By measuring the opinions and attitudes of European citizens and conducting hundreds of thousands of interviews per year on subjects ranging from (but not limited to) the financial crisis and its social impact, employment and entrepreneurship, confidence in leadership and the Euro, migration, European values, or global challenges, Gallup provides insight on complex issues and helps decision-makers shape their agendas.
For more than 75 years, Gallup has studyied how people think and behave. Gallup provides accurate, timely, and policy-relevant data collection and analysis that strictly complies with ISO norms, ESOMAR, and WAPOR standards. Gallup takes pride in a reputation for reliability, accountability, and transparency at all levels.
We invite you to learn more about some of the many current and prior Europe-based research projects below:
European Company Survey
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) has commissioned Gallup to run the European Company Survey, a telephone survey conducted every three to four years since 2004. The 2012 European Company Survey focuses on issues such as workplace organization and innovation, working time, work-life balance, and the development of social dialogue in companies. It will be conducted in all 27 EU Member States as well as in Croatia, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro and Turkey. Read more.
MENA Enterprise Surveys
The World Bank works with Gallup Europe to carry out of its Enterprise Survey (ES) in the MENA region. This study provides insights on the state of the private sector in these economies and business environment indicators that are comparable across economies. The findings allow leaders to assess the hurdles to private sector growth and enterprise performance and to better understand and foster innovation. Users can analyse the changes in the business environment over time and use the data to help inform and shape the agenda for reform. Read more.
EIB Enterprise Survey
The European Investment Bank has commissioned Gallup Europe to conduct a survey among SMEs that benefited from funding provided by the EIB in 11 countries. The survey aims to assess the extent to which the EIB funding improved access to finance for SMEs from 2005-2011 and what impact it had on their operations, strategy and for job creation. Read more.
Survey among Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender persons for EU's Fundamental Rights Agency
In 2011 and 2012, Gallup Europe conducted an EU-wide online survey on behalf of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA), among Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender people (LGBT), the first of its kind on such a scale. Gallup collected comparable data on LGBT persons' experiences of hate crime and discrimination, as well as their level of awareness about their rights, alongside other issues. Besides all 27 EU Member States, the survey will also cover Croatia, an EU candidate country. Gallup Europe, in partnership with the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), was selected in a tender process to prepare the background research, design the methodology, and then conduct the survey. Read more.
Insights South Asia
The South Asia Democratic Forum and Gallup launched Insights South Asia, which aims to provide European and South Asian leaders with reliable information about public opinion in South Asian countries on the prospects of enhancing regional cooperation. Explore the reports on Bangladesh and Nepal. Learn more.
In 2011, the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA) commissioned Gallup to collect comparable data in 11 EU Member States, on the Roma's experiences of discrimination and crime victimisation, contacts with law enforcement, and rights awareness and mobility issues, which will serve to critique ongoing policy initiatives aimed at the Roma. The survey also interviewed a sample of respondents from the majority population in the 11 countries, living in the same areas as the Roma, in order to compare results on key items in the survey. Read more.
European Working Conditions Survey
Carried out every five years, since 1990, this survey provides an overview of working conditions throughout Europe, as well as indicating the changes affecting the workforce and quality of work. Gallup carried out the fifth edition of its European Working Conditions Survey in 2010. In cooperation with Gallup-Europe, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions interviewed some 43,000 workers in 34 European countries about different aspects of their working life such as working time, work organisation, and work-related health outcomes. The research provides invaluable up to date and objective data to researchers and policy makers on quality of work in Europe and beyond. Read more.
From 2006 to 2011, the European Commission worked with the consortium led by Gallup, to run its Flash Eurobarometer opinion polls. The Flash Eurobarometer surveys enable European policy-makers to hear the voices of the EU citizens in the 27 Member States. Gallup worked with the Commission on over 100 Flash Eurobarometer surveys (with more than 1.5 million interviews) on subjects from the euro to consumer protection, and from higher education to energy policies. Read more.
The Gallup Balkan Monitor survey continually monitors the views of the Balkans residents: from their living standards, happiness and attitudes towards the EU, to their employment opportunities, feelings about living abroad, and the performance of their governments. The Balkan Monitor provides a wealth of information for anyone requiring strategic insights into the Balkans. Read more.
EUROMED Monitor Survey
The Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) commissioned Gallup to conduct the first Euro-Mediterranean Survey on Intercultural Trends. The EUROMED Monitor Survey is a comprehensive and unique opinion barometer system in European countries. It is the first time that such a survey has been envisaged on such a scale. The survey, conducted every three years, will create a knowledge base of public opinion on key targets of ALF's core activities/concepts, including ideas and ideologies, education, cultural production, media, religion, spirituality and values, cities and diversity. Read more.
Soul of the City
Gallup's Soul of the City programme allows cities to measure and track their political, economic, and social wellbeing based on how residents view their performance in providing healthy living and working conditions. The goal is to help each city foster economic development and multiculturalism, and to learn how to bring more satisfaction to its residents. Read more and explore the Dashboard.
The European Commission commissioned Gallup, as part of a wider consortium, to conduct a pioneering survey on the language competences of young Europeans. The results will help governments to develop language-learning policies, contribute to the construction of a European language indicator, and assist in the European Commission's aim to "improve the mastery of basic language skills in Europe". Gallup is responsible for the sampling and fieldwork operations and the design of the survey's computer-based testing platform. Read more.