Eurobarometer Data Service

Eurobarometer 47.1     March-April 1997     ZA No.  2936

Images of Switzerland, Education throughout life, Racism, and Patterns of Family Planning and Work Status

Special Topics:

  • Perception of Switzerland
  • Attitudes towards education and training throughout life 
  • Social and political issues, attitudes towards society
  • Attitudes towards immigrants and people from different races, religions and cultures (racism and xenophobia) 
  • Demographic patterns, family planning and work situation

Documents and Data:


  • Current archive dataset version / update: v1.0.1 (2012)
  • Errata




Sample size

Fieldwork datesField-Questionnaires pdf
France100627 Mar 97 - 22 Apr 97FR
Belgium100526 Mar 97 - 25 Apr 97


Netherlands102027 Mar 97 - 29 Apr 97NL
Germany (West)103827 Mar 97 - 17 Apr 97DE_W
Italy99726 Mar 97 - 16 Apr 97IT
Luxembourg59726 Mar 97 - 21 Apr 97LU_LU / LU_FR
Denmark100103 Apr 97 - 29 Apr 97DK
Ireland100327 Mar 97 - 28 Apr 97IE
Great Britain107826 Mar 97 - 17 Apr 97GB
Northern Ireland30130 Mar 97 - 14 Apr 97GB_NI
Greece101026 Mar 97 - 14 Apr 97GR
Spain100001 Apr 97 - 18 Apr 97ES
Portugal100027 Mar 97 - 19 Apr 97PT
Germany (East)103127 Mar 97 - 16 Apr 97DE_E
Finland101101 Apr 97 - 25 Apr 97FI_FI / FI_SE
Sweden100028 Mar 97 - 28 Apr 97SE
Austria105626 Mar 97 - 14 Apr 97AT
Questionnaire Copyright and Acknowledgements


  • RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION is documented as "Orthodox" for code '3' in the original Eurobarometer codebooks and basic questionnaires starting with survey number 32. This is not correct in the case of the Netherlands. Dutch respondents have been asked for the Protestant section "Gereformeerd" in the place of "Orthodox". Corrected in the GESIS Data Archive codebooks for deliveries after March 9, 2000.
  • In VOTE INTENTION (V443) and EUROPEAN PARTY PREFERENCE (V478) the data for DENMARK are erroneous. Responses for "Venstre" (70) and "Enhedslisten - De Rod-Gronne" (14) have been exchanged. This also occurs in the original INRA data set. In addition variable V478 is not correctly constructed for France, Denmark, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Greece, and Portugal. GESIS Data Archive deliveries after June 8, 2000 (second GESIS Data Archive edition) are corrected.

  • The OPINION LEADERSHIP INDEX C.1 (V476) has not been constructed correctly in Eurobarometer 47.1. Please recode in accordance with the description of the index in the codebook. GESIS Data Archive deliveries after October 28, 2002 are corrected. 

  • Starting with Eurobarometer 34 and up to survey 61, NUTS 1 level data (REGION II) for the Netherlands are not (re-)coded in accordance with the official EUROSTAT nomenclature of territorial unit statistics. The NUTS 2 level province ZEELAND should be
    coded as belonging to NUTS 1 region (landsdel) WEST instead of SOUTH Netherlands. (GESIS Data Archive editions will be corrected from EB 53 onwards, November 11, 2005)

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