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Eurobarometer 59.1     March-April 2003     ZA No.  3904

The Euro and Parental Leave

Special Topics:

  • Trust in national, international and EU institutions
  • The European Parliament (perception of and attitudes towards the EP, electoral participation) 
  • The Enlargement of the European Union
  • Attitudes towards the European Convention and decision making in the EU
  • The international (political) situation (incl. attitudes towards the USA)
  • The introduction of the Common European Currency - experiences and attitudes in the EURO and NON-EURO zone
  • Parental leave (attitudes of men towards time off with young children in the family) 

Documents and Data:


  • Original EORG data set edition
  • Comparable data on EU items are available in the context of Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2003.3 (ZA3984)
  • Most recent dataset update: v1.0.1 (2012)


  • European Commission: Eurobarometer 59. Public Opinion in the European Union. Brussels. July 2003.

  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG): Special Eurobarometer 189 / Wave 59.1. Europeans' attitudes to parental leave. Requested by Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs and coordinated by Directorate General Press and Communication. May 2004.