Flash Eurobarometer 265 (Lisbon Treaty Referendum Survey Ireland 2009)

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)
  • ZA:
    • Political Institutions
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland. Topics: meaning of the EU to the respondent; assessment of Ireland’s membership in the EU as a good thing; most important political fields in Ireland that need EU support; awareness of the impact of the EU on personal life; awareness of a campaign about the EU’s role in Ireland and name of campaign; participation in the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in 2008; voting decision; reasons for not voting; reasons for voting in favour or against the Lisbon Treaty; assessment of the Lisbon Treaty as good for Ireland; most trustworthy sources of information about the Lisbon Treaty; used sources of information; awareness of the EU guarantees to Ireland in relation to the Lisbon Treaty; satisfaction with guarantees; importance of the agreement to further dispatch EU commissioners from each member state for Ireland; attitude towards the following statements on the impact of the guarantees on the Lisbon Treaty on Ireland: will allow to keep own tax system, allows Ireland to keep its neutrality, will retain control of sensitive ethical issues, better protection of worker’s rights, will retain a commissioner in Europe, make no difference; impact of the guarantees on voting decision in the referendum in 2009; intention to vote in the referendum; voting decision; reasons for voting in favour or against the Lisbon Treaty; reasons for changing voting decision; assessment of the persuasiveness of YES and NO campaign; attitude towards selected statements on each of the campaigns: treats citizens as responsible decision makers, emotionally engaging, paternalistic; participation in the Dáil election in 2007; 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; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-08-24 / 2009-08-28
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: 1010
    Number of Variables: 126
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5207 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Lisbon Treaty Referendum Survey Ireland 2009 Brussels: European Commission 2009 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_265_en.pdf

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