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ZA4885: Flash Eurobarometer 249 (Introduction of the euro in Slovakia)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 249 (Introduction of the euro in Slovakia). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4885 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4885
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 249 (Introduction of the euro in Slovakia)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection22.09.2008 - 26.09.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels Directorate-General Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractIntroduction of the euro in Slovakia. Topics: contact with and use of euro banknotes or coins; use of euro banknotes or coins in the own country or abroad; knowledge test on the euro: equal design of euro banknotes and coins in every country, number of countries that already introduced the euro, possibility of the own country to choose whether to introduce the euro or not, year of introduction of the euro in the own country; self-rated knowledge on the euro; preferred time of information about the introduction of the euro in the own country; trust in information about the introduction provided by: national government or authorities, tax administrations, national central bank, European institutions, commercial banks, journalists, trade unions or professional organizations, consumer associations; preferred places of information about the euro and the changeover; most important issues to be covered by information campaigns; significance of selected information campaign actions; satisfaction with the replacement of the national currency by the euro; assessment of the impact of the introduction on the own country and on personal life; approval of the introduction of the euro by own friends; preferred time for introducing the euro in the own country; assessment of the impact of the introduction of the euro in the countries already using the euro as positive; expected impact of the introduction on the prices in the own country; assessment of the euro compared to US dollar and Japanese Yen; expected impact of the introduction: easier price comparisons with other countries, easier shopping in other countries, save money by eliminating fees of currency exchange in other countries, more convenient travel in other countries, protection of the own country from the effects of international crises; benefits from the adoption of the euro on the own country: lower interest rates, sounder public finances, reinforcement of the place of Europe in the world, improvement of growth and employment, ensuring price stability; approval of the following statements regarding the adoption of the euro: will cause personal inconvenience, concern about abusive price setting during the changeover, loss of control over national economic policy, loss of national identity, strengthening of the feeling of being European. Demography: sex; age; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: interviewer-ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
Topics Topics
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Slovakia (SK)
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 CollectorFOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia
Date of Collection
  • 22.09.2008 - 26.09.2008

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: 1002
Number of Variables: 91
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Introduction of the euro in Slovakia. Brussels: European Commission November 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 - Common Currency (EURO)