The Global Barometer Survey Wave 2: Human Security measure uses three items related to safety and security from the Global Barometer Survey Wave 2, a global survey that aims to explore citizens’ attitudes toward democracy, governance and political reform. Perceived safety in the place where they live, experience of accidents, theft, and violence are captured here. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.
Short Measure Multi-Country
1. Generally speaking, how safe is living in this city/ town/village – very safe, safe, unsafe or very unsafe?
Response Options: Very safe - 1 Safe - 2 Unsafe - 3 Very unsafe - 4 Can’t choose - 8 Decline to answer - 9
2. Compared to the situation in this city/town/village a few years ago, do you now feel more safe, less safe or the same as before?
Response Options: More safe - 1 Less safe - 2 Same as before - 3 Not applicable - 0 Can’t choose - 8 Decline to answer - 9
3. In the past 12 months, have you or any member of your family been a victim of…
Response Options: Yes - 1 No - 2 Do Not own any kind of vehicle - 0 Can’t choose - 8 Decline to answer - 9
Global Barometer Surveys (2018). Global Barometer Survey of Democracy, Governance and Development. https://www.globalbarometer.net/survey_qu
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