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ZA2321: Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 3 (Political Disintegration)

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  • ZA2321.dta (Dataset Stata) 4 MBytes
  • ZA2321.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 9 MBytes
  • ZA2321.sav (Dataset SPSS) 5 MBytes


  • ZA2321_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 930 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_al-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 540 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_am-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 500 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_bg-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 500 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_by-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 510 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_cshh-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 508 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_ee-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 505 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_ge-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 505 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_hu-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 499 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_lt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 506 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_lv-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 506 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_md-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 509 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_mk-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 495 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_pl-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 504 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_ro-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 499 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_ru-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 507 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_si-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 502 KBytes
  • ZA2321_q_ua-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 504 KBytes


  • ZA2321_cdb.pdf (Codebook) 134 KBytes

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  • ZA2321_r.pdf (Report) 7 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (1993): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 3 (Political Disintegration). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2321 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2321
TitleCentral and Eastern Eurobarometer 3 (Political Disintegration)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1993)
Date of Collection30.10.1992 - 17.11.1992
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Reif, Karlheinz - Commission of the European Community, Brussels
  • Cunningham, George - Commission of the European Community, Brussels


AbstractAttitude to the European Community. Assessment of the political and economic situation of the country. Topics: Judgement on the general political and economic development of the country; expected development of the economic situation; judgement on the development of one´s own financial situation; attitude to the market economy; judgement on the speed of economic reforms as well as privatization of government companies; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; probability of establishment of a dictatorship in the country; satisfaction with democracy; comparison of the earlier political system with the current one; extent of respect for human rights in one´s country and reason for this assessment; attitude to the decay of countries in the east; satisfaction with western economic aid; knowledge about the ´Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe´, the European Community and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; attitude to the goals and activities of the European Community; knowledge about the location of the most important European institutions; designations of the country with which the future of one´s own country is most closely tied; interest in the EC; general interest in the EC and EC membership of the country; preferred point in time to join the EC; knowledge and interest in support programs of the EC, making trade easier with the EC and the agreements on political, economic as well as cultural cooperation; perceived advantages and disadvantages of membership of one´s own country; population groups or political areas that could profit from or be disadvantaged by a tie with the EC; judgement on the success of the UN, the EC, the CSCE and NATO in solving the Yugoslavia conflict; assessment of EC, Japan, USA and Russia as fair trading partners; most important source of information about the EC; trust in domestic and foreign television or radio stations as well as newspapers and magazines; attitude to freedom of the press; frequency of listening to foreign radio stations; probability of personally migrating to Western Europe for work; union membership; self-classification on a left-right continuum; religiousness; feeling as a European; perceived discrimination in the country due to ethnic affiliation; intent to participate in the election; party preference; native language. Also encoded were: city size; date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; presence of other persons during survey; willingness of respondents to cooperate.
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
  • Albania (AL)
  • Armenia (AM)
  • Belarus (BY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Georgia (GE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • North Macedonia (MK)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Ukraine (UA)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample. However, the samples are restricted mostly to municipal areas.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorBritalb, Tirana, Albania; Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia; Balkan British Social Surveys, Sofia, Bulgaria; Institute of Sociology, Belarussian Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus; AISA, Prag, Czechoslovakia; SAAR POLL, Tallin, Estonia; Georgian Social Research Centre, Tbilisi, Georgia; Modus, Budapest, Hungary; Latvijas Fakti, Riga, Latvia; Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania; BRIMA Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia; INSOC, Moldova; Pentor, Warszawa, Poland; SCOP-SRL, Bucharest, Romania; ROMIR, Moscow, Russia; GRAL Marketing, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute of Sociology, Ukranian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
Date of Collection
  • 01.11.1992 - 11.11.1992 (Albania)
  • 02.11.1992 - 16.11.1992 (Armenia)
  • 04.11.1992 - 13.11.1992 (Belarus)
  • 31.10.1992 - 09.11.1992 (Bulgaria)
  • 01.11.1992 - 16.11.1992 (Czech Republic)
  • 01.11.1992 - 16.11.1992 (Slovakia)
  • 01.11.1992 - 15.11.1992 (Estonia)
  • 02.11.1992 - 15.11.1992 (Georgia)
  • 30.10.1992 - 10.11.1992 (Hungary)
  • 05.11.1992 - 15.11.1992 (Latvia)
  • 01.11.1992 - 11.11.1992 (Lithuania)
  • 01.11.1992 - 08.11.1992 (Macedonia (FYROM))
  • 30.10.1992 - 14.11.1992 (Moldova)
  • 13.11.1992 - 17.11.1992 (Poland)
  • 07.11.1992 - 13.11.1992 (Romania)
  • 01.11.1992 - 15.11.1992 (Russian Federation)
  • 07.11.1992 - 17.11.1992 (Slovenia)
  • 31.10.1992 - 15.11.1992 (Ukraine)

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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe 18469 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Albania 1049 cases, Armenia 918 cases, Bulgaria 1312 cases, Czech Republic 924 cases, Estonia 1000 cases, Georgia 1038 cases, Hungary 1000 cases, Latvia 1000 cases, Lithuania 1000 cases, Macedonia 1002 cases, Moldavia 1000 cases, Poland 999 cases, Romania 1000 cases, Russia (European) 1000 cases, Slovakia 734 cases, Slovenia 1063 cases, Ukraine 1400 cases, Belorussia 1030 cases. The cumulated data set of Eurobarometer 2 for Central and Eastern Europe is archived under ZA Study No. 2251. Due to differing survey topics the East Eurobarometer 1 has not been cumulated and is separately archived for the individual countries under ZA Study Nos. 2252 to 2260. The data set contains the data of all participating countries in cumulated form. This cumulation was produced by the Zentrum fuer Europaeische Umfrageanalysen und Studien (ZEUS), Mannheim.
Number of Units: 18469
Number of Variables: 230
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer No. 3: Public Opinion about the European Community. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1993.
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Research Data Centre
  •  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.