Flash Eurobarometer 306 (The Euro Area, 2010)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • 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, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • MSR, Naarden, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the European Union and the implementation of the Euro as currency. Economic situation. Topics: membership in the European Union is 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; trips abroad; the euro eases travelling/comparing prices and reduces cross-border banking charges; balance of national budget in 2009; awareness of the “Stability and Growth Pact”; need for 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 of populations; national government should increase taxes to finance economic reforms; national government should reduce expenditures; the EU should play an active role in the reform process in the own country; areas in which most important reforms took place (labor market, health system, pension system, social security system, telecom, gas/electricity, taxation, education systems); affected personally by these reforms; significant effect on the national economy due to reforms; expectations regarding the inflation rate; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Additional questions for Malta, Cyprus and Slovakia: usefulness of continued dual price displays; prices increased during the changeover period. Demography: age; sex; age when stopped full-time education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010-09-20 / 2010-09-24
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)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of Member States, resident in each of the Member States, aged 15 years and above.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 16073
    Number of Variables: 101
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5459 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: The euro area, 2010. Public attitudes and perceptions Brussels: European Commission December 2010. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_306_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 49 | Registration Date: 2011-07-25