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ZA4414: Eurobarometer 64.2 (Oct-Nov 2005)

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Eurobarometer 64.2: The European Constitution, Globalization, Energy Resources, and Agricultural Policy, October-November 2005
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 64.2 (Oct-Nov 2005). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4414 Data file Version 1.1.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10970
Study No.ZA4414
TitleEurobarometer 64.2 (Oct-Nov 2005)
Other Titles
  • The European Constitution, Globalization, Energy Resources, and Agricultural Policy (Subtitle)
  • Standard Eurobarometer 64 (Alternative Title)
Current Version1.1.0, 2012-3-30, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10970
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR04580.v3, 2008-03-27
Date of Collection11.10.2005 - 15.11.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractAttitude towards the EU and the European Constitution. European economy and globalisation. Energy. Agricultural policy. Topics: 1. Attitude towards the EU and the European Constitution: frequency of political discussions with friends; personal opinion leadership; life satisfaction; expectations for the next twelve months regarding: personal life in general, the national economic and employment situation, the financial situation of the own household, and the personal job situation; assessment of the present personal situation compared with five years ago; future expectations regarding the personal situation; trust in institutions; assessment of the own country’s membership in the EU as a good thing; benefits from the EU membership; impact of the own country’s EU membership on selected areas (country’s security, exports, standard of living, agriculture, industry, services, and employment); EU image; attitude towards the development towards a European political union; meaning of the EU to the respondent; personal feelings towards the EU; perceived personal political efficacy in the EU as well as understanding of the processes in the EU; attitude towards higher involvement of the citizens in European affairs (scale: feeling of being involved in European affairs, desire for greater involvement, desire for greater efforts of the European institutions, the national and the local government to further involve citizens in European affairs); assessment of the current and the desired speed of building Europe (scale); fears about the European Union in terms of: power loss for smaller member countries, increase in drug trafficking and international organised crime, higher payments of the own country to the EU, loss of social benefits, loss of national identity, language and culture, economic crisis, transfer of jobs to other member countries, difficulties for national farmers; additionally in non-euro countries: end of national currency; frequency of the reception of news in the media (television, newspapers, and radio); self-assessed personal knowledge about the EU, its policies and institutions (scale); interest in information about the EU; preferred topics or policy areas on which more information is desired; used information sources about the EU; assessment of the extent of media coverage of topics regarding the EU as well as the image evoked; knowledge of selected EU institutions and trust in them; knowledge test on the EU (number of member states, direct election of the members of the European Parliament by the EU citizens, own anthem, time of the last European elections); most important problems of the own country; subsidiarity in selected areas (crime, taxation, fighting unemployment, fighting terrorism, defence and foreign affairs, immigration, educational system, pensions, environmental protection, health and social welfare, agricultural and fishing policy, consumer protection, research, support for regions facing economic difficulties, energy and competition policy); attitude towards: European Monetary Union, common foreign policy, common defence and security policy, further EU enlargement, EU constitution, two-speed Europe, EU institutions as a school subject; most important political goals in the own country; postmaterialism (scale); preferred actions of the European Union; preferred level of decision making in the field of European defence policy: national governments, NATO, or EU; attitude towards an increase of the EU budget; knowledge test: field on which most of the EU budget is spent; assessment of the role of the United States and the European Union regarding: peace in the world, the fight against terrorism and poverty, global economic growth, and environmental protection; frequency of feeling European; expected future personal identification as European or citizen of a national state; national pride; pride of being European; frequency of the identification as a citizen of the world; attitude towards selected countries becoming part of the EU (Switzerland, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Turkey); attitude towards the accession of Turkey to the EU (scale); opinion on the European Constitution; assessment of the impact of the adoption of the European Constitution on democracy, efficiency, and transparency in the European Union; expected impact of the adoption with regard to the EU’s strength in the world, its economic competitiveness and social-mindedness; opinion on the necessity of a European Constitution for the functioning of the European institutions. 2. European economy and globalisation: comparison of the quality of life and the performance of the economy in Europe with the United States, Japan, China, and India; comparison of the development of Europe with the development of the USA regarding: scientific and medical research, environmental protection, innovation technology, healthcare system, education, fighting social disparities, unemployment and discrimination, and the creation of new companies; assessment of the effects of the increased competition due to the European single market as positive; associations with the term ´globalisation´; approval of the following statement: EU protects people from the negative effects of globalisation; assumed reasons for the relocation of companies; attitude towards the immigration of foreign workers (necessary for certain national economic sectors, necessary for solving the problem of the ageing of the European population); confidence regarding the ability to keep the own job and the future of pensions; preferred measures to guarantee the financing of the pension system in the own country; preferred measures to improve the performance of the European economy. 3. Energy: preferred measures of public authorities to help people reduce their energy consumption; preferred measures of the national government to reduce the dependency on energy imports; willingness to pay more for energy from renewable sources (Split: willingness to reduce energy consumption); preferred decision-making level to tackle the challenges in the energy sector (European, national, or local level); consideration of energy consumption when buying: light bulb, refrigerator, and car; reduction of car use in case of an assumed price increase for fuel over 2 euros per litre; preferred alternatives to the use of the own car. 4. Agricultural policy: attitude towards the agricultural policy of the European Union; most important objectives of the agricultural policy; positive or negative role of the European agricultural policy with regard to: income maintenance for farmers, the improvement of the competitiveness of European agriculture on world markets, helping farmers to adapt their production to consumer’s expectations, the improvement of life in the countryside, reducing development gaps between regions, encouraging the diversification of agricultural products, the promotion of organic farming, respectful treatment of the environment, the protection of the specificity of European agricultural products, the protection of small and medium sized farms, ensuring health and safety of agricultural products, animal welfare of farm animals; assessment of the EU agricultural policy shifting away from subsidising single agricultural products and rather focusing on granting funds for the overall development of the rural economy as positive. In Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Croatia, and Northern Cyprus were also asked: assessment of the future EU membership of the own country as a good thing; benefits from this membership. Only in the UK: awareness and significance of the current presidency of the United Kingdom in the Council of the European Union. Only in Austria: awareness and significance of the future Austrian presidency in the Council of the European Union. In the 25 EU member states were also asked: attitude towards the continuation of the ratification process of the European Constitution after the rejection by France and the Netherlands. Demography: nationality; occupation; professional status; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; media use; internet use. Additionally coded was: date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; size of locality; region; language of the interview (in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV, MT, TR); weighting factor; interviewer-ID.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Technology, Energy
  • Economic Systems
Topics Topics
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 17.1 Rural economics
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey has also been conducted in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Turkey, and in the Turkish Cypriot Community. In these countries, it covers the national population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in those countries and have a sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain: TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS Abacus, Milan, Italy; Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus; KADEM, Nikosia, Turkish Cypriot Comm.; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 11.10.2005 - 07.11.2005 (France)
  • 13.10.2005 - 06.11.2005 (Belgium)
  • 21.10.2005 - 13.11.2005 (Netherlands)
  • 14.10.2005 - 08.11.2005 (Germany)
  • 19.10.2005 - 10.11.2005 (Italy)
  • 12.10.2005 - 05.11.2005 (Luxembourg)
  • 16.10.2005 - 13.11.2005 (Denmark)
  • 13.10.2005 - 13.11.2005 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 12.10.2005 - 15.11.2005 (United Kingdom)
  • 17.10.2005 - 05.11.2005 (Greece)
  • 15.10.2005 - 05.11.2005 (Spain)
  • 17.10.2005 - 08.11.2005 (Portugal)
  • 13.10.2005 - 09.11.2005 (Finland)
  • 14.10.2005 - 06.11.2005 (Sweden)
  • 14.10.2005 - 03.11.2005 (Austria)
  • 17.10.2005 - 06.11.2005 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 14.10.2005 - 05.11.2005 (Czech Republic)
  • 14.10.2005 - 06.11.2005 (Estonia)
  • 18.10.2005 - 06.11.2005 (Hungary)
  • 14.10.2005 - 07.11.2005 (Latvia)
  • 15.10.2005 - 04.11.2005 (Lithuania)
  • 14.10.2005 - 05.11.2005 (Malta)
  • 17.10.2005 - 07.11.2005 (Poland)
  • 17.10.2005 - 02.11.2005 (Slovakia)
  • 11.10.2005 - 07.11.2005 (Slovenia)
  • 19.10.2005 - 31.10.2005 (Bulgaria)
  • 13.10.2005 - 31.10.2005 (Romania)
  • 14.10.2005 - 07.11.2005 (Turkey)
  • 13.10.2005 - 06.11.2005 (Croatia)
  • 14.10.2005 - 29.10.2005 (Turkish Cypriot Community)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition update https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10970
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4414 (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V3355)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the NUTS 2 REGIONS for PORTUGAL have changed. In accordance with the official EUROSTAT NUTS 2 version 2003 the region “LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO” is split up and the subregion “Lezíria do Tejo” reinstated to the “Alentejo” Region; “Médio Tejo” and “Oeste” are reinstated to the “Centro” Region. The documentation for NUTS 2 code 3 “Lisboa e Vale do Tejo” is not correct and should read “LISBOA” (NUTS2003-2010: PT17). Regions “CENTRO” and “ALENTEJO” do not change names but regional coverage (NUTS2003-2010: PT16 and PT18). The regions “NORTE” (PT11) and “ALGARVE” (PT15) remain unchanged. Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the autonomous regions AÇORES (PT20) and MADEIRA (PT30) are not covered anymore. This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
2013-4-8P7_GR REGION II- NUTS 1 (V3381)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR42) as well as the Ionian Islands ("Ionia Nisia" with NUTS 2 code GR22) are not covered. The documentation for NUTS 1 code 4 is not correct. The data only cover the island of Crete (NUTS 2 code GR43). This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1v3353, value 7value label incorrect2011-7-1value label corrected
2011-7-1v751value labels incorrect2011-7-1value labels corrected
2011-7-1v1440value labels incorrect2011-7-1value labels corrected
2011-7-1V109-V115, value 9value labels incorrect2011-7-1value labels corrected
2011-7-1V334, value 9value incorrect2011-7-1value corrected
2011-7-1V432, value 9value incorrect2011-7-1value corrected
2011-7-1V1272-V1303,V1305, V1306SYSTEM MISSING cases2011-7-1SYSTEM MISSING cases recoded to ´9´ (INAP)

Further Remarks

NotesPlease notice special data set release for undergraduate political science courses provided as part of a larger teaching package through the Economic and Social Data Service ESDS at the UK Data Archive: SN 6298 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6298-1). Including remaining candidate countries after the 2004 enlargement and Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot Community) Please notice special data set release for undergraduate political science courses provided as part of a larger teaching package through the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS): SN 6298
Number of Units: 29430
Number of Variables: 3406
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Standard Eurobarometer 64. Public Opinion in the European Union. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, December 2005. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb64/eb64_en.htm
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 247 / Wave 64.2. Attitudes towards Energy. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Agriculture and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_247_en.pdf
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 242 / Wave 64.2. Europeans and the Common Agricultural Policy. Survey requested by the Directorate-General Agriculture and coordinated by Directorate-General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, January 2006. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_242_en.pdf
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  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.