size of community) data have been provided for Macedonia (p6mk).