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ZA3686: Flash Eurobarometer 131 (The Single Market)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2002): Flash Eurobarometer 131 (The Single Market). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3686 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3686
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 131 (The Single Market)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2002)
Date of Collection09.09.2002 - 14.10.2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel
  • Debyser, Ariane - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel


AbstractAttitudes towards the European Single Market. Topics: perceived facilitation in traveling from one EU country to another compared to ten years ago; better choice of products from other EU member states in the national shops and supermarkets compared to ten years ago; assessment of the increased competition; impact of the European Single Market on range, prices, and quality of products; self-rated knowledge of consumer rights within the European Single Market; knowledge test on labour and other contractual provisions of the internal market: necessity of a work permit to work in another member state, obtaining a mortgage in another member state, obligation to pay VAT for a car bought in another member state in the state of purchase as well as in own country, buy house insurance in another member state, access to health care in other member states, right to study in other member states, warranty for products bought in another member state; right to vote in other member states: same right as nationals of that member state, only in some elections, no right to vote; perception of price differences for the same products or services between EU member states; willingness to travel or already undertaken trips to another EU member state due to better offers; reasons for not buying cheaper products or services in another member state; interest in studying, working, taking out an insurance policy, or obtaining a mortgage in another member state; reasons against studying, working, taking out an insurance policy or obtaining a mortgage in another EU country; importance of selected measures for the development of the Single Market: increased information about consumer rights, make living, studying, or working in other member states easier, increase range and quality of products in shops, develop competition to reduce prices, further opening up of postal and telecommunication services; attitude towards prioritizing the development of the Single Market in the context of the EU. Demography: sex; age; current type of education; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: country; questionnaire number; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS DIMARSO, Brüssel; TNS GALLUP, Kopenhagen; TNS EMNID, Bielefeld; TNS ICAP, Athen; TNS DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid; SOFRES, Montrouge, Frankreich; IRISH MARKETING SURVEYS, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; TNS ILRES, Luxemburg; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam; EUROTESTE, Lissabon; ICM, London; SVENSKA GALLUP, Stockholm; TNS SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland; ÖSTERREICHISCHES GALLUP, Wien
Date of Collection
  • 09.09.2002 - 14.10.2002 (total)
  • 09.09.2002 - 16.09.2002 (Belgium)
  • 09.09.2002 - 12.09.2002 (Denmark)
  • 09.09.2002 - 12.09.2002 (Germany)
  • 10.09.2002 - 19.09.2002 (Greece)
  • 09.09.2002 - 18.09.2002 (Spain)
  • 09.09.2002 - 18.09.2002 (Finland)
  • 11.09.2002 - 14.09.2002 (France)
  • 10.09.2002 - 18.09.2002 (Ireland)
  • 10.09.2002 - 12.09.2002 (Italy)
  • 11.10.2002 - 14.10.2002 (Luxembourg)
  • 09.09.2002 - 16.09.2002 (Netherlands)
  • 10.09.2002 - 16.09.2002 (Austria)
  • 09.09.2002 - 13.09.2002 (Portugal)
  • 09.09.2002 - 17.09.2002 (Sweden)
  • 09.09.2002 - 19.09.2002 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 7524
Number of Variables: 50
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): -


  • European Commission; EOS Gallup Europe: Single Market Survey. Brussels: European Commission October 2002
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - European Single Market and consumer issues