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ZA4424: Flash Eurobarometer 175 (The Euro, 4 Years After the Introduction of the Banknotes and Coins)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2006): Flash Eurobarometer 175 (The Euro, 4 Years After the Introduction of the Banknotes and Coins). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4424 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4424
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 175 (The Euro, 4 Years After the Introduction of the Banknotes and Coins)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2006)
Date of Collection05.10.2005 - 14.10.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - Europäische Kommission DG Press, Brüssel
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - Europäische Kommission DG Press, Brüssel


AbstractAttitudes towards the euro four years after its introduction. Topics: Ongoing difficulties in handling the euro; tendency to count in euros or the countries former currency in special of everyday acquisitions; desire for further continual or more detailed dual price displays of products as well as judging its advantages; assessment of the difficulty in dealing with cash in the form of coins as well as notes; satisfaction with the division of the euro coins; preferred value of the euro coins that could be eliminated from circulation: assessment of one’s own purchasing behaviour in comparison the times before the introduction of the euro (excessive spending); assessment of the probability of prices being rounded up of down due to the disappearance of low-value euro coins; personal perception of the rapid increase of prices since the introduction of the euro; emergence of transaction fees charged by foreign banks in the euro zone when bank cards are used; rating of the euro as an international currency; judgement of the effect of the euro on differences in prices within the euro zone; used main currency (euro or dollar) on one’s own trips in countries outside the euro zone in 2003; advantageousness of the introduction of the euro as well as the most important advantages and disadvantages; assessment of the probability of the entrance of the ten newest member states in May 2004; opinion on the expansion of the euro zone to the new member states; judgement of the integrative function of the euro for the interviewee; knowledge of the market value of the euro in comparison to the dollar as well as personal importance of the exchange rate; knowledge of and assessment of the importance of the coordination of the economic policy of the EU-Member states; perception of the economic situation of one’s own country in comparison to other EU countries; knowledge of the income-expenditure-rate of the national budget in one’s own country (plus, negative or stability) knowledge of the stability pact; attitude towards the stability pact: approval of exceptions in difficult financial situations, guarantee for a stable and strong currency, inconsistencies in the sanctioning of countries that do not keep to the stability pact, knowledge of the efforts of one’s own country, compliance with the stability pact. Demography: Sex; age; age on completion of education; professional status; region; degree of urbanisation.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
UniversePeople from 15 years upwards
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium TNS EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France IRISH MKTG SURVEYS, Dublin, Ireland DOXA, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxembourg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finland
Date of Collection
  • 05.10.2005 - 14.10.2005 (total)
  • 07.10.2005 - 12.10.2005 (Belgium)
  • 05.10.2005 - 12.10.2005 (Germany)
  • 05.10.2005 - 12.10.2005 (Greece)
  • 05.10.2005 - 11.10.2005 (Spain)
  • 05.10.2005 - 11.10.2005 (France)
  • 05.10.2005 - 13.10.2005 (Ireland)
  • 05.10.2005 - 09.10.2005 (Italy)
  • 05.10.2005 - 12.10.2005 (Luxembourg)
  • 06.10.2005 - 12.10.2005 (Netherlands)
  • 06.10.2005 - 13.10.2005 (Austria)
  • 08.10.2005 - 14.10.2005 (Portugal)
  • 05.10.2005 - 12.10.2005 (Finland)

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

NotesThe sample sizes amount to 1000 respondents in each country.
Number of Units: 12035
Number of Variables: 76


  • European Commission; TNS Sofres; EOS Gallup Europe: The euro, 4 years after the introduction of the banknotes and coins. Brussels: European Commission November 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 - Common Currency (EURO)