Flash Eurobarometer 98/B (Euro Introduction Attitudes, Step 8 - Euro Members)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Melich, Anna (European Commission, Bruxelles) (Researcher)
  • Jamar, Nicole (EOS, Gallup Europe, Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium) (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France IRISH MKTG SURVEYS, Dublin, Ireland DOXA, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxemburg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Öste (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the Euro and knowledge of its introduction. Topics: Self-assessment on state of knowledge on the Euro; knowledge of the introduction date and duration of the transitional phase in which the old currency can still be used; information source behind Euro questions; practicality of dual pricing products; memorisation of certain prices in Euros; knowledge test on the validity of Euro notes and coins as well as of the obligation to accept change in Euros; knowledge test on the EU-wide validity of all Euro coins and fear of abuse in the course of the introduction of the Euro (scale); test on state of knowledge on the EU-wide validity of all Euro notes and coins as well the readily existent establishment of an exchange rate in the EU member state called an Euro country by the interviewee; assessment of select consequences of the introduction of the Euro: Price comparison, equal meaning of the Euro with the dollar as an international currency, economic growth, reduction of the developmental differences between countries in the Euro zone, job vacancies, facilitated purchasing in other countries with the Euro currency, elimination of exchange fees, travelling within the European Union, price stability, personal advantages; concern about the value of the Euro compared to the dollar. Personal and professional experience with the Euro; knowledge of the exchange rate of the Euro with national currency; expected changes of one’s own identity as European due to the introduction of the Euro. Demography: Sex; age; age when finished full time education; professional position; party preference; region; degree of urbanisation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Greece (GR)
Sampled Universe
The continental population aged 15 and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: Each national sample is representative
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6531
    Number of Variables: 56
The sample sizes amount to 500 respondents in each country. Two samples have been conducted in Germany for East and West. See also ZA-Study-No. 3581 for the non-Euro countries.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3580 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; EOS Gallup Europe: Euro Attitudes (wave 2) - Euro Zone. Brussels: European Commission May 2001 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl98_2_in_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22