Eurobarometer Data Service

Political Discussion

When you get together with friends, would you say you discuss political matters frequently, occasionally, or never?

 

ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
0987 3 5 1975 Q.41 V40
0988 4 10 1975 Q.64 V36
0989 5 5-6 1976 Q.231 V107
0990 6 11 1976 Q.216 V122
0991 7 4-5 1977 Q.174 V98
0992 8 10-11 1977 Q.133 V30
0993 9 5-6 1978 Q.118 V15
0994 10 10-11 1978 Q.114 V11
1036 11 4 1979 Q.154 V64
1037 12 10 1979 Q.132 V33
1038 13 4 1980 Q.148 V55
1039 14 10-11 1980 Q.158 V48
1206 15 4 1981 Q.144 V32
1207 16 10-11 1981 Q.252 V68
1208 17 3-4 1982 Q.213 V131
1209 18 10 1982 Q.239 V40
1318 19 3-4 1983 Q.246 V160
1319 20 10 1983 Q.254 V431
1320 21 3-4 1984 Q.217 V16
1321 22 10-11 1984 Q.231 V129
1541 23 3-4 1985 Q.137 V16
1542 24 10-11 1985 Q.161 V23
1543 25 3-4 1986 Q.215 V14
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.148 V20
1712 27 4 1987 Q.234 V14
1713 28 10-11 1987 Q.138 V20
1714 29 3-4 1988 Q.128 V14
1715 30 10-11 1988 Q.122 V21
1750 31 3-4 1989 Q.127 V14
1751 31A 7 1989 Q.130 V19
1752 32 10-11 1989 Q.6 V15
1753 33 3-4 1990 Q.5 V15
1960 34.0 10-11 1990 Q.13 V70
1962 34.2 10-11 1990 Q.5 V25
2031 35.0 3 1991 Q.5 V21
2032 35.1 3 1991 Q.3 V19
2081 36 10-11 1991 Q.5 V22
2141 37.0 3-4 1992 Q.5 V21
2241 37.1 4-5 1992 Q.4 V20
2294 38.0 9-10 1992 Q.5 V21
2295 38.1 11 1992 Q.9 V24
2346 39.0 3-4 1993 Q.5 V23
2459 40 10-11 1993 Q.14 V31
2490 41.0 4-5 1994 Q.4 V38
2636 43.0 3-4 1995 Q.2 V37
2637 43.1 4-5 1995 Q.3 V39
2639 43.1bis 5-6 1995 Q.2 V37
2689 44.0 10-11 1995 Q.2 V34
2690 44.1 11-12 1995 Q.4 V65
2828 44.2bis 2 1996 Q.5 V74
2829 44.3 2-4 1996 Q.2 V37 
2831 45.1 4-5 1996 Q.2 V37
2898 46.0 10-11 1996 Q.2 V35
2899 46.1 10-11 1996 Q.2 V35
2935 47.0 1-2 1997 Q.2 V37
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.2 V37
2937 47.2 4-6 1997 Q.2 V39
2959 48.0 10-11 1997 Q.2 V37
3052 49 4-5 1998 Q.2   V39
3085 50.0 10-11 1998 Q.3  V73
3171 51.0 3-4 1999 Q.2  
3204 52.0 10-11 1999 Q.5  
3296 53 4-5 2000 Q.2  
3387 54.1 11-12 2000 Q.2  
3507 55.1 4-5 2001 Q.5  
3627 56.2 10-11 2001 Q.2  
3639 57.1 3-5 2002 Q.2  
3693 58.1 10-11 2002 Q.2  
3904 59.1 3-4 2003 Q.2  
3938 60.1 10-11 2003 Q.2  
4056 61 2-3 2004 Q.2  
4229 62.0 10-11 2004 Q.2  
4231 62.2 11-12 2004 QD14 (3)  
4411 63.4 5-6 2005 QA1  
4414 64.2 10-11 2005 QA1  
4415 64.3 11-12 2005 QB2_3 (2)  
4505 65.1 2-3 2006 QA6 (4)  
4506 65.2 3-5 2006 QA1  
4526 66.1 9-10 2006 QA1   
4530 67.2 4-5 2007 QA1   
4565 68.1 9-11 2007 QA1   
4744 69.2 3-5 2008 QA1  
4819 70.1 10-11 2008 QA1  
4971 71.1 1-2 2009 QA1 (4)  
5234 73.4 5 2010 QA2 (4)  
5449 74.2 11-12 2010 QA2 (4)  
5481 75.3 5 2011 QA2 (4)  
5567 76.3 11 2011 QA2 (4)  
5612 77.3 5 2012 QA2 (4)  
5685 78.1 11 2012 QA2 (4)  
5689 79.3 5 2012 QA2 (4)  
5877 80.2 11-12 2013 D71 (4)  
5878 81.1 1 2014 D71 (4)  
5913 81.2 3 2014 D71 (4)  
5914 81.3 4-5 2014 D71 (4)  
5928 81.4 5-6 2014 D71 (4)  
5930 82.1 9 2014 D71 (4)  
5931 82.2 10 2014 D71 (4)  
5932 82.3 11 2014 D71 (4)  
5933 82.4 11-12 2014 D71 (4)  
5998 83.3 5 2015 D71 (4)  
6595 83.4 5-6 2015 D71 (4)  
6596 84.1 9 2015 D71 (4)  
6642 84.2 10 2015 D71 (4)  
6643 84.3 11 2015 D71 (4)  
6644 84.4 11-12 2015 D71 (4)  
6693 85.1 4 2016 D71 (4)  
6696 85.1OVR 4 2016 D71 (4)  
6694 85.2 5 2016 D71 (4)  
6695 85.3 6 2016 D71 (4)  
6697 86.1 9-10 2016 D71 (4)  
6788 86.2 11 2016 D71 (4)  
6791 86.3 11-12 2016 D71 (4)  
6861 87.1 3 2017 D71 (4)  
6862 87.2 4 2017 D71 (4)  
6863 87.3 5 2017 D71 (4)  
6924 87.4 6 2017 D71 (4)  
6925 88.1 9-10 2017 D71 (4)  
6927 88.2 10 2017 D71 (4)  
6928 88.3 11 2017 D71 (4)  
6963 89.1 3 2018 D71 (4)  
7482 89.2 4 2018 D71 (4)  
7483 89.3 6-7 2018 D71 (4)  
7484 90.1 9 2018 D71 (4)  
7488 90.2 10-11 2018 D71 (4)  
7489 90.3 11 2018 D71 (4)  
7556 90.4 12 2018 D71 (4)  
7561 91.1 2-3 2019 D71 (4)  
7562 91.2 3 2019 D71 (4)  
7572 91.3 4 2019 D71 (4)  
7575 91.4 5 2019 D71 (4)  
7576 91.5 6-7 2019 D71 (4)  
7579 92.1 9 2019 D71 (4)  
7580 92.2 10 2019 D71 (4)  
7601 92.3 11-12 2019 D71 (4)  
7602 92.4 12 2019 D71 (4)  
7649 93.1 7-8 2020 D71 (4)  
7739 93.2 8-9 2020 D71 (4)  
7750 94.2 11-12 2020 D71 (4)  
7781 95.1 3-4 2021 D71 (4)  

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

(2)  Different question context with 4-point answer scale: For each of the following statements, please tell mi if it applies to you often, sometimes, rarely or never. (1)  I am interested in what is going on in politics; (2) I keep up to date on what is going on in politics; ;  (4) I am interested in science and technology; (5) I keep up to date on what is going on in science and technology; (6) I discuss science and technology with other people. 

(3) Question: In general how often do you discuss politics and current affairs? Answer scale: -Never -Less than once a month -Once a month -Several times a month -Once a week -Several times a week -Every day

(4) Question: When you get together with friends or relatives, would you say you discuss frequently, occasionally or never about...? 1) National political matters; 2) European political matters; EB 71.1: 3) World political matters; starting with EB 74.3: 3) Local political matters.