Flash Eurobarometer 141 (UK and the enlargement of the European Union)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (Europäische Kommission, DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • Magny, Renaud Soufflot de (Europäische Kommission, DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • ICM, London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the enlargement of the EU. Topics: awareness of the application of several countries to join the European Union; naming of three applying countries; attitude towards the enlargement of the EU by the applying countries; benefit for the United Kingdom from the enlargement; most important conditions to join the EU; attitude towards selected statements on the political impact of the enlargement of the European Union: will reduce risks of war and conflicts in Europe, moral duty to reunite Europe after the Cold War, stronger influence of the EU on a global level, political instability due to spreading of external borders, enlargement as an excuse for more power, less important role of the own country in Europe, loss of contact to citizens, more difficult to take decisions on EU level, no political impact; attitude towards the following statements on the economic impact of the enlargement of the European Union: more influence of the EU in world economic affairs, increase of prosperity in the own country due to the opening of new markets, achievement of Western living standard for applicant countries, loss of jobs in the own country, low-wage competition will cost jobs in the own country, higher payments to EU budget and getting less in return, disadvantages for farmers in the own country, strong economic differences between the member states, no economic impact; assessment of the impact of the enlargement: will reduce organized crime and drug smuggling, easier to tackle environmental problems, cultural enrichment, settling of citizens from other member states in the own country, opening up of borders will make it more difficult to tackle organized crime, no impact on people’s lives; self-rated knowledge on the enlargement. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: country; duration of the interview; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-04-15 / 2003-04-27
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
    12 regions of United Kingdom: North, North West, Yorks & Humberside, East Midlands, West Midlands, Eastern, Greater London, South East, South West, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and over
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6006
    Number of Variables: 69
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3934 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Zu diesem Flash Eurobarometer ist ein Report der Europäischen Kommission abrufbar unter: http://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/ResultDoc/download/DocumentKy/58905

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 43 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22