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ZA5057: European Parliament Election Study 2009, Euromanifesto Study

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Braun, Daniela; Mikhaylov, Slava; Schmitt, Hermann (2010): European Parliament Election Study 2009, Euromanifesto Study. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5057 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5057
TitleEuropean Parliament Election Study 2009, Euromanifesto Study
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-7-22,
Date of Collection2009 - 2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Braun, Daniela - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim
  • Mikhaylov, Slava - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim
  • Schmitt, Hermann - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim


AbstractCoded version of election programs. Manifestos issued ahead of the European elections 2009. The data contain coded versions of the party programs. Topics: country in which the party ran in EP elections; party ID; party family (parliamentary group) a party belongs to; placement of Euromanifesto according to the coder on a left-right scale, on an environmental protection vs. economic growth scale, on a libertarian-authoritarian scale, on a religious-secular scale, on a state interventionism vs. free enterprise scale, on a multiculturalism vs. ethnocentrism scale, and on a pro-anti-EU-integration scale. Position in topics: foreign special relationships (general, to eastern European Countries of the EU and not in the EU, to Russia and to the USA); anti-imperialism; military; peace; internationalism; Europe; European Community/European Union; financing the EC/EU; freedom; human rights; democracy; constitutionalism; decentralization; transfer of power to the EC/EU; executive and administrative efficiency; political corruption; political authority; competences of the European Parliament, of the European Commission and of the European Council; voting procedures in the European Council; competences of the European Court of Justice and other EC/EU institutions; mentions of the European Central Bank; EC/EU enlargement; membership in the EU of east European countries and of Balkan countries currently not in the EU; membership of Turkey in the EU; complexity of the EC/EU political system; free enterprise; property-restitution; controlled economy; social ownership; mixed economy; publicly-owned industry; socialist property; economic planning; EC/EU structural funds; nationalization; privatisation; corporatism; market regulation; Marxist-analysis; incentives; Keynesian demand management; productivity; technology and infrastructure; protectionism; anti-growth economy; economic orthodoxy; economic goals; creating jobs; labour migration; single market; European monetary union/European currency; environmental protection; culture; social justice; welfare state, pensions, health care, social housing, child care, job programs; education; multiculturalism; traditional morality; law and order; fight against terrorism; social harmony; national way of life; immigration; EU integration; labour groups; agriculture and farmers; middle class and professional groups; underprivileged minority groups (handicapped, homosexuals, immigrants and foreigners in the Manifesto countries and of the Manifesto countries living abroad), non-economic demographic groups (women, old people, young people, linguistic groups); for Cyprus only: Cyprus issue. Computed indices: percentages of content codes separately on each political level; left-right position of party; planned economy dimension, market economy dimension, welfare dimension; pro-anti European integration dimension; summarized percentages of uncoded quasi-sentences.
Categories Categories
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
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
  • 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)
Universe196 party programs/manifestos of relevant parties in the EU published ahead of the election to the European Parliament
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Selection of parties: The collection of manifestos should cover all the relevant parties. Relevant parties in the EU are those that have been represented in the European Parliament at least once. Selection of programs: Election programs have been taken as a source for identifying political goals of parties. The documents that are collected, in each EU country, are the platforms of parties that they publish ahead of the election to the European Parliament. Election programs are collected from the parties themselves, but they are also found in associated research and educational institutes, or in publications such as newspapers, magazines, or books. The ideal type of a document which summarizes authoritative statements of the party’s policy positions for electioneering was being achieved as far as possible.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Content analysis
Data CollectorCoder: Europe: Ivo Georgiev, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Berlin Austria: Alice Ludvig, University of Vienna Belgium (Flanders): Patrick van der Weyden, University of Ghent Belgium (Wallonia): Ilona Rezsöhazy, Université Catholique de Louvain Bulgaria: Ivo Georgiev, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Berlin Cyprus: Andreadaki Valia, Greek Ministry of Education, Athens Czech Republic: Lukas Linek, Politics Institute of Sociology Prague Denmark: Sofie Neergaard, Roskilde University Estonia: Kadri Lúhiste, University of Bath Finland: Sari Rannanpää, Central European University Budapest France: Anna Marek, Institute for research and information in health economics, Paris Germany: Antonia Scholz, University of Stuttgart Greece: Valia Andreadaki, Greek Ministry of Education, Athens Eftichia Teperoglou, University of Athens Hungary: István Gergő Székely, Central European University Budapest Ireland: James Fitzgerald, School of Law and Government Dublin Italy: Nicolò Conti, University of Siena Latvia: Zane Bandere, Graduate Institute Geneva Lithuania: Ligita Sarkute, Kaunas University of Technology Luxembourg: Astrid Spreitzer, Université du Luxembourg Malta: Ben Stanley, University of Essex The Netherlands: Janna Marieke Hoffman, University of Amsterdam Poland: Ben Stanley, University of Essex Portugal: Inês Carneiro, ´Instituto de Ciências Sociais do Trabalho e da Empresa´, Lisbon Romania: István Gergő Székely, Central European University Budapest Slovakia: Zuzana Gabrizova, Euractiv Slovakia Slovenia: Simona Kustec Lipicer, University of Ljubljana Spain: María Celeste Ratto, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Sweden: Johan Martinsson, Gothenburg University United Kingdom: Ben Stanley, University of Essex
Date of Collection
  • 2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-7-22 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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesSee also ZA Study number 5102: European Parliament Election Study 1979-2009, Study Manifesto, which is a compilation of this study and of ZA study number 4457: Euromanifestos Project (EMP) from 1979 to 2004.
Number of Units: 196
Number of Variables: 742
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Publications using EES data can be found in the EES Bibliography available at This database includes bibliographical references to former European Election Studies and relevant publications of the main PIREDEU researchers considering the project’s key themes: European elections, Democracy, Citizenship, Political Parties, Electoral Behaviour, Media, Candidates, and Party Manifestos.
  • Braun, Daniela; Mikhaylov, Slava, and Schmitt, Hermann (2010): EES (2009) Manifesto Study Documentation Advance Release (user beware/ pre-release B).
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


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.
  • European Parliament Election Study, Euromanifestos Project (EMP) - Euromanifesto Study