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ZA5214: Flash Eurobarometer 277 (Urban Audit Perception Survey 2009)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2010): Flash Eurobarometer 277 (Urban Audit Perception Survey 2009). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5214 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5214
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 277 (Urban Audit Perception Survey 2009)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-7-1,
Date of Collection30.10.2009 - 10.11.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels


AbstractQuality of life in European cities. Topics: satisfaction with the following facilities and issues in the own city: public transport, health care services, sports facilities, cultural facilities, state of streets and buildings, public spaces, green spaces, outdoor recreation outside city; approval of selected statements about the own city: easy to find a job, positive influence of foreigners on the city, good integration of foreigners, easy to find good housing at a reasonable price, trustworthiness of inhabitants, poverty problems, efficient administrative services, air pollution problems, noise problems, clean, spends resources in a responsible way, commitment to fight climate change, healthy city to live in; attitude towards the following statements: financial difficulties of the own household, feeling of safety in the city and in the neighbourhood; minutes per day needed to get to workplace; used means of transport; frequency of using public transport; reasons for not using public transport; most important issues for the own city. Demography: city; sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; household composition and household size; duration of living in the own city. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; call history; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Institutions
  • Society, Culture
  • Community, Living Environment
Topics Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 15 Transport, travel and mobility


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Turkey (TR)
UniversePersons aged 15 years and over. Population of 75 cities located in the European Union Member States, but also in Croatia and Turkey.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Naarden, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; GALLUP CROATIA, Zagreb, Croatia; KONSENSUS, Istanbul, Turkey; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 30.10.2009 - 10.11.2009 (total)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Belgium)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Czech Republic)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Denmark)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Germany)
  • 05.11.2009 - 10.11.2009 (Estonia)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Greece)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Spain)
  • 30.10.2009 - 10.11.2009 (France)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Ireland)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Italy)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Cyprus)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Latvia)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Lithuania)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Luxembourg)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Hungary)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Malta)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Netherlands)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Austria)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Poland)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Portugal)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Slovenia)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Slovakia)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Finland)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Sweden)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (United Kingdom)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Bulgaria)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Romania)
  • 30.10.2009 - 04.11.2009 (Croatia)
  • 30.10.2009 - 10.11.2009 (Turkey)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-7-1
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 37626
Number of Variables: 76
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Perception survey on quality of life in European cities. Brussels: European Commission November 2009
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Research Data Centre
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    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Urban Audit Perception Survey