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ZA3977: Applicant Countries Eurobarometer 00 (pilot study)

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  • ZA3977_missing_v2-0-0.sps (Dataset) 1 KByte
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  • ZA3977_v2-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 7 MBytes
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  • ZA3977_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 256 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 202 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 283 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 235 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 152 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 191 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 192 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 175 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 188 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 470 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 206 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 220 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 228 KBytes
  • ZA3977_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 167 KBytes

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  • ZA3977_r.pdf (Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA3977_readme.pdf (Other Document) 27 KBytes
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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Applicant Countries Eurobarometer 00 (pilot study). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3977 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA3977
TitleApplicant Countries Eurobarometer 00 (pilot study)
Other Titles
  • Applicant Countries Eurobarometer 2000 (Alternative Title)
  • Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2000 (Alternative Title)
Current Version2.0.0, 2016-3-8,
Date of Collection17.01.2000 - 07.02.2000
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Education and Culture (EAC-D2, Public Opinion Analysis)


AbstractAttitude towards the EU and EU enlargement. Topics: life satisfaction; subjective rating of the development of the general life situation, the economic situation, the financial situation of the household, personal job situation, national labor market situation and the personal professional outlook in the coming year; native language; knowledge of foreign languages; frequency of political discussions with friends; self-rated opinion leadership; frequency of news consumption (television, newspaper and radio); interest in following news topics: local and national politics, social issues, EU, economics, sports, the environment, foreign politics, culture; spontaneous associations with the EU; general attitude towards the EU; knowledge of international institutions and trust into these institutions: UN, UNESCO, NATO, EU, European Parliament, European Commission, OSCE, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, International Court of Justice; Self-rated knowledge about the EU (scale); awareness of application for EU membership by own country; accession to EU of own country as a good thing; approval of EU membership of own country if a referendum was held; advantageousness of EU accession for the own country, the own person and following groups: people with and without foreign language skills, entrepreneurs, politicians, professionals such as doctors or lawyers, young people, children, employees, industrial workers, medium-sized businesses, teachers, civil servants, middle-aged people, farmers, the rural population, the unemployed, pensioners, elderly, population of the capital, cultural, religious and other minorities; some regions benefit more than others, all population groups; agreement with the following statements: accession of the own country would be beneficial for the EU, increasing size of EU increases security and peace, would promote the national economy, increase the influence of the own country in Europe, satisfaction of the national government accession policy, increasing influence of the EU in the world if number of members increases, historical and geographical legitimacy of EU membership of the country, increased cultural wealth and standard of living, rising unemployment due to EU enlargement; expected and desired EU accession year of the own country; consent to possible EU accession of Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey; EU or own country as preferred decision-making authority for the following policies: defense, environmental protection, currency, Humanitarian Aid, health and welfare, broadcasting and press, poverty reduction, combating unemployment, agriculture and fisheries, regional compensation, education, science and technology, information on EU , non-European foreign policy, culture, immigration, asylum, fighting against organized crime, police, justice, refugee resettlement, combat of youth delinquency, urban crime and human trafficking, the fight against drugs; preferred source of information about the EU; desire for additional information on the following topics: history of the EU, the EU institutions, European Economic and Monetary Union, Euro, European economy, European single market, further financial / economic issues, agriculture in the EU, European Foreign and Security Policy, international relations of the EU; regional policy of the EU, the European budget, European research and development policy, education policy, cultural policy, youth policy, EU citizenship, consumer protection and environmental protection in the EU, European social policy. Demography: nationality; family situation; age at end of education; gender; age; occupation; professional position; degree of urbanization; household size; possession of durable goods, role of respondent in the household: main breadwinner, responsible for purchases and household maintenance, religious affiliation, frequency of church attendance, household income
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 9.3 Language and linguistics


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Turkey (TR)
UniverseResident population aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview
Data CollectorVitosha Research, Sofia, Bulgaria; SAAR POLL Ltd., Tallinn, Estonia; Baltic Surveys Ltd., Vilnius, Lithuania; Latvian Facts Ltd., Riga, Latvia; Misco International Ltd., Valletta, Malta; The GALLUP Organization Poland, Warsaw, Poland; The GALLUP Organization Romania, Bucharest, Romania; INCOMA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; CATI Center d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia; STEM/MARK a.s., Prague, Czech Republic; IBS Research & Consultancy, Turkey; The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; Cymar Market Research Ltd., Nikosia, Republic of Cyprus; The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 17.01.2000 - 07.02.2000

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2016-3-8 Archive edition
1.0.02014-8-8 Archive release
Errata in current version
2014-8-8d12The documentation for the INCOME variable ´d12´ was neither complete nor always clear. The country specific categories for ´d12merg´ are derived from the national field questionnaires and are not available for Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. For Malta the categories do not match the 10 standard categories (eight categories in the questionnaire and in the data). For Turkey the seven questionnaire categories do not coincide with the data (ten categories coded). The harmonized income variable ´his´ assumes 10 categories for all countries.
2016-3-8caseid / uniqid25 duplicate case identification numbers have been identified appearing for Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in variable caseid. They do not represent duplicate cases. A unique serial case identification has been generated by the archive (serialid), maintaining to original case order.
2016-3-11Duplicate cases (HU)The following pairs of cases are coded completely identical for all substantial variables (except for the original case ID): serialid 5000900 and 5000849; 5000892 and 5000843; 5000898 and 5000842; 5000846 and 5000896. All these cases belong to the Hungarian sample. ---- For the background of the subject see: Slomczynski, Kazimierz M.; Powałko, Przemek; Krauze, Tadeusz (2015-06-29): Papers on duplicate records: The Large Number of Duplicate Records in International Survey Projects: The Need for Data Quality Control., Harvard Dataverse.
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 12205
Number of Variables: 248
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • The Gallup Organization Hungary: Applicant Countries Eurobarometer Nr. 00. Analytical Report for the European Commission Directorate General Education and Culture (EAC-D2, Public Opinion Analysis). April, 2000.
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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.