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ZA5207: Flash Eurobarometer 265 (Lisbon Treaty Referendum Survey Ireland 2009)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2010): Flash Eurobarometer 265 (Lisbon Treaty Referendum Survey Ireland 2009). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5207 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5207
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 265 (Lisbon Treaty Referendum Survey Ireland 2009)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-6-2,
Date of Collection24.08.2009 - 28.08.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland. Topics: meaning of the EU to the respondent; assessment of Ireland’s membership in the EU as a good thing; most important political fields in Ireland that need EU support; awareness of the impact of the EU on personal life; awareness of a campaign about the EU’s role in Ireland and name of campaign; participation in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in 2008; voting decision; reasons for not voting; reasons for voting in favour or against the Lisbon Treaty; assessment of the Lisbon Treaty as good for Ireland; most trustworthy sources of information about the Lisbon Treaty; used sources of information; awareness of the EU guarantees to Ireland in relation to the Lisbon Treaty; satisfaction with guarantees; importance of the agreement to further dispatch EU commissioners from each member state for Ireland; attitude towards the following statements on the impact of the guarantees on the Lisbon Treaty on Ireland: will allow to keep own tax system, allows Ireland to keep its neutrality, will retain control of sensitive ethical issues, better protection of worker’s rights, will retain a commissioner in Europe, make no difference; impact of the guarantees on voting decision in the referendum in 2009; intention to vote in the referendum; voting decision; reasons for voting in favour or against the Lisbon Treaty; reasons for changing voting decision; assessment of the persuasiveness of YES and NO campaign; attitude towards selected statements on each of the campaigns: treats citizens as responsible decision makers, emotionally engaging, paternalistic; participation in the Dáil election in 2007; 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; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Institutions
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 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
  • 24.08.2009 - 28.08.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-6-2
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1010
Number of Variables: 126
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Lisbon Treaty Referendum Survey Ireland 2009 Brussels: European Commission 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 - European Elections, Referenda, Constitution