This Flash Eurobarometer, “Quality of life in European cities” (No 419), was conducted at the request of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy to get a snapshot of people’s opinions on a range of urban issues. Earlier surveys were conducted in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012.
The survey was conducted in a total of 79 European cities. In four of these, an additional sample provided extra data, which allowed analysis of the perception of quality of life in “Greater Paris”, “Greater Lisbon”, “Greater Athens” and “Greater Manchester”. We refer to '83 cities' throughout the report, although a more accurate terminology would be '79 cities and 4 Greater cities'
This survey included all capital cities of the countries concerned (except for Switzerland), together with between one and six more cities in the larger countries. In each city, around 500 citizens were interviewed.