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ZA4818: Flash Eurobarometer 245 (Post-referendum Survey in Ireland: Preliminary Results)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 245 (Post-referendum Survey in Ireland: Preliminary Results). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4818 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4818
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 245 (Post-referendum Survey in Ireland: Preliminary Results)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection13.06.2008 - 15.06.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland. Topics: participation in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty; reasons for not voting; preferred source for additional information; preferred means of communication; time of voting decision; impact of the campaign on voting decision; assessment of the Lisbon Treaty as good for Ireland; assessment of the persuasiveness of YES and NO campaign; importance of the referendum for the future position of Ireland in the EU; assessment of Ireland’s membership in the EU as a good thing; voting decision in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty; reasons for voting in favour or against the Lisbon Treaty; attitude towards the following statements on the impact of a no vote: will ensure the maintenance of the present Treaty, will allow renegotiations of exceptions for Ireland, should oblige the government to step down, will weaken Ireland’s position in the European Union, allows Ireland to keep its neutrality, will block EU institutions, will allow to keep own tax system, guarantees stability of Ireland’s legislation, will block a more federal Europe, will mean Ireland’s way out of the European Union, strengthens Ireland’s position in the EU, will make it easier for the EU to negotiate on climate change, will harm national economy, warning against agriculture losing out in trade negotiations; self-rated knowledge on the content of the Irish Constitution; preference for more referenda on issues important for the Irish people; participation in the last parliamentary election; voting decision. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; questionnaire version; type of phone line; country; weighting factor.
  • International politics and organisations
  • Political behaviour and attitudes
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections


Geographic Coverage
  • Ireland (IE)
UniversePopulation aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorGallup UK, London, United Kingdom
Date of Collection
  • 13.06.2008 - 15.06.2008

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: 2000
Number of Variables: 113
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Post-referendum survey in Ireland, Preliminary results. Brussels: European Commission June 2008
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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 - European Elections, Referenda, Constitution