Eurobarometer Search Page
Search across the codebooks, questionnaires, or ISSP codebooks. Questions still under embargo are not included in the search database.
A large number of questions asked in standard Eurobarometer surveys have been repeated more or less regularly over time and are useful for doing time series analysis or comparisons over time. This link provides subject access to the topics covered in the trend questions. Also refer to the Mannheim Eurobarometer which is a cumulative file of trend questions asked between 1970 and 2002. Variables have been harmonized.
By using a keyword selection mechanism, this page highlights special topics or populations that have at one time been studied.
Central and Eastern European Eurobarometer
The Central and Eastern Eurobarometer (CEEB) survey series that monitored economic and political changes, and attitudes towards Europe and the European Union in up to 20 countries of the region between 1990 and 1997.
In October 2001, a series of surveys was launched covering the 13 countries that were applying for European Union membership at that time.
Obtaining and Working with the Data Download Eurobarometer data fromICPSR.
ICPSR lists studies with their title, keywords, and and abstract. The description does not include the ZA numbers used at the GESIS site.
Documentation is included with the ICPSR files and additional information is available in the Eurobarometer Data Service Guide. Below are some highlights from this guide.
When the first release of data is made for a study, some data may be not approved for public distribution and will be masked in the file. Refer to the embargo provisions page for a list of such variables. The values are masked
with 9,999,999 etc. As the embargo expires new releases of the study replace the earlier one.
The data for standard and trend questions are released when the full official Eurobarometer report has been published. For the Initial Release Collection, ICPSR studies contain:
study technical documentation and standard ICPSR study description
PDF codebook plus the questionnaire
ASCII data file (any embargoed data is masked)
SPSS data definition statements.
As embargoes expire, these data and accompanying meta-data are re-released. Some time after all embargoes have ended, the final Codebook Edition is released. The study then includes all the elements of the initial edition plus:
documentation about sampling and fieldwork
SAS data definition statements
standardized value/variable labels and missing value codes
recodes for nation variables (allows for different configurations of countries as nations), region codes (allows for different configurations of EU), and left/right code (based on political party variable).
European Commission Reports
The results of these surveys are published in the European Commission's bi-annual Eurobarometer Report and the Trend Report and other special topic reports.