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ZA6596: Eurobarometer 84.1 (2015)

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Eurobarometer 84.1 (September 2015): Parlemeter 2015
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission and European Parliament, Brussels (2018): Eurobarometer 84.1 (2015). TNS opinion [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6596 Data file Version 3.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13191
Study No.ZA6596
TitleEurobarometer 84.1 (2015)
Other Titles
  • Parlemeter 2015 (Subtitle)
Current Version3.0.0, 2018-12-5, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13191
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36668.v1, v1-0-0
Date of Collection19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´
  • European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit

Content

AbstractSince the early 1970s the European Commission´s Standard & Special Eurobarometer are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries. Principal investigators are the Directorate-General Communication and on occasion other departments of the European Commission or the European Parliament. Over time, candidate and accession countries were included in the Standard Eurobarometer Series. Selected questions or modules may not have been surveyed in each sample. Please consult the basic questionnaire for more information on country filter instructions or other questionnaire routing filters. In this study the following modules are included: 1. Parlemeter 2015 (part II): attachment and belonging to the European Union, identity, citizenship, policy priorities, 2. Parlemeter 2015 (part I): migration and the economic and social situation. Topics: 1. Parlemeter 2015 (part II: attachment and belonging to the European Union, identity, citizenship, policy priorities): recent reception of media reports on the European Parliament; impression of the European Parliament due to media reports; self-rated knowledge about the activities of the European Parliament; level of interest in European affairs; image of the European Parliament; current and desired importance of the role of the European Parliament within the EU; trust in the European Parliament and reasons for trusting or not trusting; knowledge test on the EU: direct election of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) by the citizens of each member state, joint determination of the EU budget by European Parliament and member states, joint agreements on laws on EU level by European Parliament and member states, equal number of MEPs of each member state; seat allocation of the MEPs according to nationality or to political affinities; adoption of the European Parliament’s decisions according to: interests of the member states from which the MEPs are coming, political affinities of the MEPs, both; preferred policies at EU level to be promoted by the European Parliament; prioritized values to be defended by the European Parliament; most important elements of the European identity; most important aspects in strengthening the feeling of being a European citizen; things that bring citizens of different EU member states together are more important than things that separate; feeling of attachment towards: own city, own region, own country, European Union; assessment of the own country’s membership in the EU as a good thing; benefits from the EU membership and reasons for benefit; own voice counts in the EU and in the own country, own country´s voice counts in the EU; preference for enhancing common European policy in important areas on instigation of only some member states or by all of them (two speed Europe); assessment of the situation in selected areas if own country were outside the EU; time of expected return to economic growth in the own country; development of the financial situation of the own household in the last two years and expected development in the next two years; main challenges for the EU and its member states in order to face the future; assessment of the activities of the member states to face the economic and financial crisis as: individual, coordinated with other member states. 2. Parlemeter 2015 (part I: migration and the economic and social situation): preference for more decision-making on EU level; assessment of the allocation of financial support to countries facing the most migratory flows; attitude towards the following statements: number of asylum seekers should be better distributed among the member states, distribution of asylum seekers should be decided at EU level on the basis of binding quotas; attitude towards selected statements: simplifying legal migration procedures as a means to fight illegal migration, common legal migration procedures in all member states, own country needs legal migrants for own economy; attitude towards nationals from other EU member states in the own country: good for national economy, contribution to the diversity of cultural life. Demography: nationality; left-right self-placement; marital status; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use (at home, at work, at school); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; opinion leadership; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European, and local level; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU. Additionally coded was: country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; language of the interview (only in BE, LU, ES, FI, EE, LV, MT); nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11 Politics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR Market Research, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; ipr Umfrageforschung, Vienna, Austria; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (total)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Belgium)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Bulgaria)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Czech Republic)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Denmark)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Germany)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Estonia)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Ireland)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Greece)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Spain)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (France)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Croatia)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Italy)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Latvia)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Lithuania)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Luxembourg)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Hungary)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Malta)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Netherlands)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Austria)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Poland)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Portugal)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Romania)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Slovenia)
  • 19.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 (Slovakia)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Finland)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (Sweden)
  • 19.09.2015 - 29.09.2015 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
3.0.0 (current version)2018-12-5 first archive edition https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13191
2.0.02016-11-25 Archive pre-release (Parlemeter 2015) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12662
1.0.02016-2-15 Archive pre-release (Parlemeter 2015) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12460
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2020-7-3qp7Variable label for qp7 should read "EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – ROLE PREFERENCE".
Version changes
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2018-9-20uniqidPlease note that in variable uniqid („UNIQUE RESPONDENT ID (CASEID BY TNS COUNTRY CODE)“) the respondent identification for Belgium is erroneous, the first digit does not represent the correct country code. The variable will be corrected with the next update. 2018-12-5variable corrected
2018-9-26d46t1Recoded variable d46t1 „OWNERSHIP APARTMENT/HOUSE (D46_10_11 SUMMARIZED)“ is erroneous and should not be used without correction. The variable will be corrected with the next update. 2018-12-5variable corrected
Changes between version 2.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-3-15p1 to p5No data are made available for protocol items p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview begin), p3 duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during the interview) and p5 (respondent cooperation). 2016-11-25Protocol variables p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview begin), p3 duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during the interview) and p5 (respondent cooperation) have subsequently been delivered by TNS and merged into the dataset by the archive.
2016-3-23p7roThe REGION variable for Romania shows an abnormal frequency distribution, in particular for Bucharest. While until Eurobarometer 83.4 the number of cases for Bucharest hovers around 100 (11,7 % if based on weighted data), there are only 16 cases for Bucharest in Eurobarometer 84.1 (4,8 % if based on weighted data). This is not the proportion expected for this NUTS2 region.2016-11-25In the course of a new dataset delivery from TNS the REGION variable for Romania has been corrected for an abnormal frequency distribution. Please note that the number of cases changed for the regions “Nord-Est (North-East)”, “Sud-Est (South-East)” and “Bucuresti - Ilfov (Bucharest)“ in variable p7ro: 80 former cases from"Sud-Est (South-East)" are now coded for "Bucuresti-Ilfov (Bucharest)" and 8 former cases from "Sud-Est(South-East)" are coded for "Nord-Est (North-East)". Accordingly the number of cases also changed for the regions “Macroregion 2” and “Macroregion 3” in variable p7ro_r. As a consequence of this data correction weights referring to Romania have been modified. Please note that official reports and tables may be based on former weights and slight deviations to the current dataset results can exist.
2016-7-28p7at, p7at_rPlease notice that value label for code 6 in p7at should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. Herewith variable p7at corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. Variables labels should read: p7at “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2” and p7at_r “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1”. The value label and variable labels will be corrected with the next update.2016-11-25Value labels corrected

Further Remarks

NotesThe ´Parlemeter 2015´ module replicates many questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 82.4 and 79.5 as well as a few questions from other Eurobarometer surveys. The ´Parlemeter´ module (QP1 to QP35) was implemented on behalf of and financed by the European Parliament. Starting with Eurobarometer 81.3 (with 84.1 for Germany), the category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably. Categories for all countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area - Towns and suburbs/small urban area - Cities/large urban areas). Data for protocol variables p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available. Multiple variable names appear different in the data than in official reports. Variables with “q” at the beginning in the data correspond to the variable names “qp” in the data. Eight duplicate cases in terms of identical coding of all substantial variables (qp1 to qp35 and all demographics) have been identified: four doublets for CROATIA (variable “uniqid” is not coded identical: 46000736 / 46002257; 46000733 / 46002254; 46000732 / 46002253; 46000731 / 46002252), three doublets for SLOVAKIA (variable “uniqid” is not coded identical: 41000923 / 41001154; 41000924 / 41001155; 41000925 / 41001156) and one doublet for NORTHERN IRELAND (variable “uniqid” is not coded identical: 23000174 / 23000223). With the exception of Northern Ireland, also the protocol variables p6 and p7 are coded identical. In the course of a new dataset delivery from TNS the REGION variable for Romania has been corrected for an abnormal frequency distribution in version v2-0-0. Please note that the number of cases changed for the regions “Nord-Est (North-East)”, “Sud-Est (South-East)” and “Bucuresti -Ilfov (Bucharest)“ in variable p7ro: 80 former cases from“Sud-Est (South-East)” are now coded for “Bucuresti-Ilfov (Bucharest)“ and 8 former cases from “Sud-Est(South-East)” are coded for “Nord-Est (North-East)”. Accordingly the number of cases also changed for the regions “Macroregion 2” and “Macroregion 3” in variable p7ro_r. As a consequence of this data correction weights referring to Romania have been modified. Please note that official reports and tables may be based on former weights and slight deviations to the current dataset results can exist.
Number of Units: 28150
Number of Variables: 472
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • European Parliament: European Parliament Eurobarometer (EB/EP 84.1). Parlemeter 2015 – Part I: The main challenges for the EU, migration, and the economic and social situation. Conducted by TNS opinion at the request of the European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit, and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, October 2015. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/eurobarometre/2015/2015parlemeter/EB84.1_synt_conso_en.pdf
  • European Parliament: European Parliament Eurobarometer (EB/EP 84.1). Parlemeter 2015 – Part II. Conducted by TNS opinion at the request of the European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit, and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, November 2015. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/eurobarometre/2015/2015parlemeter/eb84_1_synthese_analytique_partie_II_en.pdf
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    Since the early nineteen seventies the European Commission´s “Standard and Special Eurobarometer” are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries at times. Interviews are conducted face-to-face, in each spring and each autumn, at all times based on new samples with a size 1000 respondents per country. Separate samples are drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. After the EU enlargement in 2004, remaining and new Candidate Countries are also regularly included in selected surveys. The Standard Eurobarometer modules ask for attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, complemented by measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as by respondent and household demographics. Intermittently special Eurobarometer modules extensively address topics, such as environment, science and technology, health or family issues, social or ethnic exclusion, quality of life etc. The “European Communities Studies” 1970-1973 can be considered forerunner studies, as well the “Attitudes towards Europe” from 1962.