Study title
Eurobarometer in Switzerland 2001: Representative Poll of the Swiss Population and Development of a Teaching Aid on the Web
Ref study 7489
Study language German
Contributing institutions
  • Wirtschaft
  • Identität
  • Institutionen
  • Parteibindung
  • Einstellung zu Wissenschaft und Technik
Geographical space
ganze Schweiz
  • Switzerland
The European Commission's Eurobarometer surveys provide important data for the 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. Consequently, a set of internationally comparable data for the whole of Western Europe and selected countries of Central Europe is produced. Since the data are collected regularly, Switzerland can be analysed in a combined longitudinal cross-sectional comparison. In this way, peculiarities and similarities of Switzerland would become systematically identifiable.
This year's project consists of two parts:
1st subproject: Representative survey of the Swiss resident population. The questionnaire contains questions on the following subject groups: Science and technology, attitudes to Switzerland and its institutions.
2nd subproject: development of a web-based electronic workbook in cooperation with the University of Geneva to provide methodology teachers in Switzerland with a practical teaching aid, especially for the analysis of secondary data from the international surveys mentioned above. The aim is to support and promote the intensive use of this new data - especially among the young generation of researchers.
Note: The 2001 Eurobarometer in Switzerland was combined with the ISSP 2001 survey; the questions from the ISSP 2001 were added to the "Eurobarometer in Switzerland" 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) Auswahl der Haushalte nach dem Zufallsprinzip aus dem Telefonbuch nachdem sie nach den folgenden sechs Regionen geschichtet wurden: a) Französische Schweiz, b) Bern, deutschsprachiger Teil des Wallis, c) Basel und Aargau, d) Graubünden, St-Gallen, e) Italienische Schweiz, f) Zürich.
2) Auswahl der Zielperson nach der KISH-Methode.
Bruttostichprobe: 3291
Nettostichprobe: 2594
Durchgeführte Interviews: 1001
Rücklauf: 38,6%
Datenerhebung: CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing)
Zeitpunkt der Erhebung: 15. November 2001 bis 18. April 2002.
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Source (Updates)
Date created 03.05.2018
Date modified 03.05.2018
Start - End date 01.10.2001 - 28.09.2002