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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-028-1-1-Europe-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 29: environmental problems and cancer, March-April 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / Reif, Karlheinz  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9083

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: The major focuses of this Euro-Barometer survey are the environment and personal health. Opinions were sought on environmental issues such as nuclear accidents and radioactivity, pollution, and conservation of natural resources, as well as on the activities surrounding the European Year of the Environment. Health-related issues focused on cancer: smoking, knowledge and views regarding the causes of cancer, the extent of its occurrence in society, and medical recommendations for its early detection and prevention. Respondents were also asked if they had undergone medical examinations to screen for cancer. Women were questioned about specific kinds of cancer detection examinations as well. Other health-related items concerned dietary regimens and sports activities. In addition, respondents were asked about political party preferences, life satisfaction, views on national goals and national achievements, and attitudes toward the Economic Community and its policies, especially the Economic Community's Common Agricultural Policy, the European Parliament, the creation of the single common market in 1992, and use of daylight savings time. The data include demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic information on respondents.

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 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: March-April, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 18-April 29, 1988

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

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


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

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