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ZA4878: Flash Eurobarometer 231 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 231 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4878 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4878
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 231 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection15.01.2008 - 01.02.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes in the United Kingdom towards the EU. Topics: awareness of the 50th birthday of the EU; awareness of the charity exhibition football match; source of the information; assessment of the charity exhibition football match as part of the celebrations; assessment of benefits for British football from continental European football players and managers; assessment of the EU’s role in securing peace, prosperity and democracy for its member countries; assessment of the UK’s EU membership in terms of: travel, work, study, buy property, take holidays, transfer money; responsibility for benefits in the aforementioned fields: national government, local government, EU; assessment of the EU membership with regard to greater influence of the UK on the following issues: fight climate change, fight international terrorism, advance freer trade; estimated proportion of UK trade with the EU compared to the US (in percent); preferred political priorities for the EU; attitude towards indefinite extension of the UK’s use of imperial measures alongside their metric equivalents; preferred measurements to work with; awareness of the reduction of mobile phone roaming costs; attitude towards EU actions to tackle climate change; attitude towards more EU regulation with regard to the following issues: increase use of renewable energy, reduce traffic congestion, invest in other forms of transport, improve energy efficiency in domestic households; willingness to prevent climate change by supporting the following measures: wind turbines near residential area, reduce private car use, finance improved public transport, reduce personal carbon footprint, personal carbon-tax allowance. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Political Issues
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Environment and conservation
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection


Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 15.01.2008 - 01.02.2008

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: 6000
Number of Variables: 70
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom. Brussels: European Commission February 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.