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ZA6772: Flash Eurobarometer 434 (Geo-blocking Among Businesses)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 434 (Geo-blocking Among Businesses). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6772 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6772
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 434 (Geo-blocking Among Businesses)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-11-9,
Date of Collection16.02.2016 - 25.02.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractPurchase of products and services for companies within the EU. Experiences with geo-blocking. Topics: purchase of goods and services for the company from other EU countries in the last twelve months; difficulties regarding the purchase; reasons for not purchasing from other EU countries; problems related with purchasing from other EU countries; products and services that were difficult to purchase; stage of purchasing process that was problematic. Demography: information about the company (limited to activities in the own country): number of employees, year of company establishment; total turnover in 2015; development of turnover since January 2015 (in percent); expected development of the number of employees in the next twelve months; sales to other EU countries and to countries outside the EU; percentage of the value of sales to other EU member states in 2015; availability of the following services: website presenting products and services, online order, online payment; direct selling to final consumers and / or to other companies or organisations; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2015 invested in research and development. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 18.2 Information technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseThe survey covers all enterprises operating within the NACE sectors C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N and R in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS Gallup, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Deutschland, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 16.02.2016 - 25.02.2016 (total)
  • 16.02.2016 - 23.02.2016 (Belgium)
  • 16.02.2016 - 22.02.2016 (Denmark)
  • 16.02.2016 - 24.02.2016 (Germany)
  • 16.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Estonia)
  • 16.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 (Ireland)
  • 16.02.2016 - 25.02.2016 (Greece)
  • 16.02.2016 - 24.02.2016 (Spain)
  • 16.02.2016 - 22.02.2016 (France)
  • 16.02.2016 - 23.02.2016 (Italy)
  • 16.02.2016 - 22.02.2016 (Hungary)
  • 16.02.2016 - 24.02.2016 (Netherlands)
  • 16.02.2016 - 22.02.2016 (Austria)
  • 16.02.2016 - 25.02.2016 (Poland)
  • 16.02.2016 - 24.02.2016 (Slovakia)
  • 16.02.2016 - 25.02.2016 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-11-9 Archive release
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 4200
Number of Variables: 124
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 434. Geo-blocking among businesses. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, May 2016. doi:10.2873/409357
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  •  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.