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ZA1208: Eurobarometer 17 (Mar-Apr 1982)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 17 (Mar-Apr 1982). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1208 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1208
TitleEurobarometer 17 (Mar-Apr 1982)
Other Titles
  • Energy and the Future (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi: 10.3886/ICPSR09023.v1 , 1983
Date of Collection08.03.1982 - 03.05.1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe Eurobarometer has the following main focus content areas: 1. satisfaction of the Europeans, 2. future concerns, 3. attitudes to Europe and the community, 4. attitudes to the USA and other countries, 5. judgement on the energy situation, 6. political attitudes and 7. miscellaneous. Topics: 1: general contentment with life and satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in the country. 2: concerns for the future; expected development of the situation in the job market. 3: attitude to unification of Western Europe; interest in the problems of the European Community; assumed significance of problems of the EC for the future of the country and its citizens; self-classification of extent to which informed about the problems of the EC and sources of information used; judgement on the harmony of the EC countries among themselves; attitude to membership of the country in the EC; preference for more national responsibilities or for a European Government; European citizenship; self-assessment of national pride. 4: attitude to US Americans as well as Russians, Japanese and Chinese; trust in the USA coping with world problems; attitude to foreign policy and security policy oriented on the USA; judgement on securing of peace through Soviet and American policies; self-assessment of pro- or anti-American stand. 5: classification of the seriousness of current energy problems; expected development of energy problems in the future; preferred concepts for provision of energy; measures to save energy personally undertaken; areas for further energy savings; attitude to atomic energy (scale) as well as the necessity of atomic energy for provision of electricity; assessment of the probability of a nuclear power plant explosion; most important dangers of a nuclear power plant; assumed reasons (human or technical failure) for nuclear power plant accidents; judgement on the quality of information in the individual media; distance to the closest nuclear power plant; planned power plant in the vicinity; judgement on the risk of selected technical facilities. 6: most important national goals as well as most important spiritual goals (scales); expected social and political changes for the future; attitude to the welfare state (scale); party sympathy; party preference (Sunday question); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; political interest; assessment of possibilities to exert political influence; attitude to the political system, nature protection associations, the ecology movement, the anti-atom movement as well as the peace movement; self-assessment of political opinion leadership; preferred distribution of ability and assignment of selected political problems to the municipalities, the Federal Government or the European Community. 7: company size, religiousness; preferred size of place of residence. Interviewer rating: distance to closest nuclear power plant. The following supplemental questions were posed to young people between the ages of 14 to 25 years: appropriate pay; work satisfaction and perceived prospects of promotion; desired education received; expected training qualification; living with parents or with a partner; financial situation; satisfaction with the areas of life; personal area of interest. The following questions were posed to unemployed young people: length of search for work, type of financial support, major reason for unemployment. Demography: age; sex; marital status; occupational position; company size; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party preference (Sunday question); degree of urbanization; state.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Energy and natural resources
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy


Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Greece (GR)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older. The study contains a supplement for young people between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
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 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
  • 08.04.1982 - 03.05.1982 (France)
  • 23.03.1982 - 09.04.1982 (Belgium)
  • 01.04.1982 - 16.04.1982 (Netherlands)
  • 29.03.1982 - 16.04.1982 (Germany)
  • 30.03.1982 - 22.04.1982 (Italy)
  • 25.03.1982 - 22.04.1982 (Luxembourg)
  • 02.04.1982 - 18.04.1982 (Denmark)
  • 08.03.1982 - 21.04.1982 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 31.03.1982 - 29.04.1982 (Great Britain)
  • 22.03.1982 - 15.04.1982 (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

Further Remarks

NotesThe 11772 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 1210 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1425 cases, Denmark 1211 cases, France 1199 cases, Greece 1199 cases, Ireland 1181 cases, Italy 1301 cases, Luxembourg 399 cases, Netherlands 1228 cases, United Kingdom 1419 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 9023). A further Eurobarometer 18 is archived under ZA Study No. 1209. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-16) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1207. For a subset of variables the data set contains a special youth oversample.
Number of Units: 11772
Number of Variables: 257
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 17: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1982.
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Die jungen Europäer: Situationsstudie über die 15- bis 24-jährigen in den Ländern der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1982.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 17. Brussels, June 1982 (also available in German).
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die jungen Europäer (The Young Europeans)(I giovani Europei)(De Jonge Europeanen). Brüssel, Dezember 1982.
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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.