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ZA5880: Flash Eurobarometer 362 (The Euro Area, 2012)

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  • ZA5880_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 4 MBytes
  • ZA5880_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 6 MBytes
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  • ZA5880_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 161 KBytes
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  • ZA5880_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 30 KBytes
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  • ZA5880_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 30 KBytes
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  • ZA5880_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 64 KBytes
  • ZA5880_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 69 KBytes

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  • ZA5880_readme.pdf (Other Document) 20 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 362 (The Euro Area, 2012). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5880 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5880
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 362 (The Euro Area, 2012)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-4-24,
Date of Collection08.10.2012 - 10.10.2012
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´


AbstractAttitude towards the European Union and the implementation of the Euro as currency. Economic situation. Topics: 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; trips abroad; the euro eases travelling/comparing prices and reduces cross-border banking charges; preference for more or less co-ordination among euro-area governments; need for significant reforms to improve economy; successful reforms in other euro area countries put pressure on national government to reform; governments need to save for the ageing populations; retirement age should be increased to ensure sustainability of the pension system; more effectiveness of economic reforms if they are carried out in a coordinated way at EU-level; sectors where reforms have had the most positive and the most negative effects on the national economy; importance of reforms to help increase growth and employment in the areas: labour market, health system, pension system, social security system, market reforms, taxation, education systems; inflation rate in the own country last year; expectations regarding the inflation rate; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Additional questions for Estonia: usefulness of continued dual price displays; prices increased during the changeover period. Demography: age; sex; age when stopped full-time education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older (household size).
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 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)
  • Estonia (EE)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of Member States of the Euro area, resident in each of the 17 Euro Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 08.10.2012 - 10.10.2012

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-4-24 Archive Release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 15519
Number of Variables: 152
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 362. THE EURO AREA. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, December 2012.
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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)