What is the Variable and Question Bank?
The UK Data Service Variable and Question Bank is a search and browse interface that allows you to find and retrieve information about variables and questions from a range of survey datasets held by the UK Data Service.
A key benefit of the Variable and Question Bank is that users can find consistency across datasets, for example where harmonised or common variables have been used over time across different economic and social surveys. Each variable record provides a link to more information about the item. Some of these links may take you to other websites. Users may select and store variables in their My Variables basket and compare these variables side-by-side.
The UK Data Service Variable and Question Bank contains over 450,000 variables, with over 250,000 containing question text/responses. Coverage extends across most of the recent, major UK surveys and longitudinal studies.
Much of the information below can also be found by clicking the Help link on the Variable and Question Bank search bar.