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ZA5913: Eurobarometer 81.2 (March 2014)

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Eurobarometer 81.2 (March 2014): Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and European Values
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2017): Eurobarometer 81.2 (March 2014). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5913 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5913
TitleEurobarometer 81.2 (March 2014)
Other Titles
  • Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and European Values (Subtitle)
Current Version2.0.0, 2017-9-22,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR36659.v1, v1.0.0
Date of Collection15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication COMM.A.1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´


AbstractTopics: 1. Attitudes towards the EU (standard EU and trend questions): life satisfaction; assessment of the current situation in the following areas: national economy, European economy, personal job situation, financial situation of the own household, national employment situation, quality of life in the own country, quality of life in the EU; 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, personally, and in the EU; trust in selected institutions: political parties, national government, national parliament, European Union, regional or local public authorities; image of the EU; meaning of the EU to the respondent; trust in selected European institutions: European Parliament, European Commission, European Central Bank; attitude towards the following issues: European economic and monetary union with one single currency, presentation of the party candidates for the post of the European Commission President at the next European Parliament elections; satisfaction with the democracy in the own country and in the EU; attitude towards a ´United States of Europe´; optimism about the future of the EU. 2. Economic crisis: impact of the economic crisis on the job market has already reached its peak. 3. European citizenship: approval of the following statements: feeling of being a citizen of the EU, knowledge of the rights of EU citizens, desire for more information on the rights of EU citizens; feeling of national and / or European identity; most positive results of the EU. 4. European values: self-rated knowledge about the EU; expected living conditions of future generations in the EU; most important personal values; values that best represent the EU; amount of shared values between member states; approval of selected statements: state intervenes too much in personal lives, necessity for more severe punishment of criminals, immigrants contribute a lot to the own country, people in the own country have a lot in common, respondent understands what is going on in the world. 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; financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use (at home, at work, at school); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European, and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; 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; language of the interview; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Political Issues
  • Society, Culture
  • Cultural and national identity
  • International politics and organisations
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5 Society and culture
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11 Politics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 17 Economics
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
Universe Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
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; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Spain, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR Market Research , Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; ipr Umfrageforschung, 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 and Gothenburg, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (total)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Belgium)
  • 15.03.2014 - 21.03.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Denmark)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Germany)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Estonia)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Ireland)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Greece)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Spain)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (France)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Croatia)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Italy)
  • 15.03.2014 - 22.03.2014 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Latvia)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Hungary)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Malta)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Austria)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Poland)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Portugal)
  • 15.03.2014 - 23.03.2014 (Romania)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Finland)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (Sweden)
  • 15.03.2014 - 24.03.2014 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2017-9-22 Archive edition
1.1.02017-9-5 Archive pre-release update
1.0.02015-2-2 Archive pre-release
Errata in current version
2015-2-2d11/d11r (AGE)By way of exception the original EB 81.2 questionnaire asks for MONTH and YEAR OF BIRTH (D11a/b) instead of AGE (in years). This also affects the derivation of the generation variables gen1 to gen6. The dataset only includes the derived variable indicating years of age. 94 respondents from seven countries (BE, LU, GB, MT, SK, SI, HR) are coded ´98´ in d11, i.e. representing outliers in terms of age (distribution for OCCUPATION in d15a is relatively regular and not age-specific). Potentially these are respondents with DK/NA answers to year and/or month of birth. Please note that in the categorized age variables (d11r1 to d11r3) as provided by TNS, these cases fall into the highest age category, i.e. are treated as correct answers to years of age.
2020-3-17STATA datasetPlease note the erroneous display of standard missing values in the STATA dataset for version v2-0-0. In variables with one defined missing value code the label of the missing value code is not indicated. Additionally, in variables with more than one defined missing value code all missing value codes are combined into one value. Users can consult the variable report (codebook) for the existing missing values or the SPSS dataset version, if possible. The standard missing values in the STATA dataset will be corrected with an update.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-2-12surveyDate in value label not correct2017-9-5value label corrected
2016-7-28p7at, p7at_rPlease notice that value label for code 6 in p7at should read "Kaernten (Carinthia)". As confirmed by TNS, the addition of Osttirol (Eastern Tyrol) as suggested by the original value label is not correct. Herewith variable p7at corresponds to the NUTS 2 classification for Austria. Variables labels should read: p7at “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 2” and p7at_r “REGION - AUSTRIA NUTS 1”. The value label and variable labels will be corrected with the next update.2017-9-5value label and variable labels corrected
2017-9-1d72_1, d72_2 The variable labels have erroneously been switched: Variable label for d72_1 should read “MY VOICE COUNTS - IN THE EU” and variable label for d72_2 should read “MY VOICE COUNTS - IN (OUR COUNTRY)”. The variable labels will be corrected with the next update.2017-9-5variable labels corrected

Further Remarks

NotesEurobarometer 81.2 largely replicates standard EU and trend questions on living conditions and expectations, political issues, meaning of, attitudes towards and trust in the EU, and attitudes towards the future of the European unification process replicating identical questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 80.1 (QA, QB, QC, QD1, QD4) [ZA5876]. Please note that interview dates in protocol variable P1 „DATE OF INTERVIEW“ differ from the fieldwork dates declared in official reports. According to official documents the survey was carried out between March 15 and March 24, 2014. Variable P1 indicates March 11 to March 24 as fieldwork period. Data for protocol variables p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.
Number of Units: 27932
Number of Variables: 396
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Special Eurobarometer 415: Europeans in 2014. Conducted by TNS opinion & social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. Survey co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, July 2014.
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Research Data Centre
  •  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.