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ZA4988: Flash Eurobarometer 274 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, 2009)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 274(Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, 2009). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4988 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4988
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 274 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, 2009)
Current Version1.0.0, 2009-11-26,
Date of Collection21.05.2009 - 25.05.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes in the United Kingdom towards the EU. Topics: EU image; awareness of the following initiatives: European Health Insurance Card, Bathing Water Report, Blue Flag Guide, European Arrest Warrant; personal importance of benefits from each of the aforementioned issues; impact on personal image of the EU; knowledge test on the EU: right of EU citizens to travel to or study in other EU countries, decrease of mobile phone charges for travelers within the EU, existence of strict food-safety standards; estimated percentage of the UK’s gross national income going towards the EU budget; assessment of the economic benefit-cost ratio of being in the EU; assessment of the influence of the UK government on EU legislation; impact of the influence of the UK government on EU legislation on personal attitude towards the UK’s EU membership; attitude towards selected statements on the UK’s EU membership: consumers benefit from European Single Market, improved working conditions, cleaner environment, more say in global trade negotiations; attitude towards the UK not being part of the European Single Market; assessment of the role of the EU in: tackling climate change, protecting human rights, global poverty, security of energy supplies, global terrorism, financial crisis; assessment of the presentation of the EU in the national media as positive; self-rated knowledge about the European Union, its policies and institutions; assessment of the information available on the European Union as simple and clear; desire for additional information on the EU; interest in clearer information on the EU; responsible body to keep citizens informed about the EU and its decisions; participation in the European Parliament election in 2004; intention to vote in the next European elections. 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
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Government, political systems and organisations
  • Economic systems and development
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


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, London, Vereinigtes Königreich
Date of Collection
  • 21.05.2009 - 25.05.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2009-11-26
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 1000
Number of Variables: 64
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, Analytical Report Juli 2009, The Gallup Organization. European Commission, Brussels 2009
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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.