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The current situation in different social domains

Eurobarometer 62.1 ff.

  • How would you judge the current situation in each of the following (domains)?

Eurobarometer 31A, 40, 56.1 (only one comparable item)*

  • I am now going to ask you to talk me about different aspects of your everyday life. For each of them, could you tell me if this aspect of your life is very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?
     
  • The situation of the (NATIONALITY) economy
  • The situation of the European economy
  • The situation of the economy in the world [starting with EB 70.1]
  • The employment situation in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • The situation of the environment in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • The social welfare situation in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • Your quality of life [starting with EB 81: ... in our COUNTRY / ... in the EU]
  • Your financial situation [EB 70.1ff.: The financial situation of the/your household]
  • Your personal job situation [starting with EB 70.1]

    Additional items:
     
  • area you live in [31A*, 40*, 56.1*, 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • health care provision [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • provision of pensions [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • unemployment benefits [EB 71.2, EB 73.5; 75.4] 
  • cost of living [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • releations between people from different cultural or religious backgrounds or nationalities [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • the way inequality and poverty is accessed [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • affordability of energy [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4, ]
  • affordability of housing [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  • the way public administration runs [EB 71.2, EB 73.5, 75.4]
  1. very good
  2. rather good
  3. rather bad
  4. very bad


See also related trends:
Expectations for the next year
The respondent's personal Situation in the past and the future
 

ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
1751 31A 6-7 1989 Q234  
2495 40 10-11 1993 Q85  
3626 56.1 10 2001 Q20  
4230 62.1 10-12 2004 QB1  
4411 63.4 5-6 2005 QD1  
4506 65.2 4-5 2006 QC1  
4526 66.1 9-10 2006 QA51 (2)  
4530 67.2 4-5 2007 QA49 (3)  
4565 68.1 9-11 2007 QA4 (2)  
4819 70.1 10-11 2008 QA4 (2) 
QA5 (5)
 
4971 71.1 1-2 2009 QA3 (2)  
4972 71.2 5-6 2009 QA2 (5)  
4973 71.3 6-7 2009 QA2 (2)  
4994 72.4 10-11 2009 QA2  
5234 73.4 5 2010 QA4  
5235 73.5 6 2010 QA2 (5)  
5449 74.2 11-12 2010 QA4 (6)  
5481 75.3 5 2011 QA4 (6)  
5564 75.4 6 2011 QB2 (7)  
5567 76.3 11 2011 QA4 (8)  
5612 77.3 5 2012 QA4 (8)  
5613 77.4 6 2012 QB2 (7)  
5685 78.1 11 2012 QA3 (8)  
5689 79.3 5 2013 QA3 (8)  
5852 79.4 5-6 2013 QA2 (9)  
5876 80.1 11 2013 QA2 (9)  
5913 81.2 3 2014 QA2 (10)  
5928 81.4 5-6 2014 QA2 (9)  
5929 81.5 6 2014 QA2 (9)  
5932 82.3 11 2014 QA1 (9)  
5998 83.3 5 2015 QA1 (10)  
6643 84.3 11 2015 QA1 (10)  
6694 85.2 5 2016 QA1  
6788 86.2 11 2016 QA1  
6863 87.3 5 2017 QA1  
6928 88.3 11 2017 QA1  
6963 89.1 3 2018 QA1  
7489 90.3 11 2018 QA1  
7576 91.5 6-7 2019 QA1  
7601 92.3 11-12 2019 QA1  
7649 93.1 7-8 2020 QA1  

 

The current situation in different social domains compared to other EU countries

For each of the following domains, would you say that the situation in (OUR COUNTRY) is better or less good than the average of the European Union countries?

  • The situation of the (NATIONALITY) economy
  • The employment situation in ...
  • The situation of the environment in ...
  • The social welfare situation in ... (not in EB 77.3, 79.3)
  • The educational system in ...   (starting with EB 63.4, not in 77.3, 79.3)
  • The quality of life in ...
  • The cost of living in ... (starting with EB 67.2)
  • Energy prices in ... (starting with EB 67.2, not in 77.3, 79.3)
     
  • The situation of the public finances (starting with EB 77.3)
  • Prospects for the future (starting with EB 77.3)
  • The situation of the youth (starting with EB 77.3)
  1. much better
  2. somewhat better
  3. somewhat less good
  4. definitely less good
  5. identical (SPONTANEOUS)
     
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
4230 62.1 10-12 2004 QB2  
4411 63.4 5-6 2005 QD2  
4506 65.2 4-5 2006 QC2  
4530 67.2 4-5 2007 QA7a-d (4)  
4744 69.2 3-5 2008 QA5  
4819 70.1 10-11 2008 QA7  
4994 72.4 10-11 2009 QA3  
5234 73.4 5 2010 QA5  
5612 77.3 5 2012 QA6  
5689 79.3 5 2013 QA5  


(1) Please note that the variable names refer to the final ICPSR/ZA codebook editions, if available.

(2) Only items 1-5 / EB70.1: only items 1-4 plus new items AND additional question QA5! / EB71.1 ff: only items 1-3 plus new items! / EB72.4: items 1-4 and 7-9.

(3) Only three items: the situation of the (NATIONALITY) economy, ... of our economy (modified), your financial situation

(4) Additional items: health care system, provision of pensions, public transport, knowledge of foreign languages; for Northern Cyprus the respective country (OUR COUNTRY) is replaced by "the Turkish Cypriote Community" or "our community". 

(5) Eurobarometer 71.2 and 73.5 add a follow up question on the comparison with the respective situation five years ago (QA4) and skip items on European economy, world economy, environment, general welfare situation and quality of life.

(6) Skips standard items: "environment" and "welfare situation". 

(7) Skips standard items: "environment", "welfare situation", "quality of life" and "European economy". 

(8) Skips standard items: "environment", "welfare situation" and "quality of life" 

(9) Skips standard items: "environment", "welfare situation" and "quality of life" and "economy in the world".

(10) Skips standard items: "environment", "welfare situation" and "economy in the world".