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ZA1209: Eurobarometer 18 (Oct 1982)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 18 (Oct 1982). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1209 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA1209
TitleEurobarometer 18 (Oct 1982)
Other Titles
  • Ecological Issues (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09057.v1, 1983
Date of Collection02.10.1982 - 29.10.1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels


AbstractThe main focus areas of this Eurobarometer are: 1. attitude of Europeans to Europe; 2. personal satisfaction as well as assessment of economic and political development; 3. problems of environmental protection. Topics: 1. Attitude of Europeans to Europe: assessment of development of harmony between the states of the European Community; judgement on membership of the country in the EC; attitude to a failure of the EC; weighing advantages and disadvantages of membership of the country in the EC; perceived activities of the European Parliament and personal impression of this parliament; time of last noticed parliament activities; attitude to unification of Europe; preference for national or European measures against unemployment; personal willingness to make sacrifices for economic support of a European member country. 2. Satisfaction as well as expectation of economic and political development: general contentment with life (feeling happy); satisfaction with democracy in the country; preferred political goals for the next ten years; attitude to society; assessment of the influence of other countries on the political decisions of the country and assumed future development; judgement on the economic situation of the country in comparison with the previous year as well as personal economic situation; general expectation of the coming year; expected development of strikes, company conflicts as well as international crises next year; assessment of the probability of a new world war in the next ten years (scale). 3. Problems of environmental protection: assessment of personal impact of environmental pollution at place of residence; general concern about environmental protection problems in one´s country; general concern about biological and climate changes; preference for economic growth as well as low price level or increased effort for environmental protection measures. 4. Miscellaneous: political discussions in one´s circle of friends; self-assessment of opinion leadership; self-classification on a left-right continuum; party allegiance; religiousness; type of city; preferred form of housing; opportunities to receive foreign television stations; frequency of foreign broadcasts seen up to now; interest in satellite television; preference for completely synchronized versions of foreign films or inserted captions; interest in a possibility to choose between synchronization and original language. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; occupational position; employment; company size; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; party preference (Sunday question); city size; degree of urbanization; state; memberships; union membership. Interviewer rating: date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Cultural activities and participation
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Environment and conservation
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


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
  • 10.10.1982 - 23.10.1982 (France)
  • 02.10.1982 - 20.10.1982 (Belgium)
  • 08.10.1982 - 18.10.1982 (Netherlands)
  • 14.10.1982 - 24.10.1982 (Germany)
  • 11.10.1982 - 29.10.1982 (Italy)
  • 12.10.1982 - 20.10.1982 (Luxembourg)
  • 09.10.1982 - 17.10.1982 (Denmark)
  • 15.10.1982 - 22.10.1982 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 11.10.1982 - 23.10.1982 (Great Britain)
  • 11.10.1982 - 23.10.1982 (Northern Ireland)
  • 10.10.1982 - 23.10.1982 (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 9689 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 1020 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 1012 cases, Denmark 995 cases, France 939 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 1007 cases, Italy 1025 cases, Luxembourg 300 cases, Netherlands 1056 cases, United Kingdom 1335 cases. Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 9057). The Eurobarometers 19-21 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1318 to 1320. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-17) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206-1208.
Number of Units: 9689
Number of Variables: 90
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 18: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1982.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 18. Brussels, December 1982 (also available in German).
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften: Die Europäer und ihre Umwelt (The Europeans and their Environment). Brüssel, November 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.