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ZA2896: Flash Eurobarometer 39 (Top Decision Makers)

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  • ZA2896.dta (Dataset Stata) 577 KBytes
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  • ZA2896_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 274 KBytes
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  • ZA2896_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 261 KBytes
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  • ZA2896_q_lu-lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 165 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (1997): Flash Eurobarometer 39 (Top Decision Makers). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2896 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2896
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 39 (Top Decision Makers)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1997)
Date of Collection02.1996 - 05.1996
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Reif, Karlheinz - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel
  • Jamar, Nicole - EOS, Gallup Europe, Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgien


AbstractAttitudes of decision-makers on the EU, a common currency and further development of the community in the next few years. Topics: General attitude to membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of membership in the EU; most important problems of the EU in the future; assessment of the role of the EU regarding the superpowers; preference for national or supra-national decisions in selected political areas; judgement on selected recommendations on the rights of the European Parliament and the commission; attitude to a common currency in the EU and reasons speaking for or against this; expected effects of a European currency; priority goals of the European Union in the next ten years; expected threat to the vital interests of Europe in the future; self-classification on a left-right continuum; interest in participation in further surveys and preferred time interval; preferred interview method. Demography: sex. Also encoded was: willingness of respondent to cooperate and length of interview.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseSample of high-ranking decision-makers in politics (elected members of Parliament), administration, leadership personalities from business, the working world, the media as well as persons who play a leading roll in academic, cultural and religious life in their country.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIMARSO, Bruessel; GALLUP, Kopenhagen; EMNID, Bielefeld; ICAP, Athen; DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid; B.V.A., Viroflay, Frankreich; Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lissabon; NOP, London; OESTERREICHISCHES GALLUP, Wien; SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland; SIFO, Stockholm
Date of Collection
  • 02.1996 - 05.1996

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

NotesIn each country samples of different size were drawn, from 71 persons interviewed in Luxembourg to 475 in Germany.
Number of Units: 3778
Number of Variables: 124
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Spence, Jacqueline M. on behalf of the European Commission: The European Union "A View from the Top": Top Decision Makers and the European Union. Wavre: EOS Gallup Europe 1996.
Relevant full texts
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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 - Manager samples and enterprise issues
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Special target group samples on miscellaneous issues