Eurobarometer Data Service

Attitudes towards Society (Anomia)

Eurobarometer 26 and 30 (lightly modified)

I am going to say some things to you which people sometimes feel. Do you yourself ever have the feeling that ...

Eurobarometer 47.1

For each of the following statements, could you please tell me whether you tend to agree or to disagree?

  • Most people with (in positions of) power try to take advantage (to gain something out) of people like you.
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork Month Fieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
15442610-111986Q.161V62
17153010-111988Q.125V58

Eurobarometer 26 and 30

  • The people who run the country are not really concerned with what happens to (people like) you.

Eurobarometer 47.1

  • The people who run the country are more concerned with themselves than with the good of the country.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.161 V63
1715 30 10-11 1988 Q.125 V59
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_1 V256

Eurobarometer 26 and 30

  • You are (feel) left out of things going on (what is happening) around you.

Eurobarometer 47.1

  • I have little control over what is happening in the world around me.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.161 V64
1715 30 10-11 1988 Q.125 V60
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_4 V259
  • The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.161 V65
1715 30 10-11 1988 Q.125 V61
1751 31A 7 1989 Q.263 (2)V435
2459 40 10-11 1993 Q.79 (2)V373
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_6 V261
3205 52.1 11-12 1999 Q.28_1 (3) 

Eurobarometer 26 and 30

  • What you think doesn't count very much (any more)

Eurobarometer 47.1

  • There is nothing one can do to change things in our society.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
1544 26 10-11 1986 Q.161 V66
1715 30 10-11 1988 Q.125 V62
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_7 V262
  • Corruption amongst politicians is increasing.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_2 V257
  • The way government and public bodies work is getting worse.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_3 V258
  • Public services look less and less after the interests of people like me.
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
2936 47.1 3-4 1997 Q.42_5 V260

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

(2) Different question asked in Eurobarometer 31A and 40:
Which of the following opinions about our society comes closest to your own view?
- In our society, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
- In our society, there is less and less difference in income between the rich and the poor

(3) Asked among other statements on social exclusion in the (national) society.


© GESIS Meinhard Moschner 29.08.2008