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ZA4739: Flash Eurobarometer 234 (Citizens’ Awareness and Perceptions of EU Regional Policy)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 234 (Citizens’ Awareness and Perceptions of EU Regional Policy). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4739 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4739
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 234 (Citizens’ Awareness and Perceptions of EU Regional Policy)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAwareness and assessment of the EU regional policy. Topics: awareness of the own city or region receiving support from the EU regional policy; benefits from the support; most important sources of information regarding EU-support for the own region or city; assessment of supporting poor regions by the EU regional policy as a good thing; preference for concentrating support on poorer regions or for supporting all regions equally; importance of supporting the own city or the own region by EU regional policy actions in the fields of: transport facilities, energy supply infrastructure, research and innovation, information and communication technologies, environmental protection, small businesses, employment training, education, health and social infrastructure; approval of the right given to the member states and regions to decide on strategies and projects themselves; approval of the obligation for member states and regions to involve local business and other associations to take care of equal opportunities and environmental issues; attitude towards addressing issues such as globalisation, climate and demographic change in the future; significance of the aforementioned issues. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: interviewer ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; country; region; household composition and household size; own a fixed (landline) phone; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview) Face-to-face interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (total)
  • 31.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Belgium)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Czech Republic)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Denmark)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Germany)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Estonia)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Greece)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Spain)
  • 31.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (France)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Ireland)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Italy)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Cyprus)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Latvia)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Lithuania)
  • 31.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Luxembourg)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Hungary)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Malta)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Netherlands)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Austria)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Poland)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Portugal)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Slovenia)
  • 01.02.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Slovakia)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Finland)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Sweden)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (United Kingdom)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Bulgaria)
  • 30.01.2008 - 04.02.2008 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27147
Number of Variables: 80
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Citizens’ perceptions of EU Regional Policy. Analytical Report. Brussels: European Commission Febuary 2008
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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 - Regions and Regional Policy