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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-033-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 31A: European elections, 1989: post-election survey, June-July 1989.  [machine-readable data file] / Reif, Karlheinz  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9360

Date Accessioned: 10/28/1993

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy was received prior to data order; machine-readable documentation consists of codebook, SAS and SPSS cards.

Abstract: This round of Euro-Barometer surveys focused on the European Community and on the European Parliamentary elections, energy resources, environmental pollution, and the financial well-being of the respondents' households. Respondents' attitudes towards the European Community were elicited through a series of questions that asked about respondents' interest in politics and in European Community politics, views on the importance of European Community matters for the future and, more specifically, for people of the respondent's country, support of efforts to unify western Europe, and opinions on whether the respondent's country had benefited from being a member the European Community. Questions about the European Parliamentary elections included queries on the role of the media, whether the respondent had voted in the recent European elections and which party the respondent voted for, and reasons for not voting. Respondents were asked if candidates' stands on domestic matters or on European matters were important in their voting decision, and which reason best explained the way they voted. Other questions examined the respondent's views on whether cooperation among national members of the European Parliament should be based on nationality or on party affiliations. Political queries included questions about the idea of democracy, how well democracy worked in the respondent's country, and to what extent the respondent believed the European Community was democratic. In a series of questions on environmental issues, respondents were asked to evaluate major energy resources in terms of price stability, supply, and pollution, and to weigh the risks, costs, and benefits of nuclear energy. They were also asked about the causes, effects, and possible solutions for the problems of acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and the deteriorating ozone layer. Additional information gathered by the survey includes life satisfaction, family income, home ownership, number of persons and children under 15 residing in the home, size of locality, region of residence, occupation of the head of household, and the respondent's age, sex, occupation, education, religion, religiosity, and subjective social class standing.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Community: Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and West Germany (including West Berlin).

SAMPLE: Multistage national probability samples and national stratified quota samples.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + OSIRIS dictionary + SAS Control Cards + SPSS Control Cards + data collection instruments.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS with SAS and SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: June 19-July 19, 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: June 19-July 19, 1989

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES 85-12100, and SES 88-09098

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: CONCHK.ICPSR/ MDATA/ FREQ.ICPSR/ UNDOCCHK.ICPSR/ RECODE

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Inglehart, Ronald. CULTURE SHIFT IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. Inglehart, Ronald, and Karlheinz Reif (eds.). EURO-BAROMETER: THE DYNAMICS OF EUROPEAN OPINION. London: MacMillan, 1992.

Media/File Reports:

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