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ZA0988: Eurobarometer 4 (Oct-Nov 1975)

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Eurobarometer 4 (Oct-Nov 1975) Consumer Attitudes in Europe
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 4 (Oct-Nov 1975). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0988 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA0988
TitleEurobarometer 4 (Oct-Nov 1975)
Other Titles
  • Consumer Attitudes in Europe (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07417.v1, 1978
Date of Collection11.10.1975 - 05.11.1975
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe two major topics are: 1. A series of questions on unification of Europe already posed in earlier Eurobarometers and 2. Attitudes and conduct of European consumers. Topics: 1. Personal interest in the problems of the EC; attitude to the election of the European Parliament and membership of the country in the EC; importance of problems with which the EC is occupied; preference for European Community actions or independent national actions; image of the Common Market; attitude to a European citizenship; judgement on the subjective tax burden and social services of the country; political interest; most important personal problems; general contentment with life. 2. Assessment of price development and individual reactions to compensation of inflation; conduct with complaints; quality-conscious and price-conscious conduct in purchase of consumer goods; judgement on personal level of information in purchase of durable economic goods and with groceries; perceived influence through advertising; attitude to advertising; name-brand articles and advertising; writings on purchase behavior and consumer advice; attitude to and judgement on consumer protection organizations; personal membership in such an organization and interest in this; trust in independent product tests and significance of test results for purchase decision; evaluation of consumer information in the various media; judgement on the ability of the party regarding consumer interest. Demography: club memberships; party preference (Sunday question); religiousness; age; sex; marital status; nationality; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; city size; state.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


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)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Various sampling procedures (quota sample and random selection) depending on country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorIFOP, Paris; DIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; NIPO, Amsterdam; The Gallup Poll, London
Date of Collection
  • 20.10.1975 - 28.10.1975 (France)
  • 14.10.1975 - 24.10.1975 (Belgium)
  • 21.10.1975 - 22.10.1975 (Netherlands)
  • 17.10.1975 - 29.10.1975 (Germany)
  • 21.10.1975 - 05.11.1975 (Italy)
  • 12.10.1975 - 25.10.1975 (Luxembourg)
  • 11.10.1975 - 19.10.1975 (Denmark)
  • 13.10.1975 - 25.10.1975 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 13.10.1975 - 25.10.1975 (Great Britain)
  • 13.10.1975 - 25.10.1975 (Northern Ireland)

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
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
2012-7-1V70-V75, code 8value label slightly incorrect2012-7-1value label corrected

Further Remarks

NotesThe 9153 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1000 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1002 cases, Denmark 1023 cases, France 1276 cases, Ireland 1000 cases, Italy 1110 cases, Luxembourg 297 cases, Netherlands 1006 cases, United Kingdom 1439 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7417). The Eurobarometers 5-10A are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0989 to 0995. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-3) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0987.
Number of Units: 9153
Number of Variables: 166
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 4: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1975.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Der europäische Verbraucher: Seine Befürchtungen, seine Bestrebungen, seine Unterrichtung. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1976.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 4. Brussels, 1976. (Also available in German).
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Customers - What do they care about? what do they want? How well informed are they? Brussels, 1976.
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    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.