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Eurobarometer 44.2bis (MEGA-SURVEY)  Jan-Mar 1996  ZA No. 2828

Policies and Practices in Building Europe and the European Union

Special Topics:

  • The future of the European Union (attitudes, knowledge, preferences, fears and expectations)

Documents and Data:

  • ZACAT online access - dataset v1.0.0 (study and variable retrieval, data browsing, descriptive analysis, data download) 

Remarks:

  • The basic sample size of the 44.2bis MEGA-survey is about 3000 respondents in Belgium, Denmark, East Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, and Sweden, about 6000 respondents in West Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Great Britain, 600 and 1000 respondents in Northern Ireland and Luxembourg respectively. In addition an oversample of people working in the sector of agriculture, fishery or forestry was carried out (a minimum number of such interviews per region was imposed).

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

Publications:

  • European Commission: EUROBAROMETER 45. Public Opinion in the European Community. Brussels, Spring 1996 (some results of the MEGA SURVEY are reported in the framework of Eurobarometer 45).

  

Sample size

Fieldwork datesField-Questionnaires
France636901 Feb 96 - 29 Feb 96 FR
Belgium320428 Jan 96 - 06 Mar 96

BE_NL / BE_FR

Netherlands359730 Jan 96 - 01 Mar 96 NL
Germany (West)642301Jan 96 - 04 Mar 96 DE_W
Italy622102 Feb 96 - 22 Feb 96 IT
Luxembourg103430 Jan 96 - 05 Mar 96 LU_LU / LU_FR
Denmark310001 Jan 96 - 12 Mar 96 DK
Ireland300101 Feb 96 - 29 Feb 96 IE
Great Britain582730 Jan 96 - 29 Feb 96 GB
Northern Ireland60001 Feb 96 - 02 Mar 96 GB_NI
Greece320501 Feb 96 - 01 Mar 96 GR
Spain623002 Feb 96 - 22 Feb 96 ES
Portugal320102 Feb 96 - 10 Mar 96 PT
Germany (East)351101 Feb 96 - 03 Mar 96 DE_E
Finland337301 Feb 96 - 04 Mar 96 FI_FI / FI_SE
Sweden316901 Feb 96 - 08 Mar 96 SE
Austria311331 Jan 96 - 23 Feb 96
Questionnaire Copyright and Acknowledgements

Errata:

  • The documentation for D.3 in the original INRA edition of the SPSS dataset (variable label) and the corresponding original INRA codebook (question text) is not correct. It should be "To which party do you feel closest?". ZA deliveries of the original edition after October 13, 1998 are corrected accordingly. Documentation in the standard codebook edition is correct.

  • 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. (ZA editions will be corrected from EB 53 onwards, November 11, 2005)     

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