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ZA3068: Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 8

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  • ZA3068_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 827 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 626 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 287 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 657 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 899 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 299 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 712 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 433 KBytes
  • ZA3068_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes


  • ZA3068_cod.pdf (Codebook) 93 KBytes

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Citation Citation European Commission (1998): Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 8. GFK Europe, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3068 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3068
TitleCentral and Eastern Eurobarometer 8
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1998)
Date of Collection31.10.1997 - 25.11.1997
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Hersom, R. - European Commission, Brussels
  • Vantom, Jacques - European Commission, Brussels


AbstractAssessment of the political situation of the country. Attitude to the European Union. Topics: Judgement on the general development of the country; satisfaction with democracy in one´s country (split: democracy development versus manner of function of democracy); attitude to the free market economy; assessment of the extent of respect for human rights in one´s country; knowledge of the European flag; knowledge about the organizations UN, EU and European Council; attitude to the goals and activities of the EU; designation of the country with orientation function for the future of one´s own country; approval of one´s own country joining the EU as well as NATO and reasons for or against this; approval of joining the EU given previous membership of one´s own country in NATO; primary beneficiary of the relations between the EU and one´s own country; sources of information used about policies and institutions of the EU; population groups and political areas that could profit from a tie to the EU or could be disadvantaged; interest in information about topic areas of the EU, such as agriculture, foreign and security policy, environment, human rights etc. Demography: sex; school education; age; eligibility to vote; party preference (Sunday question); occupational position; nationality; knowledge of a foreign language; income (classified). Also encoded was: region; city size.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorGfK, Sofia, Bulgaria; GfK, Prag, Czech Republic; SAAR POLL Ltd, Tallin, Estonia; SOFRES MODUS, Budapest, Hungary; Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia; Baltic Surveys, Vilnius, Lithuania; Pentor, Warszawa, Poland; GfK Romania, Bucharest, Romania; GfK Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; GRAL Marketing, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date of Collection
  • 10.11.1997 - 17.11.1997 (Bulgaria)
  • 31.10.1997 - 10.11.1997 (Czech Republic)
  • 05.11.1997 - 13.11.1997 (Estonia)
  • 01.11.1997 - 10.11.1997 (Hungary)
  • 12.11.1997 - 24.11.1997 (Latvia)
  • 12.11.1997 - 24.11.1997 (Lithuania)
  • 08.11.1997 - 12.11.1997 (Poland)
  • 11.11.1997 - 25.11.1997 (Romania)
  • 04.11.1997 - 17.11.1997 (Slovakia)
  • 12.11.1997 - 18.11.1997 (Slovenia)

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

NotesIn each country approx. 1000 persons were interviewed. The data set of the current study contains the data of all countries involved in a cumulated form. This cumulation was produced by the data provider (GfK EUROPE). Archived under ZA Study No. 2493 is the cumulated data set of the East Eurobarometer 1 and under ZA Study Nos. 2251, 2321, 2474 and 2802 the cumulated data sets of the Central and Eastern Europe Eurobarometers 2 - 4 as well as 6.
Number of Units: 10349
Number of Variables: 130
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Europäische Kommission (Hrsg.): Mittel- und Ost-Eurobarometer No. 8: Die Öffentliche Meinung und die Europäische Union (Umfrage in 18 Ländern). Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1998.
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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.