Datasets on European Countries
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Taylor 2003 TransAtlantic Trends Survey
Survey firm: Taylor Nelson Sofres (Nelson Sofres/GMF Poll #2003-GMF)
Field dates: June 10-25, 2003
Sample: Adults residents of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Sample size: 8,013
Sample notes: 1000 respondents were interviewed in each country (except 1003 in France, 1009 in the Netherlands, 1001 in the United States).
Major topics covered:
Think it will be best for future of own country if take an active part/stay out of world affairs (1); how desirable is it that U.S. exert strong leadership in world affairs (1); how desirable is it that U.S./European Union exert strong leadership in world affairs (1); approve/disapprove of the way President of the United States George Bush is handling international politics (1); government spending (3); position about United States and European Union in international affairs (1); role for the European Union in international affairs (1); superpower status for the European Union (5); possible international threats to the United States/Europe in the next ten years (6); feelings toward some countries/institutions/people (18); United Nations does/does not need to be strengthened (1); overall opinion of the United Nations (1); Europe and the United States have grown closer/further apart/remained about the same in recent years (1); European Union/United States of America is more important to own country’s vital interests today (1); war in Iraq was/was not worth the loss of life and other costs of attacking Iraq (1); would/would not support own government’s decision to take part in military action against North Korea if North Korea acquired weapons of mass destruction (4); would/would not support own government’s decision to take part in military action against Iran if Iran acquired weapons of mass destruction (4); what should be done when a country is harboring dangerous international terrorists (4); what should be done if a country is threatening with nuclear weapons a neighbor country (4); proposals to help resolve the Arab/Israeli conflict (12); agree/disagree that European Union is not as powerful militarily as the U.S. but can still have influence to solve world problems by other tools (1); agree/disagree that U.S. and Europe should act more independently in the world (1); agree/disagree that Israel deserves our support because it is the only democracy in the Arab world (1); agree/disagree that economic power is becoming more important in world affairs than military power (1); agree/disagree that war is necessary to obtain justice under some conditions (1); agree/disagree that when vital interests of own country are involved it is justified to bypass the U.N. if needed (1); agree/disagree that Europeans are too preoccupied with their own affairs and are unwilling to take responsibility for dealing with world problems (1); agree/disagree that Europeans and Americans have different social and cultural values (1); remember/do not remember some of the names of the five countries which have permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council (11).
2002 European World Views Survey
Survey Sponsor: The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Survey firm: MORI Research Inc.
Dates: June 1-July 6, 2002
Sample: National adult residents of Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, France, and Germany
Sample size: 6,001
Sample notes: 1000 respondents were interviewed in each country (1001 in France).
Major topics covered:
Most important issues facing country today (2); government programs expanded/cut back/kept the same (2); U.S. government programs expanded/cut back/kept the same (2); know the name of the U.S. President (1); how much influence certain countries have in the world (1); desirable for U.S. to exert strong leadership in world affairs (1); desirable for the EU to exert strong leadership in world affairs (1); economic/military strength more important in determining a country’s overall power and influence (1); best for future of own country to be active or stay out of world affairs (1); Bush Administration’s handling of problems (7); EU or U.S. more important for vital interests of own country (1); U.S. and EU as superpowers (1); European Union (2); willing for Europe to be superpower even if greater military expenditures (1); possible threats to vital interest of own country/Europe in next ten years (11); feelings toward certain countries (8); NATO still essential/no longer essential (1); expansion of NATO (6); NATO headquarters (1); approve/disapprove of own country’s military troops used in certain situations (6); Europe and U.S. should/ should not specialize their roles in the world (1); U.S. should/should not invade Iraq (1); own government should/should not take part in military action against Iraq (4); Favor/oppose establishment of an independent Palestinian state (1); Favor/oppose measure to combat international terrorism (5); Agree/disagree that American foreign policy contributed to 9/11 attacks (1); U.S. using attacks to enforce will or protecting itself from future attacks (1); Should/should not strengthen international institutions (4); U.S./Japan practice fair/unfair trade with Europe (2); Support/oppose biotechnology/genetic manipulation in agriculture and food production (2); Globalization good/bad (4).