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ZA4172: Flash Eurobarometer 159 (Future European Constitution)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 159 (Future European Constitution). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4172 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA4172
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 159 (Future European Constitution)
Current Version1.0.1, 2011-5-12,
Date of Collection14.01.2004 - 24.01.2004
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel
  • Debyser, Ariane - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel


AbstractAttitudes towards a European Constitution. Topics: self-rated knowledge about the European Constitution; attitude towards the following statements on a European Constitution: necessity for the European Union to adopt a constitution, risk of block of EU institutions without a constitution, necessity for the own country to make concessions, usefulness of the position of a European Minister of Foreign Affairs, possibility for selected member states to strengthen mutual cooperation without the participation of other member states; preferred sources of information on the European Constitution; knowledge test on the European Constitution: creation of the position of a European Minister of Foreign Affairs, possibility of at least one million EU citizens to invite the European Commission to submit a proposal, election of the President of the European Council by direct universal suffrage, creation of a European army. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: country; interviewer ID; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview
Face-to-face interview Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS DIMARSO, Brüssel; TNS GALLUP, Kopenhagen; TNS EMNID, Bielefeld; TNS ICAP, Athen; TNS DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid; SOFRES, Montrouge, Frankreich; IRISH MARKETING SURVEYS, Dublin; DOXA, Mailand; TNS ILRES, Luxemburg; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam; TNS EUROTESTE, Lissabon; ICM, London; TNS SVENSKA GALLUP, Stockholm; TNS SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland; ÖSTERREICHISCHES GALLUP, Wien; Synovate, Nikosia, Zypern; TNS FACTUM, Prag; Emor, Tallinn, Estland; TNS Hungary, Budapest; TNS LATVIA, Riga, Lettland; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Litauen; MISCO, Malta; TNS OBOP, Warschau; TNS FACTUM, Bratislava, Slowakei; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slowenien
Date of Collection
  • 14.01.2004 - 23.01.2004 (total)
  • 15.01.2004 - 23.01.2004 (Belgium)
  • 15.01.2004 - 20.01.2004 (Denmark)
  • 15.01.2004 - 20.01.2004 (Germany)
  • 15.01.2004 - 21.01.2004 (Greece)
  • 16.01.2004 - 21.01.2004 (Spain)
  • 16.01.2004 - 19.01.2004 (France)
  • 15.01.2004 - 22.01.2004 (Ireland)
  • 15.01.2004 - 19.01.2004 (Italy)
  • 15.01.2004 - 24.01.2004 (Luxembourg)
  • 15.01.2004 - 20.01.2004 (Netherlands)
  • 15.01.2004 - 21.01.2004 (Austria)
  • 16.01.2004 - 23.01.2004 (Portugal)
  • 15.01.2004 - 20.01.2004 (Finland)
  • 15.01.2004 - 22.01.2004 (Sweden)
  • 15.01.2004 - 22.01.2004 (United Kingdom)
  • 14.01.2004 - 21.01.2004 (Cyprus)
  • 14.01.2004 - 19.01.2004 (Czech Republic)
  • 14.01.2004 - 18.01.2004 (Estonia)
  • 15.01.2004 - 18.01.2004 (Hungary)
  • 14.01.2004 - 19.01.2004 (Latvia)
  • 16.01.2004 - 19.01.2004 (Lithuania)
  • 15.01.2004 - 19.01.2004 (Malta)
  • 15.01.2004 - 17.01.2004 (Poland)
  • 15.01.2004 - 22.01.2004 (Slovakia)
  • 15.01.2004 - 18.01.2004 (Slovenia)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2011-5-12 Archive Release
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

Number of Units: 25073
Number of Variables: 30
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): -


  • European Commission; TNS Sofres; EOS Gallup Europe: The Future European Constitution. Brussels: European Commission February 2004
Relevant full texts
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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 - European Elections, Referenda, Constitution