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Flash Eurobarometer 458 (The Euro Area, October 2017)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
2017-12-15
Contributor
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A3 ´Media monitoring and analysis´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest Deutschland, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Italia srl, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS ILRES, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Öst. Gallup Institut, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • Mediana DOO, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS SK, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the European Union and the implementation of the Euro as currency. Economic situation. Topics: 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; approval of the abolition of 1- and 2-cent euro coins and to mandatory up- and down-rounding of the final sum of purchase; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; prices increased during the changeover period (only in countries that introduced the euro in the last three years); euro eases travelling and reduces cross-border banking charges; preference for more or less co-ordination among euro-area governments; development of EU economic policy coordination among euro area countries in recent years; need for significant reforms to improve economy; successful reforms in other euro area countries facilitate reforms in the own country; governments need to save for the ageing populations; retirement age should be increased to ensure sustainability of the pension system; importance of reforms to help increase growth and employment in the areas: labour market, health system, pension system, social security system, market reforms, taxation, education systems; expectations regarding the inflation rate in the current year. Demography: travels outside the own country at least once a year; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year; age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-25
    total
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Belgium
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Germany
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Estonia
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Ireland
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Greece
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Spain
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    France
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Italy
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Republic of Cyprus
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Latvia
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Lithuania
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Luxembourg
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Malta
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Netherlands
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-25
    Austria
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Portugal
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Slovenia
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Slovakia
  • 2017-10-16 / 2017-10-18
    Finland
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Lithuania (LT)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the 28 European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 19 Member States where the euro is used and aged 15 years and over
Sampling
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 17547
    Number of Variables: 133
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
  • ZA6919 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 458. The euro area. Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Media monitoring and analysis” Unit). Brussels, 2017. doi:10.2765/975891.

Update Metadata: 2018-11-22 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2017-12-15

European Commission, Brussels (2017): Flash Eurobarometer 458 (The Euro Area, October 2017). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12936