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ZA6641: Flash Eurobarometer 419 (Quality of Life in European Cities 2015)

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Citation Citation    European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 419 (Quality of Life in European Cities 2015). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6641 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6641
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 419 (Quality of Life in European Cities 2015)
Other Titles
  • Urban Audit Perception Survey 2015 (Alternative Title)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-4-11,
Date of Collection21.05.2015 - 27.06.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


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, availability of retail shops, schools and other education facilities, quality of air, noise level, cleanliness; approval of selected statements about the own city: satisfied to live there, 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, efficient administrative services, feeling of safety in the city and in the neighbourhood, commitment to fight climate change, trustworthiness of inhabitants, people in the neighbourhood, and public administration; satisfaction with: personal job situation, financial situation of the own household, personal life, place of residence; most important issues for the own city. Demography: marital status; duration of living in the own city; financial difficulties during the last year; most often used modes of transport; age; sex; city; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Community, Living Environment
Topics Topics
  • 5 Society and culture
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Switzerland (CH)
UniversePersons aged 15 years and over. Population of 83 cities (including the surroundings of Athens, Lisbon, Paris and Manchester) located in the 28 European Union Member States, but also in Turkey, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland. The survey covers the population of citizens of the country as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these cities and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest Deutschland, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia srl, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; Capacent ehf, Reykjavik, Iceland; TNS Gallup AS, Oslo, Norway; Isopublic, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (total)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Belgium)
  • 21.05.2015 - 03.06.2015 (Bulgaria)
  • 21.05.2015 - 05.06.2015 (Czech Republic)
  • 21.05.2015 - 02.06.2015 (Denmark)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Germany)
  • 21.05.2015 - 26.05.2015 (Estonia)
  • 21.05.2015 - 03.06.2015 (Ireland)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Greece)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Spain)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (France)
  • 21.05.2015 - 08.06.2015 (Croatia)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Italy)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Latvia)
  • 21.05.2015 - 27.06.2015 (Lithuania)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Luxembourg)
  • 21.05.2015 - 08.06.2015 (Hungary)
  • 21.05.2015 - 28.05.2015 (Malta)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Netherlands)
  • 21.05.2015 - 03.06.2015 (Austria)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Poland)
  • 21.05.2015 - 08.06.2015 (Portugal)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Romania)
  • 21.05.2015 - 26.05.2015 (Slovenia)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Slovakia)
  • 21.05.2015 - 03.06.2015 (Finland)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Sweden)
  • 21.05.2015 - 08.06.2015 (United Kingdom)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Turkey)
  • 21.05.2015 - 08.06.2015 (Iceland)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Norway)
  • 21.05.2015 - 09.06.2015 (Switzerland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-4-11 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 40798
Number of Variables: 151
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 419. Quality of Life in European Cities 2015. Conducted by TNS Opinion at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and was co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (Eurobarometer Sector) and Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (Competence Centre Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development). Brussels, January 2016. doi (pdf): 10.2776/870421.
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    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.