Flash Eurobarometer 274 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, 2009)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • GALLUP, London, Vereinigtes Königreich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes in the United Kingdom towards the EU. Topics: EU image; awareness of the following initiatives: European Health Insurance Card, Bathing Water Report, Blue Flag Guide, European Arrest Warrant; personal importance of benefits from each of the aforementioned issues; impact on personal image of the EU; knowledge test on the EU: right of EU citizens to travel to or study in other EU countries, decrease of mobile phone charges for travelers within the EU, existence of strict food-safety standards; estimated percentage of the UK’s gross national income going towards the EU budget; assessment of the economic benefit-cost ratio of being in the EU; assessment of the influence of the UK government on EU legislation; impact of the influence of the UK government on EU legislation on personal attitude towards the UK’s EU membership; attitude towards selected statements on the UK’s EU membership: consumers benefit from European Single Market, improved working conditions, cleaner environment, more say in global trade negotiations; attitude towards the UK not being part of the European Single Market; assessment of the role of the EU in: tackling climate change, protecting human rights, global poverty, security of energy supplies, global terrorism, financial crisis; assessment of the presentation of the EU in the national media as positive; self-rated knowledge about the European Union, its policies and institutions; assessment of the information available on the European Union as simple and clear; desire for additional information on the EU; interest in clearer information on the EU; responsible body to keep citizens informed about the EU and its decisions; participation in the European Parliament election in 2004; intention to vote in the next European elections. 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; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-05-21 / 2009-05-25
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and above
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1000
    Number of Variables: 64
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4988 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, Analytical Report Juli 2009, The Gallup Organization. European Commission, Brussels 2009 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_274_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22