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ZA5784: Flash Eurobarometer 349 (Introduction of the Euro in the New Member States, wave 14)

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  • ZA5784_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 1 MByte
  • ZA5784_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 2 MBytes
  • ZA5784_v1-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 2 MBytes


  • ZA5784_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 215 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 79 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 68 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 64 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 68 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 70 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 82 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 76 KBytes
  • ZA5784_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 90 KBytes

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  • ZA5784_readme.pdf (Other Document) 20 KBytes
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Citation Citation European Commission (2013): Flash Eurobarometer 349 (Introduction of the Euro in the New Member States, wave 14). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5784 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5784
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 349 (Introduction of the Euro in the New Member States, wave 14)
Current Version1.0.0, 2013-5-22,
Date of Collection19.04.2012 - 21.04.2012
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels Directorate-General Communication (“Research and Speechwriting” Unit)


AbstractIntroduction of the euro in the recently acceded EU member states. Topics: contact with and use of euro banknotes or coins; use of euro banknotes or coins in the own country or abroad; knowledge test on the euro: equal design of euro banknotes and coins in every country, number of countries that already introduced the euro, possibility of the own country to choose whether to introduce the euro or not, year of introduction of the euro in the own country; self-rated knowledge on the euro; preferred time of information about the introduction of the euro in the own country; trust in information about the introduction provided by: national government or authorities, tax administrations, national central bank, European institutions, commercial banks, journalists, trade unions or professional organizations, consumer associations; preferred places of information about the euro and the changeover; most important issues to be covered by information campaigns; significance of selected information campaign actions; assessment of the impact of the introduction of the euro in the countries already using the euro as positive; assessment of the impact of the introduction on the own country and on personal life; approval of introducing the euro in the own country; preferred time for introducing the euro in the own country; estimated impact of the economic and financial crisis of the last few years on the time of euro introduction in the own country; earlier adoption of the euro would have mitigated negative effects of the crisis in the own country; expected impact of the introduction on the prices in the own country; expected impact of the introduction: easier price comparisons with other countries, easier shopping in other countries, save money by eliminating fees of currency exchange in other countries, more convenient travel in other countries, protection of the own country from the effects of international crises; benefits from the adoption of the euro on the own country: lower interest rates, sounder public finances, improvement of growth and employment, low inflation rates, reinforcement of the place of Europe in the world, strengthening of European identity; approval of the following statements on the impact of the introduction of the euro: personal inconvenience due to replacement of national currency, afraid of abusive price setting, loss of control over national economic policy, loss of national identity. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; type of phone line; language of the interview; country; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Romania, aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS CSOP, Budapest, Romania; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 19.04.2012 - 21.04.2012

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2013-5-22 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 7010
Number of Variables: 132
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission; TNS Political & Social: Introduction of the Euro in the more recently acceded member States. Brussels: European Commission July 2012
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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 - Common Currency (EURO)