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ZA5438: Flash Eurobarometer 279 (Public Attitudes and Perceptions in the Euro Area, wave 8)

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  • ZA5438_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 2 MBytes
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  • ZA5438_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 661 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 116 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 121 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 116 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 116 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 111 KBytes
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  • ZA5438_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 120 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 113 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 113 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 117 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_lu-lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 115 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_mt-mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 120 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 115 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 115 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 114 KBytes
  • ZA5438_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 162 KBytes

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 279 (Public Attitudes and Perceptions in the Euro Area, wave 8). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5438 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5438
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 279 (Public Attitudes and Perceptions in the Euro Area, wave 8)
Current Version1.0.0, 2011-1-14,
Date of Collection21.09.2009 - 25.09.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitude towards the EU and the euro. Topics: assessment of the own country’s membership in the EU as a good thing; having the euro is a good thing for the own country and for Europe; changes in feeling European due to the euro; difficulty to distinguish and handle euro bank notes and specific coins; opinion about the number of existing coins and which euro coin denominations should be removed; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; assessment of dual price displays as useful (only in SI, MT, CY); prices increased during the changeover period (only in SI, MT, CY); development of the inflation rate compared with the situation before the introduction of the euro; travels outside the own country at least once a year; impact of the euro introduction: easier traveling, easier price comparisons with other countries, reduction of cross-border banking charges; state of national budget in 2008: surplus, deficit, balance; awareness of the ´Stability and Growth Pact´; need for significant reforms to improve economy; successful reforms in other euro area countries facilitate reforms in the own country; governments need to save for the ageing populations; taxes should be increased to finance economic reforms; expenditures should be reduced to finance economic reforms; EU should play an active role in national reforms; importance of reforms in the areas: labour market, health system, pension system, social security system, market reforms, taxation, education systems, reforms in general, reforms in other areas; personally affected by the aforementioned reforms; expected impact of the reforms on national economy; inflation rate in the own country last year; expectations regarding the inflation rate in the current year; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. 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
  • Saving, Investment of Money
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Budget and Fiscal Policy
Topics Topics
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.5 Economic policy
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Madrid, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, Dublin, Ireland; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; MSR, Naarden, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.09.2009 - 25.09.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2011-1-14 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 16067
Number of Variables: 103
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: The euro area, 2009. Public attitudes and perceptions Brussels: European Commission September 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)