The Social DeustoBarometer is a survey launched by the University of Deusto in December 2013 to generate useful and applied knowledge (from the social sciences) on the Basque Country’s social, economic and political situation.
Social commitment is part of the identity of this new barometer, which is born with the aim of giving visibility to issues related mainly to inequalities and social welfare, mainstreaminga gender perspectiveat the highest level.
The survey is conducted online with a representative sample (by sex, age and social class) of 1,000 people. It is carried out every six months and is divided into a fixed block of questions and a variable or short-term block. Fixed content includes questions on social policies and attitudes towards the welfare state, gender inequality indicators, economy and employment, living conditions, youth, quality of democracy, immigration, values, political attitudes and identity. The variable block deals in depth with a topical issue or a question related to the most intense concerns of Basque society.