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ZA4429: Flash Eurobarometer 180 (The Internal Market)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2006): Flash Eurobarometer 180 (The Internal Market). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4429 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4429
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 180 (The Internal Market)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2006)
Date of Collection25.01.2006 - 23.02.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commision, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes of companies towards the European Internal Market. Topics: impact of each of the following EU Single Market measures on the company’s activities: product standards, labelling and packaging rules, public procurement rules, elimination of customs documentation, abolition of border controls, VAT procedures for sales within the EU, liberalisation of capital movements, rules for establishing businesses in other EU countries; influence of the EU Single Market on each of the following strategic fields of the company: pricing of products or services, purchasing from other EU countries, selling directly to other EU countries, distribution in other EU countries, offering services in other EU countries, setting up businesses in other EU countries, investing in companies in other EU countries, investment of companies from other EU countries in own business, cooperation agreements with companies from other EU countries, marketing strategy; development in the level of competition in the own country as a result of the EU Single Market with regard to: domestic firms, other EU firms, non-EU firms; recruitment of staff coming from other member states; reasons for not recruiting staff coming from other member states; impact of the enlargement of the EU Single Market on each of the following issues: cost of raw materials, cost of wages, access to new markets, selling prices, productivity, profitability, growth in employment; engagement in trade of products or services with one or more of the new member states; importance of selected future EU Single Market policy measures for the own company: remove remaining technical barriers to trade in goods, remove remaining technical barriers to trade in services, create a patent valid in all EU countries, strengthen intellectual property rights protection, further opening up of public procurement markets, achieve an integrated European financial market, ensure fair competition, further opening up to competition of public utility services, create common set of rules for doing business within the EU, facilitate labour mobility; main reasons for not exporting to other countries within the Single Market. Demography: information about the company: number of employees in total, number of employees in the own country; position of respondent at the company; number of EU countries cross-border sales are made to; percentage of the company’s turnover coming from sales to other EU countries. Additionally coded was: country; respondent ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; interviewer ID; type of phone line; NACE-Code.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseCompanies with 10 or more employees (except agriculture, mining, extractive industry, hotels, restaurants, cafés, personal services, and public administration) in the 15 old member states.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium; TNS Gallup, Cobenhavn, Denmark; EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany; ICAP, Athens, Greece; Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; Sofres, Montrouge, France; Irish MKTG Surveys, Dublin, Ireland; Doxa, Milan, Italy; Suomen Gallup, Espoo, Finland; ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Österreichisches Gallup, Vienna, Austria; Euroteste, Lisbon, Portugal; Gallup Svenska, Stockholm, Sweden; ICM, London, United Kingdom; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international cooperation)
Date of Collection
  • 25.01.2006 - 23.02.2006 (total)
  • 27.01.2006 - 15.02.2006 (Belgium)
  • 25.01.2006 - 09.02.2006 (Denmark)
  • 30.01.2006 - 20.02.2006 (Germany)
  • 01.02.2006 - 17.02.2006 (Greece)
  • 26.01.2006 - 17.02.2006 (Spain)
  • 26.01.2006 - 20.02.2006 (France)
  • 26.01.2006 - 22.02.2006 (Ireland)
  • 26.01.2006 - 06.02.2006 (Italy)
  • 26.01.2006 - 10.02.2006 (Luxembourg)
  • 26.01.2006 - 21.02.2006 (Netherlands)
  • 01.02.2006 - 17.02.2006 (Austria)
  • 26.01.2006 - 23.02.2006 (Portugal)
  • 27.01.2006 - 08.02.2006 (Finland)
  • 26.01.2006 - 13.02.2006 (Sweden)
  • 26.01.2006 - 14.02.2006 (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: 4904
Number of Variables: 73
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; TNS Sofres / EOS Gallup Europe: Internal Market - Opinions and experiences of Businesses in EU-15. Brussels: European Commission June 2006
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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 - Manager samples and enterprise issues