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Flash Eurobarometer 335 (Views and Attitudes Related to the Euro in the 17 Euro-Area Countries)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa SK, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP OY, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Political & Social (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitude towards the euro. Topics: having the euro is a good thing for the EU; strengthened feeling of European identity due to euro; difficulty to distinguish and handle euro bank notes and specific coins; opinion about the number of existing coins; conversion from the price in euro to the national currency when it comes to exceptional and common purchases; usefulness of continued dual price displays (only in countries that introduced the euro in the last three years); prices increased during the changeover period (only in countries that introduced the euro in the last three years); travels outside the own country at least once a year; impact of the introduction: more convenient travel in other countries, easier price comparisons with other countries, save money by eliminating fees of currency exchange in other countries; preference for more or less co-ordination among euro-area governments; 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; more effectiveness of economic reforms if they are carried out in a coordinated way at EU-level; economic fields with the most positive and the most negative effects from reforms in the own country ; 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; inflation rate in the own country last year; expectations regarding the inflation rate in the current year; development of household income since last year and expectations for the current year. Demography: 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; language of the interview; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-11-21 / 2011-11-23
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 17 countries that are part of the Eurozone and aged 15 years and over. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 15521
    Number of Variables: 155
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5681 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; TNS Political & Social: The Euro Area. Brussels: European Commission July 2012

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 23 | Registration Date: 2013-04-26

European Commission (2013): Flash Eurobarometer 335 (Views and Attitudes Related to the Euro in the 17 Euro-Area Countries). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.