The European Commission regularly conducts opinion polls both in the euro area countries and in the newer EU Member States which are expected to adopt the euro.
Each Flash Eurobarometer includes a summary report, containing country scorecards from 2006 onwards, and a detailed analytical report.
Opinion polls in euro area Member States
- Flash Eurobarometer 473 (October 2018)
- Flash Eurobarometer 458 (October 2017)
- Flash Eurobarometer 446 (October 2016)
- Flash Eurobarometer 429 (October 2015)
- Flash Eurobarometer 405 (October 2014)
- Flash Eurobarometer 386 (October 2013)
Opinion polls in Member States yet to adopt the euro
- Flash Eurobarometer 465 (May 2018)
- Flash Eurobarometer 453 (April 2017)
- Flash Eurobarometer 440 (April 2016)
- Flash Eurobarometer 418 (April 2015)
- Flash Eurobarometer 400 (April 2014)
- Flash Eurobarometer 377 (April 2013)
Background information on the opinion polls
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 Latvia (2014) and Lithuania (2015). In these cases, the surveys may be more frequent and raise additional issues.
Most of the polls take the form of telephone interviews and can be found on the Eurobarometer website, where less frequent qualitative studies based on face-to-face interviews and focus groups are also published.