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ZA5160: European Parliament Election Study 2014, Voter Study, First Post-Election Survey

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  • ZA5160_v4-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 38 MBytes
  • ZA5160_v4-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 31 MBytes


  • ZA5160_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 106 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 81 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 102 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 84 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 168 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 175 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 148 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 84 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 96 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 77 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 174 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_es-ca.pdf (Questionnaire) 101 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_es-es.pdf (Questionnaire) 103 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_fi-fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 98 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_fi-se.pdf (Questionnaire) 99 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 104 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 76 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 177 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_hr.pdf (Questionnaire) 134 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 154 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 75 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 78 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 142 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 81 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 100 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_lu-lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 80 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 148 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 177 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 74 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_mt-mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 151 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 82 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 144 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 80 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 147 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 97 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 127 KBytes
  • ZA5160_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 143 KBytes


  • ZA5160_release_notes.pdf (Codebook) 2 MBytes

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  • ZA5160_cp.xlsx (Codeplan) 80 KBytes
  • ZA5160_mr.pdf (Method Report) 34 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Schmitt, Hermann; Hobolt, Sara B.; Popa, Sebastian A.; Teperoglou, Eftichia; European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Monitoring Unit (2016): European Parliament Election Study 2014, Voter Study, First Post-Election Survey. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5160 Data file Version 4.0.0,
Study No.ZA5160
TitleEuropean Parliament Election Study 2014, Voter Study, First Post-Election Survey
Other Titles
  • EES 2014 Voter Study (Parallel Title)
  • European Election Study Voter Study 2014 (Alternative Title)
  • European Election Study 2014 (Parallel Title)
Current Version4.0.0, 2016-9-9,
Date of Collection30.05.2014 - 27.06.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Schmitt, Hermann - MZES, Universiät Mannheim
  • Hobolt, Sara B. - London School of Economics
  • Popa, Sebastian A. - MZES, Universiät Mannheim
  • Teperoglou, Eftichia - MZES, Universiät Mannheim & CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal
  • European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Monitoring Unit


AbstractThe EES 2014 Post-Election Survey was implemented in a cooperative arrangement between the European Election Studies Association (EES-A) and the European Parliament (EP). The dataset is a combination of two sets of questions: Items marked with ´qp´ in the variable name are financed by and account for the EP; items marked with ´qpp´ in the variable name are financed by and account for the EES-A. 1. Voting: party choice and turnout: participation in the European Parliament elections; party preference; 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; reason for (not)voting; time of vote decision; main reasons to vote and not to vote. 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 organization during the election campaign; interest in campaign; interest in local, national and EU politics; participated in a demonstration. 4. Media Usage: how often following the news; newspaper read and frequency of reading. 5. Institutions: European Parliament takes into consideration the concerns of European citizens; trust in the EU institutions; trust national parliament; 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; politics seems too complicated. 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; attitudes towards enlargement of the European Union; confidence that EU decisions will be in the interest of country; country´s support for Member State facing severe economic and financial difficulties; EU authority over members states. 7. Value orientations: self-placement and placement of parties on left-right continuum; state regulation and control of the market; redistribution of wealth; taxes and public spending; same-sex marriage; civil liberties; immigration; environment. 8. Domestic and European issues: most important problems; 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; direction country and the EU. 9. Representation: asessement of government’s records; asessement of EU institutions records; own voice counts in the European Union; own voice counts in the country. Severity of economic crisis: unemployment of household member; own household experienced a decrease in income. 10. Knowledge-test and experience: Switzerland is a member of EU; every country in EU elects the same number of representatives to the European Parliament; name of Head of government and party of Head of government; number of members of National parliament. 11. European party group or political party which supports the nomination of the three candidates for President of the next European Commission. 12. Attribution of responsibility and evaluation of performance: responsibility of national government, EU, IMF and the banks for the current economic conditions. 13. Demographics: trade union membership; age at completion of full-time education; 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; number of people living in household (size of household); household composition; difficulty in paying bills; internet use. Additionally coded: respondent id; country; region; size of locality; date and length of interview; nationality; language of interview; respondent cooperation; number of persons present during the interview. Weighting factors: sample weight per country; political weight; political weight actual EP voters only.
Categories Categories
  • Political Parties, Organizations
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Religion and Weltanschauung
  • Elections
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • International politics and organisations
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Information society
  • Media
  • Religion and values
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
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 5.5 Religion and values
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • 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)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 18 years and over (16 years old and over in Austria). The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as 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
Multistage random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour and Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILRES, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; ipr Umfrageforschung Dr. Richard Költringer, Vienna, Austria; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 30.05.2014 - 27.06.2014
  • 30.05.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Belgium)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 30.05.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Denmark)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Germany)
  • 30.05.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Estonia)
  • 30.05.2014 - 22.06.2014 (Ireland)
  • 30.05.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Greece)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Spain)
  • 30.05.2014 - 22.06.2014 (France)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Croatia)
  • 30.05.2014 - 22.06.2014 (Italy)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Latvia)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 30.05.2014 - 22.06.2014 (Hungary)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Malta)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Austria)
  • 30.05.2014 - 22.06.2014 (Poland)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Portugal)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (Romania)
  • 30.05.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 30.05.2014 - 24.06.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 30.05.2014 - 25.06.2014 (Finland)
  • 30.05.2014 - 27.06.2014 (Sweden)
  • 30.05.2014 - 23.06.2014 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
4.0.0 (current version)2016-9-9 5 new variables: qpp1aO_EES, qpp1aO_EMCS, qpp1bO_EES, qpp1bO_EMCS, filter_$
3.0.02015-11-18 questions qp4a added
2.2.02015-8-6 qpp14_mean_5 corrected for Greece
2.1.02015-7-31 qpp14_mean_1 corrected
2.0.02015-7-23 added: left-rigth party possitions, EU integration stances
1.0.02015-1-1 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesItems beginning with ´qp´ are financed by the European Parliament and ´qpp´ items are financed by the EES.
Number of Units: 30064
Number of Variables: 422
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Schmitt, Hermann, Sara B. Hobolt, and Sebastian Adrian Popa. “Does Campaign Personalization Increase Turnout? ‘Spitzenkandidaten’ in the 2014 European Parliament Elections.” Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, UK, Glasgow, September 3-6 2014.
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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.