Flash Eurobarometer 249 (Introduction of the euro in Slovakia)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels Directorate-General Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Introduction of the euro in Slovakia. Topics: contact with and use of euro banknotes or coins; use of euro banknotes or coins in the own country or abroad; knowledge test on the euro: equal design of euro banknotes and coins in every country, number of countries that already introduced the euro, possibility of the own country to choose whether to introduce the euro or not, year of introduction of the euro in the own country; self-rated knowledge on the euro; preferred time of information about the introduction of the euro in the own country; trust in information about the introduction provided by: national government or authorities, tax administrations, national central bank, European institutions, commercial banks, journalists, trade unions or professional organizations, consumer associations; preferred places of information about the euro and the changeover; most important issues to be covered by information campaigns; significance of selected information campaign actions; satisfaction with the replacement of the national currency by the euro; assessment of the impact of the introduction on the own country and on personal life; approval of the introduction of the euro by own friends; preferred time for introducing the euro in the own country; assessment of the impact of the introduction of the euro in the countries already using the euro as positive; expected impact of the introduction on the prices in the own country; assessment of the euro compared to US dollar and Japanese Yen; expected impact of the introduction: easier price comparisons with other countries, easier shopping in other countries, save money by eliminating fees of currency exchange in other countries, more convenient travel in other countries, protection of the own country from the effects of international crises; benefits from the adoption of the euro on the own country: lower interest rates, sounder public finances, reinforcement of the place of Europe in the world, improvement of growth and employment, ensuring price stability; approval of the following statements regarding the adoption of the euro: will cause personal inconvenience, concern about abusive price setting during the changeover, loss of control over national economic policy, loss of national identity, strengthening of the feeling of being European. Demography: sex; age; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: interviewer-ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-09-22 / 2008-09-26
Geographic Coverage
  • Slovakia (SK)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and over
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1002
    Number of Variables: 91
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4885 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Introduction of the euro in Slovakia. Brussels: European Commission November 2008 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_249_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-08-30 | Issue Number: 99 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22