Homo Europeanus Survey Analysis
- Posted by: Božica Sedlić
- Category: survey
Presented survey was carried out by Europe House Slavonski Brod with 13 partners from 12 different countries: 9 European Union (EU) Member States (IT, BG, CZ, PL, SK, SI, LV, ES, HR) and 3 candidate countries (MK, ME and RS), between 15th October and 23rd of November 2015, on the basis of online questionnaire and face to face interview with 6719 citizens aged 15 years and over.
In each country, a number of sampling points was not drawn with probability proportional to population size. Designers of survey suggested that each partner organization interview approximately 500 respondents in way that sampling points represent the whole territory of the countries according to the distribution of the resident population of the respective nationalities in terms of metropolitan (big cities), urban (small cities) and rural (village) areas, age, gender, employment status and educational level.
The survey contains 70 questions and precisely 2,415 potential combinations of variables. After all answers were collected they have been subjected to thorough statistical examination which, based on 70 questions survey contained, provided numerous ways to write out this report. However, questions are analyzed in a way that for every question firstly comes figure representing average of all responses named „European realities“, secondly comes paragraph called „National realities“ which contains responses divided by each of the 12 countries included in the survey and thirdly comes paragraph named „Education Europeae“ where responses are analyzed in correlation with three following parameters:
Have you ever had citizenship education during you schooling?
Was/is learning about EU part of your education?
Have you ever been educated about EU through non-formal education?
Hypothesis we tested is actually connected to this – can appropriate citizenship education, which includes education about EU, bring more objectivity when discussing EU issues? How does image of EU and its policies looks like from different point of views.
Survey results have been divided into three main parts. First part named „Education Europeae“ brings short review of respondents education about Europe in term of formal and non-formal education concerning Europe issues, quality and satisfaction of that education and their citizenship education (if they had CE). Responses provided on this questions will be used as referring point for later examination. Second part named „European Union and Europeans“ focus on how people perceive EU and European identity, what is their opinion on Jean-Claude Junckers ten political priorities and his plan about five-years pause from enlargement of EU. Furthermore, second part aims to examine which (dis)advantages people see in enlargement of EU and how well are they informed on EU citizen’s rights and European Citizens Initiative, also to examine whether (non)EU citizens feel that their voice counts in the EU. In addition, respondents needed to think of how being (or not being) part of EU influence different areas of their lives. Third part named „European Parliament“ informs about respondents awareness of the EP and its activities, values and policies that should be defined as matter of priority and on which base are people being elected for the EP at the first place Special accent has been made on influence of Education Europeae, regarding EU and membership in EU, on knowledge and attitudes of respondents regarding the topic.
Full results of Homo Europeanus Survey Analysis are available at: Homo Europeanus Survey Analysis
We wish to thank the people throughout Europe who have given their time to take part in this survey. Without their active participation, this study would not have been possible. Furthermore, more elaborated analysis (full sociodemographic analysis) are made for questions where it is relevant and shows certain differences within different sociodemographic categories. For all questions and more detailised analysis we, Europe House Slavonski Brod, are at your disposal.