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How we are today

The survey "How we are today" started in 2021 in ten EU countries, including Austria. Every three months, changes in living conditions, income and well-being of private households in Austria are recorded.

The fast availability, accuracy and comparability of the data will help to identify the accompanying and subsequent effects of crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic or the current price increases on the population in a timely manner.

Main topics in the questionnaire are household income, household financial expenditures and obligations, getting by on income, payment difficulties, and life satisfaction. This provides information on living conditions of different groups and on social crisis consequences. These results are an important basis for social policy in Austria.

The survey "How we are today" is not offered in English.

Current results can be found here.

In 2021-2023, the survey was jointly funded by Eurostat and the Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz  (BMSGPK). From 2024, "So geht's uns heute" will be fully funded by the BMSGPK.

Participation in the survey is not subject to any legal obligation to provide information and is therefore voluntary. However, a high level of participation is of great importance for the quality of the data.

What is asked?

The topics covered by the questionnaire are household income and changes in household income, financial expenses and obligations of the household, getting by on income, possible payment difficulties, life satisfaction in general and in its individual facets. In addition, background variables such as gender, age, education, occupation and household size as well as household composition are also surveyed.

"How we are today" is a survey that can be conducted online using a laptop, smartphone or computer. The people invited to participate receive personal access data (user name and password) with which they can log in to a secure portal.

Do you have questions or do you need help? +43 1 71128-8992 Mo–Fr 09:00–15:00 Uhr
Last updated on 2024-05-06.
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