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ZA3978: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1

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  • ZA3978.dta (Dataset Stata) 6 MBytes
  • ZA3978.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 11 MBytes
  • ZA3978.sav (Dataset SPSS) 6 MBytes
  • ZA3978_missing.sps (Dataset) 524 Bytes


  • ZA3978_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 351 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 256 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 357 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 262 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 179 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 250 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 254 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 223 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 231 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 206 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 757 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 263 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 236 KBytes
  • ZA3978_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 3 MBytes
  • ZA3978_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 206 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2004): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1. The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3978 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3978
TitleCandidate Countries Eurobarometer 2001.1
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2004)
Date of Collection01.10.2001 - 28.10.2001
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben - European Commission, Bruxelles
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractAttitudes towards European Union and enlargement process. Knowledge about European Union. Topics: Preferred language of the interview; current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next five years; personal situation; economic situation in the country; financial situation of the household; employment situation in the country; personal job situation; trust in public institutions; trust in other social institutions; news viewership on television; news readership of daily newspapers; news listenership on the radio; trust in the media; national pride; european pride; knowledge of foreign languages; foreign languages that are the most useful to know; contacts with foreign countries, work experience abroad; spontaneous image and meaning of the EU; meaning of being citizen of the European Union; trust in European Parliament, in European Commission; support for EU-membership; membership good thing or bad thing; referendum about membership; perceived benefits of EU-membership; personal benefits; benefits for the country; expected benefits for various social groups; expected and desired role of the EU in five years’ time; benefits of EU in ten years time; support for joint EU decision-making (defence, environmental protection, currency, health, social security, unemployment, research, foreign policy, culture, immigration, justice, crime, drugs and human trafficking); self-perceived knowledge about the EU (scale); awareness of the European Union, its institutions, bodies; interest in EU news; preferred source of information about the European Union; EU topics people would like to know more about (history, institutions, economy, international cooperation, social policy); attitudes and knowledge about enlargement and the accession process; awareness of Country’s bid for EU Membership; date of accession; perceived and desired speed of accession process; projected and desired date of accession; feeling informed about enlargement and the accession process; assessment of pre-accession funds; use of technical devices. Demography: Nationality; marital status; age; age at termination of school training; educational level; size of household; occupational status; employment in the public sector; position in the household; size of community; church attendance; income of the household; party preference; gender.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 9.3 Language and linguistics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Turkey (TR)
UniversePersons 15+
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorVITOSHA RESEARCH, Sofia, Bulgaria; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; BALTIC SURVEYS, Vilnius, Lithuania; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; FOCUS CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND MARKET ANALYSIS, Bratislava, Slovakia; CATI CENTER, Ljubljana, Slovenia; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, CZECH REP., Prague, Czech Republic; KONSENSUS RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY, Turkey; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus International Coordination: Gallup Organisation Hungary, Budapest
Date of Collection
  • 04.10.2001 - 20.10.2001 (Bulgaria)
  • 01.10.2001 - 11.10.2001 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 02.10.2001 - 26.10.2001 (Czech Republic)
  • 08.10.2001 - 24.10.2001 (Estonia)
  • 01.10.2001 - 24.10.2001 (Hungary)
  • 08.10.2001 - 25.10.2001 (Latvia)
  • 04.10.2001 - 20.10.2001 (Lithuania)
  • 02.10.2001 - 26.10.2001 (Malta)
  • 04.10.2001 - 22.10.2001 (Poland)
  • 06.10.2001 - 26.10.2001 (Romania)
  • 08.10.2001 - 28.10.2001 (Slovakia)
  • 01.10.2001 - 22.10.2001 (Slovenia)
  • 01.10.2001 - 24.10.2001 (Turkey)

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
2018-4-17q33_5Please note the erroneous variable documentation in variable q33_5 in the GESIS Online Study Catalogue (ZACAT). The answer category in the question text should read "5) Joining the EU will cost (COUNTRY) too much money.". The variable label in the dataset and in ZACAT is correct.
Version changes

Further Remarks

Notes1.000 persons were interviewed in each country with the exception of Malta and Cyprus (about 500 respondents).
Number of Units: 12077
Number of Variables: 437
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): -


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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.