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ZA4185: Flash Eurobarometer 161 (European Elections / Pre-elections)

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  • ZA4185.dta (Dataset Stata) 25 MBytes
  • ZA4185.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 52 MBytes
  • ZA4185.sav (Dataset SPSS) 34 MBytes


  • ZA4185_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 707 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 173 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 360 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 351 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 516 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 290 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 501 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 471 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 290 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 356 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 328 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 255 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 400 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 245 KBytes
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  • ZA4185_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 632 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 341 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 257 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 262 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 836 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 529 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 695 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 445 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 337 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 318 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 817 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 961 KBytes
  • ZA4185_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 478 KBytes

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  • ZA4185_r.pdf (Report) 1 MByte
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2005): Flash Eurobarometer 161 (European Elections / Pre-elections). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4185 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4185
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 161 (European Elections / Pre-elections)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2005)
Date of Collection05.05.2004 - 08.06.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards the European Parliament election in 2004. Topics: awareness of the date of the next European Parliament elections in the own country; likelihood to vote in the next European Parliament elections; importance of each of the following criteria with regard to own voting decision: personality of candidates, position of candidates on national issues, position of parties on national issues, position of candidates on European issues, position of parties on European issues, new challenges of the EU, personal interest in the EU, personal level of information on the EU, personal interest in politics in general, role of the European Parliament; reasons for not voting; preferred issues to be emphasized in the electoral campaign for the next European Parliament elections; attitude towards the following statements: necessary information available before the European Parliament election, trust in European institutions, feeling of being a citizen of the EU, recognition of citizen’s interests by the European Parliament, EU membership of the own country is a good thing, feeling of attachment towards Europe, personal importance of the results of last European Parliament election with regard to political parties, personal importance of the results of last European Parliament election with regard to particular candidates, adequate representation of personal interest by MEPs; exposure to selected situations in the electoral campaign: home visits of candidates or their representatives, phone calls, leaflets in mailbox, contact on the street, advertisements, newspaper reports, TV or radio reports, discussions with family or friends, participation in meetings, search on the internet; most frequently used newspapers; knowledge of the number of member states; voting decision in the last national election. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: wave; country; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
UniversePopulation aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
Data CollectorTNS DIMARSO, Brüssel, Belgien; TNS GALLUP, Kopenhagen, Dänemark; TNS EMNID, Bielefeld, Deutschland; TNS ICAP, Athen, Griechenland; TNS DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid, Spanien; TNS SOFRES, Montrouge, Frankreich; IRISH MARKETING SURVEYS, Dublin, Irland; DOXA, Mailand, Italien; TNS ILRES, Luxemburg, Luxemburg; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Niederlande; TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon, Portugal; ICM, London, Vereinigtes Königreich; TNS SVENSKA GALLUP, Stockholm, Schweden; TNS SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland; ÖSTERREICHISCHES GALLUP, Wien, Österreich; SYNOVATE, Nikosia, Zypern; TNS FACTUM, Prag, Tschechische Republik; TNS EMOR, Tallinn, Estland; TNS HUNGARY, Budapest, Ungarn; TNS BALTIC DATA HOUSE, Riga, Lettland; TNS GALLUP, Vilnius, Litauen; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS OBOP, Warschau, Polen; TNS SK, Bratislawa, Slowakei; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slowenien; EOS Gallup Europe / TNS Sofres, Brussels (international co-operation)
Date of Collection
  • 05.05.2004 - 08.06.2004 (total)
  • 05.05.2004 - 07.06.2004 (Belgium)
  • 06.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Denmark)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Germany)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Greece)
  • 06.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Spain)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (France)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Ireland)
  • 05.05.2004 - 02.06.2004 (Italy)
  • 05.05.2004 - 07.06.2004 (Luxembourg)
  • 05.05.2004 - 04.06.2004 (Netherlands)
  • 06.05.2004 - 07.06.2004 (Austria)
  • 07.05.2004 - 08.06.2004 (Portugal)
  • 06.05.2004 - 06.06.2004 (Finland)
  • 05.05.2004 - 07.06.2004 (Sweden)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (United Kingdom)
  • 05.05.2004 - 04.06.2004 (Cyprus)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Czech Republic)
  • 06.05.2004 - 06.06.2004 (Estonia)
  • 08.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Hungary)
  • 07.05.2004 - 06.06.2004 (Latvia)
  • 06.05.2004 - 06.06.2004 (Lithuania)
  • 05.05.2004 - 02.06.2004 (Malta)
  • 06.05.2004 - 06.06.2004 (Poland)
  • 06.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Slovakia)
  • 05.05.2004 - 05.06.2004 (Slovenia)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 48235
Number of Variables: 540
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): -


  • European Commission; TNS Sofres; EOS Gallup Europe: European Elections 2004 Barometer. Brussels: European Commission July 2004
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