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ZA0628: European Communities Study 1973

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2011): European Communities Study 1973. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0628 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA0628
TitleEuropean Communities Study 1973
Other Titles
  • Eurobarometer 0 (Parallel Title)
Current Version1.0.1, 2011-7-1,
Date of Collection09.1973 - 10.1973
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe survey contains two different main focus areas: 1. Attitudes to the European Community and European unification. 2. General satisfaction of respondent with various areas of life and society. Topics: 1. Extent to which informed about the European Community and the Common Market; interest in the problems of the EC and television broadcasts about the EC; attitude to the election of a European Parliament and membership of one´s own country in the EC; problems which can better be solved in a European Government than is the case at national level; willingness to make sacrifices to support European unification; political interest; personal opinion leadership and evaluation of various sources of information on political opinion making; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; 2. Satisfaction of respondent in the areas housing, income, education of children, leisure, social services received, relationship between the generations; satisfaction with the social system and ability of democracy to function; general contentment with life and work satisfaction (scale); change of satisfaction in the last few years; evaluation of the discussions on environmental protection; evaluation of political goals such as: economic growth, co-determination, defense, city renovation, price stability, freedom of speech, combating crime, ideological progress and humanizing society. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children in household; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; employment; household income; size of household; head of household; party preference; political discussion; membership.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Social conditions and indicators
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorThe Gallup Poll, London; IFOP, Paris; INRA, Brussles; Nederlandse Stichting voor Statistiek, Den Haag; GfM, Hamburg; DOXA, Mailand; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin
Date of Collection
  • 09.1973 - 10.1973

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

NotesThe 13484 cases of the data pools are distributed among the individual countries as follows: France 2227 (unweighted: 1940), Belgium 1266, Netherlands 1464 (unweighted: 930), Federal Republic of Germany 1957, Italy 1909, Luxembourg 330, Denmark 1199, Ireland 1199 and Great Britain 1933. See also the Eurobarometers archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986 to 0994, and 1036 as well as ZA Study No. 0078.
Number of Units: 13484
Number of Variables: 133
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Inglehart, Ronald: The Silent Revolution: Changing Values and Political Styles Among Western Publics. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1977.
  • Inglehart, Ronald; Klingemann, Hans-Dieter: "Party Identification, Ideological Preference and the Left-Right Dimension Among Western Mass Publics". In: Budge, Ian; Crewe, Ivor (Hrsg.): Party Identification and Beyond. New York, Wiley 1976.
  • Inglehart, Ronald: "Value Change Among the Publics of Advanced Industrial Societies". In: Lindberg, Leon (Hrsg.): Politics and the Future of Industrial Sciety. New York: McKay 1976.
  • Commission des Communautes Europeennes, L´europe vue par les Europeens. Analyse des données sur les attitudes du public à l´égard de l´unification de l´europe (Sondage de septembre 1973 dans les pays de la Communauté euroéenne), Bruxelles, Août 1974.
  • Commission des Communautes Europeennes, Satisfaction et insatisfaction quant aux conditions de vie dans le pays membres de la Communaute Europeenne, Bruxelles, Juin 1974.
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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.