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ZA5055: European Parliament Election Study 2009, Voter Study

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  • ZA5055_v1-1-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 29 MBytes
  • (Dataset) 5 MBytes
  • ZA5055_v1-1-1_stata14.dta (Dataset Stata) 23 MBytes


  • ZA5055_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 386 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 386 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 397 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 699 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 382 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 798 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 380 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 388 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 468 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 597 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 417 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_fi-fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 374 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_fi-sv.pdf (Questionnaire) 383 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 393 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 382 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 377 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 617 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 377 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 384 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 583 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 388 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 394 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 602 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 632 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 362 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_mt-mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 373 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 401 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte
  • ZA5055_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 378 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 635 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 382 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 389 KBytes
  • ZA5055_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 1 MByte

Other Documents

  • ZA5055_disposition_codes.xls (Table) 150 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_at.pdf (Method Report) 392 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_be.pdf (Method Report) 426 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_bg.pdf (Method Report) 416 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_cy.pdf (Method Report) 402 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_cz.pdf (Method Report) 372 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_de.pdf (Method Report) 435 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_dk.pdf (Method Report) 412 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_ee.pdf (Method Report) 361 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_es.pdf (Method Report) 423 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_fi.pdf (Method Report) 411 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_fr.pdf (Method Report) 391 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_gb.pdf (Method Report) 400 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_gr.pdf (Method Report) 421 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_hu.pdf (Method Report) 342 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_ie.pdf (Method Report) 394 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_it.pdf (Method Report) 377 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_lt.pdf (Method Report) 376 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_lu.pdf (Method Report) 406 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_lv.pdf (Method Report) 206 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_mt.pdf (Method Report) 408 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_nl.pdf (Method Report) 409 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_pl.pdf (Method Report) 365 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_pt.pdf (Method Report) 398 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_ro.pdf (Method Report) 370 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_se.pdf (Method Report) 372 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_si.pdf (Method Report) 405 KBytes
  • ZA5055_mr_sk.pdf (Method Report) 381 KBytes
  • ZA5055_party_codes.xls (Table) 80 KBytes
  • ZA5055_party_codes_v2.xls (Table) 98 KBytes
  • ZA5055_release_notes.pdf (Other Document) 313 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Egmond, Marcel van; Brug, Wouter van der; Hobolt, Sara; Franklin, Mark; Sapir, Eliyahu V. (2017): European Parliament Election Study 2009, Voter Study. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5055 Data file Version 1.1.1,
Study No.ZA5055
TitleEuropean Parliament Election Study 2009, Voter Study
Other Titles
  • European Election Voter Study 2009 (Alternative Title)
  • EES 2009 Voter Study (Parallel Title)
  • European Election Study 2009 (Parallel Title)
Current Version1.1.1, 2017-1-19,
Date of Collection05.06.2009 - 09.07.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Egmond, Marcel van - Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam
  • Brug, Wouter van der - Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR)
  • Hobolt, Sara - University of Oxford
  • Franklin, Mark - Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole
  • Sapir, Eliyahu V. - University of Nottingham


AbstractEuropean Election Study 2009: Electoral behaviour. General political attitudes and behaviour. Political parties. Media usage. EU integration. Value orientations. 1. Voting: Party choice and turnout: participation in the European Parliament elections; party preference; if you had voted in the European Parliament elections, which party would you have voted for; party voted for at the (General Election); if there was a general election tomorrow, which party would be voted for; how probable voting for selected parties. 2. Party ID: Closeness to any particular party. 3. Engagement and mobilization: Watch a program about the election on television, read about the election in a newspaper, talk to friends or family about the election, attend a public meeting or rally about the election, look into a website concerned with the election; contacted by a candidate or party organisation during the election campaign; visit website; interest in campaign; interest in politics. 4. Media Usage: How many days following the news; days watching news programs; which channel; days per week; newspaper read and frequency of reading. 5. Institutions: European Parliament takes into consideration the concerns of European citizens; trust in the EU institutions; important which candidates win seats and become MEPs in the European Parliament elections; important which political party gained the most seats in the European Parliament elections; the national Parliament takes into consideration the concerns of citizens. 6. EU integration: Country’s membership of EU is a good or bad thing; respondent´s attitude to European unification; perception of party regarding EU unification; self-identification as nationality or European; attitudes towards enlargement of the European Union; confidence that EU decisions will be in the interest of country. 7. Value orientations: self placement and placement of parties on left-right continuum; immigrants should adapt to the customs of the hosting country; private enterprise the best to solve economic problems; same-sex marriages should be prohibited; major public services and industries ought to be in state ownership; free decision on abortion; politics abstain from intervening in economy; harsher sentences for people who break the law; redistribution of income and wealth towards ordinary people; schools must teach to obey authority; EU treaty changes decided by referendum; woman cut down her paid work for the sake of family; immigration should be decreased. 8. Domestic and European issues: Most important problems; issue competence of parties; level problem mainly dealt with; most appropriate level to deal with problem; economy of the country is better compared to 12 months ago; general economic situation in the country over the next 12 months; assessment of the developement of health care; interest rates and climate change in the country. 9. Representation: Satisfaction with the democracy in the country and in the EU; asessement of government’s records. 10. Identity: Both parents born in country; country mother born; country father born; country respondent born and national identification of the respondent. 11. Knowledge-test and experience: Switzerland is a member of EU; the number of 25 member states in the European Union; every country in EU elects the same number of representatives to the European Parliament; every six months, a different member state becomes president of the Council of the European Union; correct name of national Minister of Education; individuals must be 25 or older to stand as candidates in national parliament. 12. Attribution of responsibility and evaluation of performance: How responsible are national government or EU for economic conditions, for the standard of health care, for levels of immigration, for setting interest rates, dealing with climate change; national government policies or European Union policies have had a positive influence on economic conditions in the country, on the standard of health care, on levels of immigration, on interest rates, on climate change. 13. Demographics: Member of trade union; age at completion of full-time education; highest level of education (ISCED); gender; age; current marital status; current work situation; occupational sector; main occupation; current job; social class; degree of urbanisation; residence (number of years); religious denomination; attendance of religious services; religiousness; income (family’s status of living). Additionally coded: Respondent id; country; date and length of interview; interview language; household size, interview mode; interviewer id; gender; year of birth; nationality; native language. Weightingfactors: Sample weight per country; political weight; political weight actual EP voters only.
Categories Categories
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Elections
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • International politics and organisations
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 9 Information and communication


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseGeneral population, aged 18 and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Selection of households: random digit dial (RDD) Selection of respondents: last-birthday-method.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interviews (partly CATI) and face-to-face interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorSPECTRA Marktforschungs GmbH, Linz, Austria Gallup Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium Vitosha Research, Sofia, Bulgaria Cymar Market Research Ltd., Nicosian Cyprus FOCUS Marketing & Social Research, Brno, Czech Republic Norstat Denmark S/A, Copenhagen, Denmark Saar Poll LLC, Tallinn, Estonia Norstat Finland, Pori, Finland Efficience3, Paris/Reims, France IFAK GmbH & Co. KG, Taunusstein (Neuhof), Germany Metron Analysis, Athens/Thessalonica, Greece Gallup Hungary, Budapest, Hungary ICM Direct Ltd., London, (Ireland) DEMOSKOPEA S.P.A, Milan, Italy Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia UAB “Baltilos tyrimai”, Vilnius, Lithuania Gallup Luxembourg, Luxembourg MISCO International Ltd., Mriehel, Malta MSR SA, Netherlands Gallup Organization Poland, Warszawa, Poland Consulmark, Lisbon, Portugal Gallup Organization Romania, Bucharest, Romania FOCUS, Bratislava, Slovakia Valicon, Ljubljana, Slovenia Simple Lógica, Madrid, Spain Norstat Sverige AB, Linköping, Sweden ICM Direct Ltd., London, United Kingdom
Date of Collection
  • 08.06.2009 - 30.06.2009 (Austria)
  • 08.06.2009 - 25.06.2009 (Belgium)
  • 08.06.2009 - 27.06.2009 (Bulgaria)
  • 09.06.2009 - 06.07.2009 (Cyprus)
  • 07.06.2009 - 27.06.2009 (Czech Republic)
  • 08.06.2009 - 28.06.2009 (Denmark)
  • 07.06.2009 - 25.06.2009 (Estonia)
  • 08.06.2009 - 29.06.2009 (Finland)
  • 08.06.2009 - 08.07.2009 (France)
  • 08.06.2009 - 28.06.2009 (Germany)
  • 09.06.2009 - 03.07.2009 (Greece)
  • 08.06.2009 - 01.07.2009 (Hungary)
  • 06.06.2009 - 27.06.2009 (Ireland)
  • 08.06.2009 - 27.06.2009 (Italy)
  • 10.06.2009 - 28.06.2009 (Latvia)
  • 08.06.2009 - 26.06.2009 (Lithuania)
  • 08.06.2009 - 09.07.2009 (Luxembourg)
  • 08.06.2009 - 23.06.2009 (Malta)
  • 05.06.2009 - 03.07.2009 (Netherlands)
  • 10.06.2009 - 04.07.2009 (Poland)
  • 08.06.2009 - 24.06.2009 (Portugal)
  • 10.06.2009 - 04.07.2009 (Romania)
  • 08.06.2009 - 26.06.2009 (Slovak Republic)
  • 08.06.2009 - 02.07.2009 (Slovenia)
  • 08.06.2009 - 24.06.2009 (Spain)
  • 09.06.2009 - 02.07.2009 (Sweden)
  • 08.06.2009 - 27.06.2009 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.1 (current version)2017-1-19 q25 (value for Dimitri Klenski) corrected, change to unicode
1.1.02013-8-29 q25 (Spanisch political parties) corrected
1.0.02011-6-22 first archive edition (The release date was set to be identical to the released version at PIREDEU Data Center. The content of the data set is the same as published at PIREDEU Data Center.)
Errata in current version
2014-4-1unicodeValue labels of specific countries are not readable due to country specific writing system.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-8-29q25For Spanish political parties Izquierda Unida and CEU Coalicion por Europa a deviation in coding was detected. Cases that voted for these two parties where erroneously coded as NAP – not applicable (99).2013-8-29To correct this error, please download and run “ZA5055_v1-1-0_patch.sps” for the dataset version v1.0.0.

Further Remarks

NotesData collection among voters was done by CATI phone interview. In nine countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) representative phone sampling was not feasible. In these countries, 70 percent of interviews were achieved by face-to-face mode, while the remaining 30 percent was achieved by phone. The net sample size (in the sense of completed interviews) is 1000 successful interviews in each EU member state. For country-specific information, see country`s technical report.
Number of Units: 27069
Number of Variables: 275
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • van Egmond, Marcel H.; Sapir, Eliyahu V.; van der Brug, Wouter; Hobolt, Sara B.; Franklin, Mark N.: EES 2009 Voter Study: Advance Release Notes. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam 2010
  • Publications using EES data can be found in the EES Bibliography available at
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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.
    PIREDEU is a collaborative project on “Providing an Infrastructure for Research on Electoral Democracy in the European Union”, coordinated by the European University Institute (EUI) and its Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). The project is funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme from 2008 up to 2011. The EUI/RSCAS is responsible for the overall management and coordination of this design study. GESIS´ main task within the project is providing expertise on coding, long-term archiving, dissemination, and documentation of the data.