Eurobarometer 81.2: Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and European Values (2014)

Directorate General Communication (European Commission)


Changelog (Archive version):

2.0 - 2018-01-29
* Update data last release (2.0.0)

1.0 - 2015-02-09
*data archiving



Changelog (Source release):

Version 2.0.0 - 2017-09-22
* Archive edition

Version 1.0.0 - 2015-02-02
* Archive pre-release:
d11/d11r (AGE): By way of exception the original EB 81.2 questionnaire asks for MONTH and YEAR OF BIRTH (D11a/b) instead of AGE (in years). The dataset only includes the derived variable indicating years of age. 94 respondents from seven countries (BE, LU, GB, MT, SK, SI, HR) are coded ´98´ in d11, i.e. representing outliers in terms of age (distribution for OCCUPATION in d15a is relatively regular and not age-specific. Potentially these are respondents with DK/NA answers to year and/or month of birth. Please notice that in the categorized age variables (d11r1 to d11r_3) as provided by TNS, these cases fall into the highest age category, i.e. are treated as correct answers to years of age.



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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
EB - Eurobarometer

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The Eurobarometer survey is designed to provide regular monitoring of public social and political attitudes in the EU through specific trend questions. Therefore, the general aim of EB is to know the attitudes and evaluations of European citizens about large general themes. The questions concern to the European integration issues, but sometimes they regard also specific problem about single country or common problems of economic, political or social nature.


The arguments of Eurobarometer 81.2 are as follows:


  • satisfaction with his/her own living conditions;
  • important political issues faced personally, by his/her country and by European Union;
  • trust in national and European institution;
  • democracy satisfaction in his/her own country and in Europe;
  • impact of the economic crisis on the job market;
  • national and European citizenship;
  • personal values and shared values in the European Union.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - economic conditions and indicators
  • POLITICS - domestic political issues
  • POLITICS - government, political systems and organisations
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - cultural and national identity
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social conditions and indicators
  • Nations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: whole national population of 15 years and older

    Sample Procedure: about 1.000 for each country. Multi-stage stratified random sample

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format; 1 dataset in Stata format; 1 SPSS syntax for missing data; 2 questionnaires in PDF format (ita, eng); 1 methodological notes and codebook in PDF format (6 file)


    Methodological Notes and codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

    Data Use Restriction:
    UniData – official representative for the dissemination of Eurobarometer surveys in Italy – provides a free data access for all Italian residents upon registration. Data are released in according to GESIS Licence (Category 0), available at this link. Other users will need to contact the GESIS Data Archive.
    Source Contact: Meinhard Moschner - GESIS

    Directorate General Communication. (2014) Eurobarometer 81.2: Europeans in 2014, Financial and Economic Crisis, European Citizenship, and European Values. TNS Opinion & Social [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI336. Data file version 2.0

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    Eurobarometer 81.2 largely replicates questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 80.1 (QA, QB, QC, QD1, QD4).

    Please note that interview dates in protocol variable P1 „DATE OF INTERVIEW“ differ from the fieldwork dates declared in official reports. According to official documents the survey was carried out between March 15 and March 24, 2014. Variable P1 indicates March 11 to March 24 as fieldwork period.

    Data for protocol variables p8 (postal code), p9 (sample point number) and p10 (interviewer number) have not been made available.