Flash Eurobarometer 191 (Introduction of the Euro in the New Member States)

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)
  • Focus Agency, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • Saar Poll, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • Latvian Facts, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Baltic Survey, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Hungary, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Poland, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • Cati d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • Focus Agency, Bratislava, Slovakia The GALLUP Organization, Brussels (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the populations of the new EU Member States to the introduction of the euro in their country. Topics: Knowledge and use of the euro coins and bank notes: use of euro coins and bank notes; use of euro in one’s own country or other EU member states: knowledge of the same appearance of the euro coins and notes in other countries; knowledge of the number of countries where the euro has already been introduced; knowledge if a country can decide on its own whether to introduce the euro; estimated point in time of the introduction of the euro in one’s own country; state of knowledge on the euro; desired point of time to be informed on the introduction of the euro; trust in organisations that supply information on the euro: government, administrative bodies, national central bank, European Institutions, trade unions or professional organisations and consumer associations; preferred source of information; main issues that should be raised during information campaigns: implementation of the introduction, value of the one-euro-coin in comparison to the national currency, coin and note design, tips to avoid mistakes when getting used to the euro, practical consequences on one’s salary, bank account etc, social, economic and political consequences of the euro; necessity for individual measures for one’s preparation for the introduction: dual display in shops, on bills and pay slips as well as in brochures and media publicity; assessment of general and personal consequences of the euro introduction, assessment of the general opinion on the introduction as well as one’s personal view; desired point in time for the introduction of the euro; assessment of the euro on price stability as well as the risk of inflation; the euro as an international currency similar to the dollar or the yen; assessment of the consequences of the euro: simplification of price comparison as well as purchases in other EU-countries, savings on exchange fees, simplified travelling, reduction of negative effects of international crises on one’s own country; most important advantages of the introduction of the euro in one’s own country: reduction of interest rates, security of balanced state finance, securing Europe’s world role, growth as well as increase in employment; assessment of personal discomfort due to the disappearance of the national currency; assessment of the fear of misuse of unjustifiable price increases during the introductory period; probability of loss of control over the country over the economic policy as well as loss of one’s own identity; judgement of the integrative function of the euro. Demography: Age; sex; age on completion of education; profession; region; degree of urbanisation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
    Czech Republic
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-07
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-06
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
  • 2006-09-04 / 2006-09-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
Sampled Universe
People from 15 years upwards
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interviews were conducted in each country with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 10092
    Number of Variables: 132
The sample sizes amount to 1000 respondents in each country.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4536 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Introduction of the Euro in the New Member States. Brussels: European Commission November 2006 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl191_en.pdf

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