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ZA0078: Attitudes towards Europe (1962)

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  • ZA0073_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 194 KBytes
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  • ZA0075_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 457 KBytes
  • ZA0076_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 279 KBytes
  • ZA0077_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 320 KBytes


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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Press- and Information Service of the European Communities, Brussels (2011): Attitudes towards Europe (1962). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0078 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA0078
TitleAttitudes towards Europe (1962)
Other Titles
  • Europe in Public Opinion 1962 (Data Pool) (Alternative Title)
Current Version1.0.1, 2011-7-1,
Date of Collection31.01.1962 - 03.03.1962
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Press- and Information Service of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractAttitude of the population to unification of Europe and the already existing European organizations. Topics: Expectations of a united Europe; advantages and disadvantages of European integration; plans that could be realized through the EEC; level of information regarding EEC agreements already made or scheduled; current problems of the EEC; judgement on the benefit of the EEC for one´s own country; most important problems of the country; political interest; sources used for information about the EEC; knowledge of a foreign language; visit of other parts of the world and other European countries; party preference. Demography: city size; school education; state; vocational training; number of children; sex; age (classified); employment; occupation; self-assessment of social class; size of household; marital status; religious denomination; refugee status; household income.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniverseNational adult population, aged 20 and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Various sampling procedures, random sampling was applied in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, quota sampling in France and Italy.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire.
Data CollectorIFOP, Paris; NIPO, Amsterdam; EMNID, Bielefeld; GALLUP INTERNATIONAL, Brussels (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 02.1962 - 03.1962 (Germany (FRG))
  • 31.01.1962 - 16.02.1962 (France)
  • 14.02.1962 - 03.03.1962 (Netherlands)
  • 10.02.1962 - 20.02.1962 (Belgium)
  • 16.02.1962 - 28.02.1962 (Luxembourg)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2011-7-1 Archive edition update
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThis data set is a summary of GESIS studies ZA0073 to ZA0077. The 4774 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: France 1518 (ZA0073) Belgium 770 (ZA0074) Luxembourg 184 (ZA0075) Netherlands 779 (ZA0076) Germany 1523 (ZA0077) Data for Italy (1562 interviews, conducted by DOXA, Milan) could not be included in the data set and in the documentation. Survey carried out on request of the Press- and Information Service of the European Communities (EEC). Data for Italy are not available.
Number of Units: 4774
Number of Variables: 175
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • GALLUP: Das Europa der Sechs im Blickfeld der öffentlichen Meinung: Eine internationale Umfrage in Deutschland, Belgien, Frankreich, Italien, Luxemburg und in den Niederlanden. Bielefeld: EMNID, Selbstverlag 1962 (also published in French, Italian and Dutch)
Relevant full texts
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    Since the early nineteen seventies the European Commission´s “Standard and Special Eurobarometer” are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries at times. Interviews are conducted face-to-face, in each spring and each autumn, at all times based on new samples with a size 1000 respondents per country. Separate samples are drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. After the EU enlargement in 2004, remaining and new Candidate Countries are also regularly included in selected surveys. The Standard Eurobarometer modules ask for attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, complemented by measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as by respondent and household demographics. Intermittently special Eurobarometer modules extensively address topics, such as environment, science and technology, health or family issues, social or ethnic exclusion, quality of life etc. The “European Communities Studies” 1970-1973 can be considered forerunner studies, as well the “Attitudes towards Europe” from 1962.