Asked 3rd Apr, 2015

What type of European surveys are out there?

I'm looking for a Europe-wide surveys that are similar to what we see in the Latinobarometer, Afrobarometer. In other words, questions on economic perceptions, vote intention and partisan id. The Eurobarometer is largely a EU-wide survey that lacks any national component. The EES is largely a survey on second-order EP elections that dont measure voting in first order elections. The CSES lacks proper questions on economic perception. They include a retrospective sociotropic question and a "improvement of standard of living question." I'm look for a cross-national survey in Europe that asks such questions as
1. If Presidential elections or (parliamentary election) were held this sunday for whom would you vote for?
2. In the last election, did you vote for the opposition or the incumbent?
3. In the last 12 months, how has your household economic situation changed?
4. In the last 12 months, how has the country's economic situation changed?
5. In the next 12 month, do you expect your household's economic situation to get...? (better, worse, etc)
6. In the next 12 months, do you expect the country's economic situation to get?

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13th Dec, 2015
J Tom Mueller
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
The EVS & WVS might also be a nice source!

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10th Apr, 2015
David Marshall
University of Reading
If you are happy with data that is confined to EU member states, it might be worth looking at Eurobarometer:
There are  number of national level questions. 
22nd Apr, 2015
Martin Rosema
University of Twente
My hunch is that the European Social Survey is probably indeed the best bet for you. You might also want to have a look at the World Values Survey. These are the only other major comparative surveys of this nature apart from Eurobarometer, EES and CSES that I am aware of.
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13th Dec, 2015
J Tom Mueller
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
The EVS & WVS might also be a nice source!

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