DISINTEGRATION: Swiss Panel Survey: Public opinion on Switzerland’s relations with Europe and the World, 2019-2022
The years between 2019 and 2022 have been a crucial period for Swiss politics, a period that has redefined the country’s role in world politics and, in particular, its relationship with the European Union. Swiss voters have been called to vote on important referendums on Swiss-EU relations such as the Limitation initiative or the Frontex referendum, while the Swiss government was negotiating a new Framework Agreement with the EU. All this happened while the UK was negotiating its withdrawal from the EU, the world was facing a global pandemic, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine brought war back in Europe. The DISINTEGRATON panel survey on Swiss-EU relations is designed to provide a better understanding of how people in Switzerland feel about the European Union and bilateral relations in the context of these multiple challenges. The survey was fielded by the company gfs.bern and relies on its online panel. The sample in wave 1 consists of 2633 respondents (age 18 and over). Participants who answered the first wave were recontacted in the next two waves. In wave 4 and 5, only respondents who answered the previous wave were recontacted. Wave 5 also includes a refreshment sample. The final data includes survey weights based on language region, age, gender, and party affinity in order to ensure representativeness.
Walter, S., & Malet, G. (2024). DISINTEGRATION: Swiss Panel Survey: Public opinion on Switzerland’s relations with Europe and the World, 2019-2022 (Version 1.0.0) [Data set]. FORS data service. https://doi.org/10.48573/enmd-fm91