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ZA1318: Eurobarometer 19 (Mar-Apr 1983)

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Eurobarometer 19 (Mar-Apr 1983) Gender Roles in the European Community
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 19 (Mar-Apr 1983). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1318 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1318
TitleEurobarometer 19 (Mar-Apr 1983)
Other Titles
  • Gender Roles in the European Community (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR08152.v2, 1984
Date of Collection25.03.1983 - 27.04.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe content main focus areas of this Eurobarometer are: 1. The personal situation in life of respondent; 2. The role of women in occupation and society; 3. Political questions and attitudes to the EC. Topics: 1. General contentment with life; satisfaction with democracy in the country; judgement on development of personal economic situation as well as the country in the last 12 months; connection between economic development and unemployment; conversations about social problems; personal opinion leadership; memberships and honorary activities; type of group activities; composition of group according to sex; earlier and current participation in public demonstrations. 2. Judgement on the occupational (scale) and social situation of women (scale); attitude to emancipation of women; role distribution in one´s family; full-time and part-time employment; readiness for part-time work with sacrifice of income; work orientation; influence of sex on one´s own professional career; characterization of one´s own work activity (scale); (with those searching for work: preference for full-time or part-time employment; continuation of the search even in case of adequate financial reserves; conducting paid and unpaid activities); paid household help or child care; most important criteria given fictitious search for work; attitude to only the spouse working and his presumed attitude to this; the right of the woman to housekeeping money: workplace preference for men (versus women) given high unemployment; political interest; interest in politics of partner; differences of opinion with partner in political questions; attitude to politics as ´man´s business´; trust regarding women and men in various occupations; attitude to the women´s movement; (with women: membership in a women´s initiative); judgement on selected objectives of women´s initiatives; women´s participation in municipal representation, in the Federal Parliament and in the European Parliament; assumed effects of a higher proportion of women on the work of political committees; knowledge of laws on occupational equal treatment of women; knowledge of an EC department for equal rights; level of job standards and actual level of contentment with life (scale); feeling of being happy; associations with the term ´happiness´. 3. Views on various political problems of defense, the economy, energy, environmental pollution and legislation (scale); national pride; European citizenship; importance of peace; assessment of personal closeness with other EC countries; assessment of current and desired significance of national as well as the European Parliament; postmaterialism; approval of the unification of Western Europe; attitude to the EC membership of the country; advantages and disadvantages of EC membership; assessment of the development of relations of member states among one another; media usage; memory of news about the European Parliament in the media; knowledge about the composition of the European Parliament and the election mode; significance of the European Parliament; preference for national or European decision-making with selected problems; desired development of the EC; personal election participation in the first European Election; expected general participation in the European Election 1984 and personal willingness to participate; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; attitude to social change; commitment of one´s preferred party for the European Election; characterization of an ideal party (pairwise comparison); religiousness; world view influences on personal life; influence of religious conviction on party preference; party allegiance. Demography: age; sex; marital status; 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; party preference (Sunday question); degree of urbanization.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Employment
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Equality, inequality and social exclusion
  • Labour and employment policy
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems 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)
  • 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
  • 28.03.1983 - 20.04.1983 (France)
  • 28.03.1983 - 13.04.1983 (Belgium)
  • 07.04.1983 - 16.04.1983 (Netherlands)
  • 28.03.1983 - 19.04.1983 (Germany)
  • 01.04.1983 - 15.04.1983 (Italy)
  • 30.03.1983 - 21.04.1983 (Luxembourg)
  • 13.04.1983 - 23.04.1983 (Denmark)
  • 31.03.1983 - 12.04.1983 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 26.03.1983 - 27.04.1983 (Great Britain)
  • 31.03.1983 - 12.04.1983 (Northern Ireland)
  • 25.03.1983 - 15.04.1983 (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
2015-8-18Duplicate records (BE DE IT)Duplicate records in terms of identity of ALL respondents´ answers have been detected for Belgium (148 non-unique records), Germany (24 non-unique records) and Italy (2 non-unique records). Technical variables may differ for the duplicates. In particular this is true for the case identifaction (V4). For details see (updated 2017-08-29): Slomczynski, Kazimierz; Powalko, Przemek and Krauze, Tadeusz (2017): "Non-unique Records in International Survey Projects: The Need for Extending Data Quality Control". In: Survey Research Methods 11 (1): 1-16. (Working paper version 2015:
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
2012-7-1V216-V218, value 1value label slightly incorrect2012-7-1value label corrected
2012-7-1V273, value 5value label missing2012-7-1value label added

Further Remarks

NotesThe 9790 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1038 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1049 cases, Denmark 1027 cases, France 1011 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 987 cases, Italy 1031 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 998 cases, United Kingdom 1349 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (study No. 8152). The Eurobarometers 20-21 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1319 to 1320. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-18) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1209.
Number of Units: 9790
Number of Variables: 277
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 19: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1983.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 19. Brussels, June 1983 (also available in German).
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Women and Men in 1983 (Femmes et hommes d´Europe en 1983). Brussels, June 1984.
Relevant full texts
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    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.