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ZA2493: Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 1 (Public Opinion in Central and Eastern Europe)

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  • ZA2493_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA2493_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 451 KBytes
  • ZA2493_q_cshh-jan90.pdf (Questionnaire) 814 KBytes
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  • ZA2493_q_dd.pdf (Questionnaire) 234 KBytes
  • ZA2493_q_de-east.pdf (Questionnaire) 865 KBytes
  • ZA2493_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 449 KBytes
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  • ZA2493_q_su-mow.pdf (Questionnaire) 297 KBytes
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Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (1992): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 1(Public Opinion in Central and Eastern Europe). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2493 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2493
TitleCentral and Eastern Eurobarometer 1 (Public Opinion in Central and Eastern Europe)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection08.1989 - 05.1991
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Reif, Karlheinz - Commission of the European Community, Brussels
  • Cunningham, George - Commission of the European Community, Brussels


AbstractAttitude to the EC and current political and economic questions of the country. Trust in other peoples and evaluation of democratic and economic reforms. Topics: In at least two of the involved countries the following questions were posed: judgement on the general political and economic development of the country; expected development of the economic situation; judgement on one´s own financial situation; attitude to the market economy; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; judgement on economic reforms; satisfaction with democracy; feeling as European; attitude to European unification; knowledge about the EC or the Common Market; judgement on the goals and activities of the EC; knowledge of the president of the EC Commission; judgement on Western European economic aid for the country; attitude to a closer cooperation with the EC and desired point in time for the country´s joining the EC; attitude to EC cooperation of the country in selected political, social and cultural areas; attitude to unification of the two German states; most important source of information about the EC; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the EC and frequency of obtaining news in press, radio and television; extent of trust in the residents of Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Russia, Romania, Austria, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Yugoslavia, Ireland, Italy, Holland, France, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Belorussia, Belgium, America; self-classification on a left-right continuum; attitude to the so-called ´European House´ and ´Pan-European Unification´; interest in affairs and problems of the EC; contentment with life; interest in politics; benefit of EC membership for one´s own country; knowledge as well as judgement on the European social charter and the common domestic market; judgement on the speed of unification of the two German states; judgement on the membership of reunited Germany in the EC; regret of a failure of the EC; approval of a European Government; satisfaction with the national government; expected price development and development of unemployment; judgement on price development in comparison to wage development; expected success of the government in economic policy; necessity of social reforms (scale); desired extent of rapproachment to the EC and domestic market; media usage.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics 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
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSHH)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (SUHH)
  • Moscow (RU-MOW)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Representative sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorSAMPLE, Moelln; IPOS, Mannheim; EMNID, Bielefeld; USUMA, Berlin; NPOC/GALLUP, National Public Opinion Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria; OBOP, Warschau, Poland; MODUS, Budapest, Hungary; Institute of Sociology, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; ECOMA/GALLUP, Czechoslovakia; ECOMA, Research Institute of Commerce, Prag, Czechoslovakia
Date of Collection
  • 12.1990 (Bulgaria)
  • 01.1990 (Czechoslovakia)
  • 08.1989 (Hungary)
  • 10.1990 (Poland)
  • 05.1990 (German Democratic Republic)
  • 05.1991 (Germany)
  • 06.1990 (USSR)
  • 05.1990 (Moscow)

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
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Further Remarks

NotesPer country approx. 1000 to 1500 persons were interviewed. The data set described here contains selected data of all involved countries in cumulated form. The individual studies, archived under ZA Study Nos. 2252 to 2260, contain beyond this questions of the respective country surveys to the extent they were not appropriate for cumulation because they were only posed once. The cumulation was produced with support of the Zentrum fuer Europaeische Umfrageanalysen und Studien (ZEUS), Mannheim.
Number of Units: 10450
Number of Variables: 191
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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  •  EB - Central and Eastern Eurobarometer
    The Central and Eastern Eurobarometer were conducted on the behalf of the European Commision after the fall of the ´iron curtain´, between 1990 and 1997, in order to monitor the economic and political transition as well as attitudes towards Europe and the European Union in Central and Eastern Europe. For this purpose, representative national samples have annually been drawn in up to 20 countries of the region, covering future applicant or candidate countries and selected former Soviet Republics (CIS). Respondents were interviewed face-to-face in the respective national language. The standard sample size is 1000 respondents per country.