Flash Eurobarometer 429 (The Euro Area, October 2015)

Version
1.1.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
2016-12-14
Contributor
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest Deutschland, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Italia srl, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the European Union and the implementation of the Euro as currency. Economic situation. Topics: having the euro is a good thing for the own country and for Europe; changes in feeling European due to the euro; 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; approval of the abolition of 1- and 2-cent euro coins and to mandatory up- and down-rounding of the final sum of purchase; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; assessment of dual price displays as useful (only in LV and LT); prices increased during the changeover period (only in LV and LT); trips abroad; attitude towards selected statements on the euro: eases travelling, reduces cross-border banking charges; preference for more or less co-ordination among euro-area governments; development of EU economic policy coordination among euro area countries in recent years; attitude towards the following statements on current reforms: need for significant reforms to improve economy, successful reforms in other euro area countries facilitate reforms in the own country, governments need to save for the ageing populations, retirement age should be increased to ensure sustainability of the pension system; more effectiveness of economic reforms if they are carried out in a coordinated way at EU-level; importance of reforms to help increase growth and employment in the areas: labour market, health system, pension system, social security system, market reforms, taxation, education systems; sectors where reforms have had the most positive and the most negative effects on the national economy; inflation rate in the own country last year; expectations regarding the inflation rate; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-23
    total
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Belgium
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Germany
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Estonia
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Ireland
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Greece
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Spain
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    France
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Italy
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Cyprus
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Latvia
  • 2015-10-21 / 2015-10-23
    Lithuania
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Luxembourg
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Malta
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Netherlands
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Austria
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Portugal
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Slovenia
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Slovakia
  • 2015-10-12 / 2015-10-14
    Finland
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Lithuania (LT)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the euro area and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 19 Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 17526
    Number of Variables: 162
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6651 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12519
Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 429. The euro area. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, 2015. doi:10.2765/209978.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2016-12-14