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Perception surveys

Parallel to the Urban Audit data collection, in December 2006 and again in November 2009, a perception survey was conducted in 75 cities in the EU-27 and 5 cities in Turkey and Croatia. 


In random telephone interviews, 500 citizens in each city were asked about:

their perception of various aspects of the quality of life in "their" city.

These perception surveys allow for comparisons between perceptions and “real” data from various statistical sources on issues such as urban security, unemployment and air quality.

The first perception survey was made in January 2004 in 31 cities in the EU-15, with a smaller sample per city.


The data from these surveys is available in the Eurostat Statistical database


Click on the map to consult the cities that participated in the perception surveys of 2006 and 2009.
Perception survey cities 2006
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Last update 27.11.2013