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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-051-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1974

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 2: problems facing the European Community, October-November 1974.  [machine-readable data file] / Rabier, Jacques-Rene  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6111

Date Accessioned: 5/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 3

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison.

Date Ordered: 5/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook; hard copy codebook supplement; 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 problems facing the European Community. Respondents were asked to identify the most important and the second most important problem facing their country's government. In addition, they were asked to state how important or unimportant a list of problems were for the European Community: fighting rising prices, establishment of a common European currency, reduction of differences between developed and less developed regions of the Common Market, introduction of standardized educational qualifications, coordination of social policies regarding employment and job training, and implementation of common policies for dealing with issues such as energy supplies, modernization of European agriculture, relations with the United States and the Soviet Union, developing scientific research, protecting nature and fighting pollution, protecting consumers against fraud, and aid to underdeveloped countries. Other questions asked if these problems were best handled through the European Community or by each country individually. Respondents were also asked how well they thought newspapers, radio, and television covered European problems, if membership in the Common Market was a good or bad thing for their country, and which party they would be inclined to support if a general election were held the next day. The data include information on gender, age, occupation, income, region of residence, and size of community.

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