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ZA1319: Eurobarometer 20 (Oct 1983)

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Eurobarometer 20 (Oct 1983) Aid to Developing Nations
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 20 (Oct 1983). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1319 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1319
TitleEurobarometer 20 (Oct 1983)
Other Titles
  • Aid to Developing Nations (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08234.v1, 1985
Date of Collection27.09.1983 - 04.11.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe main survey focus areas of this Eurobarometer are: 1. Personal and economic situation of the respondent, 2. His attitude to foreign aid and 3. Attitude to the EC. Topics: 1. Evaluation of general and personal economic situation; development of cost of living; expected personal development in the coming year and expected strikes as well as international conflicts; probability of a world war; assessment of the degree of self-determination (scale); fear of loss of job; development of unemployment in residential surroundings; evaluation of influence of government policies on the economic situation, employment situation, prices and the financial situation of personal household; judgement on the economic policy of the government; most able party to deal with economic problems; general contentment with life; satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in the country; personal opinion leadership; postmaterialism; intent to participate in the election; assessment of personal as well as national prosperity; most important social-political problems; assessment of future political problems; judgement on economic, cultural and historical relations with selected countries of the world. 2. Interest in the problems of the third world; evaluation of extent of information about developing countries in the media; objectivity of media information; attitude to foreign aid and causes for the problems of the third world (scale); preferred forms of foreign aid; personal experience in the third world; proportion of persons from developing countries in one´s country; judgement on government aid for these people; assumed significance of development of foreign aid countries for one´s own country; knowledge about foreign aid providers and assessment of the most effective foreign aid organization; countries who soonest should be given foreign aid; readiness for personal involvement in foreign aid; attitude to an increase of foreign aid, even with decreasing standard of living; knowledge and willingness to support selected foreign aid organizations. 3. Attitude to the unification of Western Europe; attitude to membership of the country in the EC; development of agreement between EC partners; noticing media information about the European Parliament; memory of the news content; intent to participate in the next European Election; the significance of the European Election; actual and desired influence of the European Parliament; ideas about the tasks and objectives of the European Parliament as well as judgement on the populism of the European parliamentarians; frequency of political discussions with friends; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social change; party allegiance; religiousness; feeling of being happy. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; age at conclusion of school; employment; company size; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; respondent is person managing household; voting behavior at the last federal parliament election; degree of urbanization.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


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) according to country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup; 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
  • 07.10.1983 - 04.11.1983 (France)
  • 27.09.1983 - 14.10.1983 (Belgium)
  • 12.10.1983 - 21.10.1983 (Netherlands)
  • 07.10.1983 - 25.10.1983 (Germany)
  • 10.10.1983 - 30.10.1983 (Italy)
  • 05.10.1983 - 22.10.1983 (Luxembourg)
  • 27.09.1983 - 05.10.1983 (Denmark)
  • 07.10.1983 - 21.10.1983 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 05.10.1983 - 23.10.1983 (Great Britain)
  • 05.10.1983 - 23.10.1983 (Northern Ireland)
  • 01.10.1983 - 10.10.1983 (Greece)

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
2014-12-12Income (V451)Documentation for DENMARK is not correct. Should read INCOME PER YEAR.
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 9718 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 995 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1057 cases, Denmark 1000 cases, France 1001 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1002 cases, Italy 1033 cases, Luxembourg 304 cases, Netherlands 1050 cases, United Kingdom 1276 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 8234). A further Eurobarometer 21 is archived under ZA Study No. 1320. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-19) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209 and 1318.
Number of Units: 9718
Number of Variables: 471
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 20: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1983.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 20. Brussels, December 1983 (also available in German).
  • European Consortium for Agricultural Development: Europeans and Aid to Development. Brussels, Paris, Bonn, Milano, Den Haag, May 1984.
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.