European and World Values Surveys Four-Wave Integrated Data File, 1981-2004

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Values Study Group
  • World Values Survey Association
Publication Date
  • Aggregate File Producers: Análisis Sociológicos Económicos y Políticos (ASEP) and JD Systems (JDS), Madrid, Spain/Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands. (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Religion and values
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    This survey is a not up-to-date version and available only for replication purposes (see ´Further Remarks´). Moral, religious, societal, political, work, and family values of citizens in EVS/WVS participating countries. Compilation of the data sets from 1981-1984, 1989-1993, 1994-1999, and 1999-2004. Detailed survey information can be found at the EVS webpage. Furthermore a detailed variable overview is offered at GESIS Online Variable Overview. For WVS an Online Data Analysis System is available.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-03 / 2004-12
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 267870
    Number of Variables: 976
The dataset at hand is an outdated version of the Integrated EVS/WVS values surveys. Since 2011 two separate longitudinal data files are offered by EVS and WVS including the waves 1981-1984, 1989-1993, 1994-1999, 1999-2004, 2005-2009, and 2010-2014. Therefore, this dataset version is available for replication only and needs to be requested from the Data Archive staff. The current release of the EVS Longitudinal Data File (ZA4804) is available through the GESIS Data Catalogue. If you additionally want to search for, browse, or analyse the data online, please go to ZACAT where data analyses are available after registration. General information on the EVS waves can be obtained at the EVS web. Up to date versions of the World Values Survey dataset and documentation can be found on the WVS website, section Data and Documentation.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5080 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Publications are available in the EVS Repository and the WVS Repository.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2012-02-28