Eurobarometer Data Service

Political, economic and social beliefs

To what extent do you agree or disagree which each of thefollowing statements? (totally agree - tend to agree - tend to disagree - totally disagree)

  • The State intervenes too much in our lives
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 72.4, 76.4, 77.3, 78.2, 81.2]
  • We need more equality and justice even if this means less freedom for the individual
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 77.3]
  • Nowadays there is too much tolerance. Criminals should be punished more severely
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 77.3, 81.2]
  • Criminals need help and understanding
    [Eurobarometer 60.1]
  • Citizens should participate more actively in politics in (OUR COUNTRY)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1]
  • Immigrants contribute a lot to (OUR COUNTRY)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 77.3, 81.2]
  • Immigrants are a threat to our way of life
    [Eurobarometer 60.1]
  • Economic growth must be a priority for (OUR COUNTRY), even if it affects the environment (SPLIT A)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 77.3]
  • Protecting the environment should be a priority for (OUR COUNTRY), even if it affects the economic growth (SPLIT B)
    [Eurobarometer 60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 77.3]
  • Free competition is the best guarantee for economic prosperity
    [60.1, 66.1, 69.2, 71.3, 72.4, 76.4, 77.3, 78.2]
  • The place of religion in our society is too important
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • Personal consumption of cannabis should be legalised throughout Europe
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • Homosexual marriages should be allowed throughout Europe
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • Adoption of children should be authorised for homosexual couples throughout Europe
    [Eurobarometer 66.1]
  • More importance should be given to spare time than to work
    [Eurobarometer 66.1, 69.2, 77.3]
  • People in (OUR COUNTRY) have a lot of things in common
    [Eurobarometer 81.2]
  • You understand well what is going on in today's world
    [Eurobarometer 81.2]
ZA Study NumberEurobarometerFieldwork MonthFieldwork YearQuestion NumberVariable Name (1)
398360.110-112003Q.37 
452666.19-102006QA47 
474469.23-52008QD1a/b 
497371.36-72009QC1a/b 
499472.410-112009QD2a/b 
559676.4122011QA17 
561277.352012QE1 
568678.211-122012QA16 
591381.232014QD6 
599883.352015QD9 
669485.252016QD11 
678886.2112016QD9 
686387.352017QD11 
692888.3112017QD9 
696389.132018QD9 
748990.3112018QD9 

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