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ZA7498: Flash Eurobarometer 476 (Citizens´ Perceptions of Competition Policy, January 2019)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2019): Flash Eurobarometer 476 (Citizens´ Perceptions of Competition Policy, January 2019). Kantar Belgium, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA7498 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA7498
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 476 (Citizens´ Perceptions of Competition Policy, January 2019)
Current Version1.0.0, 2019-5-3,
Date of Collection21.01.2019 - 25.01.2019
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM.A.3 ´Media monitoring and Eurobarometer´


AbstractAttitude towards EU competition policy. Topics: attitude towards selected statements regarding competition between companies: allows for better consumer prices, allows for more choice for consumers, allows for higher quality, encourages innovation and economic growth, transparency on public money granted to companies promotes good use of taxpayers’ money, helps EU companies to become more competitive in global markets; attitude towards the statement: state aid recovery helps restore equal and fair conditions of competition in the Single Market; experiences regarding a lack of competition in the following sectors resulting in higher prices, a reduction in choice, or lower quality: telecommunication and internet access, energy, financial services, transport services, food retailing, pharmaceutical products, others, none; main problems in the mentioned sectors; preferred point of contact in case of encountering the aforementioned problems: national competition authority, other authorities in the own country, consumer organisations in the own country, police, court, European Commission; awareness of issues with regard to competition cases in the media in the last year; sources of the information; awareness of competition-related decisions against a company taken by a competition authority; awareness of the executing authority; assessment of the impact of competition on consumers. 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
  • Economic Systems
  • Economic Policy, National Economic Situation
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 17 Economics


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorKantar TNS, Brussels, Belgium; Kantar TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Kantar TNS, Prague, Czech Republic; Kantar GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kantar Deutschland, Munich, Germany; Kantar Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; Taylor Nelson Sofres market research, Athens, Greece; Kantar TNS, Madrid, Spain; Kantar Public France, Paris, France; Kantar Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kantar TNS, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; Kantar TNS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Kantar Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; Kantar Public, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Kantar Deutschland, Vienna, Austria; Kantar Polska, Warsaw, Poland; Marktest - Marketing, Organização e Formação, Lisbon, Portugal; Centrul Pentru Studierea Opiniei si Pietei (CSOP), Bucharest, Romania; Mediana DOO, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kantar Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; Kantar TNS Oy, Espoo, Finland; Kantar Sifo AB, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Kantar UK Limited, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; Kantar Public Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 21.01.2019 - 25.01.2019 (total)
  • 21.01.2019 - 22.01.2019 (Belgium)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Bulgaria)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Czech Republic)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Denmark)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Germany)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Estonia)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Ireland)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Greece)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Spain)
  • 21.01.2019 - 22.01.2019 (France)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Croatia)
  • 21.01.2019 - 22.01.2019 (Italy)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Cyprus)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Latvia)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Lithuania)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Luxembourg)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Hungary)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Malta)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Netherlands)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Austria)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Poland)
  • 21.01.2019 - 25.01.2019 (Portugal)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (Romania)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Slovenia)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Slovakia)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Finland)
  • 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019 (Sweden)
  • 21.01.2019 - 24.01.2019 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2019-5-3 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26572
Number of Variables: 259
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 476. Citizens’ perceptions about competition policy. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Media monitoring and Eurobarometer” Unit. Brussels, April 2019. doi:10.2763/9771
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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.