Please don't hesitate to contact any of the the following institutions, whenever you might need additional information or clarification, always in accordance with to the institution's role and responsibility in the Eurobarometer context.
- European Commission - principal investigator issues (e.g. survey design and question programme, survey reporting, embargo provisions ...)
- Fieldwork institutes - survey implementation and coordination issues
- GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Germany) - archive data service issues, data processing and data documentation, errata, bibliographic information etc.
- ICPSR (USA) - archive data service issues, data processing and data documentation
- Other Social Science Data Archives - local archive support in other countries
- A relevant research community can be addressed through the Eurobarometer mailing list
European Commission - Eurobarometer unit
The European Commission, almost from the start in the 1970s, is kindly granting open access to Eurobarometer primary (micro) data through the Social Science Data Archives, summing up to a stock of some 600 cross-country studies in the GESIS data catalogue.
For information on principal investigator issues (e.g. survey design, question program ...) or requests regarding the official Eurobarometer reports or tabular volumes of aggregated results, please contact the European Commission, Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.3.: Media Monitoring, Media Analysis and Eurobarometer.
|Contact||Maria Letizia ALBERGATI (Head of the COMM.A.3 unit)|
David VOIDIES (Head of the Eurobarometer sector)
|Phone||(32.2) 299.11.11 (Commission Switchboard)|
Fieldwork implementation and coordination
Eurobarometer surveys are currently implemented for the European Commission by:
Standard & special topic Eurobarometer
Flash and target group Eurobarometer
|Address||Kantar Public Brussels|
Rue Du Marais 49-53
|Kantar TNS |
Political and Social
Dr. Michelle Harrison
|Phone||+32 2 6617200||+44 207 656 5739|
|Kantar TNS - Political and Social|
Eurobarometer data service at GESIS
For requests concerning the access to Eurobarometer primary data and related documentation (e.g. questionnaires) for re-analysis in the context of social science research or training, please contact the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences (formerly GESIS-ZA / Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung). We especially appreciate any feedback on:
- irregularities which might be discovered when using data and/or documentation
- research results and related publications of any kind based on Eurobarometer data
|Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences|
Data Archive for the Social Sciences (DAS)
|Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8|
50667 Köln (Cologne)
|Dr. Boris Heizmann and Serap Firat|
|Phone||+49 (0)221 47694 486|
|Fax (central)||+49 (0)221 47694 199|
|Eurobarometer Data Service|
|Other GESIS services||www.gesis.org/en/services/|
Eurobarometer data service at ICPSR
Since the mid 1970s (0,93 MB) and until 1992 the Eurobarometer data processing and variable documentation on part of the social science data archives was handled by ICPSR. This applies to Standard and Special Eurobarometer up to wave 33. With the subsequent commencement of a cooperative agreement between ICPSR and GESIS (at that time GESIS-ZA, Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung) responsibilties were shared. Both archives are providing identical data sets, notwithstanding different archive study identification numbers.
At ICPSR member institutions Standard and Special Eurobarometer, Candidate Countries and Central & Eastern Eurobarometer are available online through ICPSR DIRECT. For more information on Eurobarometer data access at ICPSR member institutions you might contact your local official representative or ICPSR directly:
Other Social Science Data Archives
If preferred, users might order Eurobarometer data via one of the CESSDA or IFDO data archives in their respective home country, or might ask their staff for for local support. Members of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research or researcher at member institutes have privileged access through the ICPSR data service (ICPSRDirect).
The following archives offer support for international access to Eurobarometer data:
|ADP - Arhiv Druzboslovnih Podatkov||Slovenia||WWW|
|ASSDA - Australian Social Science Data Archive||Australia||WWW|
|BASS - Belgium Archives for Social Sciences||Belgium||discontinued|
|DANS - Data Archiving and Networked Services (formerly Steinmetz / NIWI)||Netherlands||WWW|
|DDA - Dansk Data Arkiv||Denmark||WWW|
|ESTA - Estonian Social Science Data Archive (formerly ESSDA)||Estonia||WWW|
|FORS-DARIS - Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences - Data and Research Information Services (until 2007 SIDOS)||Switzerland||WWW|
|FSD - Finnish Social Science Data Archive||Finland||WWW|
|ISSDA - Irish Social Science Data Archive||Ireland||WWW|
|NSD - Norwegian Social Science Data Services||Norway||WWW|
|PROGEDO - Réseau Quetelet (formerly CDSP)||France||WWW|
|SADA - South African Data Archive||South Africa||WWW|
|SND - Swedish National Data Service (formerly SSD)||Sweden||WWW|
|So.Da.Net - Social Data Network (formerly EKKE)||Greece||WWW|
|TARKI - The Tárki Data Archive||Hungary||WWW|
|UK DATA SERVICE (formerly UK-DA)||U.K.||WWW|
|Unidata – Bicocca Data Archive (formerly ADPSS-Sociodata Archive)||Italy|
|WISDOM - Wiener Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Dokumentation und Methodik||Austria|
Eurobarometer mailing list
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) provides a mailing list in agreement with GESIS, in order to provide a venue for researchers to interact with each other and to increase communication between the archives and the Eurobarometer user community. The technical administration of this list is undertaken exclusively by the ICPSR.
The Mailing List is not moderated and its value depends on the use made of it by the participants. In particular Eurobarometer related archive news is regularly circulated through the list, e.g. annoucements on new data releases.
You can easily subscribe, unsubscribe, or browse list archives through a web form:
If you prefer, you may also still subscribe the "old fashioned way" sending email to
- eurobarometer-request(at)icpsr.umich(dot)edu - subject line: enter subscribe.
Once you are a member of this mailing list, you will receive all messages sent to the list and be able to respond if you wish. You may write or respond to every participant on EUROBAROMETER by using the following address:
Remember, any such message goes to everyone on the list! If you want to send a private message, simply use the normal e-mail procedures. If you want to respond individually to a message that has gone out to everyone on the list, you will need to manually change the return address so that it is directed to that individual. By default replies go to everyone.
If you have any general questions regarding this mailing list or the Eurobarometer data series, please contact: