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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-050-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 37.0 and 37.1: European drug prevention program, March-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: 9956

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 dataset merges the responses to identical questions from two waves of Euro-Barometer surveys, EURO-BAROMETER 37.0: AWARENESS AND IMPORTANCE OF MAASTRICHT AND THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, MARCH-APRIL 1992 (ICPSR 9847), and EURO-BAROMETER 37.1: CONSUMER GOODS AND SOCIAL SECURITY, APRIL-MAY 1992 (ICPSR 9957). These 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 alcohol and drug use. Items covered the use of beer, wine, spirits, and other forms of alcohol, age at which the respondent began drinking, familiarity with major forms of drugs, age at which drugs were first offered, how difficult it was to get drugs, and the means available for getting drugs. Additional questions focused on how the respondent viewed the drug problem, the top priority in eliminating the drug problem, diminishing the effects of drug use, and whether drug use leads to AIDS, prostitution, health problems, social problems, violence, suicide, personality breakdowns, and problems with the law. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on several measures used to combat the effects of drug use and the major reasons for alcohol and drug use. Demographic and other background information was gathered on number of people residing in the home, size of locality, home ownership, trade union membership, region of residence, and occupation of the head of household, as well as the respondent's age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, work sector, religiosity, subjective social class, left-right political self-placement, and opinion leadership.

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