European Social Survey, Switzerland - 2014

Resource Type
  • Ernst Staehli, Michèle
  • Joye, Dominique
  • Nisple, Karin
  • Ochsner, Michael
  • Pollien, Alexandre
  • Sapin, Marlène
  • van den Hende, Anthe
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
    • Migration
    • Social change
    • HEALTH
  • Abstract

    The ESS survey (European Social Survey, emerged from the need to obtain comparative data in Europe on a number of issues of political science, sociology, social psychology, mass communication or economics. The ESS is a study introduced in 2002 and replicated every two years. This is the seventh edition of the study in Switzerland. The ESS provides indicators on the practices and representations of the Swiss population, making it possible to compare them with European countries and to observe the evolution over time. The 2014 edition focuses on 'Attitudes towards immigration' and 'Social inequalities in health'.
Temporal Coverage
  • every 2 years since 2002 Round 7 (2014): 29.08.2014 - 20.02.2015
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • whole Switzerland
Sampled Universe
Target population: All individuals aged 15 and above who reside in Switzerland
Random sampling : Random sampling in one stage: The ESS is declared a survey of national importance and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Hence, a sample of individuals can be drawn randomly from the sampling register of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, according to Art. 13c, para. 2, lett. d, order of 30th June 1993 regarding the implementation of federal statistical surveys.
Time Dimension
  • Time series
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview (CAPI, CAMI, PAPI, etc.)
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Update Metadata: 2019-04-03 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-04-03