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ZA4565: Eurobarometer 68.1 (Sep-Nov 2007)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 68.1 (Sep-Nov 2007). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4565 Data file Version 4.0.1,
Study No.ZA4565
TitleEurobarometer 68.1 (Sep-Nov 2007)
Other Titles
  • The European Parliament and Media Usage (Subtitle)
  • Standard Eurobarometer 68 (Alternative Title)
Current Version4.0.1, 2012-7-2,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR23368.v3 , 2010-09-09
Date of Collection22.09.2007 - 03.11.2007
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards the EU. Attitudes and knowledge regarding the European Parliament. Media usage. Topics: 1. Attitudes towards the EU (only in EU27, TR, HR, CY(tcc), FYROM): frequency of discussions about political matters; opinion leadership; life satisfaction; assessment of the current situation in the following areas: national economy, European economy, national employment situation, situation of the environment in the own country, social welfare situation in the own country; expectations for the next twelve months regarding: personal life in general, national economic situation, financial situation of the own household, national employment situation, personal job situation, economic situation in the EU; most important problems in the own country; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU; trust in selected institutions: press, radio, television, internet, national legal system (not in CY), police, army (not in CY), religious institutions, trade unions, political parties, national government (not in CY), national parliament (not in CY), European Union, United Nations, consumer associations; approval of the following statements: own voice counts in the EU, own country´s voice counts in the EU (only in EU27), feeling of being involved in European affairs (only in EU27), recognition of the own country’s interests in the EU, biggest countries have the most power in the EU, respondent understands how the EU works, growing influence of the own country in the EU; feeling of attachment towards: own city, own country, European Union; satisfaction with democracy in the own country (not in CY) and in the EU (not in CY); assessment of the own country’s (assumed) membership in the EU as a good thing (not in CY); benefit and expected benefit from the EU membership (not in CY); assessment of the full application of EU legislation for the Turkish Cypriot Community (TCC) as a good thing; expectations of benefit from the full application of EU legislation for the Turkish Cypriot Community (TCC); image of the EU; knowledge of and trust in selected institutions: European Parliament, European Commission, Council of the European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union, European Ombudsman, European Central Bank, European Court of Auditors, Committee of the Regions of the European Union, Economic and Social Committee of the European Union; knowledge test on the EU: number of member states, change in the presidency of the Council of the European Union every six months, number of member states in the euro area; recent reception of media reports on the presidency of Portugal in the Council of the European Union (only in PT); importance of the presidency of Portugal in the Council of the European Union (only in PT); recent reception of media reports on the upcoming presidency of Slovenia in the Council of the European Union (only in SI); importance of the presidency of Slovenia in the Council of the European Union (only in SI); assessment of the informedness of the people in the own country about European matters; preference for decision making regarding selected fields by the national government or jointly within the EU; attitude towards the role of the EU in selected fields in the own country; attitude towards the following issues: European monetary union with one single currency, common foreign policy, common defence and security policy, further enlargement, two speed Europe; attitude towards the following statements: EU foreign policy should be independent of United States foreign policy, EU should have a common immigration policy towards people from outside the EU; optimism about the future of the EU; most important issues to strengthen the EU. 2. Attitudes and knowledge regarding the European Parliament (only in EU27): institution with greatest decision-making power in the EU; preferred institution to have greatest decision-making power in the EU; recent reception of media reports on the European Parliament; self-rated knowledge about the activities of the European Parliament; self-rated knowledge about: role of the European Parliament within the European Union, members of the European Parliament; knowledge test on the EU: direct election of European Parliament members by the citizens of each member state, creation of the European Parliament 50 years ago, enlargement issues prior to approval of European Parliament, EU budget is determined jointly by the European Parliament and the member states; knowledge of the date of the next European elections in the own country; seat allocation of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) according to nationality or to political affinities; number of MEPs for the own country; most positive and most negative qualities of the European Parliament; most suitable attributes for describing the European Parliament: dynamic, democratic, listening to European citizens, not well known, inefficient, technocratic; image of the European Parliament; current and desired importance of the role of the European Parliament within the EU; development in the last ten years; adoption of the European Parliament’s decisions according to: interests of the member states from which the MEPs are coming, political affinities of the MEPs, both; importance of the role of the European Parliament in the following areas: reducing the costs of mobile phone calls when abroad, establishing a blacklist of airline companies, tightening controls on chemical products, banning the use of cancer-producing substances in toys and nursery products, introducing quality criteria for swimming water; preferred policies at EU level to be promoted by the European Parliament; prioritized values to be defended by the European Parliament. 3. Media usage (only in EU27, TR, HR, CY(tcc), FYROM): assessment of the appropriateness of coverage with European Union issues in the following media: TV, radio, press, websites; assessment of the presentation of the EU in the national media as positive. Demography: nationality; left-right self-placement; marital status; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; country of birth; parents’ country of birth; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); regularly used TV channels, radio stations, daily newspapers, websites. Additionally coded was: nation group; country; questionnaire split; 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; interviewer ID; language of the interview (only in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV, MT, TR, FYROM); weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Institutions
  • 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
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • 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)
  • (), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot Community)
  • North Macedonia (MK)
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 the two candidate countries (Croatia and Turkey), in the Turkish Cypriot Community and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In these countries, the survey covers the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; 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, 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, Lissabon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; TNS Brima, Skopje, Macedonia; TNS Opinion, Brussels (fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 25.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Belgium)
  • 30.09.2007 - 03.11.2007 (Denmark)
  • 24.09.2007 - 17.10.2007 (Germany)
  • 24.09.2007 - 17.10.2007 (Greece)
  • 25.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Spain)
  • 23.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Finland)
  • 22.09.2007 - 20.10.2007 (France)
  • 24.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 26.09.2007 - 17.10.2007 (Italy)
  • 24.09.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Luxembourg)
  • 24.09.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Netherlands)
  • 24.09.2007 - 15.10.2007 (Austria)
  • 24.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Portugal)
  • 28.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Sweden)
  • 24.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Great Britain)
  • 24.09.2007 - 20.10.2007 (Northern Ireland)
  • 24.09.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 24.09.2007 - 15.10.2007 (Czech Republic)
  • 27.09.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Estonia)
  • 27.09.2007 - 24.10.2007 (Hungary)
  • 25.09.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Latvia)
  • 24.09.2007 - 15.10.2007 (Lithuania)
  • 24.09.2007 - 18.10.2007 (Malta)
  • 26.09.2007 - 17.10.2007 (Poland)
  • 26.09.2007 - 11.10.2007 (Slovakia)
  • 25.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Slovenia)
  • 25.09.2007 - 10.10.2007 (Bulgaria)
  • 24.09.2007 - 18.10.2007 (Romania)
  • 24.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Turkey)
  • 25.09.2007 - 21.10.2007 (Croatia)
  • 25.09.2007 - 16.10.2007 (Turkish Cypriot Community)
  • 22.09.2007 - 03.10.2007 (Macedonia (FYROM))

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
4.0.1 (current version)2012-7-2 Archive edition update
4.0.02010-9-9 Archive edition update
3.0.12010-9-2 Archive edition
3.0.02010-8-16 Archive edition
2.0.02010-4-14 Archive edition
Errata in current version
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V4013)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 (V4040) 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 4.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-9-9Variable missingQ1 NATIONALITY OTHER COUNTRIES2010-9-9Variable added (V4063)
2010-9-9Northern Ireland: Category "Metropolitan"P6 SIZE OF COMMUNITY - UNITED KINGDOM2010-9-9Recoded (V3982)
Changes between version 3.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-9-2D49 Value Labelmisspelling2010-9-2
Changes between version 3.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2010-8-16Variable for "other nationalities" missing 2010-8-16Original data added as V4063
2010-8-16Country Variable missing (questionnaire language version) 2010-8-16Data extracted from original variable VP13

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 30281
Number of Variables: 4063
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Standard Eurobarometer 68. Public Opinion in the European Union. Survey requested and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication (European Commission). Brussels, May 2008 (full report).
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Special Eurobarometer 288 / Wave 68.1: The European Parliament. Survey commissioned by the Directorate-General Communication of the European Commission on behalf of the European Parliament. Brussels, March 2008.
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  •  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.