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ZA7671: German EU Presidency - The Role of the EU on the Global Level

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Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2020): German EU Presidency - The Role of the EU on the Global Level. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7671 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7671
TitleGerman EU Presidency - The Role of the EU on the Global Level
Current Version1.0.0, 2020-11-6,
Date of Collection17.02.2020 - 27.03.2020
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractOn the occasion of the German EU Presidency, the attitudes of the population towards the EU and in particular the role of the EU in the world were examined. Topics: 1. Significance of the European Union: frequency of information on political issues; Germany´s role in the world (less cooperation with other countries, continue to cooperate with other countries in the same way as before or further strengthen cooperation with other countries); significance of different regions in terms of their influence in the world (European Union (EU), USA, China, Africa, Russia, Germany); interest in European policy; associations with the EU; assessment of the development of the EU. 2. The European Union as a global player: EU influence in the world on the following issues: Economy and trade, digitalisation, climate protection, world peace, respect for democratic values, respect for human rights; importance of EU unity in foreign policy issues; expected development of EU unity in foreign policy; opinion on cooperation with other regions (USA, China, Africa, Russia, Turkey); EU and world powers: largest competing world power in economic terms (China, Russia, USA, others); pioneering role of various countries and regions in digitisation (EU, USA, China, Africa, Russia, Germany); progress of the EU in digitisation; pioneering role of various countries and regions in global climate protection (EU, USA, China, Africa, Russia, Germany); progress of the EU in climate protection 3. Germany and the European Union: Awareness of Germany´s assumption of the EU Council Presidency; expectations of the German EU Council Presidency in terms of its influence on EU policy; importance of various topics for the German EU Council Presidency (e.g. protecting the EU´s external borders, strengthening cohesion among EU member states, stabilising the euro, working closely together on defence policy, etc.) ); rather advantages or disadvantages of Germany´s membership in the EU; satisfaction with German European policy; opinion on Germany´s influence in the EU; hypothetical decision in a referendum on the EU; attitude towards EU enlargement; conditions for candidates for EU enlargement (economic stability, democratic values and stability, cultural values, other, no conditions). Demography: sex; age; age groups (total); German nationality; party sympathy; highest educational attainment; employment; occupational status; net household income (grouped); household size; number of persons in household aged 18 and over; local size (BIK); region (federal state). Additionally coded: Respondent ID; split identification (representative/ boost); weight.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseRepresentative sample: Residential population aged 16 and over in Germany with at least one fixed or mobile telephone connection. Boost sample, age group 16 to 29 years: Residential population aged 16 to 29 years in Germany with at least one fixed or mobile telephone connection.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
The representative sample was drawn in a multi-stage, stratified random sample selection procedure from the current ADM-CATI sampling system.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorIpsos Public Affairs, Berlin
Date of Collection
  • 17.02.2020 - 27.03.2020

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2020-11-6 first archive edition
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Further Remarks

NotesMost of the telephone interviews were conducted during the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic in spring 2020. Sudden changes in the living and everyday situations of the population, social and economic changes in Germany, but also international efforts to deal with the pandemic may have influenced the respondents´ response behaviour and should be taken into account when interpreting the results. The study was commissioned by the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1501
Number of Variables: 88
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • Tobies, Matthias, Malter, Frederic; Nek, Lea van: Deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft - Die Rolle der EU auf globaler Ebene : Quantitative Studie im Auftrag des Presse- und Informationsamtes der Bundesregierung. Berlin: Ipsos Public Affairs, Mai 2020
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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.