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Eurobarometer 54.0 (Oct-Nov 2000)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Other Title
  • The Euro, Financial Services, and Information Communication Technologies (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Press and Communication Opinion Polls (Researcher)
  • INRA BELGIUM, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GfK Danmark, Frederiksberg (Data Collector)
  • INRA DEUTSCHLAND, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • MARKET ANALYSIS, Athen (Data Collector)
  • INRA ESPANA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • CSA-TMO, Paris (Data Collector)
  • LANSDOWNE Market Research, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • ULSTER MARKETING SURVEYS, Nordirland (Data Collector)
  • INRA Demoskopea, Rom (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • INTOMART, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • INRA UK, London (Data Collector)
  • GfK SVERIGE, Lund, Schweden (Data Collector)
  • MDC MARKETING RESEARCH Ltd, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Bruessel (internationaleKooperation, Consortium made out of INRA and GfK Worldwide) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
    • Economic systems and development
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    The major topics are: 1. Euro 2. Financial services 3. Computer and communication technologies. Topics: 1. Euro: nationality of respondent; assessment of personal extent to which informed about the Euro; personal interest in the Euro; use of the Euro up to now in payments domestically and abroad; attitude to the Euro (scale); convenience of the Euro with dual pricing; financial investments and purchase of stocks in Euro; bank account in Euro and intent to convert; rough estimate of the prices of selected goods of daily need in Euro (knowledge test of conversion rate); expected problems in conversion to the Euro (scale). 2. Financial services: attitude to and trust in banks and insurance companies (scale); experiences with financial services; adequate consumer protection laws in the country; EU-wide equalization of consumer protection laws; judgement on existing and needed consumer protection in telephone banking and Internet banking; consumer protection with new technologies; obstacles to the use of European financial services; preferred manner of payment with larger acquisitions in one's own and another EU country; payments by credit card for telephone or Internet purchases; willingness to use electronic cash for smaller purchases in one's country and abroad; use of financial services; current mortgages and credits; bank account possession with and without possibility to use check card; possession of check book, credit card and bank card. 3. Computer and communication technologies: computer use at work and at home; type of computer use; acquisition of computer qualifications and reasons for this; type of qualifications; importance of computer knowledge; exercise of telework; effects of the telework; assessment of the importance of computer use; Internet use and E-mail use at home or at work or in training; effects of e-mail and Internet on one's own work. The following question was not posed in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands: knowledge about the mark of quality for exact conversion into Euro. The following question was not posed in Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom: knowledge about the conversion rate of the national currency to the Euro. Demography: occupation; age; size of household; children under 15 years old in household; household income; sex. Also encoded was: date of interview; start of interview; length of interview; presence of further persons during interview; cooperation of respondent; city size; possession of a telephone; region.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-10-09 / 2000-11-03
  • 2000-10-10 / 2000-11-08
  • 2000-10-11 / 2000-10-30
  • 2000-10-15 / 2000-11-07
  • 2000-10-16 / 2000-11-06
  • 2000-10-09 / 2000-10-28
  • 2000-10-10 / 2000-11-07
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 2000-10-27 / 2000-11-10
  • 2000-10-10 / 2000-11-06
  • 2000-10-07 / 2000-11-12
  • 2000-10-11 / 2000-11-09
  • 2000-10-09 / 2000-10-28
    Great Britain
  • 2000-10-11 / 2000-10-26
    Northern Ireland
  • 2000-10-10 / 2000-11-07
  • 2000-10-11 / 2000-11-12
  • 2000-10-10 / 2000-11-13
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16145
    Number of Variables: 372
In each country about 1000 interviews were conducted, except in Luxembourg (approx. 600 respondents) and in Northern Ireland (approx. 300 respondents). In Germany two separate samples of approx. 1000 respondents each in East and West were surveyed. No standard trend questions, reduced demographics
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3386 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR03208.v4 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3386
  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG, for the Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection: Eurobarometer 54.0: Europeans and the EURO (Special Eurobarometer on the Euro). Brussels, March 2001.
  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG, pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Générale "Santé et Protection des Consommateurs": Les Europeens et les services financiers (European Consumers and Financial Services: Results of Eurobarometer 54). Bruxelles, Fevrier 2001.
  • The European Opinion Research Group EEIG, pour la Commission Européenne, Direction Générale "Emploi et Affaires Sociale": Les Europeens et les Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication dans le Cadre de l'Emploi (Eurobarometer survey - final report). Bruxelles, Automne 2000.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2012-05-16

Europäische Kommission (2012): Eurobarometer 54.0 (Oct-Nov 2000). The Euro, Financial Services, and Information Communication Technologies. Version: 1.0.1. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.