Eurobarometer Data Service

Left-Right Self-Placement

In political matters people talk of "the left" and "the right". How would you place your views on this scale? (ten-point-scale)

Exemplary publication based on Eurobarometer data:
Potter, Corrie (2001): Left-Right Self-Placement in Western Europe: What Responses and Non-Responses Indicate. Paper presented for the Political Behaviour Group, U.W. Madison 

ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
0628ECS739-101973Q.34V100
098955-61976Q.233V109
09906111976Q.233V155
099174-51977Q.175V99
0992810-111977Q.228V122
099395-61978Q.171V69
09941010-111978Q.126V23
099510A10-111978Q.241V68
10361141979Q.241V115
103712101979Q.134V35
10381341980Q.150V57
10391410-111980Q.159V49
12061541981Q.146V66
12071610-111981Q.253V69
1208173-41982Q.218V140
120918101982Q.250V51
1318193-41983Q.331V212
131920101983Q.255V432
1320213-41984Q.333V166
13212210-111984Q.255V160
1541233-41985Q.255V138
15422410-111985Q.246V56
1543253-41986Q.251V270
15442610-111986Q.350V190
17122741987Q.356V361
17132810-111987Q.357V458
1714293-41988Q.357V415
17153010-111988Q.476V647
1750313-41989Q.477V475
175131A71989Q.367V545
17523210-111989D1V1292
1753333-41990D1V213
196034.010-111990D1V278
196134.110-111990D1V240
196234.210-111990D1V472
203135.031991D1V231
203235.131991D1V270
20813610-111991D1V393
214137.03-41992D1V601
224137.14-51992D1V410
224237.24-51992D19V174
229438.09-101992D1V705
229538.1111992D1V347
234639.03-41993D1V671
234739.13-41993D1 
24594010-111993D1V545
249041.04-51994D1 (2)V420 (V417-419)
249141.16-71994D1V285
25634211-121994D1V457
263643.03-41995D1V131
263743.14-51995D1V431
263943.1bis5-61995D1V339
268944.010-111995D1V574
269044.111-121995D1V997
282844.2bis21996D1V543
282944.32-41996D1V184
283145.14-51996D1V405
289846.010-111996D1V614
289946.110-111996D1V272
293547.01-21997D1V517
293647.13-41997D1V440
293747.24-61997D1V246
295948.010-111997D1V962
3052494-51998D1V551
308550.010-111998D1V360
308650.111-121998D1 
317151.03-41999D1 
320452.010-111999D1 
320552.111-121999D1 
3296534-52000D1 
338754.111-122000D1 
350655.03-42001D1 
350755.14-52001D1 
350955.25-62001D1 
362556.08-92001D1 
362656.19-102001D1 
362756.210-112001D1 
363556.31-22002D1 
363857.02-42002D1 
363957.13-52002D1 
364057.24-62002D1 
364157.2OVR4-62002D1 
369258.09-102002D1 
369358.110-112002D1 
388658.210-122002D1 
390359.01-22003D1 
390459.13-42003D1 
390559.25-62003D1 
393760.092003D1 
393860.110-112003D1 
393960.211-122003D1 
394060.311-122003D1 
4056612-32004D1 
422962.010-112004D1 
423062.110-122004D1 
423162.211-122004D1 
423363.11-22005D1 
423463.22-32005D1 
441063.33-42005D1 
441163.45-62005D1 
441263.56-72005D1 
441364.19-102005D1 
441464.210-112005D1 
441564.311-122005D1 
441664.412-012005/6D1 
450565.12-32006D1 
450665.23-52006D1 
450765.35-62006D1 
450865.46-72006D1 
452666.19-102006D1 
452766.210-112006D1 
452866.311-122006D1 
452967.12-32007D1 
453067.24-52007D1 
456167.35-62007D1 
456568.19-112007D1 
474268.211-122007D1 
474369.12-32008D1 
474469.2  3-52008D1 
481970.110-112008D1 
497171.11-22009D1 
497271.25-62009D1 
497371.36-72009D1 
499472.410-112009D1 
500073.11-22010D1 
523473.452010D1 
523774.18-92010D1 
544974.211-122010D1 
545074.311-122010D1 
547975.13-42011D1 
548075.24-52011D1 
548175.352011D1 
556576.192011D1 
559877.232012D1 
561377.462012D1 
568678.211-122012D1 
587579.562013D1 
591381.232014D1 
592881.45-62014D1 
593082.192014D1 
593182.2102014D1 
593282.3112014D1 
593382.411-122014D1 
599883.352015D1 
659583.45-62015D1 
659684.192015D1 
664284.2102015D1 
664384.3112015D1 
664484.411-122015D1 
669385.142016D1 
669685.1OVR42016D1 
669485.252016D1 
669585.362016D1 
669786.19-102016D1 
678886.2112016D1 
679186.311-122016D1 
686187.132017D1 
686287.242017D1 
686387.352017D1 
692487.462017D1 
692588.19-102017D1 
692888.3112017D1 
696389.132018D1 
748289.242018D1 
748389.36-72018D1 
748490.192018D1 
748890.210-112018D1 
748990.3112018D1 
755690.4122018D1 
756191.12-32019D1 
756291.232019D1 
757291.342019D1 

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

(2) Three different questions for questionnaire split A: When people talk about politics, the terms "left" and "right" are always used. We would very much like to ask you, where you put yourself as rather "left" or rather "right" ? (If rather "left"" or "right":) Please imagine for a moment a scale, from 1 to 5, where 5 means very left (right) and 1 means not very left (right). Where would you put yourself ?