The survey


GOODGOD main questionnaire covers eight countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, United-Kingdom and is designed to produce different kinds of data. Some questions investigate the general perceptions that citizens have of the EU polity, politics and policies. Others refer to policy issues or political leaders to cast light on empirical case studies (e.g. counter-radicalization, external threats). Still others are borrowed (and sometimes customized) from large social surveys (EVS, WWS, Eurobarometer) that measure political attitudes across time, space and society. These attitudes (e.g. authoritarianism, left/right orientation, religiosity, national and European loyalty) are instrumental to interpret the social determinations of the citizens’ perceptions of European affairs.

The questionnaire is broken down into different thematic sets.
The first set explores the components of and the hierarchy between national and European belongings.
Against this background, the second set focusses on the two most recent mottos of EU legitimization (European values and European way of life) to investigate their social relevance, their meanings and their interactions.
The third set tests the congruence of some policy issues/threats/leaders with the structures of opportunity and constraint produced by the social representations of Europeans.
The fourth set includes data on general political attitudes and demographic indicators.