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ZA1036: Eurobarometer 11 (Apr 1979)

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Eurobarometer 11 (Apr 1979) Year of The Child in Europe
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 11 (Apr 1979). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1036 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1036
TitleEurobarometer 11 (Apr 1979)
Other Titles
  • Year of the Child in Europe (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07752.v1, 1981
Date of Collection05.04.1979 - 28.04.1979
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe main survey focus areas of this Eurobarometer are: 1. Attitude to the European Parliament elections; 2. Attitude to children. Topics: 1. Attitude to the elections for the European Parliament: degree of familiarity of the elections; perception and judgement on the advertising campaign in the media; basic attitude to the elections; image of European members of parliament; personal intent to participate in the European Elections and intended behavior at the polls; behavior at the polls in the last state parliament election; party one cannot vote for; interest in election result; general attitude to unification of Europe; judgement on affiliation of the country with the community; attitude to an acceleration or slowing down of the unification movement; most important political problems of the country and the EC; attitude to admission of Greece, Portugal and Spain into the EC; judgement on the European-American relationship; judgement on the policies of the country regarding unification of Western Europe and security of the country; attitude to a dominant role of the parties in the European Community. 2. Attitude to children: child-friendly (scale); child-raising style and educational goals; attitude to a longer maternity leave; importance of school education for children; child-raising problems; ideal number of children and desire for children; receipt of child allowance. 3. Miscellaneous: satisfaction with income and general contentment with life; perceived reasons for the weakness of the dollar; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question); political interest; satisfaction with democracy in the country; personal opinion leadership; religiousness; company size; city size. Demography: age; marital status; religious denomination; school education; employment; household income; household composition; head of household; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; degree of urbanization; state.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Children
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 13.7 Children


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
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; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Date of Collection
  • 13.04.1979 - 25.04.1979 (France)
  • 07.04.1979 - 21.04.1979 (Belgium)
  • 05.04.1979 - 23.04.1979 (Netherlands)
  • 17.04.1979 - 22.04.1979 (Germany)
  • 08.04.1979 - 24.04.1979 (Italy)
  • 07.04.1979 - 21.04.1979 (Luxembourg)
  • 21.04.1979 - 28.04.1979 (Denmark)
  • 11.04.1979 - 21.04.1979 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 09.04.1979 - 21.04.1979 (Great Britain)
  • 09.04.1979 - 21.04.1979 (Northern Ireland)

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
2012-7-1V47-V49, value 0value label missing2012-7-1value label added
2012-7-1V69-V70, value 9value label missing2012-7-1value label added
2012-7-1V106, value 0value label missing2012-7-1value label added

Further Remarks

NotesThe 8884 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 982 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1003 cases, Denmark 1073 cases, France 1010 cases, Ireland 997 cases, Italy 1178 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1023 cases, United Kingdom 1318 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7752). The Eurobarometers 12-14 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1037 to 1039. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-10A) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995.
Number of Units: 8884
Number of Variables: 142
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 11: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft vor den Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1979.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 11. Brussels, May 1979.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die Europäer und ihre Kinder (The Europeans and their children). Brüssel, Oktober 1979.
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  •  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.