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ZA5970: euandi (General Population Survey) - User Profiles in the 2014 European Elections

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Citation Citation Trechsel, Alexander H.; Garzia, Diego; De Sio, Lorenzo (2015): euandi (General Population Survey) - User Profiles in the 2014 European Elections. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5970 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA5970
Titleeuandi (General Population Survey) - User Profiles in the 2014 European Elections
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-5-15,
Date of Collection16.04.2014 - 25.05.2014
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


AbstractUsers´ position on 30 political issues: (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. Basic socio-demographic information: age, gender, education level. Additionally coded: user-ID; day and time when user started and finished answering the questionnaire; user´s geo-localisation based on IP adresse (NUTS-0-level); user´s geo-localisation based on IP adresse (NUTS-3-level); version of the country questionnaire chosen by the user; perceived saliency of each issue; matching-score with the positions of the political parties; user´s propensity to vote for a given party in his country of choice; position of the user on a socio-economic policy-dimension (socio-economic left to socio-economic right); position of the user on a European policy dimension (anti-EU-integration to pro-EU-integration); position of the user on libertarian and authoritarian policy dimension (liberal values to traditional values).
Categories Categories
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Political Issues
  • Political Ideology
Topics Topics
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 11.4 Political ideology
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
UniversePersons with Internet access
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Availability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorEuropean University Institute (EUI), Florence
Date of Collection
  • 16.04.2014 - 25.05.2014

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-5-15 coordx, coordy, coordz corrected
1.0.02015-5-8 first archive edition
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesThe euandi project is an online tool that shows users which party running for the European elections comes closest to the user´s political position (Voting Advice Application). Available in 24 languages, it invited 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. During the six weeks before the election – that is, between April 16, when the website was launched, and May 25, when polling stations in all EU countries closed down – the euandi website, according to its own reports, attracted 1.186.744 users. The user dataset only includes those users who completed the entire questionnaire. In order to avoid duplicates (i.e., same users filling the questionnaire several times), the dataset only includes the answers provided to the first questionnaire by each user. The total amount of entries in the euandi user dataset corresponds to 399.882 unique user sessions. The political positions of the parties were collected in a separate survey of experts, and are available under the study-number ZA5917. Codebook is attached as a separate file.
Number of Units: 399882
Number of Variables: 581
Data Type: STATA
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Garzia, D., Trechsel, A., De Sio, L. & De Angelis, A. (2015). "euandi. Project description and datasets documentation". EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2015/01. Fiesole: European University Institute.
  • 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)
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  • 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.