Eurobarometer Data Service

Political, economic and social beliefs

To what extent do you agree or disagree which each of the following statements? (totally agree - tend to agree - tend to disagree - totally disagree)

  • The State intervenes too much in our lives
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 76.4, 77.3, 78.2, 81.2, 83.3, 84.3, 85.2, 86.2, 87.3]
  • We need more equality and justice even if this means less freedom for the individual
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 77.3, 83.3, partially in 84.3 and 87.3]
  • Nowadays there is too much tolerance. Criminals should be punished more severely
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 77.3, 81.2]
  • Criminals need help and understanding
    [Eurobarometer 60.1]
  • Citizens should participate more actively in politics in (OUR COUNTRY)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1]
  • Immigrants contribute a lot to (OUR COUNTRY)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 77.3, 81.2, 83.3, 84.3, 85.2, 86.2, 87.3, 88.3,  89.1, 90.3, 91.5, 92.3, 93.1]
  • Immigrants are a threat to our way of life
    [Eurobarometer 60.1]
  • Economic growth must be a priority for (OUR COUNTRY), even if it affects the environment (SPLIT A)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 77.3]
  • Protecting the environment should be a priority for (OUR COUNTRY), even if it affects the economic growth (SPLIT B)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 77.3]
  • Free competition is the best guarantee for economic prosperity
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 76.4, 77.3, 78.2]
  • The place of religion in our society is too important
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • Personal consumption of cannabis should be legalised throughout Europe
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • Homosexual marriages should be allowed throughout Europe
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • Adoption of children should be authorised for homosexual couples throughout Europe
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • More importance should be given to spare time than to work
    [Eurobarometer 66.1, 69.2, 77.3]
  • People in (OUR COUNTRY) have a lot of things in common
    [Eurobarometer 81.2, 83.3, 84.3, 85.2, 86.2, 87.3, 88.3, 89.1, 90.3, 91.5]
  • You understand well what is going on in today's world
    [Eurobarometer 81.2, 83.3, 84.3, 85.2, 86.2, 87.3, 88.3, 89.1, 90.3, 91.5]
  • (OUR COUNTRY) should help refugees
    [Eurobarometer 84.3, 85.2, 86.2, 87.3, 88.3, 89.1, 90.3, 91.5, 92.3, 93.1]
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
3983 60.1 10-11 2003 Q.37  
4526 66.1 9-10 2006 QA47  
4744 69.2 3-5 2008 QD1a/b  
4973 71.3 6-7 2009 QC1a/b  
4994 72.4 10-11 2009 QD2a/b  
5596 76.4 12 2011 QA17  
5612 77.3 5 2012 QE1  
5686 78.2 11-12 2012 QA16  
5913 81.2 3 2014 QD6  
5998 83.3 5 2015 QD9  
6694 85.2 5 2016 QD11  
6788 86.2 11 2016 QD9  
6863 87.3 5 2017 QD11  
6928 88.3 11 2017 QD9  
6963 89.1 3 2018 QD9  
7489 90.3 11 2018 QD9  
7576 91.5 6-7 2019 QD9  
7601 92.3 11-12 2019 QB8  
7649 93.1 7-8 2020 QB8  

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