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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-048-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 37.2: elderly Europeans, April-May 1992.  [machine-readable data file] / Reif, Karlheinz  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9958

Date Accessioned: 5/19/1997

Number of Files Received: 0

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison.

Date Ordered: 5/19/1997

Documentation: Hard copy codebook; SPSS setup file.

Abstract: This round of Euro-Barometer surveys queried respondents on standard Euro-Barometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the Common Market and the European Community (EC), and also focused on the elderly and their activities, finances, and health care. Respondents were asked what sorts of things in life were of interest to them, whether they were treated with more respect as they grew older, the extent to which they agreed with several popular conceptions about being older, and whether they felt as though they were treated as second-class citizens by public institutions, certain professions, service providers, or their families. Other questions queried respondents about the amount of free time they had in their daily routines, what activities they had pursued during the past week, how often they saw their families, how much contact they had with young people and whether they would like to have more, and how often they felt lonely. Respondents were also asked whether they were members of voluntary organizations or charity groups and whether they would join a political party formed to further the interests of the elderly. Financial questions included whether the respondent preferred a pension for the elderly to spend as they wished or reduced prices and concessions for the elderly, how they would describe their current financial situation, whether their financial situation was secure, and what made them feel financially secure or insecure. Respondents were also asked a series of health-related questions, including whether they had any long-standing illness, disability, or infirmity that limited their activities in any way, whether anyone gave them regular help or assistance with personal care or household tasks, who gave this care, and whom they would turn to should they need extra help or assistance. Demographic and other background information was gathered on life satisfaction, number of people residing in the home, size of locality, home ownership, and region of residence, as well as the respondent's age, sex, marital status, number of children, education, employment status, occupation, work sector, age of retirement or expected age of retirement, religiosity, subjective social class, and left-right political self-placement.

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