Flash Eurobarometer 185 (EU Attitudes in UK)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • ICM Research, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes in the United Kingdom towards the EU. Topics: self-rated knowledge about the European Union, its policies and institutions; desire for additional information on the EU; knowledge test on the EU: number of member states, certain regions in the UK receive development funding from the EU, accession year of the UK, Turkey is a member of the EU, UK’s beaches are cleaner because of EU legislation, rate of British income rate must be approved by the European Commission, millions of jobs in the UK are linked to exports to the EU, European Commission employs fewer people than some UK city councils; responsible body to keep citizens informed about the EU and its decisions; desire for additional information on the following areas: role of EU institutions, Single Market, role of national governments within the EU, employment and social policy, general information; preferred sources of information; awareness and use of selected EU information sources: EUROPA website, Euro Info Centres (EICs), European Public Information Centres (EPICs), European Documentation Centres; responsible body for decisions about community law: national governments, European Commission and European Parliament; attitudes towards selected statements on the impact of the UK’s EU membership on the UK: increases business opportunities, exporters benefit from membership in European Single Market, consumers benefit from membership in European Single Market, improves working conditions, more opportunities to live and work abroad; own experience with: living for work or studies in another member state, buying goods (e.g. a car) from another EU country, buying property in another EU country; awareness of the following initiatives: European Health Insurance Card, EU car price survey, Bathing Water Report and Blue Flag Guide, right to vote in local and European elections in other member states, Europe Direct freephone call centre and drop-in relays, mobile phone roaming; preferred field of action to be prioritized by the EU next. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; interviewer ID; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-05-01 / 2006-05-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and above
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6003
    Number of Variables: 68
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4533 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: EU attitutes in UK. Brussels: European Commission July 2006 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_185.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22