Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-526-005-2-1-International-ICPSR-1970

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: European communities studies, 1970-1989: cumulative file.  [machine-readable data file] / Inglehart, Ronald  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9361

Comments: ICPSR 9361 replaced earlier edition 8434 (1973-1984).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and microfiche.

Abstract: This data collection contains 36 attitudinal, 21 demographic, and 10 analysis variables selected from the European Communities Studies, 1970-1973, and Euro-Barometers 3-38. Question items chosen from the individual surveys for inclusion in the cumulative file have appeared in at least four different surveys. Most items, however, were included in nearly all of the studies carried out during the 22-year period from 1970 to 1992. Attitudinal variables selected from the individual studies include respondent's overall life satisfaction, amount of social change desired, left/right political orientation, support of the Common Market, strength of religious attachment, and the political party for which the respondent would vote. Other variables record respondents' opinions on topics such as the unification of Europe, elections to the European Parliament, nuclear power, income equality, terrorism, military defense, public ownership vs. private industry, and pollution. Three indices constructed by the principal investigators--cognitive mobilization, materialist/post-materialist values, and left/center/right vote--also are included. Demographic information supplied includes age, sex, marital status, household composition, occupation, religion, family income, age at which the respondent left school, town size, region, union membership of household members, size and supervision of the workplace, subjective social class, work sector, and housing source.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Community: Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, West Germany (1970-1992), United Kingdom (1970, 1973-1992), Denmark (1973-1992), Ireland (1973-1992), Luxembourg (1973-1992), Greece (1980-1992), Spain (1981-1992), and Portugal (1982-1992).

SAMPLE: Multistage probability samples and stratified quota samples.

NOTE: This data collection replaces EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES STUDIES, 1973-1984: CUMULATIVE FILE (ICPSR 8434).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1970-1992


FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.




Inglehart, Ronald. THE SILENT REVOLUTION: CHANGING VALUES AND POLITICAL STYLES AMONG WESTERN PUBLICS. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977. Inglehart, Ronald. CULTURE SHIFT IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. Reif, Karlheinz, and Ronald Inglehart (eds.). EURO-BAROMETER: THE DYNAMICS OF EUROPEAN OPINION. London: MacMillan, 1991.

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