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ZA5901: Flash Eurobarometer 386 (The Euro Area, 2013)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 386 (The Euro Area, 2013). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5901 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11941
Study No.ZA5901
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 386 (The Euro Area, 2013)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-6-12, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11941
Date of Collection07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´

Content

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; difficulties in distinguishing euro banknotes and specific euro 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. Demographics: 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
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation

Methodology

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 nationalitites of the 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
Multi-stage random (probability) sample. In each household, the respondent was drawn at random following the "last birthday rule".
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
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 ITALIA, 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
  • 07.10.2013 - 08.10.2013 (Belgium)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Germany)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Estonia)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Greece)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Spain)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (France)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Ireland)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Italy)
  • 07.10.2013 - 08.10.2013 (Rep. of Cyprus)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Luxembourg)
  • 07.10.2013 - 08.10.2013 (Malta)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Netherlands)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Austria)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Portugal)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Slovenia)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Slovakia)
  • 07.10.2013 - 09.10.2013 (Finland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-6-12 Archive release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11941
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 15528
Number of Variables: 152
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 386. The euro area. Conducted by TNS Opinion & 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 “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, November 2013. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_386_en.pdf
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Groups

Research Data Centre
Groups
  •  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)