What is the Barometer of the Elcano Royal Institute? (ISSN 1696-330X)
From the outset, the Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies has paid special attention to Spain's image across the globe, making it one of our special areas of strategic research. As part of this attention, we have set up what we call the OPIEX or Permanent Observatory of Spain's Image Abroad. The flipside of this, if you pardon the expression, is an analysis of the Spanish public opinion on its foreign policy and international relations, including the image Spaniards have of other countries.
To measure this latter variable, we designed the BRIE, Elcano Royal Institute Barometer. This is a periodic survey, carried out three times a year, in November, February and June, of a sample of 1,200 people considered a fair cross section of the Spanish population. The difference between the BRIE and other surveys carried out in Spain from time to time, such as the Barometer of the Sociological Research Institute, is that the BRIE focuses exclusively on opinions, values and attitudes regarding international relations and Spanish foreign policy in all its aspects (defence policy, image of foreign countries, attitudes towards the European Union, perception of threats, possible conflicts, etc.).
The BRIE survey is structured in two primary modules. On one hand, we have a set of questions, which, in total or in part, are repeated in the three annual waves, that gives us a time series of a group of basic parameters. This is the 'fixed' part of the BRIE. But the core of the barometer is made up of the 'variable' part, comprising questions relating to current, up-to-the-minute affairs, which obviously have to change for each edition.
- Spain’s Image Monitor.
- Spain’s Image Barometer (BIE).
- Barometer of the Elcano Royal Institute (BRIE).
Available: Press summary (PDF) and complete report (PDF) of each edition.
30th edition of the BRIE (June 2012)
29th edition of the BRIE (March-April 2012)
28th edition of the BRIE (December 2011)
27th edition of the BRIE (June 2011)
26th edition of the BRIE (March 2011)
25th edition of the BRIE (November 2010)
24th Edition of the BRIE (June 2010)
23rd Edition of the BRIE (March 2010)
22nd Edition of the BRIE (November 2009)
21st Edition of the BRIE (July 2009)
20th Edition of the BRIE (March-April 2009)
19th Edition of the BRIE (December 2008)
18th Edition of the BRIE (June 2008)
17th Edition of the BRIE (April 2008)
16th Edition of the BRIE (November 2007)
14th Edition of the BRIE (March 2007)
12th Edition of the BRIE (June 2006)
11th Edition of the BRIE (March 2006)
10th Wave of the BRIE (November 2005)
9th Wave of the BRIE(June 2005)
8th Wave of the BRIE (February 2005)
7th Wave of the BRIE (November 2004)
6th Wave of the BRIE (may 2004)
5th Wave of the BRIE (February 2004)
4th Wave of the BRIE (November 2003)
3rd Wave of the BRIE (May 2003)
2nd Wave of the BRIE (February2003)
1st Wave of the BRIE (November 2002)