Eurozone: opinions on the euro coins ease of use from 2003 to 2019

This statistic illustrates the general perception of the ease of use of euro coins amongst the population of all 19 euro area (eurozone) countries from 2011 to 2019. It can be seen that the opinion of the use of euro coins for members of the population in euro area countries remained relatively stable throughout the six years under observation. The share of people stating that euro coins are easy to distinguish and handle increased with some fluctuation between 71 percent and 83 percent during this period, reaching it's maximum of 83 percent in 2019. The share of the population stating that euro coins were difficult to distinguish and handle stood at 15 percent as of 2019.

When you pay cash, would you say that it is easy or difficult to distinguish and handle euro coins?

EasyDifficultNeither easy nor difficult
201983%15%1%
201882%16%1%
201781%18%1%
201680%18%1%
201579%19%1%
201479%20%1%
201377%21%1%
201278%21%1%
201178%20%1%
201072%25%3%
200975%23%2%
200878%19%2%
200776%21%3%
200674%24%2%
200573%25%2%
200472%26%2%
200371%26%3%
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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents

17,551 respondents

Age group

15 and older

Special properties

citizens of euro area countries

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The euro is the official currency of 19 Member States of the EU: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. These countries are collectively known as the euro area.

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