Access to Eurobarometer primary data
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 Catalogue 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:
- Standard & Special Eurobarometer
- Flash Eurobarometer
- Candidate Countries Eurobarometer
- Central & Eastern Eurobarometer
The complete Eurobarometer collection (Standard & Special Eurobarometer) on DVD-R can be ordered via dataservices(at)gesis(dot)org. These orders are subject to handling charges of 50 € per DVD-R plus 5 € shipping costs.
For accessing data through data catalogue you need to sign in with user name (your e-mail address) and password. New users have to register first.
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, Brussels (2020):
Eurobarometer 92.4 (2019).
Kantar Public [producer].
GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7602 Data file Version 1.0.0.
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).
The general regulations on usage of GESIS Data Catalogue 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)
- 7-zip (de-)compression software
- CNRI Handle Extensions for your
browser (handles DOI names)
- Read SPSS or STATA with R
using the foreign package
(see also related ICPSR FAQ)