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ZA0626: European Communities Study 1970

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2011): European Communities Study 1970. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0626 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA0626
TitleEuropean Communities Study 1970
Current Version1.0.1, 2011-7-1,
Date of Collection02.1970 - 03.1970
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractAttitudes to political unification of Europe. Topics: Knowledge about the member countries of the EEC; attitude to joining by Great Britain and further development of the EEC into a political community; attitude to the election of a European Parliament, a European Government and an EEC president coming from another country; attitude to European currency, a European Olympics team and a European flag; desire for Denmark, Spain, the GDR, Poland, the USSR and Switzerland to join the EEC; ideas about the form of a united Europe; personal willingness to make sacrifices for the EC Union and expected consequences on personal standard of living; satisfaction with current living conditions and expected development of the economic situation; national pride; judgement on selected aspects of a European unification, such as e.g. economic development, loss of personal traditions and development of a political power by the EEC; attitude to guest workers; desire for strengthening of the military in one´s country and prevention of a world war; desire for financial independence, freedom of speech, travel freedom and a significant role for one´s own country in world politics and science; attitude to student demonstrations and social change; postmaterialism (scale); trust in Americans, Russians, Italians, Germans, French, Chinese, British and Swiss; most important political goals; political interest and knowledge of leading politicians of the country; intensity of absorbing political information; frequency of trips abroad; party preference and party allegiance of respondent as well as of his parents; the significance of the European question for the eligibility of one´s preferred party; membership as well as sympathy and solidarity with the trade unions; religiousness; self-classification on a poverty scale. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; household income; head of household; interest in politics; party inclination; party identification; state; media usage.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
UniverseSample of persons 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) according to country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorIRS, Bruessel; Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach; IFOP, Paris; DOXA, Mailand; NIPO, Amsterdam
Date of Collection
  • 02.1970 - 03.1970

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2011-7-1 Archive edition update
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 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThe total of cases of the data set is distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 1296 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 2014 cases, France 2046 cases, Italy 1806 cases, Netherlands 1405 cases. The separate release of European Communities Study 1970 - Part 2: Great Britain (GESIS study ZA3651, doi:10.4232/1.10976) is based on an additional British omnibus survey conducted in February 1970 with a subset of questions and trying for comparable key items in Great Britain. (*) The variables in the updated data set (January 29, 2008) have been shifted and renamed accordingly compared to the ICPSR codebook for the baseline edition (October 11, 2002).
Number of Units: 8567
Number of Variables: 120
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Inglehart, Ronald: The Silent Revolution: Changing Values and Political Styles among Western Publics. Princeton: University Press 1977.
  • Inglehart, Ronald: The Silent Revolution in Europe. In: Di Palma, Guiseppe (Hrsg.): &Mass Politics in Industrial Societies. Chicago: Markham Publishing Company 1972, S. 280-334.
  • Commission of the European Communities (Press and Information Bureau): Europeans and the Unification of Europe, Brussels, July 20, 1970
  • Commission of the European Communities (DG Press and Information): Europeans and European Unification. The results of a survey study conducted in February-March 1970 in six countries of the European Community. Brussels, June, 1972.
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Research Data Centre
  •  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.