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ZA4153: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 (Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership)

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  • ZA4153_missing_v1-1-0.sps (Dataset) 2 KBytes
  • ZA4153_v1-1-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 8 MBytes
  • ZA4153_v1-1-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 15 MBytes
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  • ZA4153_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 409 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 285 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 317 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 244 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 267 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 254 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 254 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_lt-lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 287 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_lt-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 315 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 278 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 259 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 250 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 297 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 317 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 243 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 307 KBytes
  • ZA4153_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 531 KBytes

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  • ZA4153_r.pdf (Report) 11 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2016): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 (Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership). The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4153 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA4153
TitleCandidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 (Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership)
Current Version1.1.0, 2016-4-1,
Date of Collection01.03.2002 - 05.04.2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Mohedano-Brethes, Ruben - European Commission, Bruxelles
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractAttitudes towards European Union membership and life satisfaction. Family and children. Elderly people. Health. Social services. Standard of living. Social integration. Employment and mobility. Topics: Current life satisfaction; life satisfaction compared with five years ago; life satisfaction over the next 5 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; access to modern information technology; attachment to nationality and identification with Europe; contact with other countries and cultures; knowledge of foreign languages; foreign languages that are the most useful to know; contacts with foreign countries; tolerance towards other people; people of other races, nationalities, religions; attitudes towards foreigners; spontaneous image and meaning of the EU; image of the EU; meaning of the EU; meaning of being a citizen of the EU; trust in the EU and its institutions; trust levels in the EU; trust in the institutions and bodies of the EU; trust in European Parliament and in European Commission; support for EU membership; 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 year’s time; benefits of EU in five years time; support for joint EU decision-making; preferred decision-making mechanism of the enlarged EU about the EU; self-perceived knowledge about the EU; awareness of the EU, its institutions, bodies; interest in EU news; preferred methods for receiving information about the EU; EU topics people would like to know more about; attitudes towards enlargement; perception of support levels for country’s membership in the Member States; awareness of country’s bid for EU membership; feeling informed about enlargement and the accession process; speed and date of accession; assessment of pre-accession funds; ideal number of children; reasons for not having children; number of children; age when the first child was born; preferred action of the government to improve family policy; responsibility for looking after the children (father vs. mother); role of family in the society; responsibility for taking care about elderly parents; preferred way of taking care for elderly parents; financial responsibility; looking after someone who has a long-term illness; assessment of one’s own lifestyle; distances to social services; satisfaction with social and health services (scale); responsibility for social services (government vs. NGOs); lowest monthly income of the household; adequate household income; financial situation of the household; financial problems (paying mortgages, bills, food etc.); assessment of the standard of living; improving the standard of living; possession of household goods; factors of quality of life (work, education, a partner, children, friends, leisure time, holidays, neighbours, going out with friends, sufficient accommodations, being useful to others, feeling recognized, successful career, political participation); auxiliary person; social isolation (scale); socially excluded people; housing environment (scale); subscribe money; reason for living in need; social reason for poverty; risk of poverty; attitudes towards social inequality; active membership in social organisations; unemployment; preferred status of employment; size of workplace; sector; working hours; working conditions and work load (scale); frequency of negative working conditions; frequency of moves over the last ten years; reasons for moving/staying; move in the next five years; preferred place to move; move and work in a foreign European country. Demography: Occupational status; marital status; age; gender; age at termination of school training; educational level; size of household; size of community; size of residence; church attendance; income of the household and sources; occupational status of the head of the household.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage
  • 14.3 Social welfare systems/structures
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing


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, 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, Istanbul, Turkey; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus International Coordination: Gallup Organisation Hungary, Budapest
Date of Collection
  • 10.03.2002 - 29.03.2002 (Bulgaria)
  • 04.03.2002 - 26.03.2002 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 09.03.2002 - 02.04.2002 (Czech Republic)
  • 08.03.2002 - 21.03.2002 (Estonia)
  • 14.03.2002 - 04.04.2002 (Hungary)
  • 08.03.2002 - 24.03.2002 (Latvia)
  • 07.03.2002 - 20.03.2002 (Lithuania)
  • 05.03.2002 - 04.04.2002 (Malta)
  • 08.03.2002 - 05.04.2002 (Poland)
  • 06.03.2002 - 28.03.2002 (Romania)
  • 12.03.2002 - 02.04.2002 (Slovakia)
  • 02.03.2002 - 29.03.2002 (Slovenia)
  • 01.03.2002 - 03.04.2002 (Turkey)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2016-4-1 Archive edition (update)
1.0.12016-3-4 Archive edition (revision)
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-3-31q38The 5-point rating scale for variables q38_1 to q38_15 is inverted. This is true for the value labels as well as for the variable documentation in ZACAT. The value labels should read as follows: 1 "strongly disagree", 2 "disagree", 3 "neither agree nor disagree", 4 "agree", 5 "strongly agree" 2016-4-1The value labels for variables q38_1 to q38_15 (5-point rating scale) have been corrected, i.e. reversed to there correct order: 1 "strongly disagree", 2 "disagree", 3 "neither agree nor disagree", 4 "agree", 5 "strongly agree".

Further Remarks

Notes1.000 persons were interviewed in each country with the exception of Malta and Cyprus (about 500 respondents) as well as Poland and Turkey (about 2.000 respondents). Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.1 provided the basis for a harmonized dataset integrating these data with five Standard&Special Eurobarometer on ´Quality of Life´ issues (EB50.1, EB51.0, EB52.1, EB54.2, EB56.1 und EB56.2). The harmonized dataset ´Quality of Life in the European Union and the Candidate Countries´ is made available through the GESIS ´Datorium´ service (doi:10.7802/1209).
Related IDs Related IDs
Number of Units: 14163
Number of Variables: 478
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission, Directorate General Press and Communication, Public Opinion Analysis: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002. 1. Highlights. Public Opinion in the Countries Applying for EU Membership. Support for EU Membership. October 2002.
  • European Commission, Directorate General Press and Communication, Public Opinion Analysis: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002. 1. Social Situation in the Countries Applying for European Union Membership. Drawn up by The GALLUP Organization, Budapest. October 2002.
  • Alber, J. and Fahey, T.: Perceptions of living conditions in an enlarged Europe. Report for European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Luxembourg/Brussels/Dublin 2004.
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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.