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ZA3204: Eurobarometer 52.0 (Oct-Nov 1999)

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Eurobarometer 52.0 European Parliament Elections, The Single European Currency, and Financial Services October-November 1999
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 52.0 (Oct-Nov 1999). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3204 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA3204
TitleEurobarometer 52.0 (Oct-Nov 1999)
Other Titles
  • European Parliament Elections, the Single European Currency, and Financial Services (Subtitle)
  • Standard Eurobarometer 52 (Alternative Title)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-3-30,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR02892.v4, 2007-06-04
Date of Collection15.10.1999 - 14.11.1999
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Education and Culture Citizen`s Centre - Analysis of Public Opinion


AbstractThe major topics are: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Union. Information habits. 2. Attitude to the European Parliament. 3. Attitude to the common currency. 4. Attitude to financial services. Topics: 1. Political attitudes and questions on the European Union: nationality (multiple responses possible); native language, knowledge of foreign languages and assessment of the two most useful languages besides one's own native language; interest in politics; personal opinion leadership; future expectations in the areas of the economic situation of the country, one's own financial situation, employment situation in the country, personal employment situation and life in general; anticipated personal identity in the near future as European citizen or national citizen; national pride; satisfaction with democracy at country level as well as in Europe; media usage; preferred TV broadcasts and newspapers according to countries; preferred topics; self-assessment of extent to which informed about the EU, its policies and its institutions; sources of information used or information channels about the EU, its policies and its institutions; preferred means of information about the EU; judgement on membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of this membership; assessment of the current speed of integration of Europe and preferred speed; expected and hoped for significance of the European Union for daily life of respondent in five years; knowledge, significance and trust in selected European institutions; assumed European cultural identity; attitude to a common European currency, foreign policy and defense policy; attitude to a European Central bank independent of the member countries and responsible to the European Parliament; attitude to responsibility of the EU for matters that cannot effectively be dealt with at national, regional and local level; attitude to support of the president and members of the European Commission by a majority of the European Parliament; attitude to school instruction about the work of European institutions; preference for national or European decision power in selected political areas; desired priorities in EU policies, such as e.g. fight against poverty, introduction of the Euro, environmental protection, consumer protection, fighting unemployment, reform of EU institutions, fight against crime, securing of peace and protection of personal rights and democratic principles in Europe; preferred countries for new acceptance into the EU; criteria for new acceptance of countries. 2. Attitude to the European Parliament: perception of reporting about the European Parliament in the media; the significance of the European Parliament for the EU; desire for a greater significance of the European Parliament; election participation at the last European Election, reasons for participation or non-participation and intent to participate in the next European Election; trust in the European Commission, the national parliament, in the national government and in the European Parliament; assessment of the power of the European Parliament and the national parliament; perceived activities in the election campaign; the significance of the distribution of parties and candidates in the European Parliament. 3. Attitude to the common currency: self-assessment of extent to which informed about the Euro; sources of information already used or information channels about the Euro; personal interest in the Euro (scale); status of knowledge about the value of the Euro and the time of currency conversion; opportunities to pay in Euro already used in the country and in member countries; reasons for previous non-use of the Euro; personally expected start of use of the Euro; advantageousness of Euro payments; investments already made in Euro such as e.g. life insurance; desired point in time for bank account conversion; pricing noticed in Euro; inclination of respondent to convert Euro prices into national currency and vice versa; expected difficulties with the introduction of Euro currency in general and for the respondent personally. 4. Attitude to financial services: attitude to bank services, loans, mortgages and insurance companies; trust in national legislation on standard financial services as well as telephone banking and Internet use; approval of the harmonization of consumer protection in all member countries; approval of EU measures for consumer protection in the use of new technologies; obstacles to the use of financial services in the EU; preferred means of payment with a purchase more than 100 Euro in the country and in member countries; reason for the preference for means of payment; payment possibilities already used with telephone and Internet; reasons for non-use of payment possibilities with telephone and Internet; willingness to use a pre-paid card for a minor purchase in the country and abroad; bank account possession; presence of a loan for more than twelve months, a credit card, a store credit card, a bank account overdraft, a mortgage of less than 10 years, 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Demography: self-classification on a left-right continuum; marital status; age at termination of school education; sex; age (classified); size of household; number of children in household; current occupational position; head of household; primary earner in household and his occupation; preferred party for the next national elections; household income; degree of urbanization; regional affiliation; native language. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview; length of interview; number of persons present during the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size; region; possession of a telephone; interview language.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Elections
  • Income, property and investment/saving
  • Consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINRA BELGIUM, Bruessel; GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg; INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln; KEME, Athen; INRA ESPANA, Madrid; CSA-TMO, Paris; LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin; Ulster Marketing Surveys, Nordirland; PRAGMA, Rom; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lissabon; INRA UK, London; GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden; MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 19.10.1999 - 08.11.1999 (Belgium)
  • 19.10.1999 - 14.11.1999 (Denmark)
  • 20.10.1999 - 06.11.1999 (Germany)
  • 21.10.1999 - 11.11.1999 (Greece)
  • 21.10.1999 - 08.11.1999 (Spain)
  • 16.10.1999 - 30.10.1999 (France)
  • 21.10.1999 - 08.11.1999 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 21.10.1999 - 08.11.1999 (Italy)
  • 15.10.1999 - 14.11.1999 (Luxembourg)
  • 22.10.1999 - 14.11.1999 (Netherlands)
  • 19.10.1999 - 12.11.1999 (Portugal)
  • 17.10.1999 - 14.11.1999 (Great Britain)
  • 21.10.1999 - 09.11.1999 (Northern Ireland)
  • 19.10.1999 - 08.11.1999 (Austria)
  • 18.10.1999 - 14.11.1999 (Sweden)
  • 19.10.1999 - 11.11.1999 (Finland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-3-30 Archive edition update
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
2016-4-21v870: P7 REGION I - SWEDEN Variable documentation error: REGION I for SWEDEN does not represent NUTS 2 level, but is based on six historical provinces and large city areas.
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2011-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2011-7-1variable added
2011-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2011-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesIn each country about 1000 interviews were conducted, except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany in East and West two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each were drawn.
Number of Units: 16071
Number of Variables: 895
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission (Ed.): Eurobarometer: Public Opinion in the European Union. Report Number 52. Brussels, April 2000
  • Commission of the European Communities: Europeans and the Euro. Brussels, February 2000
  • INRA (Europe) pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Générale "Santé et protection des Consommateurs": Les Europeens et les services financiers. Bruxelles, mai 2000.
  • INRA (Europe) for the European Commission, Directorate-General "Health and Consumer Protection": Europeans and the Euro. Brussels, February 2000 (also available in French).
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    Since the early nineteen seventies the European Commission´s “Standard and Special Eurobarometer” are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries at times. Interviews are conducted face-to-face, in each spring and each autumn, at all times based on new samples with a size 1000 respondents per country. Separate samples are drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. After the EU enlargement in 2004, remaining and new Candidate Countries are also regularly included in selected surveys. The Standard Eurobarometer modules ask for attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, complemented by measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as by respondent and household demographics. Intermittently special Eurobarometer modules extensively address topics, such as environment, science and technology, health or family issues, social or ethnic exclusion, quality of life etc. The “European Communities Studies” 1970-1973 can be considered forerunner studies, as well the “Attitudes towards Europe” from 1962.