Survey of intentions and perspectives of refugees from Ukraine #2 - Sept 2022
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
To ensure the centrality of refugees’ voices in discussions about their future, as well as to inform evidence-based inter-agency responses in support of host Governments, UNHCR is leading the regular implementation of intentions surveys with refugees from Ukraine, collecting primary data on their profiles, their current situation and intentions, and the factors influencing their decision-making.
The first regional intentions survey was completed and the report published in July 2022 (https://data.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/94176). This data was collected during the second round, conducted between August and September 2022. The scope was expanded to include not only countries neighbouring Ukraine but other host countries in Europe and beyond. In addition, the second round also includes a deeper analysis of the factors influencing refugees’ decisions, as well as key insights into their current socio-economic situation. The report was published in September 2022 (https://data.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/95767).
A mixed methodological approach was used, combining different sampling approaches and data collection modes. Over 4,800 refugee households (2,000 from countries neighboring Ukraine and 2,800 from other host countries) were interviewed either through a phone-based survey, web-based survey or face-to-face interview. All surveys used a harmonized questionnaire.
This data is an anonymous version of the original data collected and used for the primary analysis.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Edited, cleaned and anonymised data v2.2 updated on 01 July 2023. Note that updates to this version include: 1) The unique household id (variable `hhid`) was updated so that it could be linked to subsequent rounds as they are released on the Microdata Library; and 2) Variables associated with individuals in the household are now in their own table.
The scope includes:
- profiles and socio-economic situation
- intention to return
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Housing, Land and Property
Refugees from Ukraine
Producers and sponsors
The overall combined sample included a total of over 4,800 surveys completed using one of the three methods. All surveys used a harmonized questionnaire, which collected data on refugees’ demographic profile, including about their place of origin, conditions in current host country and detailed intentions information. For the regional analysis, weights were applied based on the most recent figures available of the number of individual refugees recorded in each country. Most results are disaggregated between countries neighbouring Ukraine (2,000 surveys) and the rest of host countries covered in the survey (2,800 surveys), for the purpose of identifying differences in intentions and current conditions. A more detailed description of the sampling and weighting approach is included in Annex 1 of the report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Three different data collection modes were employed: phone-based surveys, web-based survesy and face-to-face interviews.
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
UNHCR (2022). Belgium: Survey of intentions and perspectives of refugees from Ukraine #2 - Sept 2022. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org