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Public Opinion and the euro

It is essential to monitor the state of public opinion on the euro and understand the underlying factors which influence it. This helps to detect any information gap among EU citizens and to adapt communication messages and tools to their real needs.

The Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) regularly conducts opinion polls both in the euro-area countries and in the new EU Member States which are expected to adopt the euro.

The launch of the euro banknotes and coins on 1 January 2002 was preceded and followed by intensive public opinion monitoring. Polling started in 2000, and was carried out almost monthly in 2001 and the months immediately following the changeover, and has continued since, though at longer intervals. Since the end of 2002, the state of public opinion has been measured and assessed by the Commission at least once a year in the euro-area countries, and the results of these surveys, together with the 2000-2002 data, make it possible to see how euro-area citizens' views on their new currency have evolved over time.

Opinion polls have also been conducted by the Commission twice a year since 2004 in the countries which joined the EU since then and are preparing to adopt the euro. The frequency of the surveys can be stepped up in those countries which are close to adopting the euro or have just done so, such as Estonia and Latvia respectively. In these cases, the surveys may be more frequent and diversified.


















Flash Eurobarometer - Telephone interviews

1. Regular surveys (2002-today)

    New Member States (that have yet to adopt the euro)

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 400
- Report
- Summary
April 2014
Flash Eurobarometer 377
- Report
- Summary
April 2013
Flash Eurobarometer 349
- Report
- Summary
April 2012
Flash Eurobarometer 336
- Report
- Summary
November 2011
Flash Eurobarometer 329
- Report
- Summary
August 2011
Flash Eurobarometer 307
- Report
- Summary
December 2010
Flash Eurobarometer 296
- Report
- Summary
May 2010
Flash Eurobarometer 280
- Report
- Summary
September 2009
Flash Eurobarometer 270
- Report
- Summary
May 2009
Flash Eurobarometer 237
- Report
- Summary
May 2008
Flash Eurobarometer 214
- Report
- Summary
September 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 207
- Report
- Summary
March 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 191
- Report
- Summary
September 2006
Flash Eurobarometer 183
- Report
- Summary
March-April 2006
Flash Eurobarometer 175
- ReportSeptember 2005
Flash Eurobarometer 165
- ReportSeptember 2004

    Euro-area countries

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 386
- Report
- Summary
October 2013
Flash Eurobarometer 362
- Report
- Summary
October 2012
Flash Eurobarometer 335
- Report
- Summary
November 2011
Flash Eurobarometer 309
- Report
- Summary
January-February 2011
Flash Eurobarometer 306
- Report
- Summary
December 2010
Flash Eurobarometer 279
- Report
- Summary
October 2009
Flash Eurobarometer 251
- Report
- Summary
September 2008
Flash Eurobarometer 216
- Report
- Summary
September 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 193
- Report
- Summary
September 2006
Flash Eurobarometer 175
- ReportOctober 2005
Flash Eurobarometer 165
- ReportNovember 2004
Flash Eurobarometer 153
- ReportOctober-November 2003
Flash Eurobarometer 139
- ReportNovember 2002

 

2. Ad hoc surveys - euro changeover (2006-today)

    Latvia

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 393
- Report
- Summary
January 2014
Flash Eurobarometer 391
- Report
- Summary
January 2014
Flash Eurobarometer 390
- Report
- Summary
December 2013

    Estonia

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 310
- Report
- Summary
December 2010
Flash Eurobarometer 308
- Report
- Summary
January-February 2011

    Slovakia

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 259
- Report
- Summary
January 2009
Flash Eurobarometer 255
- Report
- Summary
January 2009
Flash Eurobarometer 249
- Report
- Summary
September 2008
Flash Eurobarometer 240
- Report
- Summary
June 2008

    Cyprus and Malta

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 222-223
- Report
- Summary
February 2008
Flash Eurobarometer 220-221
- Report Cyprus
- Report Malta
- Summary
January 2008
Flash Eurobarometer 218
- Report
- Summary
September 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 200
- Report
- Summary
January 2007

    Slovenia

SurveyReportPeriod
Flash Eurobarometer 208
- Report
- Summary
April 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 205
- Report
- Summary
January-February 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 204
- Report
- Summary
January 2007
Flash Eurobaromètre 201A
- Report
- Summary
February 2007
Flash Eurobaromètre 201B
- Report
- Summary
January 2007
Flash Eurobarometer 195
- Report
- Summary
November 2006
Flash Eurobarometer 195b
- Report
- Summary
Décembre 2006

 

3. Earlier/other surveys


    Eurobarometer spécial - Sondages en face to face

SurveyReportPeriod
Eurobarometer spécial 287 (wave 67.3)- Full Report
- Summary
May 2007
Eurobarometer spécial 171 - First results (wave 57.1)- ReportMay 2002
Eurobarometer spécial 156 (wave 55.2)- ReportJuly 2001
Eurobarometer spécial 142(wave 54.0)- ReportMarch 2001
Eurobarometer spécial 132 (wave 52)- ReportFebruary 2000

    Euro area

Report
Report October 2002
Summary March 2000 - October 2002
Report May 2002
Summary March 2000 to May 2002
Tracking report March 2000 to April 2002
Summary April 2002
Report April 2002
February 2002
Décembre 2001
November 2001
September 2001
July 2001
May 2001
Trends March-May 2001

    Non-euro area

Report
Report September 2003
Report September 2002
Summary March 2000-September 2002
Report May 2002
Summary March 2000-May 2002
Summary April 2002
Report April 2002
March 2002
September 2001 (anglais uniquement)

    SMEs and the euro

Report
March 2002
November 2001
September 2001
Tables
April 2001
Tables
January 2001
Tables


    Qualitatives Studies

ReportPeriod
EU Citizens' perception of the euro in the months following the changeoverMay 2002
Preparation of the citizens for the changeover to the euroJuly 2001
SMEs and the euroJanuary 2001
Perspective of the changeover to the euroNovember 2000
Last update: 16/07/2014 | Top