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ZA0992: Eurobarometer 8 (Oct-Nov 1977)

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Eurobarometer 8 (Oct-Nov 1977) Men, Women, and Work Roles in Europe
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 8 (Oct-Nov 1977). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0992 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA0992
TitleEurobarometer 8 (Oct-Nov 1977)
Other Titles
  • Men, Women and Work Roles in Europe (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07604.v1, 1980
Date of Collection01.10.1977 - 15.11.1977
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe three major topics are: 1. Attitudes to the European Community and to European integration, 2. Work satisfaction and attitude to retirement, 3. Satisfaction and political attitudes. Topics: 1. Attitudes to the EC: attitudes to membership of one´s own country in the EC and to joining by Greece, Portugal and Spain; attitude to direct election of the European Parliament. 2. Work satisfaction: judgement on one´s own job security; attitude to sex-specific roles in work life and in politics; work satisfaction (scale); attitude to reduction in working hours instead of wage increase; attitude to employment after reaching the age limit and reasons for an intent to remain further employed; intent of early retirement and preference for a transition time before retirement. 3. Satisfaction: general contentment with life and feeling of happiness; expected changes in the quality of life; most important political goals at national level; attitude to the environmental protection movement, the women´s movement and the change of the social system; satisfaction with the manner of functioning of democracy; political interest; expected social tensions and judgement on the danger of war. 4. Miscellaneous: helping by the man with housework; attitude to emancipation of women; membership in clubs and citizen initiatives; party preference, party ties and voting intent in the Federal Parliament election; left-right orientation; opinion leadership. The following questions were posed to unemployed: earlier occupation; willingness to accept part-time employment and urgency of job search. The following questions were posed to housewives: satisfaction with occupation of housewife; helping in occupation of husband; reasons for non-employment. Demography: membership in clubs and citizens´ initiatives; party preference; religiousness; age; sex; marital status; nationality; religious denomination; school education; occupation; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; city size; state.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Employment
  • Retirement
  • International politics and organisations
  • Gender and gender roles
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 13.4 Gender and gender roles


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) depending on country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorIFOP, Paris; DIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; The Gallup Poll, London
Date of Collection
  • 24.10.1977 - 07.11.1977 (France)
  • 24.10.1977 - 04.11.1977 (Belgium)
  • 27.10.1977 - 07.11.1977 (Netherlands)
  • 27.10.1977 - 07.11.1977 (Germany)
  • 28.10.1977 - 15.11.1977 (Italy)
  • 24.10.1977 - 07.11.1977 (Luxembourg)
  • 01.10.1977 - 08.11.1977 (Denmark)
  • 24.10.1977 - 07.11.1977 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 24.10.1977 - 07.11.1977 (Great Britain)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-7-1 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
2012-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2012-7-1variable added
2012-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2012-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThe 8826 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1006 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1009 cases, Denmark 995 cases, France 1002 cases, Ireland 997 cases, Italy 1155 cases, Luxembourg 344 cases, Netherlands 960 cases, United Kingdom 1358 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7604). The Eurobarometers 9-10A are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0993 to 0995. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-7) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0991.
Number of Units: 8826
Number of Variables: 145
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 8: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1978.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Die Erwerbspersonen und die Perspektiven des Ruhestandes. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1978.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 8. Brussels, January 1978.
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Men and Women in 1978. Brussels, February 1979.
  • Commission of the European Communities: The attitude of the working population to retirement. Brussels, May 1978.
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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.