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SECTION 1. Basic infrastructure

 
Q1-A Thinking about the last 12 months, how often have you had problems accessing clean drinking water at home? Would you say that this occurred:


 
Q1-B And in this time, would you say that your access to clean water got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
Q2-A Thinking about the last 12 months, how often have you had problems accessing clean functional sanitation facilities where you live? It could be household toilet/ community toilet/ public toilet. Would you say this happened:


 
Q2-B And in this time, would you say that your access to sanitation facilities got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q3-A Thinking about the last 12 months, how often have you had problems with having electricity at home? Would you say that problems occurred:


 
Q3-B And in that time, would you say that your access to electricity got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q4-A Thinking about the last 12 months, how often have you had any problem accessing the internet at home or on your mobile when you needed it? Do you think it happened:


 
Q4-B And in that time, would you say that your access to the internet at home or on your mobile got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
SECTION 2. Waste management and recycling

We would like to ask you a few questions about waste and recycling. 
 
Q5. How do you dispose of your household waste?


 
Q6. In your neighbourhood, how often do people dump their household waste outside? Do you think that it happens:


 
Q7. And how satisfied are you with the way the waste is managed around where you live? Would you say that you are:


 
Q8. Near your home, do you have a dedicated place to dispose of plastics or glass, and which is separate from a place for regular waste collection?


 
Q9. Is it possible to store plastic bottles separately from the general waste and leave it for someone to collect, either for free or for a payment?


 
Q10. I would like you to think about the last time you used a plastic bottle, for example for water or a soft drink. What did you do with the bottle when you finished using it?


 
Q11. What do you think happened to this bottle after you discarded it?


 
SECTION 3. Public services

Next, we would like to ask you about some public services you and your household may have used. For each public service, we will ask whether over the last 12 months you have used them or not. 
 
Q12 How would you rate your general health status? Would you say that it is:


 
Q13 Thinking about the last 12 months, have you and your household needed any health services and treatments?


 
Q14 Thinking about the last 12 months, how often have you and your household been able to use health services and treatments when you needed them?


 
Q15 Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you or your household been in any of the following situations:


 
Q16 And in that time, would you say that access to health services for you and household got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
Q17 How satisfied are you with the health services and treatments you and your household have had over the last 12 months? Would you say that you are:


 
Q18 And thinking about the last time you used any health services or treatments, how satisfied are you with being treated respectfully by the medical personnel?


 
Q19-A. Thinking about the situations when you needed public transport in the last 12 months, how often was it available to you?


 
Q19-B. And in that time, would you say that the access to the public transport for you and your household got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q20. How satisfied are you with the access to public transport  for you and your household over the last 12 months? Would you say that you are:


 
Q21. Do you have children attending primary or secondary school in your household? 


 
Q22. Thinking about the last 12 months, have the children in your household had the opportunity to go to school?


 
Q23. And in that time, would you say that access to education for the children in your family got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
Q24. How satisfied are you with the education the children in your household have had over the last 12 months? Would you say that you are:


 
Q25. And how satisfied are you with being treated respectfully by the teachers?


 
Q26. Thinking about the last 12 months, have you and your household needed legal advice or legal support? 

     
 
Q27. And were you able to receive legal advice or support? 

     
 
Q28. And in the last 12 months, would you say that access to legal advice or support for you and your household got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
CARD B Q29. And how satisfied are you with the legal advice or support you and your household have had over the last 12 months?


 
Q30-A To what extent do you trust the following institutions?

The policemen and women


 
Q30-B. To what extent do you trust the following institutions?

 Courts


 
Q30-C. To what extent do you trust the following institutions?

Judges


 
Q30-D. To what extent do you trust the following institutions?

Lawyers


 
Q31 Thinking about the last 12 months, have you and your household needed support from police? 

     
 
Q32 And have you been able to get the support you needed from the police?


 
Q33 And in the last 12 months, would you say that the support from the police for you and your household got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
Q34 How satisfied are you with the support from the police you and your household have had over the last 12 months? Would you say that you have been:


 
SECTION 4. Household expenses

The next questions are about your household expenses.
 
Q35 Thinking about the last 12 months, how easy or difficult has it been for you and your household to have enough food to eat?


 
Q36 And in that time, would you say that having enough food for you and your household got better, stayed the same or got worse? 


 
Q37 Thinking about you and your household, which of the following best describes your financial situation? Please choose one statement which best describes your situation.


 
Q38 Thinking about the last 12 months, have you and your household received food or financial support, excluding working pensions, from the government?


 
Q39 In combination with your other sources of household income, would you consider the food or financial support you received from the government to be enough to cover the basic needs of you and your household? 


 
SECTION 5: Work

The following questions are about any paid work you do or have done in the last 12 months.
 
Q40 Do you work, either full time, part time, as self-employed or on a temporary basis?


 
Q41 If you have more than one place of work, I would like you to consider the main place of work for the following questions. Do you think your safety is at risk because of your work?


 
Q42 Thinking about the work you do, to what extent does it match your skills and ability?


 
Q43 Thinking about your job security, how confident are you that you would have your current work in a year’s time, if you wanted to? 


 
Q44 Do you feel your work negatively affects your health?


 
Q45 Over the last 12 months, during the course of your work, have you been subjected to any of these types of behaviour from the people you work with, including colleagues and customers? Please just tell me the numbers if any apply to you.


 
Q46 For which of these reasons did you not carry out any form of paid work over the last week? Please choose all that apply. 


 
SECTION 6. Society

 
Q47 Thinking about the society you live in today, would you agree or disagree with the following statements? 

‘I feel that I live in an unfair society’. Would you say that you:


 
Q48 ‘I am treated with less respect only because I am a woman’. Would you say that you:


 
Q49 ‘I feel women in our society are treated with less respect than men’. Would you say that you:


 
Q50 ‘Today, in our society, women and men earn the equal amount of money for doing exactly the same work at the same level’. Do you agree with this statement?


 
Q51 ‘Our government is responsive to the needs of ordinary people’. Would you say that you:


 
Q52 ‘Everyone in our society has the opportunity to choose political leaders’. Would you say that you:


 
Q53 ‘The gap between the rich and poor in our society is too wide’. Would you say that you:


 
Q54 ‘I feel my neighbourhood is safe for me and my family’. Would you say that you:


 
Q55 Overall, thinking about of [this country], would you agree or disagree that things are moving in the right direction?


 
Q56 ‘Immigrants are a problem for {{answer_43702034}}’s economy’. Would you say that you:


 
Q57 ‘These days, I am afraid that {{answer_43702034}}’s culture is threatened by immigrants’. Would you say that you:


 
SECTION 7. Environment

Next are some questions about the lands and waters around where you live.
 
Q58A. In your opinion, how clean are the rivers and lakes around where you live?


 
Q58B. And over the last 12 months, has the cleanliness of rivers and lakes around where you live got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q59A. How clean are the oceans and seas in {{answer_43702034}}?


 
Q59B. And over the last 12 months, has the cleanliness of these oceans and seas near got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q60A. How clean are the forests, woods and fields around where you live?


 
Q60B. And over the last 12 months, has the cleanliness of these forests, woods and fields got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q61A.  How clean are the playgrounds near where you live?


 
Q61B. And over the last 12 months, has the cleanliness of these playgrounds got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q62. Thinking about the last 12 months, have you and your household been able to visit a public park or green outdoor space when you wanted to?


 
Q63.  How satisfied are you with the access to public parks or green outdoor spaces you and your household have used over the last 12 months?


 
Q64. And in that time, would you say that your and your household’s ease of access to public parks or green outdoor spaces got better, stayed the same or got worse?


 
Q65. In the last three years, have you or your household been personally affected by any of the following natural disasters?


 
Q66. How concerned are you about climate change? Please answer on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 means that you are not at all concerned and 4 means that you are extremely concerned.


 
Q67. Do you think the {{answer_43702034}}  government does too much, about the right amount or too little to combat climate change?


 
SECTION 8. Relations with other countries

The next questions are about the international relations of [this country] with other countries.
 
Q68. In your opinion, does {{answer_43702034}} do too much, the right amount or too little to CO-OPERATE with other countries?


 
Q69. And again, in your opinion, does {{answer_43702034}} RECEIVE too much, the right amount or too little help and assistance from other countries?


 
Q70. And lastly, in your opinion, does {{answer_43702034}} GIVE too much, the right amount or too little help and assistance to other countries? Would you say that it is:


 
SECTION 9. Infrastructure

 
 
Q71. How do you find travelling to visit people living in another town/village/neighbourhood?


 
Q72. How would you rate the quality of roads inside your town/village/neighbourhood?


 
Q73. And, how would you rate the quality of roads connecting your town/village/neighbourhood to other towns/villages/neighbourhoods?


 
SECTION 10. Access to finances

 
Q74A. Do you have a bank account?


 
Q74B. Do you have an account in any organisation which allows you to keep your money safely, transfer and withdraw it when you want it (postal services, other institutions)?


 
SECTION 11. Travel and movement

 
Q75.  Within the last 3 years, have you been to another country for pleasure, business or any other reason?


 
Q76. Thinking about the same time period, did you want or were you planning to visit another country?


 
Q77. Thinking about the same time period, have you wanted to visit any place but could not go for any of the following reasons


 
Q78. Were you born in {{answer_43702034}}?


 
Q79. When did you move to {{answer_43702034}}?


 
Q80A. How fairly or unfairly were you treated by other people when you first arrived in {{answer_43702034}}? By regular people in the street


 
Q80B. How fairly or unfairly were you treated by other people when you first arrived in {{answer_43702034}}? By people you’ve met and talked to


 
Q80C. How fairly or unfairly were you treated by other people when you first arrived in {{answer_43702034}}? By the officials


 
Q80D. How fairly or unfairly were you treated by other people when you first arrived in {{answer_43702034}}? By employers OR when looking for work


 
SECTION 12.Governance

 
Q81. How much would you say the political system in {{answer_43702034}} allows people like you to have input in what the government does?


 
Q82. How much would you say that politicians in {{answer_43702034}} take into account what people like you think?


 
Q83. In the last 12 months, have you been asked to make an informal payment or bribe for any government or public service? You don’t need to tell me whether you actually paid or not.


 
Q84. And thinking about the last time you’ve been asked to make such a payment, which of the following best describes the reason?


 
Socio-demographic questions

Few questions are about yourself, to help us analyse the data
 
What was your age at your last birthday?

 
Please select your gender. *


 
What is the highest level of education you completed?


 
Could I ask you about your current marital status? Which of the following descriptions best applies to you?


 
Would you describe the location where you live as…


 
Which of the following best describes your situation?


 
Hello. My name is {{hidden_name}} from {{hidden_agency}}. We are conducting a survey about different areas of people’s lives and how satisfied they are with different aspects of life. In some questions we refer to “your household” – we would like you to consider people with whom you live under one roof and with whom you share meals.  

In the following questions, we would like to ask you about your recent experiences in different areas of life.  

Your views and opinions will be treated as confidential. The research findings will only be published in summarised form, and it will not be possible to identify any individual respondent.  

You may refuse to take part in the entire survey or any part of it if you wish to do so.   The interview will take about 30 minutes.