Flash Eurobarometer 153 (Euro, second anniversary)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium TNS EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France IRISH MKTG SURVEYS, Dublin, Ireland DOXA, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxembourg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Th (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the euro four years after its introduction. Topics: ongoing difficulties in handling the euro; currency used for counting or calculating when doing common or exceptional purchases; usefulness of continued dual price displays; 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; attitude towards a 1-euro bank note; personal spending behaviour since the introduction of the euro: spend more due to difficulty realizing how much one is spending, spend less due to fear of spending too much; assessment of the impact of the introduction on the prices in the own country; obligation to pay supplementary fees for the use of bank debit card in another country of the euro zone; attitude towards the following statements on the euro: is already an international currency like dollar or yen, reduced price differences between euro zone countries; travels outside the euro zone in 2003; currency taken on the trip: euros, dollar, other currency; impact of the adoption of the euro for the own country; satisfaction with the euro; changes in feeling European due to the euro; assessment of the historical significance of the introduction of the euro for the EU; value of the euro against the dollar; concern about the value of the euro against the dollar; interest in current economic news of the own country; assessment of the economic situation in the own country compared to other European countries; state of national budget in 2002: surplus, deficit, balance; awareness of the ´Stability and Growth Pact´; attitude towards selected statements on the ´Stability and Growth Pact´: countries should be free not to respect the Pact in difficult economic periods, makes the euro a stable and strong currency, unequal application of economic sanctions against countries that do not respect the ´Stability and Growth Pact´; own country respects the ´Stability and Growth Pact´. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: country; interviewer ID; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-10-29 / 2003-11-11
  • 2003-10-29 / 2003-11-07
  • 2003-10-30 / 2003-11-04
  • 2003-10-30 / 2003-11-06
  • 2003-11-05 / 2003-11-06
  • 2003-11-03 / 2003-11-05
  • 2003-10-30 / 2003-11-06
  • 2003-10-31 / 2003-11-03
  • 2003-10-30 / 2003-11-11
  • 2003-10-30 / 2003-11-05
  • 2003-11-03 / 2003-11-07
  • 2003-11-03 / 2003-11-07
  • 2003-10-30 / 2003-11-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and above
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 12017
    Number of Variables: 54
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4166 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; EOS Gallup Europe: The €uro, two years later. Taylor Nelson Sofres coordinated by EOS Gallup Europe Brussels: European Commission December 2003 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl153_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22