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ZA5906: Flash Eurobarometer 393 (Latvia after Euro Changeover)

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  • ZA5906_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 190 KBytes
  • ZA5906_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 261 KBytes
  • ZA5906_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 211 KBytes


  • ZA5906_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 151 KBytes
  • ZA5906_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 175 KBytes
  • ZA5906_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 187 KBytes

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  • ZA5906_readme.pdf (Other Document) 21 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 393 (Latvia after Euro Changeover). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5906 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5906
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 393 (Latvia after Euro Changeover)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-8-1,
Date of Collection16.01.2014 - 18.01.2014
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractLatvia after the changeover to the euro. Topics: difficulties handling euro coins and banknotes; currency used for counting or calculating when doing common or exceptional purchases; difficulties converting Latvian lats 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 2014 and reasons for not having purchased one; intended use of the starter kit; problems and kind of problems encountered when exchanging or withdrawing euro cash in the first week of January 2014; 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; expected impact of the euro: will help to maintain price stability or will increase inflation in Latvia; 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 Latvian newspapers or magazines about the euro and assessment of their usefulness; possession of a euro calculator and assessment of its usefulness. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; graduated from university; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: type of phone line; weighting factor.
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
  • Latvia (LV)
UniverseNational population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in Latvia, aged 15 years and over, and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 16.01.2014 - 18.01.2014

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-8-1 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1000
Number of Variables: 96
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 393: Latvia after Euro Changeover. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM "Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer" Unit). Brussels, February 2014.
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  •  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)