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Associational membership

Membership or activity of the respondent in associations, groups, movements etc. with reference to more than one area:

  • (leisure) / sports club (in EB 80.2 asked in the context of "sport and physical activity' issues)
  • hobby / special interest clubs / organisations
  • education(al) organisation
  • cultural and artistic organisations
  • voluntary / social welfare / charitable organisation (social action group)
  • religious / parish / (philosophical) organisation
  • trade union (asked in the context of the demographic part, regularly until EB 51.1 and in EB 56.1 for the respondent and up to EB 41.1 for anyone in the household)
  • business / professional organisation
  • political party / movement (political party membership asked in the context of the demographic part until EB 36)
  • political organisation
  • anti-nuclear energy movement
  • anti-nuclear weapon movement
  • human rights movement / organisations
  • international organisation (development aid, human rights, …)
  • environment / nature / animals protection organisation
  • ecology movement
  • consumer organisation
  • former pupils organisation
  • youth organisations (youth work)
  • leisure association for the elderly
  • defence of elderly rights
  • defence od patient / disabled interests
  • women association
  • organisation for the defence of the rights of minorities ... 
  • community or neighbourhood association 
  • other interest groups for specific causes (women, sexual orientation, local issues)
  • other voluntary work 

For modified or different question wording (context) and occurrences of items at and over times, please see the detailed trend overview (14,69 kB).

ZA Study Number EurobarometerFieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
0988 4 10 1975 Q.253 V128-V136
0992 8 10-11 1977 Q.221 V93-V104 
1318 19 3-4 1983 Q.128 V17-V27
1320 21 3-4 1984 Q.279 V162-V165 
1543 25 3-4 1986 Q.255 V276-V279
1713 28 10-11 1987 Q.146 V64-V74
204128.1 10-11 1987 Q.146 V58-V68
1751 31A 7 1989 Q.365 V538 V540 V542 V544
1960 34.0 10-11 1990 Q.11 V57-V67
1962 34.2 10-11 1990 Q.12 V77-V87
224237.24-51992Q.16(2)
2491 41.1 4-5 1994 Q.55 (D6A) V193-V196 V320
2938 47.2OVR 3-4 1997 Q.15 V113-V123
3052 49 4-5 1998 Q.46 V264-V275
3086 50.1 10-11 1999 Q.32 V448-V458
3507 55.1OVR 4-5 2001 Q.56  V91-V101
3626 56.1 9-10 2001 Q.18   V111-V113
423162.2 11-12 2004 QD9A V276-V289
452866.3 9-10 2006 QA19 V169-V182
523473.452010QE11V512-V529
548075.24-52011QA16(3)V164-V179
556676.29-102011QB25


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

(2) Discrete question: "Are you a member of a voluntary organization or charity group? I mean a group providing assistance or help to others to which you give your time for no financial reward?"  

(3) Different question wording and context: "In which type(s) of organisations(s) or association(s) do you do your voluntary activity?" (Question routing: IF YES to voluntary activity).