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ZA5681: Flash Eurobarometer 335 (Views and Attitudes Related to the Euro in the 17 Euro-Area Countries)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2013): Flash Eurobarometer 335 (Views and Attitudes Related to the Euro in the 17 Euro-Area Countries). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5681 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11490
Study No.ZA5681
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 335 (Views and Attitudes Related to the Euro in the 17 Euro-Area Countries)
Current Version1.0.0, 2013-4-26, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11490
Date of Collection21.11.2011 - 23.11.2011
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector

Content

AbstractAttitude towards the euro. Topics: having the euro is a good thing for the EU; strengthened feeling of European identity due to euro; difficulty to distinguish and handle euro bank notes and specific coins; opinion about the number of existing coins; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; usefulness of continued dual price displays (only in countries that introduced the euro in the last three years); prices increased during the changeover period (only in countries that introduced the euro in the last three years); travels outside the own country at least once a year; impact of the introduction: more convenient travel in other countries, easier price comparisons with other countries, save money by eliminating fees of currency exchange in other countries; 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 facilitate reforms in the own country; 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; economic fields with the most positive and the most negative effects from reforms in the own country ; 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 in the current year; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; language of the interview; 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

Methodology

Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 17 countries that are part of the Eurozone 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 that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
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; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus; TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Luxembourg; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS Aisa SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finland; TNS Political & Social (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.11.2011 - 23.11.2011

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2013-4-26 Archive Release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11490
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 15521
Number of Variables: 155
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • European Commission; TNS Political & Social: The Euro Area. Brussels: European Commission July 2012 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_335_en.pdf
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from SSOAR (automatically assigned)

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)