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ZA6287: Flash Eurobarometer 418 (Introduction of the Euro in the Member States That Have Not Yet Adopted the Common Currency)

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  • ZA6287_v1-0-1.dta (Dataset Stata) 1 MByte
  • ZA6287_v1-0-1.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 3 MBytes
  • ZA6287_v1-0-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 2 MBytes


  • ZA6287_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 760 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 169 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 170 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_hr.pdf (Questionnaire) 169 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 171 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 173 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 170 KBytes
  • ZA6287_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 167 KBytes

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2015): Flash Eurobarometer 418 (Introduction of the Euro in the Member States That Have Not Yet Adopted the Common Currency). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6287 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA6287
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 418 (Introduction of the Euro in the Member States That Have Not Yet Adopted the Common Currency)
Current Version1.0.1, 2015-9-16,
Date of Collection20.04.2015 - 22.04.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractIntroduction of the euro in EU member states still using their national currency. Topics: contact with and use of euro banknotes or coins; use in the own country, abroad, or both; knowledge test on the euro: equal design of euro banknotes and coins in every country, number of countries that already introduced the euro; readiness of the own country to introduce the euro; year of introduction in the own country; self-rated knowledge on the euro; preferred time of information about the introduction of the euro in the own country; trust in information about the introduction provided by: national government or authorities, tax administrations, national central bank, European institutions, commercial banks, journalists, trade unions or professional organizations, consumer associations; preferred places of information about the euro and the changeover; most important issues to be covered by information campaigns; significance of selected information campaign actions; assessment of the impact of the introduction of the euro in the countries already using the euro as positive; assessment of the impact of the introduction on the own country and on personal life; preference for introducing the euro in the own country; preferred time for introducing the euro in the own country; expected impact of the introduction on the prices in the own country; expected impact of the introduction: easier price comparisons with other countries, easier shopping in other countries, save money by eliminating fees of currency exchange in other countries, more convenient travel in other countries, protection of the own country from the effects of international crises, further strengthening of the own country’s place in the EU; benefits from the adoption of the euro on the own country: lower interest rates, sounder public finances, improvement of growth and employment, low inflation rates, reinforcement of the place of Europe in the world, strengthening of the feeling of being European; attitude towards the following statements regarding the adoption of the euro: conviction to personally adapt to the new currency, concern about abusive price setting during the changeover, loss of control over national economic policy, loss of national identity. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; 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
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States that have not yet adopted the common currency, resident in each of the seven Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States who are resident in these countries 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 BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 20.04.2015 - 22.04.2015

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2015-9-16 Archive release
1.0.02015-9-14 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2015-9-16q10 q11 q17Value labels incomplete2015-9-16Value labels completed
2015-9-16q2a_1 q2a_2 q2b q2cSystem missings2015-9-16System missings recoded and defined (question routing)

Further Remarks

NotesNon-eurozone EU countries Denmark and the United Kingdom have not been surveyed.
Number of Units: 7022
Number of Variables: 145
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Introduction of the euro in the Member States that have not yet adopted the common currency. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN). Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2015. DOI: 10.2765/556232
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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)