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Candidate Countries Eurobarometer , CCEB

    For details on all aspects of this database, see GESIS

1. General description

    The Candidate Countries Eurobarometer (CCEB) is part of the general Eurobarometer, a European cross-national, longitudinal survey research program, which focuses on attitudes, values and beliefs regarding the socio-cultural and socio-political domain. The surveys are regularly performed on behalf of the European Commission (EC). The CCEB replaces the Central and Eastern Eurobarometer (CEEB), which was carried out between 1990 and 1998.  

    For more information on the other Eurobarometers, see Standard Eurobarometer and Flash Eurobarometer.

2. Survey type

  • Cross-national
  • Longitudinal, with waves from 2001 to 2004
  • Representative national samples, ≥ 15 year of age
  • Different themes per wave, no core questionnaire. For an overview of the topics per Eurobarometer, see GESIS

3. Participating countries

  • 13 EU candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
  • Although Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia entered the EU in 2004, these countries still participated in the Candidate Countries Eurobarometer of 2004

4. Topics

a. Socio-demographics

  • Respondent: age, sex, education, income, work and employment, marital status, socio-economic status, ethnicity, region, community size
  • Partner:
  • Parents:
  • Children:
  • Household: composition, income

b. General

    Agriculture, contact with other countries and cultures, country benefits of EU membership, equality, European Union and EU policies, European Union enlargement, foreigners, foreign and security policy, globalisation, health, immigration, income, national and European identity, political participation and trust in institutions, political preferences, science and technology, well-being, work

c. Regarding work and welfare

    Advantages of EU membership for social groups in the country, gender equality, health satisfaction, job opportunities, job quality, job satisfaction, job search, life satisfaction, making ends meet, role of government (responsibilities), satisfaction with health services, social exclusion, social participation, social protection, standard of living, state of economy, subjective well-being, time use, trade unions, work abroad, work autonomy, work ethic

5. Questionnaires available

    Questionnaires downloadable in PDF format; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)

6. Keyword search in questionnaires

7. Data available

  • Pooled datasets downloadable per wave in SPSS or STATA; from GESIS (under Data & Documents)
  • Registration required, free of charge
  • Reports downloadable in PDF format, from CCEB
  • No registration required, free of charge

8. Online data analysis

    For online data analysis on ZACAT, click on the following tabs on the left upper corner of the webpage: Eurobarometer > Candidate (or Applicant) Countries Eurobarometer.