Flash Eurobarometer 245 (Post-referendum Survey in Ireland: Preliminary Results)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • Gallup UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland. Topics: participation in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty; reasons for not voting; preferred source for additional information; preferred means of communication; time of voting decision; impact of the campaign on voting decision; assessment of the Lisbon Treaty as good for Ireland; assessment of the persuasiveness of YES and NO campaign; importance of the referendum for the future position of Ireland in the EU; assessment of Ireland’s membership in the EU as a good thing; voting decision in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty; reasons for voting in favour or against the Lisbon Treaty; attitude towards the following statements on the impact of a no vote: will ensure the maintenance of the present Treaty, will allow renegotiations of exceptions for Ireland, should oblige the government to step down, will weaken Ireland’s position in the European Union, allows Ireland to keep its neutrality, will block EU institutions, will allow to keep own tax system, guarantees stability of Ireland’s legislation, will block a more federal Europe, will mean Ireland’s way out of the European Union, strengthens Ireland’s position in the EU, will make it easier for the EU to negotiate on climate change, will harm national economy, warning against agriculture losing out in trade negotiations; self-rated knowledge on the content of the Irish Constitution; preference for more referenda on issues important for the Irish people; participation in the last parliamentary election; voting decision. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; questionnaire version; type of phone line; country; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-06-13 / 2008-06-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Ireland (IE)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 18 years and over
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2000
    Number of Variables: 113
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4818 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Post-referendum survey in Ireland, Preliminary results. Brussels: European Commission June 2008 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_245_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22