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ZA1207: Eurobarometer 16 (Oct-Nov 1981)

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Eurobarometer 16 (Oct-Nov 1981) Noise and Other Social Problems
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 16 (Oct-Nov 1981). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1207 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1207
TitleEurobarometer 16 (Oct-Nov 1981)
Other Titles
  • Noise and Other Social Problems (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09022.v1, 1983
Date of Collection08.10.1981 - 20.11.1981
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractEurobarometer 16 contains the following main survey focus areas: 1. expectations for the year 1982 2. most important political problems of the country 3. attitude to Europe as well as the European Community 4. miscellaneous Topics: 1. Expectations for the year 1982: personal expectations for the next year; expected development of unemployment, strikes and conflicts in the country; expected economic development; danger of a new world war; judgement on the development of international relations. 2. Most important political problems of the country: satisfaction with democracy in the country; attitude to the existing social system; most important political problems of the country in the areas of domestic and foreign policy; postmaterialism. 3. Attitude to Europe as well as the European Community: judgement on the relations of the FRG with Western European neighbors; attitude to unification of Western Europe; assessment of the development of harmony between the EC countries in recent time; development prospects for the community for the next few years; general attitude to the community and degree of one´s own solidarity. 4. Miscellaneous: detailed recording of frequency and degree of perceived disturbance from selected sounds and sources of noise; company size and regional origin; personal opinion leadership; political interest; self-assessment of political location on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question and general preference) as well as party identification; form of housing and settlement density in one´s residential area; preference for living in city or country. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; company size; income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential status; city size; degree of urbanization; state. Interviewer rating: date of interview.
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
  • 16 Natural environment


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)
  • Greece (GR)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) depending on country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen; Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux; ICAP Hellas, Athen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Date of Collection
  • 15.10.1981 - 28.10.1981 (France)
  • 12.10.1981 - 20.11.1981 (Belgium)
  • 08.10.1981 - 21.10.1981 (Netherlands)
  • 15.10.1981 - 09.11.1981 (Germany)
  • 16.10.1981 - 30.10.1981 (Italy)
  • 08.10.1981 - 21.10.1981 (Luxembourg)
  • 10.10.1981 - 18.10.1981 (Denmark)
  • 14.10.1981 - 26.10.1981 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 15.10.1981 - 26.10.1981 (Great Britain)
  • 15.10.1981 - 26.10.1981 (Northern Ireland)
  • 12.10.1981 - 24.10.1981 (Greece)

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
2012-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2012-7-1variable added
2012-7-1v81, v82missing values definition incorrect2012-7-1missing values definition corrected

Further Remarks

NotesThe 9909 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 971 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 962 cases, Denmark 1009 cases, France 1006 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 985 cases, Italy 1070 cases, Luxembourg 500 cases, Netherlands 1011 cases, United Kingdom 1395 cases Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 9022). Eurobarometers 17-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1208 to 1209. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-15) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206.
Number of Units: 9909
Number of Variables: 97
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 16: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1981.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 16. Brussels, December 1981.
Relevant full texts
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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.