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Euro-Barometer 31: European Elections, 1989: Pre-Election Survey, March-April 1989

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KeywordsTriple Keywords
Franchise
Elections
Polls
Electoral politics
Parties, Political
Political party systems
Political parties
Party systems, Political
Thought and thinking
Thoughts
Thinking
Mind
Self-government
Democracy
Individuality
Individuation (Philosophy)
Individuals (Philosophy)
Particulars (Philosophy)
Individuation
Attitudes (Psychology)
Attitude (Psychology)
Worth
Values
Axiology
Communication
Mass communication
Communication, Primitive
Fortunes
Family income
Income
Personal income
Household income
Number concept
Schooling
Instruction
Education of children
Human resource development
Children--Education
Students--Education
Youth--Education
Education
Pedagogy
Education, Primitive
Religion
Religion, Primitive

Abstract

This round of Euro-Barometer surveys had for its major focus issues surrounding the European elections. Questions on political party preferences asked respondents which party they felt the closest to, how they voted in their country's last general election, how they would vote if a general election were held tomorrow, which party they would vote for within their countries, how they planned to vote in the June 1989 elections for the European Parliament, how they viewed the importance of certain national problems, and what they thought about democracy and individual liberties. Respondents were asked about their usage of the media for news, their opinions of an "All Europe" television channel and what it should offer, and how the single European market planned for in 1992 would affect their lives. The survey also gauged respondents' perceptions of the general attitude of their countries' political parties toward the most important problems facing their nations. Other items included life satisfaction, union membership, smoking habits, views on environmental issues such as nuclear accidents and radioactivity, views regarding cancer, and knowledge of and attitudes toward European Community institutions and policies, including the Common Agricultural Policy. Respondents also were asked to name current topics and events most important for them and to state whether or not certain causes such as the promotion of world peace were worth taking risks and making sacrifices for. The section on cancer queried respondents about their knowledge of the causes of cancer and medical recommendations for its early detection and prevention, and asked respondents if they followed or intended to follow those recommendations. Women were questioned about specific kinds of cancer detection examinations as well. Additional information was gathered on family income, number of persons and children under 15 residing in the home, size of locality, region of residence, occupation of the head of household, and the respondent's age, sex, occupation, education, religion, religiosity, subjective social class standing, and left-right political self-placement.

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