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ZA4537: Flash Eurobarometer 193 (The eurozone, 5 years after the introduction of the banknotes and coins in 12 Member States)

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  • ZA4537_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 202 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 145 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 144 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 140 KBytes
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  • ZA4537_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 155 KBytes
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  • ZA4537_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 193 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 169 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 140 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 146 KBytes
  • ZA4537_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 144 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2007): Flash Eurobarometer 193 (The eurozone, 5 years after the introduction of the banknotes and coins in 12 Member States). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4537 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4537
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 193 (The eurozone, 5 years after the introduction of the banknotes and coins in 12 Member States)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2007)
Date of Collection04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitude towards the euro five 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 continual or more detailed dual pricing 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 (Split: different ways of forming the question: “like it” vs. “useful”; satisfaction with the different values of the euro coins; preferred value of the euro coins that could be removed from or be added to 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 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; attitude to introduction of the euro in the new EU-Member States; the euro’s contribution to the interviewee’s identification with Europe; knowledge of the market value of the euro in comparison to the dollar as well as personal importance of the value of the euro in comparison to the dollar; knowledge of and assessment of the importance of the coordination of the economic policy of the EU-Member states; assessment 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 and growth 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 to comply 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 CollectorGALLUP-EUROPE, Belgium IFAK, Germany METROANALYSIS, Greece GALLUP SPAIN, Spain EFFICIENCE3, France GALLUP UK, Ireland DEMOSKOPEA, Italy GALLUP LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg TELDER, Netherlands SPECTRA, Austria CONSULMARK, Portugal HERMELIN, Finland The GALLUP Organization, Brussels (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (total)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Belgium)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Germany)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Greece)
  • 05.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Spain)
  • 04.09.2006 - 06.09.2006 (France)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Ireland)
  • 04.09.2006 - 07.09.2006 (Italy)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Luxembourg)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Netherlands)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Austria)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Portugal)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Finland)
  • 04.09.2006 - 08.09.2006 (Sweden)

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: 12078
Number of Variables: 150
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: The eurozone, 5 years after the introduction of euro coins and banknotes. Brussels: European Commission November 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 - Common Currency (EURO)