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Flash Eurobarometer 362 (The Euro Area, 2012)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
2014-04-24
Contributor
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´ (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude 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; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; trips abroad; the euro eases travelling/comparing prices and reduces cross-border banking charges; preference for more or less co-ordination among euro-area governments; need for significant reforms to improve economy; successful reforms in other euro area countries put pressure on national government to reform; 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; sectors where reforms have had the most positive and the most negative effects on the national economy; 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; 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. Additional questions for Estonia: usefulness of continued dual price displays; prices increased during the changeover period. Demography: age; sex; age when stopped full-time education; occupation; professional position; region; degree of urbanisation; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older (household size).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-10-08 / 2012-10-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Estonia (EE)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of Member States of the Euro area, resident in each of the 17 Euro Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling
Multi-stage random (probability) sample. In each household, the respondent was drawn at random following the "last birthday rule".
Collection Mode
  • Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 15519
    Number of Variables: 152
Availability
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Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5880 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 362. THE EURO AREA. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit). Brussels, December 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_362_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2019-03-12 | Issue Number: 11 | Registration Date: 2014-04-24

European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 362 (The Euro Area, 2012). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.11907