Flash Eurobarometer 39 (Top Decision Makers)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Reif, Karlheinz (Europäische Kommission, Brüssel) (Researcher)
  • Jamar, Nicole (EOS, Gallup Europe, Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgien) (Researcher)
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ICAP, Athen (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSCOPIA, Madrid (Data Collector)
  • B.V.A., Viroflay, Frankreich (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • METRIS, Lissabon (Data Collector)
  • NOP, London (Data Collector)
  • SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finnland (Data Collector)
  • SIFO, Stockholm (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of decision-makers on the EU, a common currency and further development of the community in the next few years. Topics: General attitude to membership of the country in the EU; advantageousness of membership in the EU; most important problems of the EU in the future; assessment of the role of the EU regarding the superpowers; preference for national or supra-national decisions in selected political areas; judgement on selected recommendations on the rights of the European Parliament and the commission; attitude to a common currency in the EU and reasons speaking for or against this; expected effects of a European currency; priority goals of the European Union in the next ten years; expected threat to the vital interests of Europe in the future; self-classification on a left-right continuum; interest in participation in further surveys and preferred time interval; preferred interview method. Demography: sex. Also encoded was: willingness of respondent to cooperate and length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-02 / 1996-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Sample of high-ranking decision-makers in politics (elected members of Parliament), administration, leadership personalities from business, the working world, the media as well as persons who play a leading roll in academic, cultural and religious life in their country.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 3778
    Number of Variables: 124
In each country samples of different size were drawn, from 71 persons interviewed in Luxembourg to 475 in Germany.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2896 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Spence, Jacqueline M. on behalf of the European Commission: The European Union "A View from the Top": Top Decision Makers and the European Union. Wavre: EOS Gallup Europe 1996. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_39_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22