GESIS - DBK - ZA5917

ZA5917: euandi 2014 (Expert Interviews)

Downloads and Data Access

On this page you find the complete metadata and an overview of all available data sets and documents for the requested study. The download of all files is possible from our central search page under the following link:
ZA5917 Downloads and Data Access

List of Files

List of Files


  • ZA5917_v1-0-0.csv (Dataset) 44 KBytes
  • ZA5917_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 110 KBytes
  • ZA5917_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 50 KBytes


  • ZA5917_q.pdf (Questionnaire) 193 KBytes


  • ZA5917_cod.pdf (Codebook) 179 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA5917_mr.pdf (Method Report) 407 KBytes
  • ZA5917_readme.pdf (Other Document) 33 KBytes
Availability Availability A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Download of Data and Documents Download of Data and Documents All downloads from this catalogue are free of charge. Data-sets available under access categories B and C must be ordered via the shopping cart with a few exceptions. Charges apply! Please respect our Terms of use.

Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Trechsel, Alexander H.; Garzia, Diego; De Sio, Lorenzo (2014): euandi 2014 (Expert Interviews). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5917 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5917
Titleeuandi 2014 (Expert Interviews)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-12-15,
Date of Collection02.2014 - 04.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Trechsel, Alexander H. - European University Institute (EUI), Florence
  • Garzia, Diego - European University Institute (EUI), Florence
  • De Sio, Lorenzo - LUISS University, Rome


AbstractCoded recording of the political position of the parties. Political parties were asked to position themselves with regard to 30 statements on: (a) Welfare, family and health: welfare programmes maintained even if taxes increase, social assistance for EU immigrants, reduction of pension benefits; (b) Migration and immigration: fight against illegal immigration, immigration restriction, acceptance of European values by immigrants; (c) Society, religion and culture: legalisation of same sex marriages, support for stem cell research, legalisation of soft drugs, legalisation of euthanasia; (d) Finances and taxes: reduction of government spending, tax-raising powers for EU, tax increase on stock market gains; (e) Economy and work: reduction of workers´ protection regulation, stronger support for unemployed, relaxation of austerity measures; (f) Environment, transport and energy: support for renewable sources of energy, promotion of public transport; (g) Law and order: restrictions of civil liberties, more severe punishment for criminals; access to abortion; (h) Foreign policy: EU should strengthen security and defence policy, EU should speak with one voice; (i) European integration; judgement about EU integration, issuance of Eurobonds, judgement about single European currency, less veto power for individual member states, referendum on EU-treaty; (j) Country specific items. Additionally coded was: country name, party name, and party abbreviation.
Categories Categories
  • Political Parties, Organizations
Topics Topics
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


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)
UniversePolitical parties competing for the election to the European Parliament in 2014. The selection should cover all relevant parties in the European elections. Therefore, the selection entirety was limited to those parties which, according to opinion polls had prospect of at least one seat in the European Parliament.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Organization
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Total universe/Complete enumeration
Selection of parties: Total universe/Complete enumeration) Selection of positions: A total of 28 European and 2 country-specific topics were chosen. Criteria for inclusion in the sample were the relevance of the topic and the degree of differentiation between the parties. The political positions were collected from the parties themselves. Parallel to this the same positions were assessed by experts on the basis of party manifestos, the websites of the parties, publications and other sources. In the case of discrepancies between self-reported items and the expert assessment, the parties were asked for statements. The final decision on the Code was taken by the respective country teams.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Content coding
Interactive self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorEuropean University Institute (EUI) and country teams
Date of Collection
  • 02.2014 - 04.2014

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-12-15 GESIS Archive Version
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 242
Number of Variables: 36
Data Type: Excel
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


  • Garzia, D.; Trechsel, A.; De Sio, L. (2015). Party placement in supranational elections An introduction to the euandi 2014 dataset. Party Politics, online first (DOI: 10.1177/1354068815593456)
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


  • euandi
    euandi is a social Voting Advice Application (VAA). It aims at helping citizens make an informed choice in the 2014 and 2019 European Parliament (EP) elections. Available in 24 languages, euandi invites users to react to 28 policy statements covering a wide range of contemporary policy issues and political values in European politics, as well as to two policy statements specific to the user’s national political context. euandi was developed by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.