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Study Report

Study Number: LA-527-036-1-1-International-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Euro-barometer 36.0: regional identity and perceptions of the Third World, fall 1991.  [machine-readable data file] / Reif, Karlheinz  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9771

Date Accessioned: 3/20/1995

Number of Files Received: 2

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 3/1/1995

Documentation: Hard copy codebook; SPSS control cards.

Abstract: This round of Euro-Barometer surveys investigated the level of public support for the European Community (EC) and assessed attitudes toward regional development and perceptions of the Third World. Respondents were asked how well-informed they felt about the EC, how supportive they were of efforts being made to unify Western Europe, whether their country had benefited from being an EC member, and their personal interest in EC matters. Respondents were also asked to judge which areas of policy should be decided by national governments and which by a central Community structure, and to express their reactions to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, their expectations for the Single European Market, and their attitudes about the role and importance of the European Parliament. A new series of questions examined respondents' views toward the recording and distribution of personal information by private and public organizations, the recording and use of certain types of information, and the transfer of personal information among organizations. Questions about smoking included whether the respondent had heard of the European Code Against Cancer, whether the respondent smoked, what tobacco products were used by smokers, how many cigarettes were smoked in a day by the respondent, and whether smokers had plans to cut down their tobacco consumption. Items on regional identification included respondents' conceptions of ''their region,'' attachment to their town, village, region, or country, whether there were policies to develop less favored regions in member countries, whether there should be policies to develop regions in member countries, and what the European Community's policy should be with respect to developing regions in the European Community. Queries about the Third World included perceptions of the extent of hunger and economic development in the Third World, the respondent's personal impression and experience with the Third World, the respondent's source, nature, and need for information about the Third World, whether aid should be given to Third World countries and the expected nature and benefit of that aid, what the aim of relations with Third World countries should be, and the expected future of the Third World. As in previous Euro-Barometers, questions on political party preference asked respondents which party they felt the closest to, how they voted in their country's last general election, and how they would vote if a general election were held tomorrow. Additional information was gathered on family income, number of people residing in the home, size of locality, home ownership, region of residence, occupation of the head of household, and the respondent's age, sex, occupation, education, religion, religiosity, subjective social class standing, souci-professional status, and left-right political self-placement.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 12 member nations of the European Community: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as in Norway.

SAMPLE: Multistage national probability sample.

NOTE: Data processing for this collection was performed at the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung in Koeln, Germany.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS data definition statements + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: October 15-November 21, 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 15-November 21, 1991

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

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Ref, Karlheinz, and Ronald Inglehart (eds.). EURO-BAROMETER: THE DYNAMICS OF EUROPEAN OPINION. London: MacMillan, 1991.

Media/File Reports:

7143 (CD-ROM)