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The development of the respondent's / the countries' situation

Eurobarometer 14 to 42 (1980-1994)

As far as you are concerned, do you think that next year (19..) will be better or worse than (19..)?

  1. better 
  2. worse 
  3. same

Eurobarometer 47 ff. (1997-2007)(1):

If you compare your present situation with five years ago, would you say it has improved, stayed about the same or got worse?  

 

In the course of the next five years, do you expect your personal situation to improve, stay about the same or to get worse? 

  1. Improve(d)
  2. Stay(ed) about the same
  3. Get (Got) worse

Eurobarometer 88.1 ff. (2017-):

In your opinion, in five years' time, do you think that your life conditions will be better, worse, or the same than today?

  1. Better
  2. Worse
  3. The same/no change

See also related trend: Expectations for the next year

ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (2)
10391410-111980Q.114V8
12071610-111981Q.142V9
120918101982Q.157V9
131920101983Q.127V10
13212210-111984Q.123V11
15422410-111985Q.149V11
15442610-111986Q.139V11
17132810-111987Q.129V11
17153010-111988Q.112V11
17523210-111989Q.2V11
196034.010-111990Q.2V18
20813610-111991Q.34V96
229538.1111992Q.3V18
24594010-111993Q.4V21
25634211-121994Q.4/V36
293647.13-41997Q.37/Q.38V248/V249
3296534-52000Q.5/Q.6 
350755.14-52001Q.8/Q.9 
363957.13-52002Q.5/Q.6 
4056612-32004Q.5/Q.6 
422962.010-112004Q.5/Q.6 
441163.45-62005QA5/QA6 
441464.210-112005QA5/QA6 
450665.24-52006QA5/QA6 
452866.311-122006QA13/QA14 
453067.24-52007QA5/QA6 
692588.19-102017D79 
692788.2102017D79 
693988.4122017D79 
748289.242018D79 
748389.36-72018D79 
748490.192018D79 
748890.210-112018D79 

 

Personal/ country situation compared with five years ago

Compared with five years ago, would you say things have improved, gotten worse or stayed about the same when it come to ... ? 

  • Your life in general
  • The area you live in
  • The healthcare system in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • The provision of pensions in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • Unemployment benefits in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • The cost of living in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • Relations in (OUR COUNTRY) between people from different cultural or religious backgrounds or nationalities
  • The way inequalities and poverty are addressed in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • How affordable energy is in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • The way public administration runs in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • The economic situation in (OUR COUNTRY)
  • Your personal job situation
  • The financial situation of your household
  • The employment situation in (OUR COUNTRY)
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (2)
497271.25-62009QA4 
523573.562010QA4 
556475.462011QB4 
561377.462012QB4 

(1) Not available in the "Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File 1970-1999". 

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