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ZA4417: Flash Eurobarometer 168 (The European Constitution: Post-Referendum in Spain)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2006): Flash Eurobarometer 168 (The European Constitution: Post-Referendum in Spain). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4417 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4417
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 168 (The European Constitution: Post-Referendum in Spain)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2006)
Date of Collection21.02.2005 - 22.02.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractVoting behaviour in the referendum on the European Constitution in Spain. Topics: participation in the referendum on the treaty of the establishment of a European Constitution; reasons for not voting; voting decision; time of voting decision; reasons for voting in favour or against the European Constitution; attitude towards the following statements: necessary information available before the referendum, good image of EU institutions, adoption of the constitution increases Spain’s influence within the EU, YES victory in Spain will lead to YES votes in other countries, weak turnout in Spain will influence turnout in other countries, adoption of the constitution strengthens democracy, European Constitution is essential to pursue European construction, Spain’s membership in the EU is a good thing, regret with regard to low turnout; assessment of the starting time of the debates on the European Constitution in Luxembourg as appropriate; knowledge test on the content of the European Constitution: creation of the position of a Foreign Affairs Minister of the EU, at least one million citizens can request the adoption of a European law, direct election of the President of the European Council by European citizens, creation of a direct European tax, disappearance of national citizenship, possibility for member states to leave the EU; usefulness of selected sources of information: advertisements and leaflets put out by Ministry of Internal Affairs, information provided by Spanish parties and organisations campaigning for a YES vote, information provided by Spanish parties and organisations campaigning for a NO vote, internet, information provided by offices of European institutions, newspapers, TV, radio, radio and TV campaign launched by the government, conference in Barcelona with participation of national and international political leaders, full text of the constitution; party affiliation; voting decision in the last European Parliament elections. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: country; respondent ID; language of the interview; duration of the interview; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Spain (ES)
UniversePopulation aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS-Demoscopia, Spain
Date of Collection
  • 21.02.2005 - 22.02.2005

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: 2014
Number of Variables: 53


  • European Commission; TNS Sofres; EOS Gallup Europe: The European Constitution: post-referendum survey in Spain. Brussels: European Commission, March 2005
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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 Elections, Referenda, Constitution