Survey of intentions and perspectives of refugees from Ukraine #3, February 2023
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 and second regional intentions surveys were completed and the report published in July 2022 (https://data.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/94176) and September 2022 (https://data.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/95767). This data was collected during the third round, conducted between December 2022 and January 2023. The survey covered refugees hosted in countries in Europe. In addition, the third round included a longitudinal sample of refugees surveyed in both the second and third rounds. The report was published in Februrary 2023 (https://data.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/99072).
A mixed methodological approach was used, combining two data collection modes. Around 3,900 refugee households (2,100 from countries neighboring Ukraine and 1,800 from other host countries) were interviewed either through a phone-based survey, web-based survey or face-to-face interview. A total of 887 households participated in both the second and third round (longitudinal sample). 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
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
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
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The target number of respondents per country is 500 individuals, representing one household unit/registration group per interview. The study is designed so that only one member of each household/registration group is interviewed. One member of each household was selected from UNHCR database. To compensate for nonresponse, an oversampling factor of 6 was applied, i.e. 3,000 contacts were provided for reaching the targeted 500 respondents, in each country. Longitudinal participants, who in the previous wave agreed to be reinterviewed (1,345 respondents overall, see table above), were sampled by certainty in the current wave. They were amended with fresh sample from the total universe, discounting units that in the previous wave were refusing to participate or declined the request to be recontacted. All other units were part of the eligible universe the “fresh” sample was selected from.
The sample was implicitly stratified based on two variables: registration group structure and time of arrival to the host country. The group structure dimension considers the following three categories: single adults, adults with children, and multiple adults without children. Time of arrival segments were retained from previous wave (those arrived in Feb-Mar 2022 and those arrived Apr-Aug 2022), adding a third segment for those who arrived since the previous wave survey, in the September- November period
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Three different data collection modes were employed: phone-based surveys, web-based surveys and face-to-face interviews.
UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
UNHCR (2023). Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey: Survey of intentions and perspectives of refugees from Ukraine #3 - Feb 2023. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org
DDI Document ID
UN Refugee Agency
Development Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (July 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_EU_2023_ukr_intentions_round3_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.