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ZA7482: Eurobarometer 89.2 (2018)

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Eurobarometer 89.2 (April 2018): One year to go to the European elections 2019
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission and European Parliament, Brussels (2019): Eurobarometer 89.2 (2018). Kantar Public [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7482 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13265
Study No.ZA7482
TitleEurobarometer 89.2 (2018)
Other Titles
  • One year to go to the European elections 2019 (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.0, 2019-4-25, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13265
Date of Collection11.04.2018 - 22.04.2018
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.3 ´Media monitoring, media analysis and Eurobarometer´
  • European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Public Opinion Monitoring Unit

Content

AbstractAttitudes towards the EU. Voting behaviour in European Parliament elections. Topics: level of interest in European affairs; image of the European Parliament; desired importance of the role of the European Parliament; appropriateness of current EU actions and preferred level of intervention in the fields of: economic policy, foreign policy, fight against unemployment, health and social security, migration, environmental protection, fight against terrorism, security and defence policy, equal treatment of men and women, agriculture, promotion of democracy and peace in the world, energy supply and security, fight against tax fraud, protection of external borders, industrial policy; awareness of the date of the next European Parliament elections in the own country; interest in the next European elections; intention to vote in the next European elections (not in BE, LU, and UK); preferred issues to be emphasized in the electoral campaign for the next European Parliament elections; increased readiness to vote in the European elections in order to influence the election of the president of the European Commission; attitude towards selected statements with regard to electing the president of the European Commission depending on the results of the European Parliament elections: is a significant progress for democracy within the EU, brings more transparency in the process of electing the president of the European Commission, gives more legitimacy to the European Commission, has no impact, prevents member states from choosing best candidate, only useful if accompanied by debates on European issues; importance to vote in European (not in UK) and in national elections; difficulty to vote in European (not in UK) and in national elections; main reasons for people to vote or not to vote in European elections; personal voting behaviour in the last elections on all levels in recent years (only respondents aged 18 years or more resp. 16 years or more in AT); reasons for not voting; time of decision to vote or not to vote in a national election; assessment of the own country’s membership in the EU as a good thing; benefits from the EU membership; satisfaction with the democracy in the own country and in the EU; attitude towards the following statements on new political parties and movements: threat to democracy, find new solutions, not innovative, can bring real change; preference for enhancing common European policy in important areas on instigation of only some member states or by all of them (two speed Europe); preference for national or for joint action on EU level to represent own country’s interests best with regard to: election of Donald Trump, increasing influence of Russia, increasing influence of China, Brexit, growing instability in the Arab-Muslim world. Demography: nationality; age; left-right self-placement; marital status; sex; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; financial difficulties during the last year; internet use (at home, at work, at school); self-reported belonging to the working class, the middle class or the upper class of society; life satisfaction; expected development of personal living conditions in the next five years; frequency of discussions about political matters on national, European, and local level; own voice counts in the own country and in the EU; own country’s voice counts in the EU; general direction things are going in the own country and in the EU; opinion leadership; EU image. 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 Issues
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11 Politics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion

Methodology

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)
  • United Kingdom (GB-UKM)
  • 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)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in any of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Face-to-face interview Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
Data CollectorKantar Belgium (Kantar TNS), Brussels, Belgium; Kantar TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Kantar CZ, Prague, Czech Republic; Kantar GALLUP, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kantar Deutschland, Munich, Germany; Kantar Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; Taylor Nelson Sofres Market Research, Athens, Greece; TNS Investigación de Mercados y Opinión, Madrid, Spain; Kantar Public France, Montrouge, France; Kantar Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR Market Research, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kantar TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Kantar Hoffmann, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Info Research Austria Institut für Markt-und Meinungsforschung, Vienna, Austria; Kantar Polska, Warsaw, Poland; Marktest – Marketing, Organização e Formação, Lisbon, Portugal; Centrul Pentru Studierea Opiniei si Pietei (CSOP), Bucharest, Romania; Mediana DOO, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kantar Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; Kantar TNS Oy, Espoo, Finland; Kantar Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Kantar UK Limited, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; Kantar Public, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 11.04.2018 - 22.04.2018

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2019-4-25 archive pre-release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13265
Errata in current version
DateSubjectDescription
2019-11-13paeuVariable label for variable paeu should read “POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS EUROPEAN UNION INDEX (QA23 & D73_2 & D78 SUM)”. The variable label will be corrected with the next update.
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesQuestion module QA ´One year to go to the European elections 2019´ was implemented on behalf of and financed by the European Parliament. It partly replicates questions formerly asked in the Special Eurobarometers 88.1 [ZA6925] and 87.1 [ZA6861] and introduces many new questions. No data are available for protocol items p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number), p10 (interviewer number) and p11. Starting with Eurobarometer 89.2 no separate sample is drawn for Northern Ireland, which is now covered by the sample for the United Kingdom. Accordingly, the formerly available weight variable w4 “WEIGHT UNITED KINGDOM” is obsolete and no longer included in the dataset. Questions qa5 to qa7 are not part of the basic and national questionnaires and have not been part of the dataset delivery. These questions are also not presented in the report and table volumes.
Number of Units: 27601
Number of Variables: 439
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • European Parliament: European Parliament Special Eurobarometer (EB 89.2): Democracy on the move - One year to go to the European Elections. Conducted by Kantar Public at the request of the European Parliament and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication. Brussels, May 2018. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/at-your-service/files/be-heard/eurobarometer/2018/eurobarometer-2018-democracy-on-the-move/report/en-one-year-before-2019-eurobarometer-report.pdf
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  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.