Dataset details
Ref dataset: 1226 (1.0.0)
Dataset title
Citizens preference for voting rights in Europe
DOI 10.23662/FORS-DS-1226-1
Ref dataset 1226
Ref study 13259
Dataset language English
Additional information This survey documents citizen's preferences for different voting rights schemes in 26 European Countries (EU25 + Switzerland). The CAWI survey was conducted in 2019, before the European Parliament elections of May 2019. In 19 countries the sample is around n=500 respondents, but in seven (7) countries, which cover the geographical and institutional diversity across Europe, the sample is around n = 1'000 (Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland). The survey includes only respondents who are both nationals and resdents of the country in which they are surveyed. It contains socio-demographic information of respondents, nationality/mobility statuses, political preferences, as well as a battery of questions of voting rights in national and European elections. SPSS file produced by the archive.
Dataset version 1.0.0
Version notes
Publication date 08.06.2021
See variables on De Visu
Bibliographical citation Elie Michel, Joachim Blatter: Citizens preference for voting rights in Europe [Dataset]. Universit├Ąt Luzern. Distributed by FORS, Lausanne, 2021.
Data type Quantitative data
Consent of respondents
Time method Cross-section
  • Digitalized data file
Data collector Demo SCOPE - Research and Marketing
Available document types
  • Codebook
  • Variable documentation
Remarks about the documentation The codebook contains the variable descriptions with reference to the labels included in the raw dataset. The additionnal documentation (Excel-file) contains the party list in connection with variable Q12c.
Restriction Academic research and teaching
Special order
Special permission None
Status Published

Preferences for Voting Rights: Data
Collection date - begin 08.05.2019
Collection date - end 15.05.2019
Analysis unit
  • Individual
Universe The survey includes representative samples of respondents who are both nationals and residents of the country in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.
Sampling description
Mode of data collection
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Data collection instruments
  • Questionnaire
Data source
Weighting information
Response rate
Data completeness
Number of cases 16555
Number of variables 37