Eurobarometer Data Service

Attitudes towards change in society

On this card (SHOW CARD) are three basic kinds of attitudes vis-a-vis the society we live in. Please choose the one which best describes your own opinion. (ONE ANSWER ONLY)

  1. The entire way our society is organized must be radically changed by revolutionary action
  2. Our society must be gradually improved by reforms
  3. Our society must be valiantly defended against subversive forces


Eurobarometer 71.3 ff.

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion on how to change our society?

  1. Important changes in our society have to be achieved little by little, even if this approach takes longer
  2. One can only obtain important changes in society by acting quickly, even if this means sometimes being radical
  3. We do not need to change our societe (SPONTANEOUS) 
ZA Study Number Eurobarometer Fieldwork Month Fieldwork Year Question Number Variable Name (1)
09906 11 1976 Q.121 V21
09917 4-5 1977 Q.117 V13
09928 10-11 1977 Q.117 V14
09939 5-6 1978 Q.117 V14
099410 10-11 1978 Q.116 V13
103611 4 1979 Q.156 V66
103712 10 1979 Q.117 V14
103813 4 1980 Q.137 V33
103914 10-11 1980 Q.126 V20
120615 4 1981 Q.123 V11
120716 10-11 1981 Q.236 V51
120817 3-4 1982 Q.164 V105
120918 10 1982 Q.236 V37
131819 3-4 1983 Q.332 V213
131920 10 1983 Q.361 V434
132021 3-4 1984 Q.364 V167
132122 10-11 1984 Q.256 V161
154123 3-4 1985 Q.256 V140
154224 10-11 1985 Q.247 V57
154325 3-4 1986 Q.352 V271
154426 10-11 1986 Q.351 V191
171227 4 1987 Q.457 V363
171328 10-11 1987 Q.358 V460
171429 3-4 1988 Q.358 V417
171530 10-11 1988 Q.477 V676
175031 3-4 1989 Q.476 V474
175232 10-11 1989 Q.8 V18
175333 3-4 1990 Q.7 V18
196034.0 10-11 1990 Q.15 V73
196134.1 10-11 1990 Q.6 V22
196234.2 10-11 1990 Q.7 V28
497371.36-72009QC4
559676.4122011QA18
568678.211-122012QA17
692588.19-102017QC10

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


© GESIS Meinhard Moschner 19.03.2014