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Degree of Urbanisation Variable

Gallup data subscribers can download the Degree of Urbanisation variable as a CSV file for free and integrate it into the World Poll dataset. These files contain the data for 2016-2019.

Degree of Urbanisation Variable

Gallup data subscribers can download the Degree of Urbanisation variable as a CSV file for free and integrate it into the World Poll dataset.

Degree of Urbanisation Codebook

This urbanisation variable contains data for 2016-2019, using World Poll data. It containes four variables.

Created by a coalition of international organizations (the EU, FAO, ILO, OECD, UN-Habitat and the World Bank), the United Nations-endorsed Degree of Urbanisation variable is a single global method for classifying what constitutes a city, an urban area or a rural area in any part of the world.

Because this single variable can be applied to any geographic area, it allows researchers to make international comparisons that were previously impossible because of the fragmented ways that countries have historically determined what "urban" means.

By overlaying the interview geotags against this geospatial layer, Gallup created the Degree of Urbanisation variable for each World Poll interview. This variable provides Gallup data subscribers with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the effect that urbanicity has on several of Gallup's core World Poll variables, including happiness, access to good jobs and people's desire to migrate.

Important note: You must be a Gallup data subscriber to use this new variable.

The new Degree of Urbanization variable allows data subscribers to see the effect of urbanisation on World Poll data.

Download the CSV File

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