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Summary: The mission of the Eurobarometer is monitoring the evolution of public opinio and political values in the European Union.

Main Points: The Eurobarometer is comparative and longitudinal survey program that consists of three large face-to-face instruments:

·        the continuous survey series of the Standard & Special Eurobarometer,

·        the Central & Eastern Eurobarometer

·        the Candidate (or Applicant) Countries Eurobarometer.

 It is complemented by small scale ad-hoc Flash Eurobarometer surveys which are available through the GESIS data catalogue. All Eurobarometer surveys are conducted by internationally recognized survey research institutes on behalf of the European Commission and its responsible Directorate-General(s) and departments as the principal investigators.

ZACAT provides online access to Eurobarometer individual and aggregate level primary data and to the corresponding detailed study and variable level documentation:

·        Standard & Special Eurobarometer (starting with the European Communities Study 1970)

·        Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File 1970-2002 (selected trends)

·        Candidate Countries Eurobarometer (2001-2004)

·        Central & Eastern Eurobarometer (1990-1997)

Eurobarometer Websites

The European Commission Public Opinion web site provides access to ALL official survey reports, including some qualitative studies.

The GESIS Data Service web pages provide information about ALL available Eurobarometer series: notes on historical and methodological background, additional retrieval support through advanced free-text search in the question data base, special topic selection and trend documentation, or links to relevant context information in the web. Please also notice the dataset version and errata reporting in the context of each individual Eurobarometer data catalogue entry (study description) which is referenced through the respective Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Access to database:

Source: ZACAT, 2013

Page Created By:  Madina Junussova. The content presented on this page is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases. This material does not necessarily reflect the official view of the publishing organization.

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