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Flash Eurobarometer 346 (Les Français et l´Union européenne)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission
Other Title
  • The French People in the European Union (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´ (Researcher)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the European Union. Topics: attitude towards the following statements on European integration: guarantees peace on the continent, makes France stronger against the rest of the world, contributes to France’s prosperity; preferred decision level for measures against the economic crisis: national or EU level; management of the economic crisis to date as joint action of the European countries or following national interests; attitude towards selected propositions: increased monitoring of national budgets by the EU, increased regulation of financial markets, stricter monitoring of rating agencies, introduction of a financial transaction tax, harmonization of the taxation systems of the member states, programme to stimulate economic growth, ban on imports of products from certain countries, principle of reciprocity in international exchange, decisions on EU level on the basis of a qualified majority and not unanimously; respondent feels well informed about political life in France and in the EU, citizens need more information on the EU given by French politicians, citizens need more information on the EU given by the media; satisfaction with the current personal situation and expected development for the next three years; left-right self-placement. Demography: age; sex; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; nationality; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: type of phone line; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-02-27 / 2012-02-28
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
Sampled Universe
Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in France and aged 15 years and over, having sufficient command of the national language to answer the questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1006
    Number of Variables: 52
The questionnaire is only available in French. The original variable and value labels in the dataset have been edited and basically translated to English by the archive.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5781 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Commission européene: Les Francais et l’Union européene. Rapport. Bruxelles: Commission européene, Mars 2012.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 31 | Registration Date: 2013-05-02

European Commission (2013): Flash Eurobarometer 346 (Les Français et l´Union européenne). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.