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ZA3986: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.4

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  • ZA3986_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 478 KBytes
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  • ZA3986_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 420 KBytes
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  • ZA3986_q_lt-lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 385 KBytes
  • ZA3986_q_lt-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 321 KBytes
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Citation Citation European Commission (2004): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.4. The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3986 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3986
TitleCandidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.4
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2004)
Date of Collection10.10.2003 - 10.11.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - Europaen Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractAttitudes towards European Union and enlargement process. Fight against fraud in economy and politics at EU level. Topics: Current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next five years; dynamics of change in subjective well-being; expectations for the year; personal situation; economic situation in the country; financial situation of the household; employment situation in the country; personal job situation; trust in institutions; trust in political institutions; satisfaction with how democracy works; trust in other social institutions; media use; news viewership on television; news readership of daily newspapers; news listenership on the radio; trust in the media; fears related to international terrorism and organised crime; geopolitical orientation (attitudes to United States, role in maintaining peace in the world, EU vs. US); actual and self-perceived knowledge about EU; providing information about EU and sources; preferred topics; preferred methods receiving information about EU; interest in EU news; desired TV programmes about EU; national pride; European pride; attachment to Europe; support for EU membership; referendum; personal benefits and benefits for the country; spontaneous image of EU; emotions related to the EU; feelings of EU were to be scrapped; benefits of EU membership in ten years time; meaning of EU; meaning of being a citizen of EU; fears related to the building of Europe; expected and desired role for the EU in five years’ time; opinion toward a certain number of key EU issues (teaching school children about the EU, common defence policy, enlargement of the EU, common foreign policy, EU being responsible for unhandled matters, one single currency); support for a common foreign policy; joint EU decision-making in foreign affairs; support for a European Foreign Minister; support for a common defence and security policy; creation of a European rapid military force; decision making on European defence policy: national vs. European level; attitudes and knowledge about enlargement and accession process; attitudes towards specific statements regarding to the enlargement; time frame of EU accession; feeling informed about enlargement and the accession process; assessment of pre-accession funds; EU democracy; EU and other supranational institutions; influence on EU decision-making; awareness and role of the EU institutions and bodies; trust in EU institutions, European Parliament and European Commission; EU constitution; role of Commission and Commissioners, withdraw confidence from EC; direct election of the President of EC; commissioners for each member country; European tax; presidency; government instead of Commission; veto in decision making; joint decision making; participation in EP elections; willingness to vote; topics of the EP campaigns; awareness of financial crimes in own country, in other candidate countries, countries of the EU and elsewhere in the world; fear of types of crime: fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, counterfeiting of goods; awareness of financial crimes in own country, in other candidate countries, in EU countries and elsewhere in the world; fear of financial crimes (corruption, commercial fraud, fraud relating to the quality of food and agricultural products, defrauding the state money laundering, smuggling, circulation of fake bank-notes and coins in national currency, wrongdoings in government and institutions, counterfeits of goods, circulation of fake bank-notes and coins in Euro, work in the black economy, defrauding the EU and its budget, wrongdoings in EU institutions, hacking, pirated software, illegal data trading); information activity of the media; level of information received from media about financial crime; preferred information source about fighting the EU budget being defrauded: TV, radio, daily newspapers, short leaflet, that just gives an overview, other newspapers, magazines, more detailed brochure, Internet, book giving you a complete description, video tape, CD-ROM; fight against financial crimes: EU, national government, police force, courts, the legal system, media, taxation authorities, customs services, private auditing firms, local or regional government; opinions about defrauding the EU budget. 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
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


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 aged 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, Turkey; THE GALLUP ORGANISATON, THECH REPUBLIC, Prague, Czech Republic; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus; International Coordination: Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest
Date of Collection
  • 14.10.2003 - 29.10.2003 (Bulgaria)
  • 11.10.2003 - 27.10.2003 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 11.10.2003 - 31.10.2003 (Czech Republic)
  • 14.10.2003 - 28.10.2003 (Estonia)
  • 14.10.2003 - 05.11.2003 (Hungary)
  • 16.10.2003 - 31.10.2003 (Latvia)
  • 15.10.2003 - 30.10.2003 (Lithuania)
  • 13.10.2003 - 30.10.2003 (Malta)
  • 11.10.2003 - 30.10.2003 (Poland)
  • 11.10.2003 - 29.10.2003 (Romania)
  • 14.10.2003 - 27.10.2003 (Slovakia)
  • 10.10.2003 - 10.11.2003 (Slovenia)
  • 17.10.2003 - 27.10.2003 (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: 12165
Number of Variables: 558
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.