Mannheim Eurobarometer trend file (cumulative file) (1970-2002)

Eurobarometer Unit (European Commission)


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2015/02/24
* data update to the last release (2.0.1)

1.0 - 2007/04/03
* data archiving



Changelog (Source release):

2.0.1 - 2008/08/25
* Archive dataset edition



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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
EB - Eurobarometer

Methodological Notes:
Methodological Notes

The Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File, a collaborative effort between the Mannheimer Zentrum fur Europaische Sozialforschung (MZES) and the Zentrum fur Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA), combined the most important trend questions of the Eurobarometer surveys conducted between 1970 and 2002. The file consisted of 105 trend questions asked at least five times in standard Eurobarometer surveys. A total of 1,134,384 respondents from 15 European Union member nations (initially, six European Community nations) plus Norway in some years were interviewed in these surveys.

The cumulative trend questions deal with the following topics:

  • knowledge and opinions of the European Community (EC)/European Union (EU);
  • opinion regarding European unification and whether or not they were satisfied with the speed of regional integration;
  • national and European citizenship;
  • opinions and trust in European institutions, such as the European Parliament (EP), the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, and the European Central Bank, among others;
  • the respondents’ overall satisfaction with their lives and the overall state of the economy in the EU and its individual member states;
  • the importance of European Parliamentary elections, recent voting behavior, voter intentions, party preferences;
  • how closely they followed various news and by which media they received the news;
  • how much they supported different types of political and social movements.

Demographic and other background information, such as age, sex, marital status, occupation, left-right political self-placement, political party affiliation, trade union membership, household income, region of residence.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - economic conditions and indicators
  • POLITICS - elections
  • POLITICS - government, political systems and organisations
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • POLITICS - political ideology
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - cultural and national identity
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social behaviour and attitudes
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social conditions and indicators
  • 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: sample size different for each country (please see the documentation)

    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; 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format; 1 SPSS syntax file for missing values (3 file)


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    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    Eurobarometer Unit. (1970-2002) Mannheim Eurobarometer trend file (cumulative file). Hermann Schmitt, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (former "Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen" and "Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung") [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI166. Data file version 2.0

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