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ZA6859: Flash Eurobarometer 453 (Introduction of the Euro in the Member States That Have Not Yet Adopted the Common Currency)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2017): Flash Eurobarometer 453 (Introduction of the Euro in the Member States That Have Not Yet Adopted the Common Currency). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6859 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6859
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 453 (Introduction of the Euro in the Member States That Have Not Yet Adopted the Common Currency)
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-6-1,
Date of Collection10.04.2017 - 11.04.2017
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategic Communication´ Unit


AbstractIntroduction of the euro in EU member states still using their national currency. Topics: use of euro banknotes or coins; use in the own country, abroad, or both; knowledge test on the euro: equal design of euro banknotes and coins in every country, number of countries that already introduced the euro; readiness of the own country to introduce the euro; time of introduction in the own country; self-rated knowledge on the euro; 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; 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; preference for introducing the euro in the own country; preferred time for introducing the euro in the own country; expected impact of the introduction on the prices in the own country; attitude towards the following statements regarding the adoption of the euro: conviction to personally adapt to the new currency, concern about abusive price setting during the changeover, loss of control over national economic policy, loss of national identity. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size; region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
Universe Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in the seven Member States that have not yet adopted the common currency and aged 15 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data Collector TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 10.04.2017 - 11.04.2017

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-6-1 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 7006
Number of Variables: 111
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Introduction of the euro in the Member States that have not yet adopted the common currency. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN). Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategic Communication” Unit). Brussels, May 2017. DOI: 10.2765/238321
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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)