Study title
Eurobarometer in Switzerland 2000: Representative Poll of the Swiss Population and Development of a Teaching Aid on the Web
Ref study 7245
Study language German
Contributing institutions
  • Wirtschaft
  • Identität
  • Fremdenfeindlichkeit
  • Institutionen
  • Parteibindung
Geographical space
ganze Schweiz
  • Switzerland
The European Commission's Eurobarometer surveys provide an important data base for social sciences in the broadest sense. Originally conceived as an opinion barometer on European integration, Eurobarometers are now large-scale surveys that regularly cover important public life issues in addition to a core of standard issues. In this way, a set of internationally comparable data for the whole of Western Europe and selected Central European countries is created. Since the data are collected regularly, Switzerland can be analysed in a combined longitudinal cross-section comparison. In this way, peculiarities and similarities of Switzerland would become systematically identifiable.
This year's study consists of two parts:
1st subproject: Representative survey of the Swiss resident population. The questionnaire contains questions on the following subject groups: Information and communication technologies, genetically modified organisms, attitudes towards people of different races, religions or cultures, relations with Switzerland and its institutions.
2nd subproject: In cooperation with the University of Geneva, development of a web-based electronic workbook to provide methodology teachers in Switzerland with a practical teaching aid for the analysis of secondary data from the international surveys mentioned above. The aim is to support and promote the intensive use of this data - especially among the young generation of researchers.
Note: The "Eurobarometer in Switzerland 2000" survey was combined with the "ISSP 2000" survey; at the end of the "Eurobarometer in Switzerland" survey, respondents received the written "ISSP 2000" questionnaire.
Methods (description)
Grundgesamtheit: Bürger schweizerischer Nationalität und jene Ausländer, die deutsch, französisch oder italienisch sprechen. Die Befragten müssen mindestens 15 Jahre alt sein.
1) Bestimmung der Anzahl zu befragender Personen pro Gemeinde nach dem Berner Stichprobenverfahren (Klumpengrösse=5)
2) Auswahl der Haushalte nach dem Zufallsprinzip aus dem Telefonbuch
3) Auswahl der Zielperson nach der Geburtstagsmethode
Bruttostichprobe: 6875
Nettostichprobe: 3902
Durchgeführte Interviews: 1004
Rücklauf: 26%
Datenerhebung: CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing)
Zeitpunkt der Erhebung: September 2000 bis Februar 2001
Methods (instruments)
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Ethical approval No
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Source (Updates)
Date created 02.05.2018
Date modified 02.05.2018
Start - End date 01.03.2000 - 28.02.2001