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ZA4566: European Election Study 2004 (2nd edition)

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  • ZA4566.dta (Dataset Stata) 11 MBytes
  • ZA4566.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 24 MBytes
  • ZA4566.sav (Dataset SPSS) 14 MBytes


  • ZA4566_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 77 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 252 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 163 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 294 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 310 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 623 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 181 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 147 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_ee-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 245 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 482 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 101 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 85 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_gr-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 61 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_gr-gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 379 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_hu-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 128 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_hu-hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 432 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 83 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_it-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 292 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_it-it.pdf (Questionnaire) 207 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_lt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 109 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 148 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4566_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4566_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 91 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 615 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
  • ZA4566_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA4566_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes


  • ZA4566_cod.pdf (Codebook) 862 KBytes
  • ZA4566_cod_supplement.pdf (Codebook) 1 MByte
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Schmitt, Hermann; Bartolini, Stefano; Brug, Wouter van der; Eijk, Cees van der; Franklin, Mark; Fuchs, Dieter; Toka, Gabor; Marsh, Michael; Thomassen, Jacques (2009): European Election Study 2004 (2nd edition). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4566 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA4566
TitleEuropean Election Study 2004 (2nd edition)
Current Version2.0.0, 2009-5-31,
Date of Collection06.2004 - 01.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Schmitt, Hermann - Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Mannheim
  • Bartolini, Stefano - EUI, Florenz, Italien
  • Brug, Wouter van der - Amsterdam
  • Eijk, Cees van der - University of Nottingham
  • Franklin, Mark - European University Institute, SPS, Florence
  • Fuchs, Dieter - Universität Stuttgart
  • Toka, Gabor - Central European University, Budapest
  • Marsh, Michael - Trinity College Dublin
  • Thomassen, Jacques - University of Twente


Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
Date of Collection
  • 06.2004 - 01.2005

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2009-5-31 Second edition of the codebook and dataset provided by the data producer
Errata in current version
2013-8-22MIP data for the Netherlands (V015 to V028, V275 to V319)The MIP (Most Important Problems) data for the Netherlands are not available in the integrated EES 2004 dataset (V015 to V027 and V275 to V319) or the data are not documented for the Netherlands (V028).
2014-1-20Employment Status (V222)The response categories of the variable "Employment Status" could not be harmonized for all countries. Country specific categories apply for Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland as documented in APPENDIX 9 of the codebook (ZA4566_cod.pdf). The frequency distribution for Belgium suggests that the common categories are applied, even though country specific categories are specified in APPENDIX 9. For Latvia, Luxembourg, and Spain additional categories were added to common categories. In the case of France, Germany and Belgium the "self-employed" (category ‘1’) and "employed" responses are merged into category ‘2’ (in APPENDIX 9 only documented for France). The derived categories for Sweden are not documented.
2014-3-12Political Parties for Great Britain (V029, V112, V113, V114)Party codes for Great Britain are shifted. Contrary to the codebook documentation (APPENDIX 2: POLITICAL PARTIES,COUNTRY SPECIFIC CODES, BRITAIN) Party 4 should read "Scottish National Party" (only in Scotland), Party 5 should read "Plaid Cymru" (only in Wales) and party 6 should read "UK Independence Party". For adapting British data to the codebook documentation recode as follows: if (country eq 3 and v029 eq 6)v029=4. if (country eq 3 and v029 eq 4)v029=5. if (country eq 3 and v029 eq 5)v029=6. if (country eq 3 and v112 eq 6)v112=4. if (country eq 3 and v112 eq 4)v112=5. if (country eq 3 and v112 eq 5)v112=6. if (country eq 3 and v113 eq 6)v113=4. if (country eq 3 and v113 eq 4)v113=5. if (country eq 3 and v113 eq 5)v113=6. if (country eq 3 and v114 eq 6)v114=4. if (country eq 3 and v114 eq 4)v114=5. if (country eq 3 and v114 eq 5)v114=6.
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 28861
Number of Variables: 326
Analysis System(s): SPSS


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  • Blumer, J. G.: Communicating to Voters: Television in the First European Parliament Elections. London: Sage 1983
  • Brug, W. v. d.; Eijk, C. v. d.; Franklin, M.: The Economy and the Vote. Economic Conditions and Elections in Fifteen Countries. Cambridge (Mass): Cambridge University Press 2007
  • Oppenhuis, E.: Voting Behavior in Europe: A comparative analysis of electoral participation and party choice. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis 1995
  • Schmitt, H.: Neue Politik in alten Parteien. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1987
  • Schmitt, H.: Politische Repräsentation in Europa. Frankfurt: 2001
  • Wessels, B.: European Parliament and European Integration. Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999
  • Weitere Literatur unter
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Research Data Centre
  • European Election Studies
    Beside these international studies there is also group European Election (Germany), in which the surveys are listed that were only done in Germany for the European Parliament elections.