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Flash Eurobarometer 207 (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)
  • Vitosha, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • Focus Agency, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • Saar Poll, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • Latvian Facts, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • Baltic Survey, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Hungary, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Malta (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Poland, Poland (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Romania, Romania (Data Collector)
  • Focus Agency, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • The GALLUP Organization, Brussels (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the New Member States to the introduction of the euro in their country. Topics: Knowledge of euro coins and bank notes; use of euro coins and bank notes; use of the euro in one’s own country or in other EU member states; knowledge of the design of euro coins and bank notes in other countries; knowledge of the number of countries where the euro has already been introduced; knowledge if one’s own country can decide on its own for or against the introduction of the euro; estimated point in time for the introduction of the euro in one’s own country; self-assessment of one’s state of knowledge on the euro; desired point in time to be informed about the euro; confidence in institutions that provide information on the euro: government, journalists, trade unions as well as professional organisations and consumer associations; preferred source of information; main topics that should be raised at information campaigns: execution of the introduction, value of the one-euro-coin in the national currency, tips on how to avoid deceit when exchanging, practical consequences on one’s own salary, etc., social, economical and political effects of the euro; necessity of individual measures for one’s preparation for the introduction: dual display in shops, on bills and pay slips as well as brochures and media publicity; assessment of the general as well as the personal consequence of the introduction of the euro; personal opinion on the introduction; assessment of the consequences of the introduction of the euro in the euro countries; assessment of the effects of the introduction of the euro on price stability; the euro as in international currency similar to the dollar or the yen; assessment of the effects of the euro: simplification of price comparisons as well as purchasing in other EU-countries, saving exchange rates, simplifying travelling, reduction of the negative effects of international crises on one’s own country; the most important advantages of the introduction of the euro for one’s own country: reduction of interest rates, security of balanced state finances, solidification of Europe’s role in the world, price stability, growth as well as employment; assessment of personal inconvenience caused by the disappearance of the national currency; fear of misuse and unjustified increases in prices during the introduction; probability of the country’s loss of control over the economic policy as well as loss of identity; judgement of the integrative function of the euro. Demography: Age; sex; age on completion of education; profession; degree of urbanisation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
    Czech Republic
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-27 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-29
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2006-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
  • 2007-03-26 / 2007-03-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • 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: 11115
    Number of Variables: 127
The sample sizes amount to 1000 respondents in each country.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4547 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Introduction of the Euro in the New Memberstates. Brussels: European Commission May 2007

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

Europäische Kommission (2007): Flash Eurobarometer 207 (Introduction of the Euro in the New Member States). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.