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ZA4984: Flash Eurobarometer 257 (Views on European Union enlargement)

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  • ZA4984_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 6 MBytes
  • ZA4984_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 8 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 257(Views on European Union enlargement). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4984 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4984
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 257 (Views on European Union enlargement)
Current Version1.0.0, 2009-11-26,
Date of Collection26.01.2009 - 01.02.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards the enlargement of the European Union after the fall of the iron curtain. Topics: attitude towards the following statements on the changes following the fall of the iron curtain: have brought more freedom to European citizens, resulted in better living standards in Central and Eastern Europe, created new opportunities only for the younger generation, contributed to the disappearance of borders, were only important for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, have offered good business opportunities for Western European countries in Central and Eastern Europe; assessment of the overall impact of the changes: considerable improvement of quality of life in Central and Eastern European countries, situation in these countries before the fall of the iron curtain was better than today, life in the own country is more insecure now; attitude towards selected statements on the integration of Central and Eastern European countries into the European Union: has helped to preserve security and stability in Europe, problem of different values and cultures, spreads democratic values and the protection of human rights across Europe, lowered social standards in Europe, increased prosperity, increased the feeling of insecurity, increased European security with regard to the fight against organised crime and illegal immigration, has led to economic modernisation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, need for massive financial transfers to Central and Eastern European countries, increased free movement of people, makes the EU more difficult to manage; most important issues with regard to decisions on further enlargement of the EU for: EU as whole, own country, personally. Demography: sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; last completed level of full time education. 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; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Face-to-face interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Voorschoten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 26.01.2009 - 01.02.2009 (total)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Belgium)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Czech Republic)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Denmark)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Germany)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Estonia)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Greece)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Spain)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (France)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Ireland)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Italy)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Cyprus)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Latvia)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Lithuania)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Luxembourg)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Hungary)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Malta)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Netherlands)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Austria)
  • 26.01.2009 - 01.02.2009 (Poland)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Portugal)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Slovenia)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Slovakia)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Finland)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Sweden)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (United Kingdom)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Bulgaria)
  • 26.01.2009 - 31.01.2009 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2009-11-26
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27122
Number of Variables: 89
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Views on European Union Enlargement Brussels: European Commission February 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 Union Enlargement