Flash Eurobarometer 318 (Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom, 2010)

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 The Gallup Organisation, Hungary (Fieldwork co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
  • 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, Air Passenger Rights Regulation, pet passport, hedge fund proposal, guidelines for pay in financial institutions, citizens’ initiative for launching EU-level legislation; 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, existence of a standing army, existence of an EU tax, EU budget is larger than the UK’s; 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, easier prosecution of criminals, more effective regulation of financial markets; attitude towards the UK not being part of the European Single Market; assessment of the role of the EU in: economic governance, regulating financial markets, protecting human rights, global poverty, security of energy supplies, tackling climate change, global terrorism, tackling cross-border crime; 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; party affiliation; importance of European issues in the last general election. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: 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
  • 2010-11-22 / 2010-11-26
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: 81
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5475 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Attitudes towards the EU in the United Kingdom Brussels: European Commission March 2011 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_318_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2011-07-25