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ZA4533: Flash Eurobarometer 185 (EU Attitudes in UK)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2007): Flash Eurobarometer 185 (EU Attitudes in UK). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4533 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4533
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 185 (EU Attitudes in UK)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2007)
Date of Collection01.05.2006 - 19.05.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes in the United Kingdom towards the EU. Topics: self-rated knowledge about the European Union, its policies and institutions; desire for additional information on the EU; knowledge test on the EU: number of member states, certain regions in the UK receive development funding from the EU, accession year of the UK, Turkey is a member of the EU, UK’s beaches are cleaner because of EU legislation, rate of British income rate must be approved by the European Commission, millions of jobs in the UK are linked to exports to the EU, European Commission employs fewer people than some UK city councils; responsible body to keep citizens informed about the EU and its decisions; desire for additional information on the following areas: role of EU institutions, Single Market, role of national governments within the EU, employment and social policy, general information; preferred sources of information; awareness and use of selected EU information sources: EUROPA website, Euro Info Centres (EICs), European Public Information Centres (EPICs), European Documentation Centres; responsible body for decisions about community law: national governments, European Commission and European Parliament; attitudes towards selected statements on the impact of the UK’s EU membership on the UK: increases business opportunities, exporters benefit from membership in European Single Market, consumers benefit from membership in European Single Market, improves working conditions, more opportunities to live and work abroad; own experience with: living for work or studies in another member state, buying goods (e.g. a car) from another EU country, buying property in another EU country; awareness of the following initiatives: European Health Insurance Card, EU car price survey, Bathing Water Report and Blue Flag Guide, right to vote in local and European elections in other member states, Europe Direct freephone call centre and drop-in relays, mobile phone roaming; preferred field of action to be prioritized by the EU next. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; interviewer ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorICM Research, London, United Kingdom
Date of Collection
  • 01.05.2006 - 19.05.2006

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: 6003
Number of Variables: 68
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: EU attitutes in UK. Brussels: European Commission July 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.