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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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
175131A6-71989Q234 
24954010-111993Q85 
362656.1102001Q20 
423062.110-122004QB1 
441163.45-62005QD1 
450665.24-52006QC1 
452666.19-102006QA51 (2) 
453067.24-52007QA49 (3) 
456568.19-112007QA4 (2) 
481970.110-112008QA4 (2) 
QA5 (5)
 
497171.11-22009QA3 (2) 
497271.25-62009QA2 (5) 
497371.36-72009QA2 (2) 
499472.410-112009QA2 
523473.452010QA4 
523573.562010QA2 (5) 
544974.211-122010QA4 (6) 
548175.352011QA4 (6) 
556475.462011QB2 (7) 
556776.3112011QA4 (8) 
561277.352012QA4 (8) 
561377.462012QB2 (7) 
568578.1112012QA3 (8) 
568979.352013QA3 (8) 
585279.45-62013QA2 (9) 
587680.1112013QA2 (9) 
591381.232014QA2 (10) 
592881.45-62014QA2 (9) 
592981.562014QA2 (9) 
593282.3112014QA1 (9) 
599883.352015QA1 (10) 
664384.3112015QA1 (10) 
669485.252016QA1 
678886.2112016QA1 
686387.352017QA1 
692888.3112017QA1 
696389.132018QA1 
748990.3112018QA1 

 

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 NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
423062.110-122004QB2 
441163.45-62005QD2 
450665.24-52006QC2 
453067.24-52007QA7a-d (4) 
474469.23-52008QA5 
481970.110-112008QA7 
499472.410-112009QA3 
523473.452010QA5 
561277.352012QA6 
568979.352013QA5 


(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".