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ZA6651: Flash Eurobarometer 429 (The Euro Area, October 2015)

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  • ZA6651_v1-1-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 4 MBytes
  • ZA6651_v1-1-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 7 MBytes
  • ZA6651_v1-1-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 5 MBytes


  • ZA6651_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 376 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 71 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 71 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 71 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 71 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 200 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 67 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 266 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 197 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_fi-fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 66 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_fi-se.pdf (Questionnaire) 279 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 258 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 72 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_ie-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 67 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_ie-ga.pdf (Questionnaire) 69 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 68 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 70 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 200 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 70 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_lu-lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 70 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 70 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 79 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 67 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_mt-mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 69 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 70 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 68 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 256 KBytes
  • ZA6651_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 71 KBytes

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  • ZA6651_readme.pdf (Other Document) 19 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 429 (The Euro Area, October 2015). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6651 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA6651
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 429 (The Euro Area, October 2015)
Current Version1.1.0, 2016-12-14,
Date of Collection12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractAttitude towards the European Union and the implementation of the Euro as currency. Economic situation. Topics: having the euro is a good thing for the own country and for Europe; changes in feeling European due to the euro; difficulty to distinguish and handle euro bank notes and specific coins; opinion about the number of existing coins and which euro coin denominations should be removed; approval of the abolition of 1- and 2-cent euro coins and to mandatory up- and down-rounding of the final sum of purchase; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; assessment of dual price displays as useful (only in LV and LT); prices increased during the changeover period (only in LV and LT); trips abroad; attitude towards selected statements on the euro: eases travelling, reduces cross-border banking charges; preference for more or less co-ordination among euro-area governments; development of EU economic policy coordination among euro area countries in recent years; attitude towards the following statements on current reforms: need for significant reforms to improve economy, successful reforms in other euro area countries facilitate reforms in the own country, governments need to save for the ageing populations, retirement age should be increased to ensure sustainability of the pension system; more effectiveness of economic reforms if they are carried out in a coordinated way at EU-level; importance of reforms to help increase growth and employment in the areas: labour market, health system, pension system, social security system, market reforms, taxation, education systems; sectors where reforms have had the most positive and the most negative effects on the national economy; inflation rate in the own country last year; expectations regarding the inflation rate; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • International politics and organisations
  • Economic systems and development
  • Economic conditions and indicators
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Lithuania (LT)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the euro area and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 19 Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS Infratest Deutschland, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia srl, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 (total)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Belgium)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Germany)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Estonia)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Ireland)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Greece)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Spain)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (France)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Italy)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Cyprus)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Latvia)
  • 21.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 (Lithuania)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Luxembourg)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Malta)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Netherlands)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Austria)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Portugal)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Slovenia)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Slovakia)
  • 12.10.2015 - 14.10.2015 (Finland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2016-12-14 Archive release update
1.0.02016-4-21 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.1.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2016-12-14q13_1 q13_2 q13_3 q13_4 q13_5 q13_6 q13_7Variable labels should start with "Introduce reforms" instead of "Reduce reforms".2016-12-14Variable labels corrected

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 17526
Number of Variables: 162
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 429. The euro area. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, 2015. doi:10.2765/209978.
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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)