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ZA2041: Eurobarometer 28.1 (Oct-Nov 1987)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Commission of the European Communities (2012): Eurobarometer 28.1 (Oct-Nov 1987). Faits et Opinions, Paris. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2041 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA2041
TitleEurobarometer 28.1 (Oct-Nov 1987)
Other Titles
  • Young Europeans (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09135.v1, 2008-10
Date of Collection5.10.1987 - 24.11.1987
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses


AbstractDescription of the work and training situation of young people. Attitude to European unification. Topics: Contentment with life and satisfaction with democracy in the country; personal opinion leadership; frequency of political discussions; postmaterialism; knowledge about the European program to combat cancer; most important personal interests; readiness for action regarding selected social and political goals; educational goals; most important problems of young people; belonging to selected political, social, sport and leisure organizations; knowledge of foreign languages; language used at home; origin of language proficiency; importance of language proficiencies; judgement on the offerings to learn foreign languages; reasons for learning further languages; knowledge about the European Community; interest in more knowledge; EC knowledge from school; stays abroad as tourist and as employee; participation in international youth exchange programs and countries visited; EC countries visited; preferred EC countries for work or study; major problems of a stay abroad; living together with parents or friends; satisfaction in selected situations in life; membership in a youth organization; preferred sources of information; perceived discrimination against selected groups of young people; experienced personal discrimination; financial situation; sources of income; computer knowledge; origin of this computer knowledge; interest in further computer knowledge; reference persons, reference group with important life decisions; evaluation of the help of public agencies and perceived main difficulties; frequency of utilization of these positions and initiator of contact; knowledge of sources of information for young people run by young people; knowledge and evaluation of the EC Commission; attitude to the European Community; assessment of the speed of European unification; attitude to EC membership of one´s own country; evaluation of the European domestic market regarding selected economic and political aspects; approval of further unification measures; advantages or disadvantages from EC membership; regret of a hypothetical failure of the EC; perceived changes in the relationship of the EC countries among one another during the last 12 months; attitude to the USA; evaluation of US policies regarding European unification; significance of ties between the USA and the EC and evaluation of development in the last 10 years; self-assessment on a right-left continuum; attitude regarding social changes; party identification. The following questions were posed to schoolchildren and students: study of a desired subject; reasons for studies; selection of the subject; assumed age at end of studies; type of study facility or college. The following questions were posed to part-time or full-time employed: full or part-time occupation and time worked each week; reasons for part-time employment; further education opportunities at work; manner of finding job; work satisfaction; current duration of employment; number of previous employments; frequency of unemployment since end of school; union membership and reasons for non-membership. The following questions were also posed to those in training: length of occupational training up to now; detailed information on occupational training. The following questions were posed to all no longer in school or university: length of general further education after conclusion of required school; reasons for breaking off training; taking up and conclusion of one or more occupational measures for further education; total time duration of these measures; information on training level, benefit and perceived help in the search for work from these measures for further education; school degree; supplemental qualifications through measures for further education. The following questions were posed to unemployed: length and manner of search for work; major reason for unemployment. Demography: self-classification on a left-right continuum; attitude to social change; party allegiance. The following questions were also posed in Denmark: knowledge about the EC presidency of the country and perceived significance for Denmark.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Employment
  • Cultural activities and participation
  • Language and linguistics
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Youth
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 3 Education
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 9.3 Language and linguistics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
UniversePersons between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIMARSO, Bruessel; EMNID, Bielefeld; Gallup Markedsanalyse, Hellerup; Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux; ICAP Hellas, Athen; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; Intituto de Investigacion Gallup, Madrid; NIPO, Amsterdam; NORMA, Lissabon; Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London
Date of Collection
  • 08.10.1987 - 16.11.1987 (Belgium)
  • 26.10.1987 - 20.11.1987 (Denmark)
  • 21.10.1987 - 19.11.1987 (Germany)
  • 12.10.1987 - 10.11.1987 (Greece)
  • 5.10.1987 - 23.10.1987 (Spain)
  • 19.10.1987 - 19.11.1987 (France)
  • 20.10.1987 - 4.11.1987 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 23.10.1987 - 5.11.1987 (Italy)
  • 15.10.1987 - 5.11.1987 (Luxembourg)
  • 28.10.1987 - 5.11.1987 (Netherlands)
  • 26.10.1987 - 24.11.1987 (Portugal)
  • 10.10.1987 - 8.11.1987 (Great Britain)
  • 20.10.1987 - 4.11.1987 (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
2014-12-12Income (V426)Documentation for DENMARK is not correct. Should read INCOME PER YEAR.
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 9451 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual countries as follows: Belgium 833 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 801 cases, Denmark 813 cases, France 803 cases, Greece 790 cases, Ireland 844 cases, Italy 856 cases, Luxembourg 260 cases, Netherlands 750 cases, Portugal 832 cases, Portugal 832 cases, Spain 788 cases, United Kingdom 812 cases, Northern Ireland 269 cases. Youth survey composed of respondents aged 15-24 from standard Eurobarometer 28 (n=2365) plus a youth oversample (n=7084) asked an enlarged questionnaire. For two cases the belonging to one or the other sample was not traceable. Documentation not complete: Field questionnaires for the enlarged youth survey (oversample) are not available.
Number of Units: 9451
Number of Variables: 481
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 28: The young European in 1987. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1988.
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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.