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ZA3983: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.2

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  • ZA3983.dta (Dataset Stata) 7 MBytes
  • ZA3983.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 13 MBytes
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  • ZA3983_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 522 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 289 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 395 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 275 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 226 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 282 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 339 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_lt-lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 361 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_lt-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 331 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 290 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 257 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 255 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 3 MBytes
  • ZA3983_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 316 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 301 KBytes
  • ZA3983_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA3983_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 487 KBytes

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  • ZA3983_missing.sps (Other Document) 628 Bytes
  • ZA3983_r.pdf (Report) 901 KBytes
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Citation Citation European Commission (2004): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.2. The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3983 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3983
TitleCandidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.2
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2004)
Date of Collection02.05.2003 - 31.05.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractLife in the candidate countries. Attitudes towards foreigners. Attitudes towards European Union and accession process. EU directives. Topics: Current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next five years; change in subjective well-being; trust in institutions; trust in political institutions; satisfaction with democracy; trust in other social institutions; problems facing the nations; media use; news viewership on television; news readership of daily newspapers; news listenership on the radio; trust in the media; citizens fear epidemics the most geopolitical orientation; role of the United States and the EU; contacts with foreign countries; knowledge of basic EU-related facts; self-perceived knowledge about the EU; information about the EU; sources of information about the EU; prefered topics; prefered methods for receiving information about the EU; preference for national versus EU-originated information; interest in EU news; attitudes towards the EU; feeling European; national pride; European pride; support for EU membership; awareness of country´s bid for EU membership; support for EU membership; referendum about membership; perceived benefits of EU membership; personal benefits; benefits for the country; expected benefits for various social groups; image of the EU; meaning of EU; meaning of being a citizen of the EU; fears related to the building of Europe; expected and desired role of the EU in five years time; support for key issues (common defence policy; teaching school children about EU, EC commissioners coming from each of the member states, enlargement of the EU in May 2004, common foreign policy, constitution for EU; one single currency, further enlargement of the EU to include other countries, speed of building Europe); participation in EP elections; support for a common foreign policy; support for joint EU decision-making; support of European Foreign Minister; support for a common security policy (CFSP); support for joint EU decision making about defence policy (ESDP); citizen´s support the setting up of a European Army; concrete measures related to CFSP and ESDP; European defence policy decision making: role of NATO and EU; attitudes and knowledge about enlargement and the accession process; attitudes toward enlargement; perception of support levels for membership in the current Member States; time frame of the EU accession; feeling informed about enlargement and the process of accession ; pre-accession funds; mutual support of membership in the candidate region; EU institutions EU among other supranational institutions; democracy in the EU; EU institutions and bodies; awareness of the EU and its institutions; role of the EU and its institutions; trust in the European Parliament and the European Commission; future of Europe for future citizens; Constitution; name of the EU; EP right to withdraw confidence from the EC; direct election of the President of the Commission; preference for a commissioner for each country; European tax; presidency; decision making; support for joint decision-making. 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
  • Migration
  • Cultural and national identity
  • Social conditions and indicators
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


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 questionaire
Data CollectorVITOSHA RESEARCH, Sofia, Bulgaria; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; BALTIC SURVEYS, Vilnius, Lithuania; LATVIAN FACTS LTD, Riga, Latvia; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; FOCUS, Bratislava, Slovakia; CATI CENTER, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Konsensus Research & Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey; CVVM, Prague, Czech Republic; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus; International Coordination: Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest
Date of Collection
  • 07.05.2003 - 23.05.2003 (Bulgaria)
  • 05.05.2003 - 21.05.2003 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 05.05.2003 - 26.05.2003 (Czech Republic)
  • 05.05.2003 - 14.05.2003 (Estonia)
  • 03.05.2003 - 31.05.2003 (Hungary)
  • 09.05.2003 - 26.05.2003 (Latvia)
  • 10.05.2003 - 19.05.2003 (Lithuania)
  • 04.05.2003 - 22.05.2003 (Malta)
  • 04.05.2003 - 24.05.2003 (Poland)
  • 04.05.2003 - 29.05.2003 (Romania)
  • 02.05.2003 - 19.05.2003 (Slovakia)
  • 08.05.2003 - 31.05.2003 (Slovenia)
  • 06.05.2003 - 23.05.2003 (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
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: 12098
Number of Variables: 534
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): -


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  •  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.