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ZA4535: Flash Eurobarometer 188 (Consular Protection and Family Law)

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  • ZA4535_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 252 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 118 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_es-ca.pdf (Questionnaire) 140 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 136 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 347 KBytes
  • ZA4535_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 135 KBytes
  • ZA4535_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 115 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 118 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 343 KBytes
  • ZA4535_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 143 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 521 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 130 KBytes
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  • ZA4535_readme.pdf (Other Document) 30 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2007): Flash Eurobarometer 188 (Consular Protection and Family Law). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4535 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4535
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 188 (Consular Protection and Family Law)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2007)
Date of Collection03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commision, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractFamily law and consular protection in the EU. Topics: 1. Family law: expected role of the EU with regard to legislation in the following areas: adoption of children from different member states, recognition of civil status certificates in other member states, divorce in other member states, child custody dealings in other member states, inheritance in other member states; prioritized action of the EU in the aforementioned areas: ensure recognition of legal documents in other member states, establish standard formats for specific documents, enhance mechanisms for document translation; preferred legal options for the divorce of partners with different nationalities within the EU: possibility to choose which country’s divorce law shall apply, possibility to choose in which country divorce proceeding shall take place, availability of both options; attitude towards the automatic validity of friendly agreements on the distribution of belongings in other EU member states; likelihood of being personally concerned by the aforementioned issue of divorce in the next 20 years; necessity to ensure recognition of testaments in other member states; assessment of the difficulty to prove own rights in case of the inheritance from a person owning belongings in another member state. 2. Consular protection in the EU: plans to travel outside the EU in the next 3 years; knowledge test on actions to be taken to get administrative help in the case of emergency in a country where the own country has no embassy: contact own country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, use services of a travel agent, use consular assistance by another EU embassy, use consular assistance from the European Commission Delegation in the respective country; preferred body of assistance: own country, any European Union country embassy, designated European Union country embassy, designated central EU service located in the respective country; preferred kind of assistance: possibility to communicate with someone who understands own language, someone who arranges immediate return to home, possibility to contact family or boss or bank, possibility to get financial help, possibility to get legal aid. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; nationality; number of fixed phone lines in the household (only in PL); number of fixed phone lines in the household used exclusively for business purposes or for electronic equipment (only in PL); number of fixed phone lines in the household listed in telephone directory; number of fixed phone lines in the household listed in telephone directory and used exclusively for business purposes or for electronic equipment. Additionally coded was: interview number; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; call history; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 6.3 Legal systems
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorGallup-Europe, Brussels, Belgium; Focus Agency, Prague, Czech Republic; Hermelin, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; Saar Poll, Tallinn, Estonia; Metron Analysis, Athen, Griechenland; Gallup Spain, Madrid, Spain; Efficience3, Reims, France; Demoskopea, Rome, Italy; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; Gallup Europe, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Gallup Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; Telder, Al Leusten, Netherlands; Spectra, Linz, Austria; Gallup Poland, Warsaw, Poland; Consulmark, Lisbon, Portugal; Hermelin, Pori, Finland; Hermelin, Nörrköping, Sweden; Gallup UK, London, United Kingdom; Gallup UK, Dublin, Ireland; Cati d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia; Focus Agency, Bratislava, Slovakia; Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia; Baltic Survey, Vilnius, Lithuania; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (total)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Belgium)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Czech Republic)
  • 04.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Denmark)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Germany)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Estonia)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Greece)
  • 03.07.2006 - 06.07.2006 (Spain)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (France)
  • 04.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Ireland)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Italy)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Cyprus)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Latvia)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Lithuania)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Luxembourg)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Hungary)
  • 04.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Malta)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Netherlands)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Austria)
  • 04.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Poland)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Portugal)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Slovenia)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Slovakia)
  • 05.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Finland)
  • 04.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (Sweden)
  • 03.07.2006 - 07.07.2006 (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: 25027
Number of Variables: 84
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Consular Protection. 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.