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Social and political values

And in the following list, which are the three most important values for you personally?

 

And which three of them best represent ... (1) (OUR COUNTRY); (2) the European Union; (3) the United States of America; (4) the Arab world ... most.

  • The rule of Law
  • Respect for human life
  • Human rights
  • Individual freedom
  • Democracy
  • Peace
  • Equality
  • Solidarity, support for others
  • Tolerance
  • Religion
  • Self-fulfilment
  • Respect for other cultures

Eurobarometer 67.1 (3)

  • Respect for nature and the environment
  • Social equality and solidarity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural diversity
  • Peace
  • Progress and innovation
  • Freedom of opinion
  • Tolerance and openness to others
  • Respect for history and its lessons

EP Eurobarometer 68.1, 70.1, 71.1, 73.1, 74.3, 76.3, 78.2, 79.5, 82.4, 83.3, 84.3, 86.2, 87.3, 88.1, 88.3, 89.1, 90.1, 90.3, 91.5, 92.2, 92.3

In your opinion, which of the following should the European Parliament defend as a matter of priority?

  • Equality between men and women
  • The protection of minorities
  • The dialogue between cultures and religions
  • Solidarity between EU member states
  • Solidarity between EU and the poor countries in the world
  • The protection of human rights
  • Freedom of speech
  • The abolition of the death penalty throughout the world
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
3983 60.1 10-11 2003 Q.36a/b  
4240 CCEB2003.5 11-12 2003 Q.2a/b  
4526 66.1 9-10 2006 QA48a/b (2)  
4529 67.1 2-3 2007 QA16 (3)  
4565 68.1 9-10 2001 QB20  
4744 69.2 3-5 2008 QD2/QD3 (2)  
4819 70.1 10-11 2008 QD13  
4971 71.1 1-2 2009 QB8  
4994 72.4 10-11 2009 QD7/QD8 (2)  
5000 73.1 1-2 2010 QA8  
5449 74.2 11-12 2010 QA26/QA27 (2)
5450 74.3 11-12 2010 QA6  
5567 76.3 11 2011 QP12  
5596 76.4 12 2011 QA10 (3)  
5612 77.3 5 2012 QE2/QE3 (2)  
5686 78.2 11-12 2012 QP10  
5689 79.3 5 2013 QD9/QD10(2)  
5875 79.5 6 2013 QP18  
5876 80.1 11 2013 QD10 (4)  
5013 81.2 3 2014 QD3/QD4(2)  
5928 81.4 5-6 2014 QD7 (4)  
5932 82.3 11 2014 QD8/QD9(2)  
5933 82.4 11-12 2014 QP10  
5998 83.3 5 2015 QD5/QD6(2)  
6643 84.3 11 2015 QD5/QD6(2)  
6788 86.2 11 2016 QD6/QD7  
6863 87.3 5 2017 QD7/QD8  
6925 88.1 9-10 2017 QA9  
6928 88.3 11 2017 QD6/QD7  
6963 89.1 3 2018 QD6/QD7  
7484 90.1 9 2018 QA14  
7489 90.3 11 2018 QD6/QD7  
7576 91.5 6-7 2019 QD6/QD7  
7580 92.2 10 2019 QB6  
7601 92.3 11-12 2019 QC6/QC7  

(1) Please note that the variable names refer to the final ICPSR/ZA codebook editions, if available. 

(2) Follow-up question only for the "European Union" and asked at first (i.e. before asking for personally important values)

(3) Different question wording: "Among the following values, what are the three in your opinion, that we should preserve and reinforce the most in our current society?" with follow-up question: "For each of these values, please tell me if they are best embodied by Europe, by other countries (or groups of countries) in the world or by both?"

(4) Only asked for the "European Union": "In the following list, which values best represent the EU?"