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Flash Eurobarometer 216 (Public attitudes and perceptions in the euro area)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
2009-12-14
Contributor
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany (Data Collector)
  • METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP SPAIN, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • VALICON (Cati d.o.o.), Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Budget and Fiscal Policy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the EU and the euro. Topics: assessment of the own country’s membership in the EU as a good thing; 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; 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 SI, MT, CY); prices increased during the changeover period (only in SI, MT, CY); development of the inflation rate compared with the situation before the introduction of the euro; travels outside the own country at least once a year; impact of the euro introduction: easier traveling, easier price comparisons with other countries, reduction of cross-border banking charges; state of national budget in 2006: surplus, deficit, balance; awareness of the ´Stability and Growth Pact´; need for significant reforms to improve economy; successful reforms in other euro area countries put pressure on national government to reform; governments need to save for the ageing populations; taxes should be increased to finance economic reforms; expenditures should be reduced to finance economic reforms; EU should play an active role in national reforms; importance of reforms in the areas: labour market, health system, pension system, social security system, market reforms, taxation, education systems, reforms in general, reforms in other areas; personally affected by the aforementioned reforms; expected impact of the reforms on national economy; inflation rate in the own country last year; expectations regarding the inflation rate in the current year; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    total
  • 2007-09-26 / 2007-09-28
    Belgium
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Germany
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Greece
  • 2007-09-26 / 2007-09-28
    Spain
  • 2007-09-25 / 2007-09-28
    France
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Ireland
  • 2007-09-25 / 2007-09-28
    Italy
  • 2007-09-25 / 2007-09-28
    Luxembourg
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Netherlands
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Austria
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Portugal
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Slovenia
  • 2007-09-24 / 2007-09-28
    Finland
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and above
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 13031
    Number of Variables: 110
Availability
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Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4979 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Public attitudes and perceptions in the euro area. Brussels: European Commission September 2007. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_216_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Europäische Kommission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 216 (Public attitudes and perceptions in the euro area). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.4979