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ZA4246: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1

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  • ZA4246_missing_v1-0-1.sps (Dataset) 1 KByte
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  • ZA4246_v1-0-1.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 12 MBytes
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  • ZA4246_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 473 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 301 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 439 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 304 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 229 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 280 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 282 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 306 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 275 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 267 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 220 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
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  • ZA4246_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 321 KBytes
  • ZA4246_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4246_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 632 KBytes

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  • ZA4246_r_health_care.pdf (Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA4246_r_illegal_internet.pdf (Report) 1 MByte
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Citation Citation European Commission (2016): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1. The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4246 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4246
TitleCandidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1
Current Version1.0.1, 2016-3-4,
Date of Collection20.02.2004 - 17.03.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben - European Commission, Bruxelles
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractAttitudes towards European Union and European Parliament. The accession process. Health. Illegal and harmful content on the Internet. Topics: Current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next five years; dynamics of change in subjective well-being; expectations for the year; personal situation; economic situation in the country; financial situation of the household; employment situation in the country; personal job situation; trust in institutions; trust in political institutions; satisfaction with how democracy works; trust in other institutions (justice, police, army, religious institutions, trade unions, big companies, EU, United Nations, charitable or voluntary organizations); perceived role the EU plays in major policy domains; problems facing the nations (unemployment, economic situation, health care system, crime, rising prices/inflation, pensions, taxation, housing, educational system, terrorism, protecting the environment, immigration, public transports); perceived role the EU plays in major policy domains (fighting crime, public transportation, economic situation, rising prices / inflation, taxation, fighting unemployment, fighting terrorism, defence, foreign affairs, housing, immigration, health care system, educational system, pensions, protecting the environment); factual and perceived knowledge of EU; knowledge of basic EU-related facts; preferred sources of information on the EU; the EU in the national media; image of EU in the nationality media; European and national pride; support for EU membership; perceived benefits of EU membership; image of the EU; meaning of EU; role expected and desired for the EU in five years’ time; feeling informed about enlargement and the accession process; feeling informed about enlargement and the country’s accession process; fears related to the building of Europe (loss of power for smaller member states; increase in drug trafficking and international organized crime, national language being used less and less, country paying more and more to the EU, loss of social benefits, loss of national identity and culture, economic crisis, transfer of jobs to other member countries that have lower production costs, more difficulties for national farmers, end of national currency); support for key issues (common defence policy; teaching school children about EU, EC commissioners coming from each of the member states, enlargement of the EU in May 2004, common foreign policy, constitution for EU; one single currency, further enlargement of the EU to include other countries, speed of building Europe); economic and political stability in Europe; country’s influence in the EU; perceived current speed and desired speed of building Europe; satisfaction with how national democracy works; satisfaction with how democracy works in the EU; awareness, importance and confidence in EU institutions and bodies; awareness and attitudes towards the European Parliament; role of the European Parliament and the national parliament; importance of the EP elections in the new EU member countries; channels to get information about a member of the European Parliament; participation in EP elections; comparison of participation in EP elections and national election; reasons for participation in EP elections; main issues of the EP campaign (employment, agriculture, issues specific to the county, rights as a EU citizen, crime, education, environment, common defence policy, foreign policy, immigration, enlargement of the EU, the activities of the EP, the reform of EU institutions); increase willingness to vote; reasons for participation in EP elections; institutional reforms in the field of EU budget for employment and social affairs, agriculture, scientific research, regional aid, foreign policy and aid to countries outside the EU, administrative and personnel costs, buildings); Council presidency; opinions about the right of veto; opinion about the system of voting in the Council of Ministers; European Commission is composed of commissioners coming from each of the member states; speed of building Europe in countries; support for a common foreign policy; support for a common defence and security policy; support for the creation of a European rapid military reaction force; support for a European Foreign Minister; elements of common foreign and security policy; decision-making regarding European defence policy; views on globalisation; advantages/disadvantages of globalisation; controlled globalisation; most important issues facing the nation; priorities for extra spending; satisfaction with the health care system and expectations for the next two years; health care reform; frequent use of health care facilities; doctors do not spend enough time with patients; government should provide only essential services; priority should be given to treating young patients rather than old patients; health care financing; satisfaction with own health condition; having health problems; providing care for those in need; extra family responsibilities; age of the person receiving extra service; paying to take care of elderly parents; deciding on long-term care services; deciding on long-term care services; getting by with household’s income; persistence of difficult financial situation; Internet usage among children (at home, at school, at a friend’s home, in someone else´s home, in an Internet café, in a library/other public place); rules for the Internet usage in the household; rules for TV usage in the household; information on safer internet; source of information about safer use of the Internet; preferred way of getting information about safer Internet; report harmful Internet content. Demography: Nationality; marital status; left-right self placement; age; age at termination of school training; educational level; size of household; position in the household; occupational status; employment in the public sector; position in the household; size of community; religion; church attendance; income of the household; party preference in EP elections; gender.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 14.3 Social welfare systems/structures


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Turkey (TR)
UniversePersons aged 15+
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionaire
Data CollectorVITOSHA RESEARCH, Sofia, Bulgaria; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; BALTIC SURVEYS, Vilnius, Lithuania; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; FOCUS CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND MARKET ANALYSIS, Bratislava, Slovakia; CATI CENTER, Ljubljana, Slovenia; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, CZECH REP., Prague, Czech Republic; KONSENSUS RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY, Istanbul, Turkey; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus International Coordination: Gallup Organisation Hungary, Budapest
Date of Collection
  • 25.02.2004 - 14.03.2004 (Bulgaria)
  • 24.02.2004 - 09.03.2004 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 21.02.2004 - 11.03.2004 (Czech Republic)
  • 21.02.2004 - 03.03.2004 (Estonia)
  • 24.02.2004 - 14.03.2004 (Hungary)
  • 27.02.2004 - 11.03.2004 (Latvia)
  • 20.02.2004 - 04.03.2004 (Lithuania)
  • 23.02.2004 - 12.03.2004 (Malta)
  • 21.02.2004 - 07.03.2004 (Poland)
  • 20.02.2004 - 08.03.2004 (Romania)
  • 25.02.2004 - 10.03.2004 (Slovakia)
  • 24.02.2004 - 17.03.2004 (Slovenia)
  • 21.02.2004 - 11.03.2004 (Turkey)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2016-3-4 Archive edition (revision)
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Notes1.000 persons were interviewed in each country with the exception of Malta and Cyprus (about 500 respondents).
Number of Units: 12124
Number of Variables: 467
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1. Public Opinion in the Candidate Countries. Full Report. Survey requested and coordinated by the European Commission Directorate General Press and Communication. December 2003.
  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1: Health Care Services in the New Member States and the Candidate Countries. Full Report. Survey requested by the European Commission Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication. July 2004.
  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1: Safer Internet for Children and Adolescents in the New Member States. Full Report. Survey requested by the European Commission Directorate General Information Society and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication.
  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2004.1: Illegal and Harmful Content on the Internet in the New Member States. Full Report. Survey requested by the European Commission Directorate General Information Society and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication.
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Candidate Countries Eurobarometer
    In 2000, the European Commission launched a series of surveys in the 13 countries that at this time were applying for European Union membership, the 13 Candidate Countries or initially Applicant Countries: Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Representative national samples (n=1000) were drawn up to five times a year and respondents were interviewed face-to-face in the respective national languages. Unlike former Central and Eastern Eurobarometer, the Candidate Countries Eurobarometer included selected trend questions and topical modules, which were to a large extent comparable to the Standard series. After the EU enlargement in 2004 remaining and new Candidate Countries are regularly included in selected Standard and Special Eurobarometer surveys.