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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-047-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 35A: working conditions, Spring 1991.  [machine-readable data file] / Reif, Karlheinz  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9696

Date Accessioned: 5/19/1997

Number of Files Received: 2

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 5/19/1997

Documentation: Hard copy codebook; SPSS setup file.

Abstract: This collection presents the attitudes of a subset of respondents who participated in the EURO-BAROMETER 35.0: FOREIGN RELATIONS, THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, SPRING 1991 (ICPSR 9697) and EURO-BAROMETER 35.1: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, SPRING 1991 (ICPSR 9698) surveys. These respondents, who were all actively employed, were asked their opinions and attitudes about work, working conditions, and government policy, their main business activity, the hours they worked daily and weekly, and whether they worked on shifts. They were also asked whether their work involved dangerous machines, high speed activity, tiring positions, heavy loads, tight deadlines, short repetitive tasks, using computers, or working at night. Workers' control of their tasks and rate of work were investigated, and the survey also asked whether respondents felt they had sufficient resources, such as training, information, tools, space, furnishings, and support, to carry out their tasks. A number of questions related to health and safety in the workplace, focusing on workers' own experiences and their opinions on the safety of their workplaces for co-workers. They were also asked about the responsibility of companies, governments, the European Community, and each worker for the prevention of accidents and illness. Several items assessed awareness of European Community efforts concerning the protection of workers, and knowledge of individual countries in Europe with the most or least advanced legislation regarding worker safety. Demographic characteristics recorded in this file include political participation, opinions on membership in the European Community and European unification, religious affiliation and practice, subjective membership in social class, home ownership, family size, occupation, income, subjective size of community, and nationality. The dataset includes a number of constructed variables and indices such as opinion leadership, value orientation, typology of European attitudes, and socio-professional status.

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