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ZA5206: Flash Eurobarometer 263 (The Internal Market: Awareness - Perceptions - Impacts)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2010): Flash Eurobarometer 263 (The Internal Market: Awareness - Perceptions - Impacts). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5206 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5206
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 263 (The Internal Market: Awareness - Perceptions - Impacts)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-6-21,
Date of Collection28.02.2009 - 04.03.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis


AbstractInternal market policy. Topics: 1. Attitudes towards the internal market in the EU: associations with the term ´Internal Market of the European Union´; attitude towards selected statements on the internal market: strengthens European member states in competition with the USA, Japan and China, provides for more jobs in the EU, has increased standard of living, ensures fair competition, provides for bigger choice of products, is only for the benefit of big companies, is a threat to national identity, worsens working conditions, lowers national standards for consumer protection, leads to lower prices within the EU, tackles climate change, consists of too many different countries, ensures the care of people in need, can limit negative effects of the financial crises, helps better facing situations like recent gas crises, has flooded own country with cheap labour. 2. Free movement of persons: own experience with working in another EU country; considerations to work in another EU country; most important obstacles; knowledge test: permission for medical personnel to practice their profession in other EU member states; personal importance of international working experience when using the service of a hairdresser; use of the services of a hairdresser with working experience in another EU member state; importance of a national qualification when using the service of a doctor; use of the services of a doctor with a qualification obtained in another EU member state. 3. Free movement of goods and services: knowledge test: possibility to hire a company based in another EU member state for construction and renovation work in the own country; attitude towards a company from another EU member state opening a factory in the own region: will create jobs for people in the own region, will create jobs for people from another region, will create wealth and economic growth in the own region, will lead to higher wages, will increase competition; attitude towards a company from the own region opening a factory in another EU member state: will decrease job security in the own region, will create wealth and economic growth in the own region, will lead to lower wages, will lead to more unemployment, will strengthen the position of the company; development in choice of products in: pharmacies, clothing retain stores, supermarkets, electronics shops. 4. Intellectual property rights: awareness of common EU rules and laws against counterfeiting and piracy; unwilling purchase of counterfeit product; kind of product; acceptability to buy counterfeit product in case of: price of original is too high, concerns luxury products, original product is not available, quality does not matter; attitude towards selected statements on counterfeit products: have same quality as the original, pose a threat to health, support child labour and illegal trafficking, ruin businesses and jobs, hamper innovation, support economy in countries of production. 5. Public procurement: most important deciding factors with regard to awarding contracts; approval to accept more expensive offers as long as the following aspects are taken into account: environmental aspects, social aspects, favour medium and small companies, winning company is established in the own country, winning company employs local people; awareness of common EU rules with regard to awarding contracts for the following public authorities: national governments, local authorities; impact of common EU rules on the fight against favouritism and corruption; attitude towards the possibility for national companies to compete for public contracts in other EU member states. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; call history; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
  • Work and Industry


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interviews were conducted in each country, with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted (70% webCATI and 30% F2F interviews).
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Romania; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 28.02.2009 - 04.03.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-6-21
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27130
Number of Variables: 118
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 263. The Internal Market: Awareness – Perceptions – Impacts. Conducted by The Gallup Organisation, Hungary upon the request of Directorate General Internal Market and Services. Brussels, March 2010.
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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 Single Market and consumer issues