Eurobarometer Data Service

Satisfaction in/with different domains

Eurobarometer 44.3, 52.1, CCEB2002.1, 56.1, 57.2, 62.2

  • Would you say you are very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied or not at all satisfied with each of the following things? / Please tell me whether you are very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied or not at all satisfied with each of the following? / For each of the following, please tell me whether you are ...?

Eurobarometer 72.1, 74.1

  • All things considered, how satisfied would you say you are with your life these days? Please use a scale from 1 to 10 where [1] means ‘very dissatisfied' and [10] means ‘very satisfied'.

  • Could you please tell me on a scale o 1 to 10 how satisfied you are with each of the following items ...

Eurobarometer 44.3

  • All in all, how satisfied would you say you are with your job? (follow up to satisfaction with several aspects of job or work)

Eurobarometer 60.3, CCEB2003.5

  • Please tell me if you are fairly satisfied or fairly dissatisfied with ...?

Eurobarometer 52.1, CCEB2002.1

  • Compared to two year ago ... whether you are now more satisfied, less satisfied or has there been no change?

Eurobarometer 52.1, CCEB2002.1, 57.2

  • And please tell me whether in two years time ... you think you will be more satisfied, less satisfied or will there be no change?

Eurobarometer 31A, 40, 56.1, 66.3, 71.1, 81.4

  • I am now going to read out different aspects of everyday life. For each could you tell me if this aspect of your life is (66.3, 71.1, 81.4:) very satisfactory, fairly satisfactory, not very satisfactory or not at all satisfactory (31A, 40, 56.1:) very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad?


  1. With the life you lead / your life in general (44.3, 56.1 / 52.1, CCEB2002.1, 57.2, 60.3, CCEB2003.5, 62.2, 72.1, 74.1) -> see separate trend

  2. Your financial situation (52.1, CCEB2002.1, 60.3, CCEB2003.5, 62.2)
  3. Your income (31A, 40, 56.1)
  4. Your (present) standard of living (31A, 40, 56.1, 66.3, 71.1, 72.1, 74.1, 81.4)

  5. Your family life (44.3, 52.1, CCEB2002.1, 56.1, 62.2) 
  6. Your home, housing (52.1, CCEB2002.1, 62.2) / Your house or flat (31A, 40, 56.1, 66.3, 71.1, 81.4) 
  7. Your (own / state of) health (31A, 40, 52.1, 56.1, CCEB2002.1, 60.3, CCEB2003.5, 62.2,  66.3, 71.1, 72.1, 74.1, 81.4)
  8. Your personal safety (52.1, CCEB2002.1, 62.2)
  9. Your social entitlements in case of sickness, invalidity, unemployment, old age (31A, 40, 56.1)

  10. The work that you do (31A) / Your work situation (40) / Your job (44.3, 60.3, CCEB2003.5, 72.1, 74.1)
  11. Your relationship with people you work with (62.2)
  12. Your general level of education and knowledge (31A, 40)

  13. The number of hours you spend on paid work (60.3, CCEB2003.5)
  14. The number of hours you spend on voluntary work (60.3, CCEB2003.5)
  15. The number of hours you spend on training, studies ... (60.3, CCEB2003.5)
  16. The number of hours spend on household tasks (60.3, CCEB2003.5)

  17. Division of household tasks between you and your partner (60.3, CCEB2003.5)
  18. Help you get from family or friends to look after your children (60.3, CCEB2003.5)
  19. The amount of time you spend with your family (60.3, CCEB2003.5)

  20. Your leisure life at home (44.3, 56.1)
  21. Your own free time (60.3, CCEB2003.5)
  22. The time you have available to do things you want to do (31A, 40, 56.1, 66.3, 81.4)
  23. The way in which you are able to use your leisure time (31A, 40)
  24. Your social life outside the house (44.3, 56.1, 62.2)

  25. The respect that others have for you (31A) / The consideration shown to you by other people (40, 56.1)

  26. The area you live in / your neighbourhood (31A, 40, 56.1, 52.1, 62.2) / The quality of life in the area where you live (66.3, 71.1, 81.4)
  27. The job opportunities in your local area (56.1, 66.3, 71.1)
  28. The medical services in your local area (56.1, 66.3, 71.1)
  29. The childcare facilities in your local area (66.3)
  30. The schools in your local area (66.3)
  31. Leisure facilities in you town (66.3)
  32. The shopping facilities in your local area (56.1, 66.3)
  33. Travel facilities for going to work, shopping (31A, 40, 56.1, 66.3)

  34. The quality of the tap water (62.2)
  35. The food you eat (31A, 40)

  36. The economic situation in OUR COUNTRY (57.2)
  37. The educational system in OUR COUNTRY (57.2)
  38. OUR COUNTRY's health care system in general (52.1, CCEB2002.1, 57.2)
  39. Public transport OUR COUNTRY (57.2)
  40. Law and order in OUR COUNTRY (57.2)
  41. With the kind of society we live in (44.3, 56.1)
  42. With the way democracy works in OUR COUNTRY (44.3, 56.1, 62.2) -> see separate trend
ZA Study Number EurobarometerFieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
1751 31A 6-7 1989 Q.234
2495 40 10-11 1993 Q.85
2830 44.3OVR 2-4 1996 Q.104, Q36
320552.111-121999Q13, Q14
3626 56.1 9-10 2001 Q.20, Q.46
4153 CCEB2002.1 3-4 2002 Q.4, Q5a/b
3640 57.2 4-6 2002 Q.4
4240CCEB2003.511-122003Q.33
393860.3 11-01 2003/4 Q.4
423162.2 11-12 2004 QD1
452866.311-122006QA3
497171.11-22009QA20
497572.18-92009QA1
523774.18-92010QA1
592881.45-62014QE1

(1) Please note that the variable names refer to the final ICPSR/GESIS archive dataset editions, if already available.