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Access to Eurobarometer primary data

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Eurobarometer primary data and related documentation (questionnaires, codebooks, etc.) are made available by GESIS, ICPSR and through the Social Science Data Archive networks. Adequate use of these data presupposes at least basic knowledge in data analysis methodology and experience in the use of statistical software packages (information on Eurobarometer weighting variables  should also be noticed).

Single topical modules may be subject to temporary embargo provisions and may not be part of the dataset distributed by the archive(s) at any one time.

Data access via the GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK)

DBK-Download - free of charge download of microdata analysis files (SPSS or STATA) and questionnaires via the data catalogue entry (study description). All Eurobarometer data catalogue entries are also listed by groups:

DBK-Ordering - complete Eurobarometer collections on DVD-R can be ordered via shopping cart and subject to handling charges of 25 € per DVD-R product: 

  • Standard & Special Eurobarometer 1970-2014
  • Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2000-2004
  • Central & Eastern Eurobarometer 1990-1997

For accessing data through Data Catalogue (DBK), you need to sign in with user name (your e-mail address) and password. New users have to register first.

Data access via ZACAT Data Portal

ZACAT Online Portal - free of charge data browsing, data retrieval on study and variable level, and data analysis for:

  • Standard and Special Eurobarometer
  • Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File 1970-2002 (no online analysis)
  • Candidate Countries Eurobarometer
  • Central and Eastern Eurobarometer
  • Central and Eastern Eurobarometer Trend File 1990-1997 (no online analysis)

Bibliographic citation of Eurobarometer data

Bibliographic citation of Eurobarometer primary data is required, whenever analysis results are used for publications. All necessary information can be looked up in the respective GESIS Data Catalogue entry (study description). A typical example for a correct citation of Eurobarometer micro data would be:

  • European Commission: 
    Eurobarometer 69.1, February-March 2008.
    TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]; 
    GESIS Data Archive: ZA4743, dataset version 3.0.0 (2010),
    doi:10.4232/1.10128

Alternatively the YEAR OF PUBLICATION of the respective dataset version can be inserted after the author statement. The YEAR OF FIELDWORK should always be part of the Eurobarometer title statement

The correct citation using digital object identifiers helps to track datasets and their usage. This is important for quality control and efficiency in the research process as well as for giving credits to the author (principal investigator).

Terms and conditions

The general regulations on usage (27 KB) of GESIS Data Archive resources apply.

Please notice that users are requested to provide bibliographic information on each completed publication involving the use of archive resources, in particular the analysis of primary data.  

We are interested in bibliographic information on all types of publication: books, articles, reports, conference papers, student thesis or dissertations etc. Please include information on the data set(s) which were used in the research. Send your citations to the eurobarometer-dataservice (eurobarometer-dataservice(at)gesis(dot)org)

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