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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-027-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 28: relations with third world countries and energy problems, November 1987.  [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: 9082

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable OSIRIS dictionary; SPSS data definition statements; codebook in microfiche.

Abstract: The major focus of this Euro-Barometer is the respondent's knowledge of and attitudes toward the nations of the Third World. Topics covered include the culture and customs of these nations, the existence of poverty and hunger, and the respondent's opinions on how best to provide assistance to Third World countries. Individuals answered questions on social and political conditions as well as on the level of economic development in these countries. Additionally, respondents were asked to assess the state of relations between the respondent's country and various Third World nations. Another focus of this data collection concerns energy problems and resources in the countries of the European Economic Community. Respondents were asked to choose which regions of the world are considered to be reliable suppliers of fossil fuel for the future and to evaluate the risks that various industrial installations such as chemical and nuclear power plants pose to people living nearby. Respondents were also asked about solutions to the need for additional energy supplies in the future. Possible solutions included the development or continued development of nuclear power, the encouragement of research into producing renewable energy sources such as solar energy, and the conservation of energy. As in previous surveys in this series, respondents' attitudes toward the Community, life satisfaction, and social goals continued to be monitored. The survey also asked each individual to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the creation of a single common European market and whether they approved or disapproved of current efforts to unify western Europe. In addition, the respondent's political orientation, outlook for the future, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics were probed.

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, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and West Germany (including West Berlin).

SAMPLE: Multistage probability samples and stratified quota samples.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Osiris and Card Image with SPSS Control Cards for each

TIME PERIOD: 1987-1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: October-November 1987

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

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

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Dalton, Russell, Scott Flanagan, and Paul Beck (eds.). ELECTORAL CHANGE IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACIES. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. Inglehart, Ronald. CULTURE SHIFT IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989. Inglehart, Ronald, and Karlheinz Reif (eds.). EURO-BAROMETER: THE DYNAMICS OF EUROPEAN OPINION. London: MacMillan, 1990 (forthcoming).

Media/File Reports:

7143 (CD-ROM)