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ZA1206: Eurobarometer 15 (Apr 1981)

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Eurobarometer 15 (Apr 1981) Membership in the European Community
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 15 (Apr 1981). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1206 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA1206
TitleEurobarometer 15 (Apr 1981)
Other Titles
  • Membership in the European Community (Subtitle)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07959.v2, 1983
Date of Collection23.03.1981 - 30.04.1981
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractEurobarometer 15 has the following main survey focus areas: 1. the mood and satisfaction of Europeans, 2. attitude to Europe and the European Community and 3. attitude to introduction of a European passport. Topics: 1. The mood and satisfaction of Europeans: general contentment with life; fundamental philosophy on society; judgement on the importance of political goals in one´s country. 2. Attitude to Europe and the European Community: attitude to unification of Western Europe; judgement on the development of harmony between the nations of the EC; attitude to membership in the community and degree of solidarity with the EC; index of attitude to the European Community; advantages and disadvantages of membership of one´s country in the EC; attitude to remaining or leaving the EC; judgement on solidarity within Europe. 3. Attitude to introduction of a European passport. 4. Miscellaneous: judgement on one´s own opinion leadership; political interest; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party allegiance and party preference; possession of television set (color or black and white) and average television time per week; preferred types of television broadcasts; postmaterialism index. Demography: age; sex; marital status; occupational position; company size; household income; household composition; respondent is head of household; party preference (Sunday question); degree of urbanization.
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)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
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 CollectorDIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen; Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux; ICAP Hellas, Athen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Date of Collection
  • 10.04.1981 - 27.04.1981 (France)
  • 23.03.1981 - 04.04.1981 (Belgium)
  • 03.04.1981 - 16.04.1981 (Netherlands)
  • 01.04.1981 - 14.04.1981 (Germany)
  • 10.04.1981 - 17.04.1981 (Italy)
  • 02.04.1981 - 15.04.1981 (Luxembourg)
  • 04.04.1981 - 12.04.1981 (Denmark)
  • 15.04.1981 - 24.04.1981 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 01.04.1981 - 30.04.1981 (Great Britain)
  • 01.04.1981 - 30.04.1981 (Northern Ireland)
  • 01.04.1981 - 15.04.1981 (Greece)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (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 1.1.0 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
2012-7-1v15, value 2value label incorrect2012-7-1value label corrected
2012-7-1v29, value 2value label incorrect2012-7-1value label corrected

Further Remarks

NotesThe 9898 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 949 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1004 cases, Denmark 1006 cases, France 991 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1005 cases, Italy 1183 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1091 cases, United Kingdom 1369 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7959). The Eurobarometers 16-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1207 to 1209. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-14) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039.
Number of Units: 9898
Number of Variables: 74
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 15: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1981.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 15. Brussels, June 1981 (also available in German).
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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.