Eurobarometer Data Service

Central and Eastern Eurobarometer

Monitoring economic and political transition in Eastern Europe

After the fall of the "iron curtain", between 1990 and 1997, this survey programme, conducted on the behalf of the European Commision, has been monitoring economic and political changes, as well as attitudes towards Europe and the European Union in Central and Eastern Europe.

For this purpose, representative national samples have annually been drawn in up to 20 countries of the region, covering future applicant or candidate countries and selected former Soviet Republics (CIS). Respondents were interviewed face-to-face in the respective national language.

The main CEEB results are published in official survey reports.

The archive products

The data received from the principal investigator are checked and formatted in accordance with archival standards. The single country data sets of the first 4 waves have been processed and integrated by the Archive, kindly supported by the former Center for European Surveys and Studies (ZEUS), University of Mannheim.       

  • They are comprehensively documented on study and variable level  and completely published for online access via ZACAT and for data download via DBK download.
  • The complete CEEB collection is also available on CD-ROM.
  • The cumulative trend file "Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 1990-1997: Trends CEEB 1-8" integrates the complete set of trend variables across space and time.
  • The CD-ROM edition includes the ZA CodebookExplorer tool for structured navigation in variable documentation and data.
  • Each datset (version) is persistently identified and registered with a unique digital object identifier (doi). The corresponding URL ( will always lead you  to the dataset location in the GESIS data catalogue.

Release History & Errata


Central and Eastern Eurobarometer 3 (ZA2321)
and cumulative file CEEB 1-8 (ZA3648)

The COUNTRY WEIGHT (V280) is not available for all countries and for some it excludes a large number of respondents from calculation. The user is recommended not to weight CEEB 3 data or ad least strictly compare analysis results for weighted and unweighted data.


For details see study profiles.