Eurobarometer 82.3: living conditions, trust in institutions, impact of the economic crisis, European citizenship, Europe 2020 (2014)

European Commission


Changelog (Archive version):

4.0 - 2018-06-27
* Data updating to the latest release (3.0.0)

3.0 - 2018-01-25
* Data updating to the latest release (2.1.0)

2.0 - 2015-09-30
* Data updating to the latest release (2.0.1)

1.0 - 2015-04-13
* data archiving



Changelog (Source release):

3.0.0 -2018-05-24
* Archive edition

2.1.0- 2018-08-25
* Archive pre-release (update)

2.0.1 - 2015-06-10
* Archive pre-release (update)
- version variable: Dataset is version 2.0.0; variable is coded 1.0.0 (with version date for 2.0.0) -> Version variable corrected to 2.0.0

2.0.0 - 2015-05-29
* Archive pre-release (update)
- p13lu: The coding for LANGUAGE OF QUESTIONNAIRE in LUXEMBOURG is highly questionable. If comparing frequencies for GERMAN and FRENCH with former waves, these two categories are supposed to be exchanged. -> Labelling corrected after confirmation by TNS
- p1 to p5: Data for p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation) not made available. -> Data subsequently delivered by TNS and integrated by the archive starting with dataset v2.0.0
- p7al: For ALBANIA part of the NUTS 3 categories (codes 5 to 12) are erroneously collapsed into code 5 -> Correct data subsequently delivered by TNS and integrated by the archive starting with dataset v2.0.0

1.0.0 - 2015-04-08
* Archive pre-release



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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 82.3 are as follows:

  • trend questions:
    • living conditions;
    • important political issues;
    • trust in institutions;
    • democracy satisfaction;
    • perception of and attitudes towards the European Union and European Unification;
  • impact of the economic crisis on the job market, policy measures against financial and economic crisis;
  • European Citizenship, citizen rights and identification;
  • European Union knowledge;
  • the Europe 2020 strategy;
  • information on European political matters;
  • political participation and general political attitudes.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - economic conditions and indicators
  • ECONOMICS - economic policy
  • ECONOMICS - economic systems and development
  • LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT - working conditions
  • POLITICS - government, political systems and organisations
  • POLITICS - international politics and organisations
  • POLITICS - mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Nations: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Turkish Cypriot Community

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual

    Universe: whole national population of 15 years and older

    Sample Procedure: about 1.000 individuals 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 syntax file for missing data in SPSS format; 2 questionnaires in PDF format (eng, ita); 1 methodological notes e codebook in PDF format (6 file)


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

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    Source Contact: Eurobarometer Data Service - GESIS

    European Commission. (2014) Eurobarometer 82.3: living conditions, trust in institutions, impact of the economic crisis, European citizenship, Europe 2020. TNS Opinion [Producer]. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SI342. Data file version 4.0

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    All question modules in the standard Eurobarometer context and largely replicate questions asked in the context of Eurobarometer 81.4 respectively 80.1.

    Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P6 (SIZE OF COMMUNITY) has changed considerably, except for Germany. Categories for all other countries have been harmonized among each other to three values (Rural area – Towns and suburbs / small urban area – Cities / large urban areas). For TURKEY the data provided by TNS do not match with the new scheme, but most likely appear to match with the former 5-point scheme. Value labels applied in former versions were not correct and non-matching data were coded to ´99´ (SYSTEM MISSING in the original data set). Variable p6tr has been reconstructed by the archive for dataset version v3-0-0 using SIZE OF COMMUNITY data for Turkey included in a former integrated variable P6 (ALL COUNTRIES) with the “old” 5-point category scheme.

    Category scheme for country specific protocol variables P7 (REGION) have changed for some countries, in particular introducing NUTS categories for Ireland, Estonia and Croatia.

    Data for p1 (date of interview), p2 (time of interview), p3 (duration of interview), p4 (n of persons present during interview), p5 (respondent cooperation), and a corrected REGION NUTS 3 variable for Albania (p7al) have subsequently been delivered by TNS and integrated by the archive starting with dataset v2.0.0.

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

    Four duplicate cases (two doublets) in terms of identical coding of all substantial variables and demographics have been identified for Cyprus (TCC).

    The corresponding case id variables are not identical. UNIQID is coded ´57000382´/´57000383´, and ´57000393´/´57000394´. CASEID is coded ´382´/´383´, and ´393´/´394´.

    In addition, identical coding in all substantial variables but minor exceptions in demographics can be detected for following cases from Cyprus (TCC): UNIQID is coded ´57000200´/´57000201´, ´57000205/´57000206´, ‘57000384´/´57000385’, and ‘57000416´/´57000417’. CASEID is coded ´200´/´201´, ´205´/´206´, ´384´/´385´, and ´416´/´417´.

    Starting with EB 82.3 Albania is included in the Standard Eurobarometer surveys (official candidate country of the EU as of June 2014).