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ZA4240: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5

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  • ZA4240_missing_v1-0-1.sps (Dataset) 2 KBytes
  • ZA4240_v1-0-1.dta (Dataset Stata) 7 MBytes
  • ZA4240_v1-0-1.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 14 MBytes
  • ZA4240_v1-0-1.sav (Dataset SPSS) 8 MBytes


  • ZA4240_bq_en.pdf (Questionnaire) 438 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 262 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 429 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 288 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 229 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 266 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 286 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_lt-lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 316 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_lt-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 330 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 222 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 269 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 282 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4240_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 293 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 229 KBytes
  • ZA4240_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4240_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 569 KBytes

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  • ZA4240_r_employment.pdf (Report) 2 MBytes
  • ZA4240_r_financial_services.pdf (Report) 1 MByte
  • ZA4240_r_identities_values.pdf (Report) 4 MBytes
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Citation Citation European Commission (2016): Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5. The GALLUP Organization Hungary, Budapest. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4240 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4240
TitleCandidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5
Current Version1.0.1, 2016-3-4,
Date of Collection20.11.2003 - 24.12.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractIdentities and Values. Financial services and costumer protection. Time use. Topics: Most important fundamental values (family, health, work, friendship, money, a partner, religion, education/studies, spare time/holidays, sport, sexuality, arts/culture, politics); personally important socio-political values (peace, respect for human life, human rights, tolerance, the rule of law, individual freedom, democracy, religion, solidarity, support for others, equality, self-fulfilment, respect for other cultures); values best represent own country, the EU, the United States and the Arab World (peace, religion, democracy, human, rights, rule of law, respect for life, individual freedom, solidarity, respect, cultures, tolerance, self-fulfilment, equality); perceived cultural differences (human rights, democracy, the rule of law, peace, individual, freedom, respect for other cultures, tolerance, respect for human life, solidarity, support for others, equality, self-fulfilment, religion); social-political attitudes (tolerance, criminals to be punished severely, participation in politics, protect the environment, equality, freedom, free competition for economic prosperity, state intervention, economic growth, immigrants, criminals need help and understanding); preferred activities (sports, music, arts and culture, club/association membership, protection of the environment, politics, religion, helping others, preserving traditions/customs, life long learning); voluntary social activities (helping others, protection of the environment, sport, preserving traditions/customs, music, arts and culture, life long learning, religion, club/association membership, politics); ways to be involved in activities; motivation for learning foreign languages; topics of interest (lifestyles, sports, arts and culture, music, politics and economics in own country EU states, in the rest of the world); mutual affinity across the nations of Europe; top financial priorities; views regarding finances and financial services; financial products and services used by new Europeans; current accounts; deposit accounts; chequebook; credit card life insurance; private pension plan; stocks, shares; collective investments; bonds; mortgage, second mortgage long-term loan to buy a car; long-term loan for another purpose; overdraft facility on current account; using ICT tools for financial transactions; telephone payments; e-payment methods; cross-border trade in financial services; obstacles in cross-border trade; preferred means of payment; reasons for choosing non-cash payment methods; electronic purse; previous experience is practically inexistent in the accession countries; use of electronic purse; difficulties with financial services; changing banks; comparing charges and features of banking services; information about the costs of a loan; insurance coverage; concept of mortgage; disputes with bank or insurance companies; banking and financial transactions; security of financial transactions; protection of confidential information; costs of a bank account; clarity of information received from financial institutions; marketing techniques; utility and risks involved; credit rating; indebtedness; rights and disputes; trust in telephone and Internet banking transactions; financial decisions and advices; harmonised consumer protection; satisfaction with major life domains; satisfaction with availability of time; time spent on paid, unpaid and voluntary work; length of planned working time reduction; ways to reduce working hours; intentions with the extra free time; barriers to reduce time spent with paid work; financial pressures; opinions about part-time employment; methods for combining paid work with other activities; perceived importance; options available at one’s current job; strategies for combining paid work with other activities; satisfaction with strategies employed for combining paid work and other activities; time-related workplace benefits; taking time off work for different activities; look after sick or elderly members of their family; study or take courses; be with their partners, children or grandchildren; own benefit (leisure activities, travel, arts, music); participate in volunteer activities; access to childcare facilities; being prepared to pay more taxes or social welfare for extra benefits; other activities that impact daily time use, training, courses, adult education, life-long learning); participation in training courses; costs of training; time off work for training; time spent with training; average length of the training workers recently participated; satisfaction with working conditions; influence in deciding how to do one’s work; good career prospects; being well paid; work too demanding and stressful; tight deadlines; working in dangerous or unhealthy conditions; risk of losing the job; supposition of not getting fired / no risk of losing the job; finding the same kind of work at the same salary; speed of change in work; earlier retirement; effective and desired retirement age; strategies close to retirement; postponing retirement or reducing the pension; postponing retirement to gain time off and reasons of disinterest; spending the time gained through a retirement postponement trade-off; reasons why postponement of retirement is not attractive; retirement and pensions; having grandchildren; looking after grandchildren on a regular basis; general role of the grandparents in childcare. Demography: Nationality; marital status; left-right self placement; age; age at termination of school training; educational level; head and size of household; occupational status; employment in the public sector; position in the household; size of community; religion; church attendance; income of the household; party preference; gender.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 1.4 In-job training
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 5.9 Time use
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Turkey (TR)
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage random sample of persons 15+
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionaire
Data CollectorVITOSHA RESEARCH, Sofia, Bulgaria; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; BALTIC SURVEYS, Vilnius, Lithuania; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; FOCUS, Bratislava, Slovakia; CATI d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, CZECH REP., Prague, Czech Republic; KONSENSUS, Istanbul, Turkey; THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION, HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; CYMAR MARKET RESEARCH, Nikosia, Cyprus; International Coordination: Gallup Organisation Hungary, Budapest
Date of Collection
  • 26.11.2003 - 11.12.2003 (Bulgaria)
  • 26.11.2003 - 13.12.2003 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 25.11.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Czech Republic)
  • 27.11.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Estonia)
  • 22.11.2003 - 17.12.2003 (Hungary)
  • 20.11.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Latvia)
  • 28.11.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Lithuania)
  • 26.11.2003 - 16.12.2003 (Malta)
  • 24.11.2003 - 14.12.2003 (Poland)
  • 24.11.2003 - 11.12.2003 (Romania)
  • 27.11.2003 - 15.12.2003 (Slovakia)
  • 29.11.2003 - 22.12.2003 (Slovenia)
  • 04.12.2003 - 24.12.2003 (Turkey)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2016-3-4 Archive edition (revision)
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Notes1.000 persons were interviewed in each country with the exception of Malta and Cyprus (about 500 respondents).
Number of Units: 12082
Number of Variables: 523
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5: Identities and Values in the Accession and Candidate Countries. Full Report. Survey requested by the European Commission Directorate General Education and Culture and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication, March 2004
  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5: DG Employment and Social Affairs. Full Report. Survey requested by the European Commission Directorate General Education and Culture and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication, March 2004
  • Gallup International Hungary: Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.5: Financial Services and Consumer Protection. Full Report. Survey requested by the European Commission Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection and coordinated by the Directorate General Press and Communication, May 2004
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Candidate Countries Eurobarometer
    In 2000, the European Commission launched a series of surveys in the 13 countries that at this time were applying for European Union membership, the 13 Candidate Countries or initially Applicant Countries: Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Representative national samples (n=1000) were drawn up to five times a year and respondents were interviewed face-to-face in the respective national languages. Unlike former Central and Eastern Eurobarometer, the Candidate Countries Eurobarometer included selected trend questions and topical modules, which were to a large extent comparable to the Standard series. After the EU enlargement in 2004 remaining and new Candidate Countries are regularly included in selected Standard and Special Eurobarometer surveys.