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ZA1037: Eurobarometer 12 (Oct 1979)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 12 (Oct 1979). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1037 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1037
TitleEurobarometer 12 (Oct 1979)
Other Titles
  • European Parliamentary Elections (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR07778.v1, 1981
Date of Collection06.10.1979 - 31.10.1979
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractAttitude to the European Parliament and the EC in general from the view of the population of the EC shortly after the first election to the European Parliament. Topics: degree of familiarity of the elections; judgement on the significance of elections; personal election participation and personal behavior at the polls; expectations of the European Parliament and its members; most important political goals of the country in the next 10 years; attitude to society and satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in the country; general attitude to the European Community; attitude to membership of the country in the EC; approval of an acceleration of the European unification movement; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question) and party ties; religiousness; personal opinion leadership. Demography: marital status; company size; household income; degree of urbanization; behavior at the polls in the last European election.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 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
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
UniversePersons 15 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 CollectorIFOP, Paris; DIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Date of Collection
  • 17.10.1979 - 22.10.1979 (France)
  • 06.10.1979 - 12.10.1979 (Belgium)
  • 15.10.1979 - 31.10.1979 (Netherlands)
  • 17.10.1979 - 23.10.1979 (Germany)
  • 17.10.1979 - 30.10.1979 (Italy)
  • 06.10.1979 - 22.10.1979 (Luxembourg)
  • 20.10.1979 - 28.10.1979 (Denmark)
  • 11.10.1979 - 26.10.1979 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 11.10.1979 - 26.10.1979 (Great Britain)
  • 11.10.1979 - 26.10.1979 (Northern Ireland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-7-1 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
2012-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2012-7-1variable added
2012-7-1ISOCNTRYdataset version id variable2012-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesThe 8989 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 1000 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1005 cases, Denmark 1029 cases, France 986 cases, Ireland 1006 cases, Italy 1170 cases, Luxembourg 298 cases, Netherlands 1092 cases, United Kingdom 1403 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 7778). The Eurobarometers 13-14 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1038 to 1039. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-11) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 and 1036.
Number of Units: 8989
Number of Variables: 62
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 12: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft nach den Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1979.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 12. Brussels, December 1979. [DE
  • Ronald Inglehart and Jacques-Rene Rabier: "Europe elects a Parliament: Cognitive Mobilization, Political Mobilization and Pro-European Attitudes as Influences on Voter Turnout," Government and Opposition, Volume 14, No.4, Autumn, 1979, pp. 479-507.
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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.