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ZA4985: Flash Eurobarometer 259 (Euro introduction in Slovakia)

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  • ZA4985_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 116 KBytes
  • ZA4985_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 197 KBytes
  • ZA4985_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 162 KBytes


  • ZA4985_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 282 KBytes
  • ZA4985_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 163 KBytes

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  • ZA4985_readme.pdf (Other Document) 24 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 259(Euro introduction in Slovakia). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4985 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4985
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 259 (Euro introduction in Slovakia)
Current Version1.0.0, 2009-12-15,
Date of Collection16.01.2009 - 20.01.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractIntroduction of the euro in Slovakia. Topics: difficulties handling euro coins and banknotes; currency used for counting or calculating when doing common or exceptional purchases; difficulties converting Koruna to euro and understanding the value in euro; assessment of dual price displays as useful and correct; purchase of a euro coins starter kit before January 2009 and reasons for not having purchased one; use of the starter kit; problems and kind of problems encountered when exchanging or withdrawing euro cash in the first week of January 2009; assessment of the changeover to the euro as smoothly and efficiently; naming of security features of euro banknotes; assessment of the frequency of incorrect price conversions or rounding of prices; euro will help to maintain price stability or will increase inflation in Slovakia; used source of information about the introduction of the euro; most efficient source of information during the changeover period; self-rated knowledge about the euro; desire for more information on selected issues about the euro; satisfaction with the information about the euro provided by the national authorities; reception of TV spots or advertisements in Slovak newspapers or magazines about the euro and assessment of their usefulness; possession of a euro calculator and assessment of its usefulness. Demography: age; type of community; professional position; sex. Additionally coded was: interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Budget and Fiscal Policy
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, Slowakei
Date of Collection
  • 16.01.2009 - 20.01.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2009-12-15
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1014
Number of Variables: 63
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission Euro introduction in Slovakia Ex-Post Citizen Survey, Analytical report, March 2009, The Gallup Organization. European Commission, Brussels 2009
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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)