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Flash Eurobarometer 473 (The Euro Area, October 2018)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
2018-11-23
Contributor
  • European Commission, Brussels; Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.3 ´Media monitoring, media analysis and Eurobarometer´ (Researcher)
  • Kantar Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Deutschland, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • Kantar UK Ltd, London, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • Taylor Nelson Sofres Market Research, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Investigación de Mercados y Opinión, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Public France, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Italia, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • Kantar TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Belgium, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Deutschland, Munich, Austria (Data Collector)
  • Marktest – Marketing, Organização e Formação, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • Mediana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • Kantar SK, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • Kantar TNS Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • Kantar Belgium, 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; 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; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size; region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-21
    total
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Belgium
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Germany
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-18
    Estonia
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Ireland
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-18
    Greece
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-19
    Spain
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-18
    France
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Italia
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Cyprus
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-18
    Latvia
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-19
    Lithuania
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-19
    Luxembourg
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Malta
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-18
    Netherlands
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    Austria
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-18
    Portugal
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-19
    Slovenia
  • 2018-10-16 / 2018-10-21
    Slovakia
  • 2018-10-15 / 2018-10-17
    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: 17589
    Number of Variables: 132
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
  • ZA6967 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 473. 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, media analysis and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, 2018. doi:10.2765/013968.

Update Metadata: 2019-01-10 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2018-11-23

European Commission, Brussels (2018): Flash Eurobarometer 473 (The Euro Area, October 2018). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13187