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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

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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
398360.110-112003Q.36a/b 
4240CCEB2003.511-122003Q.2a/b 
452666.19-102006QA48a/b (2) 
452967.12-32007QA16 (3) 
456568.19-102001QB20 
474469.23-52008QD2/QD3 (2) 
481970.110-112008QD13 
497171.11-22009QB8 
499472.410-112009QD7/QD8 (2) 
500073.11-22010QA8 
544974.211-122010QA26/QA27(2)
545074.311-122010QA6 
556776.3112011QP12 
559676.4122011QA10 (3) 
561277.352012QE2/QE3 (2) 
568678.211-122012QP10 
568979.352013QD9/QD10(2) 
587579.562013QP18 
587680.1112013QD10 (4) 
501381.232014QD3/QD4(2) 
592881.45-62014QD7 (4) 
593282.3112014QD8/QD9(2) 
593382.411-122014QP10 
599883.352015QD5/QD6(2) 
664384.3112015QD5/QD6(2) 
678886.2112016QD6/QD7 
686387.352017QD7/QD8 
692588.19-102017QA9 
692888.3112017QD6/QD7 
696389.132018QD6/QD7 
748490.192018QA14 
748990.3112018QD6/QD7 

(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?"