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Main Eurobarometer trends

This continuity guide is listing selected main trend questions mainly from the Standard Eurobarometer. The detailed trend lists cover tabular overviews of occurrence (survey number, fieldwork date, question/variable identification) as well as a detailed documentation of question texts and possible modifications in question wording and/or answer categories over time.

Please notice that detailed continuity documentation is only available for linked trend entries. Trends included in the Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File are marked by

Select a trend from the following main groups:

Cultural and national identity

International relations

Living conditions and issues

Political efficacy and attitudes

Political & social participation

Voting behaviour

Values and religion

European Unification

European institutions

  • EP media awareness 
  • EP impression 
  • EP importance for EC/EU 
  • EP role preference 
  • Att. tw. a European Government 
  • Europ. Com. media awareness 
  • Europ. Com. impression 
  • EU Presidency awareness 
  • EU Presidency importance 
  • Trust in European institutions 

European Single Market

European policies

  • National vs. EU policy areas 
  • EC/EU charter of social rights


  • Age 
  • Age when finished education 
  • Marital status (<EB71.2) 
  • Marital status & children (EB71.2 ff.)
  • Membership: polit. party (<EB37) 
  • Membership: trade union (<EB56) 
  • Occupation of respondent - ESOMAR 
  • Gender
  • Subj. social class (<EB44) 
  • Subj. social position (EB71.2 ff.)
  • Financial situation (EB71.2 ff.)
  • National provenance (EB62 ff.)
  • Internet use (>EB71.1)
  • Fixed/mobile telephone (EB63.4-64.3)
  • Mobile telephone (EB64.4 ff.)


  • Head of HH / MIE (<EB62) 
  • HH composition: children 
  • HH composition: size 
  • HH brutto income (<EB62) 
  • Membership: trade union (<EB42) 
  • Occupation of MIE - ESOMAR (<EB62) 
  • Ownership of durables
  • Social class of HH (EB77.3 ff.)
  • Fixed/mobile telephone (EB58-63.3)
  • Fixed telephone (EB64.4 ff.)


  • Region (NUTS) 
  • Size of community 
  • Type of community